Dr. Claire McCullough

Dr. Claire McCullough, P.E.

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Contact Information

Email:  Claire-McCullough@utc.edu
Office:  314C EMCS
Phone:  (423) 425-4352
Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1988
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1981
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1980, summa cum laude

Dr. Claire McCullough is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, and teaches courses in such areas as Computer Ethics, Controls, and Engineering Design. She is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Alabama, and is active in curriculum development and ABET accreditation. Dr. McCullough has over 35 years' experience in engineering practice and education, including industrial experience at the Tennessee Valley Authority and the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and has published numerous papers in refereed journals and conferences. Her research interests include Data Fusion, Target Recognition, and Bioinformatics, as well as ethical issues such as the Gender Gap in STEM fields and effects of cyberbullying on STEM participation by women and minorities.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest
Dr. McCullough's areas of interest include image and data fusion, intelligent control, pattern recognition, distributed estimation.

Teaching: In the spring semester, 2018, Dr. McCullough is teaching CPSC 3610, "Ethical and Social Issues in Computing," and CPEN 3850, "Computer Engineering Design Project II"

Office hours: Monday and Wednesday  10:00-11:15 and 1:15-4:00, Tuesday  and  Thursday 11-12, or by appointment.  Come to get help, or just for a chat and free chocolate!

Other activities:

  • Dr. McCullough is very active in ABET accredited activities.  For more information on ABET or on engineering accreditation criteria, or to find an accredited engineering program, visit ABET here.
  • Dr. McCullough is  studying Spanish, and is very interested in Hispanic culture.  See her faculty webpage in Spanish here.
  • In her spare time, Dr. McCullough plays harp, and does stained and fused glass.

Dr. McCullough at the Dead  Sea in Jordan     This is Dr. McCullough at the Dead Sea in Jordan, taken on one of her ABET visits.