Peter Drexel

Phone: (603) 535-2696
Office: Exploration & Discovery, Memorial Building Rm 212, MSC 41, Plymouth, NH 03264


BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; PhD, University of New Hampshire

Spring office hours:
Monday 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm – 5:00pm
or by appointment

Professor Drexel is a longtime advocate of “2+2” programs, through which students with associate’s degrees go on to complete their bachelor’s. He was a 2+2 student himself and has initiated several agreements between Plymouth State and community colleges. He came to PSU with nearly two decades of real-world, technology-focused industry experience, and most of his courses are hands-on and project-based. An expert in systems analysis who loves to help people solve problems, Drexel strongly emphasizes the importance of communication and comprehension, and his students routinely work with external businesses and nonprofits. 

Selected Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions

  • “Linking to the Real World,” Plymouth Magazine, January 2012.
  • ”Using MBTI in a Project-Based Systems Analysis and Design Course,” Drexel and Roberson, International Conference on Engineering and Meta-Engineering.
  • “Writing in Computer Science Courses,” Drexel and Andrews, Writing Across the Curriculum Journal.
  • “An Experimental Study of Communication in a Datagram Mesh Simulator,” Blaine and Drexel, International Simulation Multi-conference.

Awards or recognition

  • Summer Faculty Fellow – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


  • Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  • Civilian Emergency Response Team
  • Adult Faith Formation Council

Courses Taught

CS 2220 Computer Hardware
CS 3720 Systems Analysis & Design
CS 3820 Human-Computer Interaction
CS 4250 Computer Architecture
CS 4400 Computer Networks & Protocol
CS 4520 CyberEthics
CS 4760 Senior Project