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Jeff Shortt, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering


Dr. Shortt worked at a public utility in Virginia before earning his master’s and doctoral degrees. He then worked in Florida as a power supply design engineer and later in Washington, D.C., for the Department of the Navy as a spacecraft power system engineer. One of the spacecraft that he helped develop, Clementine, is on display in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.S.E.E., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • B.S.E.E., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Scholarly Works

  • An Improved Switching Converter Model (D. Jeffrey Shortt) Faculty Dissertations (1982)
  • Battery Impedance Effects on Spacecraft Electrical Power System Stability (D. Jeffrey Shortt and W. E. Baker) Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (1991)  
  • Integrated Electrical/Thermal Component Modeling (D. Jeffrey Shortt) Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (1990)  
  • The Effect of Capacitor Equivalent Series Inductance on Converter Performance and Stability (D. Jeffrey Shortt) Applied Power Electronics Conference (1989)
  • Faculty Course Assessment as a Part of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accreditation Process for the Cedarville University Engineering Department (D. Jeffrey Shortt and F. C. Lee) Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium (2006)  
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Favorite places to visit: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia; Nags Head, North Carolina; Yellowstone National Park
  • Hobbies: Racquetball, Guitar, Electric and Upright Bass, Woodworking
  • Why Cedarville: This is where God wants me to be.