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Dr. William Shepherd Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Engineering

Dr. Shepherd channels decades of expertise into his work as an engineering consultant

Dr. William Shepherd has authored a number of books, including "Power Electronics and Motor Control," and co-authored "Energy Studies" as well as six other books on engineering

    SHIPLEY, UNITED KINGDOM, December 26, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- William Shepherd has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After departing from school at the age of 14, which was the custom of the time, Dr. Shepherd began his career as an apprentice electrician. Subsequently, he discovered that he enjoyed teaching and accepted the post of an assistant professor with the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1959. From 1962 to 1966, he worked as a lecturer at the Royal Military College of Science in England, where he remained for four years. Soon thereafter, Dr. Shepherd gained valuable expertise at the University of Bradford as a reader, a professor, the dean of engineering and a pro-vice-chancellor over the course of nearly 30 years.

Afterwards, Dr. Shepherd found success as a professor for Ohio University from 1993 until his retirement in 2005. Today, he continues parlaying his knowledge of the field to others in a limited capacity as a consultant. Over the years, he also served as a Fulbright professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and as a Visiting Stocker Professor at Ohio University. Additionally, Dr. Shepherd is a fellow of the IEEE and a fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

In 1955, Dr. Shepherd initially earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of London. Following this accomplishment, he obtained a Master of Science from the University of Toronto in 1958, a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of London in 1966 and a Doctor of Science in engineering from the University of London in 1975. With a plethora of knowledge at his disposal, Dr. Shepherd has authored a number of books, including "Power Electronics and Motor Control," and co-authored "Energy Studies" as well as six other books on engineering, two of which he co-authored with his son Dr. David Shepherd.

Due to his outstanding accomplishments, Dr. Shepherd was presented with research grants from the Science and Engineering Research Council in the United Kingdom between 1965 and 1994. Likewise, he was selected for inclusion in the 13th edition of Who's Who in the World. Looking toward the future, Dr. Shepherd intends to continue consulting in the field.

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