Faculty in Focus
The department has 18 full-time, highly credentialed faculty who focus exclusively on undergraduate education. Following are examples of the real-world experiences our professors bring to the classroom:
- Dr. Gerald Brown has written and presented numerous papers and journal articles on mining applications of AC drives and holds a patent for operating a high-voltage AC drive on a low-voltage trolley line.
- Dr. Timothy Dewhurst has worked in the gas turbine industry and has been a consultant to industries in the state of Maine in the areas of mechanical design, heat transfer analysis, and quality control.
- Dr. Vicky Fang has expertise in computer architecture, DSP (digital signal processing), VLSI (very large scale integration), ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) design, FPGA (field programmable gate array), and VHDL (very high speed integrated circuit hardware description language).
- Dr. David Gallagher serves as the curriculum coordinator for the computer science program. Prior to coming to Cedarville, he was a jet fighter pilot and taught computer science and computer engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He brings expertise in compiler optimization, advanced computer architecture, and VLSI design.
- Professor Jay Kinsinger, before coming to Cedarville, was a research engineer for the Ohio Willow Wood Company; he designed and manufactured lower extremity prosthetic components. He was awarded two patents and honored as Innovator of the Year.
- Dr. Clint Kohl was recognized by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) with the 2003 North Central Section Outstanding Teacher Award.
- Dr. Timothy Norman brought to Cedarville many years of experience as a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at West Virginia University. He holds two patents, was the principal investigator for 30 research grants, has presented at numerous seminars, and has published two books, more than 35 journal papers, and 76 technical reports.
- Dr. Jeff Shortt came to Cedarville from the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., where he was a chief scientist and an electronics engineer. He has been honored with the Navy Award of Merit for Group Achievement (1995), the Technology Transfer Award (1994), and the Naval Research Laboratory Review Award (1994).
- Dr. Larry Zavodney has worked in the tire, nuclear power, and fossil fuel industries. His areas of expertise include design, engineering mechanics, and advanced mathematics. He is an internationally known expert in non-linear vibrations.