Vigyan (Vigs) J. Chandra, Ph.D., serves as a professor and coordinator of the the Computer Network Security & Electronics Technology related programs offered within the department of Applied Engineering & Technology (AE&T at Eastern Kentucky University. He received his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Kentucky in Electrical Engineering, and holds certifications in several computer/networking areas. He teaches courses on computer systems and applications, networking, communication systems, along with digital, analog, and machine-control electronics. He is the recipient of the 2013 Golden Apple award for Teaching Excellence at Eastern, and has been nominated multiple times for the Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year Award. His professional interests include implementing active teaching and learning strategies, integrating open-source software/hardware with online control, and deploying electrical and telecom technologies in community-based organizations. He is always seeking opportunities for collaborating on teaching, scholarly and service projects, especially those aimed at improving students' critical/creative and communication skills.
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