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James J. Sluss, Jr.

Dr. Jim Sluss is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Tulsa Graduate College at the University of Oklahoma - Tulsa.    He is responsible for working with the Norman Associate Deans on the OU-Tulsa campus in budgeting, forecasting, program planning and growth, and faculty affairs.  In addition, he has oversight responsibilities for the Schusterman Library and OU-Tulsa Student Affairs.  A Regents’ Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, he has worked in research areas leading to new technology development across a variety of industry sectors.  He has been awarded 15 U.S. patents, has authored/co-authored over 100 journal and conference publications, and has been principal/co-principal investigator on over $20 million in sponsored research grants and contracts.

Prior to assuming his current administrative duties on the OU-Tulsa campus, he was the Director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2005-2014), leading the School through a period of historic growth.  More recently, he served as Senior Associate Dean for the Gallogly College of Engineering (2014-2016) where he led research administration, faculty development, and graduate education.

He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Education Society, and the IEEE Communications Society.  He is a Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP) and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).  He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Education Society since 2000, serving in a number of officer positions including a two-year term as President from 2015-2016.  In 2015, he was awarded the International Engineering Educator Honoris Causa by the International Society for Engineering Education “for outstanding contributions in the field of Engineering Education.”

Jim is a native of Huntington, West Virginia.  He received the B.S in Physics in 1984 from Marshall University, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and 1989, respectively, from the University of Virginia.

Research Interests

  • Optical Communications
  • Photonics
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
Contact Information

Tulsa Office: 4W146
Phone: (918) 660-3499 
Email: Dr. Sluss

James Sluss