William Shepherd, PhD

Title: Professor of Electrical Engineering
Company: Ohio University
Location: Shipley, United Kingdom

William Shepherd, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Ohio University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.

With more than 40 years of professional experience to his credit, Dr. Shepherd began his career as an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba in Canada from 1959 to 1962, and subsequently worked as a lecturer in the Royal Military College of Science in England from 1963 to 1967. He accepted a position as a reader at the University of Bradford in England, later rising to the role of a professor. After more than 20 years of service, Dr. Shepherd held a post as the dean of engineering and a pro-vice-chancellor from 1991 until his departure in 1993. He concluded his full-time professional pursuits at Ohio University, where he worked as a professor until 2005. In conjunction with his primary work experience, he found success as an author, publishing multiple books including “Power Electronics and Motor Control” for which he received an award in 1987.  Dr. Shepherd was additionally active as the co-author of “Energy Studies” in 1997 as well as six further books, and holds six patents in his field.

Dr. Shepherd began his higher education at the University of London, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering in 1955. He continued his academic efforts at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, graduating with a Master of Applied Science in 1958. After graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of London in 1966, he concluded his studies with a Doctor of Science in engineering from the institution in 1975. Dr. Shepherd is a chartered engineer in the United Kingdom, and is a lifetime fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He considers his greatest career achievement to be gaining the respect of generations of students from around the world. As a further testament to his success and stature, Dr. Shepherd has been featured in the 13th edition of Who’s Who in the World.

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