Faculty Profile


Kevin Bolding

Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering

Email: bolding@spu.edu

Education: BA, Rice University, 1988; MS, University of Washington, 1991; PhD, University of Washington, 1993. At SPU 1995-2020. Emeritus since 2020.

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 became an emeritus professor of electrical engineering in 2020.

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.