Harris Drucker

Professor Emeritus of Software Engineering, 1943–2024

A passionate teacher and researcher, Harris joined what was then Monmouth College in 1968 to teach in the graduate program in electronics engineering. In 1978, he became a full professor. In the almost 50 years of teaching at Monmouth, he was the chair of the Department of Electronics Engineering, managed the process of creating the information technology minor and certificate program, and was the vice president and chief negotiator for FAMCO, the union for full-time faculty at Monmouth University.

An exceptional teacher and mentor, Harris received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1982. After his retirement in 2006, he continued to teach in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. An avid researcher, he published more than 50 papers in machine learning and speech processing. His wisdom and care made him a vital, beloved colleague. 

Our condolences go out to his wife and two sons as well as to his extended family and friends. His memory will always be with us.