Mike W. Bright

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
All FacultyElectrical & Computer EngineeringGraduate Programs

Contact Information
Phone: 724-450-4095
Email: mwbright@gcc.edu

Mike W. Bright


  • Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Penn State University
  • M.S., Computer Science, George Washington University
  • B.S., Computer Science, Purdue University


  • Member of IEEE
  • Member of ACM
  • Hub director of Wolverine BEST robotics

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer architecture
  • Database design

Courses Taught

  • ELEE 204 Digital Logic Design
  • ELEE 401 Electrical/Computer Engineering Design
  • ELEE 442 Computer II
  • ELEE 451/452 Electrical/Computer Design Lab I/II
  • COMP 341 Systems Analysis

Selected Publications

  • Bright. "Engineering." Omnibus IV, Veritas Academy, 2011 (a Christian high school curriculum).
  • Bardy, Insignares, Bright and Reuber. "International Based Engineering Management Course at Foreign Study Center with French University Partnership." Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE North Central & Illinois-Indiana Section Conference, American Society for Engineering Education, 2011.
  • Sappe, Okerman, Bright and Cavicchi. "AquaMote - A Sensor Network forWetlands Determination and Water Quality Monitoring." 19th Virginia Tech Symposium on Wireless Personal Communications, 2009.

Professional Experience

  • 13 years at IBM
  • Four years at the University of Pittsburgh, Data Security Officer then faculty
  • Four years as Chief Information Officer at Grove City College


  • Bicycling
  • Kayaking
  • Basketball
  • Grandchildren

You might be surprised to know

I hold a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, love chocolate and pear ice cream (only in France!)