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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


  • 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.