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Mr Ron Cross

[Mr Ronald Eugene Cross]

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Last Updated: June 14, 2021
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Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Professional Practices & Ethics, System Architectures, Program Management, Leadership, and Circuits & Signals

Biography

Biography

Ron Cross has over 41 years in the commercial electronics and defense/aerospace industries including 7 years of teaching experience at the college and university levels. He started his career with Lockheed Electronics in 1979 in Houston, Texas working for the same company under different names (Martin Marietta, Lockheed-Martin, & L-3 Technologies a 1997 spin-off from Lockheed-Martin). In that time he worked as a a senior electronics engineer, Sr. system architect, Manager, Sr. Manager and Director of Engineering. During his time in industry he worked with his teams in achieving the highest levels of CMMI certifications and ISO 9001 certification. He actively engaged in process improvement, organizational design, while instituting management by metrics within a management information systems. His supervision and management experience grew from managing a team of 8 engineers in 1984 to managing engineering organizations as large as 600 engineers. While in industry he received many company awards including LMSTS's Galaxy Award and Mentor of the Year Award. Taking an opportunity to give back to the community Ron Cross left the aerospace & defense industry in 2014 to serve and help UTA reach its Tier 1 goals. He presently is an instructor with the CSE Department at UTA and a sitting member of the College of Engineering's Board of Advisors. Ron Cross holds a BS, MS, MA and ThD from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Florida Institute of Technology, Liberty University, and Newburgh Theological Seminary respectively.

Education

Education

    • 2015 Doctor of Theology (ThD) in Theology
      Newburgh Theological Seminary
    • 2013 MA in Theological Studies
      Liberty University
    • 1990 MS in Engineering Management
      Florida Institute Technology
    • 1979 BS in Engineering Management
      Univ Arkansas Little Rock

Appointments

Appointments

    • Mar 2005 to Mar 2014 Director of Engineering
      FMT - Multi-disciplined, L-3 Technologies - Link Simulation & Training (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Led a multi-department & disciplined organization of over 600 (at peak) engineers working on 65+ programs. Was responsible for Budget, Policy & Procedure, Appraisals & Compensation Assessments, Issue Resolution, Process Improvement, Engineering Metrics, and overall "care & feeding" of the engineering work force.
    • Aug 1984 to Mar 2005 Senior Engineering Manager / Program Manager
      Engineering & Program Management, Lockheed Martin (Orlando, FL, United States)
      Led, guided and managed Multi-disciplined Engineering teams working on military products on program and as department Sr. Manager with a peak responsibility of 106 engineers. Programs worked on were CNCE, SLAT, LANTIRN, & UKCATT, & proposal special projects.

Memberships

    • Mar 2018 to Present IEEE
      None
      Organization for electrical & electronic Engineers who also do software architecture and program. Institute has a global stance with headquarters in New York City, New York.

