Dr. Frank Viggiano
Dr. Frank A. Viggiano, Jr. is a Professor Emeritus of Consumer Products at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, PA.
Dr. Viggiano created and instructed the only accredited Consumer Electronics course in the nation. He was the first educator to recognize the consumer electronics discipline, and in 1975 he devised the course and implemented the program within the university curriculum. Dr. Viggiano also has taught Home Theater Design as well as Kitchen and Bath Design. He has received the "Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching” several times in his career.
He consults regularly for many companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He tests consumer products, authors articles for trade and consumer publications, and is regularly quoted by authors in various media.
Dr. Viggiano has appeared on more than 1000 television programs throughout the U.S., Canada, and in 50 foreign countries. The professor reviews products on-air and provides information, demonstrations, product benefits, and purchase guidelines. Topics of discussion range from consumer electronics to outdoor power equipment, kitchen and bath products, home products, cameras, housewares, auto accessories and health and exercise equipment. His expertise crosses most areas of consumer products marketed to the public.
He appears on both television and radio. He also appears on CBS-TV (KDKA-TV Pittsburgh) and CBS Radio as a regular contributor reviewing new products. In addition, Dr. Frank also appears on “Good Day Chicago” (FOX-TV) regularly. He continues to freelance for all major networks in the US as well as the BBC in London, JADE TV in Hong Kong and CTV in Canada. Frank's presentations are entertaining as well as informative.
Dr. Viggiano was selected to Judge the “2016, 2017, & 2018 CES Innovation Awards” at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. In the CE industry, the Innovation Award is similar to an Oscar in the Consumer Electronics Industry. Dr. Viggiano was honored by CES in 2017 as one of three people attending every CES for 50 straight years.
Dr. Viggiano did his undergraduate work at Pennsylvania State University, received his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, and completed his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Communications & Technology at the University of Pittsburgh. He was awarded “Professor Emeritus” by IUP in 2007.