Graduate School

O'Dowd Hall, Room 520
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2700

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Doug Templeton

A head shot of Doug Templeton.

Douglas W. Templeton was an electronics engineer with the U.S. Army Tank‑Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), which he joined in 1981, and retired from in 2014.  He received a BS in engineering in 1976, an MSEE in 1979, and a Ph.D. in systems engineering in 1986, all from Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. Before TARDEC, he was with Westinghouse Electronic Defense Systems, Ford Motor Company, and Chrysler Defense (now General Dynamics Land Systems).  At his departure from government service Dr. Templeton held the position of Senior Technical Advisor – Survivability, and was previously Deputy Associate Director, Ballistic Protection.  He was charged with research and strategic direction of multidisciplinary survivability programs and their application to ground vehicles, including laser protection, advanced armor development and integration, armor modeling, hit avoidance, signature management and sensor fusion.  He holds 3 US patents, has over 120 published papers, and has been awarded the Army’s Meritorious Civilian Service medal, the Army Achievement medal, and Commander’s Award medal.  Dr. Templeton was also a recipient of Army Research & Development Awards in 1993 and 1999 for his work in laser protection, and in 2005 for his work in FCS armor development.

Since leaving the US Army, he has been employed as a consultant for Lockheed-Martin assisting in the development of their Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) common controller for TARDEC, and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA writing a book on ground vehicle survivability and teaching parts of a short course on the same subject. He is a member of the SPIE – the Society for Optics; the Society for Experimental Mechanics; the American Ceramics Society; and is a lifetime founding member of the International Ballistics Society.

In his spare time, he is a competitive swimmer, a water and snow skier, and golfer. Dr. Templeton visits OU several times a week to swim, socialize and assist the School of Engineering and Computer Science, and just finished six years as a member of the Oakland University Alumni Association Board.