Courses

      • CSE 2315-001 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • CSE 4314-002 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • CSE 2315-003 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-003 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 2440-001 CIRCUITS AND SIGNALS
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2440-002 CIRCUITS AND SIGNALS
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 2440-003 CIRCUITS AND SIGNALS
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 2315-002 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2315-005 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 4314-002 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-003 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 4314-900 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 2315-001 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2440-001 CIRCUITS AND SIGNALS
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2440-002 CIRCUITS AND SIGNALS
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2440-003 CIRCUITS AND SIGNALS
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 2315-003 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-003 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2440-001 CIRCUITS AND SIGNALS
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2440-002 CIRCUITS AND SIGNALS
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2440-003 CIRCUITS AND SIGNALS
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2315-002 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2315-005 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-002 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-003 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2315-001 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2440-001 CIRCUITS & SIGNALS - COMP ENGR
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2440-002 CIRCUITS & SIGNALS - COMP ENGR
        (Course Id: 112992 | Exclude Eval: true)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2440-003 CIRCUITS & SIGNALS - COMP ENGR
        (Course Id: 112992 | Exclude Eval: true)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2315-003 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2440-001 CIRCUITS & SIGNALS - COMP ENGR
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2440-002 CIRCUITS & SIGNALS - COMP ENGR
        (Course Id: 112992 | Exclude Eval: true)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 2440-003 CIRCUITS & SIGNALS - COMP ENGR
        (Course Id: 112992 | Exclude Eval: true)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 2315-005 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-002 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4322-001 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 102469)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • UNIV-EN 1131-005 STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 101210 | Stearnz: 4 | Pctz: 15)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • UNIV-EN 1131-012 STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 101210 | Stearnz: 3 | Pctz: 13)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • UNIV-EN 1131-017 STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 101210 | Stearnz: 2 | Pctz: 9)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2315-001 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2440-001 CIRCUITS & SIGNALS - COMP ENGR
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 2440-002 CIRCUITS & SIGNALS - COMP ENGR
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 2440-003 CIRCUITS & SIGNALS - COMP ENGR
        (Course Id: 112992)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 2315-003 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-002 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2315-005 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4314-002 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4322-001 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 102469)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • IE 5304-001 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • IE 5304-002 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • IE 5304-002 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • IE 5304-005 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • IE 2308-003 ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS
        (Course Id: 112241)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 4314-002 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 4322-001 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 102469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • IE 5304-001 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • IE 5304-002 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • IE 5304-004 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • IE 5304-006 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4314-002 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • IE 5304-001 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • IE 5304-003 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • IE 5304-001 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • IE 5304-002 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • IE 2308-003 ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS
        (Course Id: 112241)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • IE 4340-001 ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 112525)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4314-002 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4322-001 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 102469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • IE 5304-001 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • IE 5304-002 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • IE 5304-003 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • IE 5304-004 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • IE 5304-005 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 5325-003 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 4322-002 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 102469)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 4314-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • CSE 5325-001 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • CSE 4322-001 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 102469)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • IE 2308-002 ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS
        (Course Id: 112241)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • IE 2308-003 ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS
        (Course Id: 112241)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 4314-002 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 5325-002 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 4322-001 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 102469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • IE 5304-005 ADVANCED ENGR ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 103232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 5325-002 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 5325-003 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014

Service to the University

    • Feb 2020 to  Present Guest Speaker
      ACM Student Association
      I was invited by the ACM Student Association to provide a resume review workshop. I delivered this successfully with 2 other members from Industry.
    • Aug 2020 to  Aug 2021 Committee Member
      BPC Committee
      I am a member of the BPC Committee stood up this year to promote participation in the computing industry and academia for women and under represented minorities. I am a member of the subcommittee focused on outreach to K12 teachers and management of our local independent school districts. We are also endeavoring to build relationships with the DFW Computer Science Teachers Association.
    • Jan 2020 to  Jan 2021 Committee Member
      College of Engineering Board of Advisors
      Due to my experience as Director of Engineering in the Aerospace Industry I have been a CoE BoA member since 2007. I have attended meetings and aided when asked to engage with subcommittees. My 3 year appointment goes through I believe 2022.
    • Jan 2020 to  Dec 2020 Committee Member
      Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club
      I am a member of the local rotary club where I have now been appointed by the membership as a board member. I am responsible for ensuring that the weekly meetings are conducted efficiently and without issue. I use this position to promote UTA, the College of Engineering and the CSE Department on a weekly basis with local small business owners and officers.
    • Oct 2020 to  Nov 2020 Guest Speaker
      Lunch & Learn
      I have been invited to speak at 2 of the CSE Department's Lunch & Learn Events (Fall 2020). These events are held based upon a demand protocol and occur 4 or 5 times per semester.
    • Apr 2019 to  Feb 2020 Committee Member
      Student Computing & Research Festival
      In supporting the creation and delivery of the Student Computing Research Festival, I reached out to industry to provide judges, panelists, Mentors, and funding in support of the planning and delivery of SCARF. On the Day of the Event, I ensured our guests were directed to the appropriate venue, and acted as host for the Mentoring session.