Ronald Krahe

Ronald Krahe
Associate Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mailing Address:
ERIE PA 16563

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Ronald Krahe was an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, where he became a faculty member in 2002. He also taught as a lecturer at Penn State Behrend from 1992-1997. His teaching focus was in computer programming and embedded controls, electricity and electronics, and computer vision. He has published over 20 journal and conference proceedings on his research in mechatronics, embedded controls, sensors and signal processing. Mr. Krahe was active in student recruiting and served on numerous committees for the School and College.

Mr. Krahe received the M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Gannon University in 1991. He received the MBA in 1972 from the University of Utah. Prior to his teaching career, he spent many years working for American Sterilizer. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Krahe is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is a member of ETA KAPPA NU, Engineering Honors Fraternity, National Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, American Society for Engineering Education ASEE, and BETA GAMMA SIGMA, Business Honors Fraternity.

Teaching Awards

  • Nominated, Council of Fellows Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003.
  • Recipient, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Council of Fellows Excellence in Teaching Award, 1995.
  • Recipient, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (Behrend Chapter), Outstanding Teaching Award, 1992.


Signal and image processing, embedded controls, online learning.

MS, Electrical Engineering, Gannon Univerity

MBA, Business Administration, University of Utah

BS, Electrical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University