Jeff King Joins Engineering Faculty

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 31, 2022) – Dr. Jeff King joined the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as an assistant professor in the Division of Natural Science in the College of Arts & Science. 

“Jeff comes to us from the Naval Academy, where he served as head of the Aerospace Engineering department,” said Dr. Bill Lovegrove, head of the BJU Department of Engineering. “He was formerly a Navy helicopter pilot, but then developed expertise in satellites and other space vehicles. He brings a breadth of perspective and experience to our new aerospace program.”    

King earned a BS in aerospace engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He went on to complete a MS in space systems engineering and a PhD in astronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. In 2021, he joined BJU as adjunct faculty after retiring from the United States Navy with the rank of Commander.  

King previously served as an assistant professor and department chair at the United 

States Naval Academy. He was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

This academic year, King will teach the new aerospace engineering courses as well as other courses in the engineering core. He will also serve as BJU’s ROTC coordinator. 

“Joining BJU and helping to start a new Aerospace Engineering concentration has been on my heart for several years,” said King. “I am looking forward to the ability to influence the next generation of engineers with a biblical worldview and the preparation to be excellent as they serve the Lord where He calls them.”  

King and his wife, Sandra, have four children. They attend Faith Baptist Church in Easley.