Dr. Taan  ElAli Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Dr. Taan ElAli

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Dr. ElAli is a tenured professor of electrical engineering with more than 30 years of academic experience in teaching and research with emphasis on curriculum design, assessment, and accreditation.


Dr. Taan ElAli is a tenured full professor of electrical engineering and the program coordinator of the engineering program in the College of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). Prior to joining ERAU, on a two-year sabbatical expatriate leave, he served as the electrical engineering department chair at King Faisal University (KFU). At KFU, he served as the chairman of the curriculum committee of the new College of Engineering which created the college’s curriculum including core course requirements for all engineering programs, and the academic quality assurance plan endorsed by the Ministry of Higher Education.

Dr. ElAli received his B.S. in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, in 1987. He received his M.S. degree in systems engineering from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA, in 1989, and his M.S. in applied mathematical systems and his PhD in electrical engineering, with a specialization in systems, controls, and signal processing from the University of Dayton in 1991 and 1993 respectively.

Dr. ElAli has worked at several academic institutions for more than 30 years in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, assessment, accreditation, engineering education, and research. He has discovered a new approach to dynamic system identification and formulated new set of mathematical equations for system identification. Dr. ElAli is the author and co-author of thirteen books and textbooks in electrical engineering and engineering education. He has contributed numerous papers and conference presentations in the field of dynamic systems and signal processing.

In his efforts to revolutionize engineering education, Dr. ElAli has developed a new approach to Electrical Engineering education. This approach has led, among others, to the restructuring of one of the major courses in the engineering curriculum and thus to the restructuring of the textbooks used for teaching the course. From this, two textbooks have emerged authored by Dr. ElAli: "Continuous Signals and Systems with Matlab" and "Discrete Systems and Digital Signal Processing with Matlab." The third edition of these textbooks were published on October 8, 2021. Universities like Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Texas at San Antonio, The University of Georgia, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and New Mexico State University have come onboard to use these textbooks.

Dr. ElAli has contributed a chapter to the well-known "The Engineering Handbook" by CRC press, and another to the well-known "The Electrical Engineering Handbook", by Francis and Taylor Press.

Dr. ElAli is a Fulbright Scholar, and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a rare honor attained by fewer than eight percent of IEEE's more than 400,000 members and is conferred only on those who have outstanding research achievements and who have performed great service to the scientific community.


    Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton
    M.S., Applied Mathematical Systems, University of Dayton
    M.S., Systems Engineering, Wright State University
    B.S., Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Dynamic Systems, Control Systems, Signal Processing, Engineering Education, Assessment and Accreditation


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