Professor Stiles received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961. In 1962-1963, he was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge University. He was on the research staff of IBM from 1963 to 1970, professor of physics at Brown University from 1970 to 1993, chairman of the Brown University Department of Physics from 1974 1980, dean of the Graduate School at Brown University from 1986 to 1993, and Ford Foundation Professor of Physics at Brown University from 1988 1993. He came to NC State as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and professor of physics in 1993, and, since 1999, has been provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs emeritus, NC State University.
Honors & Awards
He received the Oliver F. Buckley Prize from APS in 1988, the John Price Wetheral medal from the Franklin Institute in 1981, the IBM First Achievement Award in 1970 and the IBM Outstanding Contribution Award for Work in Tunneling Spectroscopy in 1966, and was Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist Award in 1970.