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Jason Skinner

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Associate Professor
Joined The Citadel Faculty: January 2006

Dr. Skinner was born in Marion, South Carolina. He received the B.S. degree (with departmental honors) in electrical engineering in 1998 from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston, South Carolina. He received the M.S. degree in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in 2005, both in electrical engineering, from Clemson University, in Clemson, South Carolina.

Dr. Skinner joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Citadel in January 2006, where he is currently an associate professor. His current research interests include mobile wireless communication systems and networks, spread-spectrum communications, adaptive protocols for packet radio networks, and applications of error-control coding. Dr. Skinner is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Information Theory Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honory Society, and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

Dr. Skinner currently serves as Chief Faculty Advisor to the South Carolina Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. He has also served as a senior engineering consultant for Scientific Research Corporation (SRC), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and MANDEX. He has also served as a Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review Course Instructor for Test Masters, Inc.

As a cadet at The Citadel, he served as president of the South Carolina Gamma chapter of Tau Beta Pi from 1997 to 1998 and received the George E. Reves award for outstanding achievements in mathematics and computer science. At Clemson University, he was an M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory Fellow from 2002 to 2005 and a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Fellow from 2004 to 2005.


Contact Information
Telephone: 843-953-3352

Office: Grimsley Hall 310
Office Hours: by appointment only

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Areas of Expertise: Signal processing, Communications, Error-control coding, and Information Theory

Vita: Dr. Skinner's Vita



Professional Employment

Courses Taught

  • Engineering Economy (CIVL 314), most recently in Fall 2012
  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering (ELEC 106), most recently in Fall 2013
  • Electrical Laboratory (ELEC 204), most recently in Spring 2017
  • Computer Applications for Electrical Engineers (ELEC 206), most recently in Spring 2017
  • Linear Systems Laboratory (ELEC 301), most recently in Spring 2011 (course retired)
  • Electrical Machinery Laboratory (ELEC 302), most recently in Spring 2014
  • Elements of Electrical Engineering (ELEC 308), most recently in Summer 2015
  • Signals and Systems (ELEC 309), most recently in Fall 2016
  • Systems I (ELEC 312), most recently in Spring 2015
  • Electronics Laboratory (ELEC 313), most recently in Fall 2015
  • Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers (ELEC 412), most recently in Fall 2016
  • Communications Engineering (ELEC 416), most recently in Spring 2017
  • Computer Network Architecture (ELEC 419), most recently in Summer 2017
  • Antennas and Propagation (ELEC 426), most recently in Summer 2014
  • Data Communication Networks (ELEC 645), most recently in Summer 2017

Student Advising


Journal Articles

Conference Proceedings


  • J. S. Skinner, “Adaptive coding for mobile wireless frequency-hop spread-spectrum networks,” Doctoral dissertation, Clemson University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, (Clemson, SC), December 2005.
  • J. S. Skinner, “Reverse-link capacity in mobile CDMA cellular networks,” Master’s thesis, Clemson University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, (Clemson, SC), May 2002.
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