Philip H. Alexander was born in Windsor and educated at Prince Edward elementary, and Patterson high schools, and holds Bachelor’s (Assumption U) and Master’s (UWindsor) degrees in Electrical Engineering.
He has served as Department Head and as Associate Dean at the University of Windsor, and is now an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering there. He has been active in research and consulting work involving electromagnetic fields, communications, and alternative futures.
Professor Alexander was a founding member of the Board of the North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre, and served in several of its offices. He is currently Secretary of the Board, Chair of the Programming Committee, and co-ordinates the scheduling of bingo hosting (fund-raising) volunteers. He has served as a volunteer and on the boards of a number of local, provincial and national professional, service, and social action organizations. Professor Alexander has several ancestors who have contributed to Amherstburg’s history during the last century and a half. Phil feels that the stories of those who came before us can be effective for inspiring youth to commit to achieving the best that they can in their own future development and in their support for their community.
He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and is a Fellow of Engineers Canada.