Phone: 678-915-7837

Office Location:
Electrical & Mechatronics Engineering
Southern Polytechnic State University
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Building Q, Room 351
Marietta, GA 30060

Office Hours:

Mon:  3:00PM - 4:15 PM
Tue:   3:00PM - 4:15 PM
Wed:  3:00PM - 4:15 PM
Thu:   3:00PM - 4:15 PM

Others by appointment.


Deidra Hodges

Dr. Deidra Hodges is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Mechatronics Engineering at Southern Polytechnic State University, since 2010. Dr. Hodges holds the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida. Hodges also received M.S and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, and a B.S. in Physics from Dillard University. Her doctoral research was in the area of "Thin Film CdTe Solar Cells on Flexible Foil Substrates". Her current research is in the area of "CZTS Thin Films and Solar Cells".

Hodges was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grant in Engineering a competitive grant (award #1125775) in 2011 for the Development of CZTS Thin Films and Solar Cells.  Hodges was also awarded a NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant (award #1228956) in 2012 for the acquisition of a thin film materials deposition system. Hodges participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Faculty and Student Teams (FaST) programs in 2011 in Washington, D.C. Hodges was a recipient of SPSU's Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award  and Cobb County's Teacher of the Year in 2012.

Hodges worked in Industry for IBM Federal Systems Division in Houston, TX assigned to Onboard Space Shuttle Systems and Avionics Flight Software for NASA Space Shuttle Program. Hodges worked for Martin Marietta Manned Space Systems on the proposed unmanned launch vehicle - Shuttle C. Hodges served as an Officer in the United States Navy Reserves, assigned to the Engineering Field Division.  

MDJ Solar Flares  

NSF BRIGE PI Conference

  Presenting at NSF BRIGE PI's
  Conference in Arlington, VA




Dr. Hodges  Performing doctoral research
  on flexible CdTe solar cells




PV Installation Training

  Solar PV Installation Training
  by Creative Solar