Faculty Profile


Kevin Bolding

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Email: bolding@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2961
Office: Otto Miller Hall 201

Education: BA, Rice University, 1988; MS, University of Washington, 1991; PhD, University of Washington, 1993. At SPU since 1995.

Kevin Bolding specializes in digital systems such as computers, microprocessors, and programmable logic devices. He is fascinated with designing devices and systems that are smaller, faster, and better. Dr. Bolding once worked on building the world’s fastest supercomputer, but now concentrates on small and efficient embedded systems.

Dr. Bolding has supervised nearly 100 engineering senior design projects, ranging from tiny wearable devices for U.S. consumers to full-scale wind turbines for communities in rural Africa.

Dr. Bolding originally hails from Texas, but has made Seattle his home for the past two decades. He and his wife have one son.

Please see Dr. Bolding’s CV (PDF) for more information.

Selected Publications

  • David A. Wicks, Baine B. Craft, Geri N. Mason, Kristine Gritter, Kevin Bolding. “An investigation into the community of inquiry of blended classrooms by a Faculty Learning Community.” Internet and Higher Education 25 (2015): 53–62.
  • Bolding, Kevin, and Dave van Ess. “Upgrading a Microcontrollers Systems Course with the Cypress PSoC.” Proceedings of the 2007 American Society of Engineering Educators General Conference. 2007. 14.


Why I Teach at SPU

Kevin Bolding, Director of Engineering and Computer Science Programs; Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

“I love teaching because it gives me a chance to shape the next generation of engineers and computer scientists — people who will truly change the world. In the classroom and in advising meetings, I have a chance to challenge students not only to work to their full potential, but also to analyze and evaluate what projects to work on to best serve God.”