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Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you.

Matthew 6:33

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Starrett, Ph.D.

Phone: 903.233.3927

  • Professor, Electrical Engineering


  • Ph.D., Iowa State University
    M.S., University of Missouri-Rolla
    B.S., University of Missouri-Rolla


Research Interests

  • Engineering Education
  • Learning Communities
  • Laboratory Development
  • Power System Stability and Control
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence


Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Engineering Practice 1 & 2
  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Advanced Systems Theory
  • Power Laboratory
  • Power System Stability
  • Energy Conversion


Industry Experience

  • Associate/Assistant Professor, Kansas State University,   1994-2017
  • NSF Fellow/Research Assistant, Iowa State University,   1990-1994
  • Research Assistant, Missouri University of Science & Technology,  1989-1990


Selected Publications

  • Tamimi, Ala A., Pahwa, Anil, and Starrett, Shelli.  “Effective Wind Farm Sizing Method in Weak Power Systems Using Critical Modes of Voltage Instability,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 27, Issue 3, August 2012,  pp. 1610-1617
  • Starrett, Steven K.; Starrett, Shelli K.; Heier, T.; Su, Y.; Bandurraga, M.; and D. Tuan.  2010.  Filling in Missing Peakflow Data Using Artificial Neural Networks.  ARPN J. of Engineering and Applied Sciences Vol. 5, No. 1.
  • Anil Pahwa, Don Gruenbacher, Shelli Starrett, and Medhat M. Morcos.  “Distance Learning in the 21stCentury for Power Professionals,” IEEE Power & Energy Magazine.
  • Qun Gu, Anupama Pandey and Shelli K. Starrett.  “Fuzzy logic control schemes for static VAR compensator to control system damping using global signal,”  Electric Power Systems Research Journal, Vol.  67/2, Oct 2003, pp. 115-122.
  • S. K. Starrett and M. M. Morcos.  “Hands-On, Minds-On Electric Power Education.”  Journal of Engineering Education.  Vol. 90, No. 1, January 2001, pp. 93-99.