A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Josiah McClurg

Assistant Professor of Engineering
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He and his wife Martha both enjoy hiking, camping, and the great outdoors. His hobbies include the Appalachian Dulcimer, swimming, Star Trek, and garden gnomes. He has always wanted to teach, and is excited to start out his college teaching career helping Taylor students become passionate about electrical engineering. It's the McClurg family goal to help students discover the joy of worshiping God through work, no matter what their expertise or occupation.

Major career accomplishments

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2013 (Honorable Mention in 2012)
  • University of Illinois list of teachers ranked as excellent, 2012
  • B. Kurtz Senior Merit Award
  • President’s List (2 semesters of undergraduate)
  • Dean’s List (all semesters of undergraduate)
  • National Merit Corporate Scholarship (via Rockwell Collins)
  • University of Iowa Old Gold Scholarship
  • University of Iowa Provost Scholarship


Josiah received a B.S. and an M.S. degree from the University of Iowa, another M.S. degree from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. form the University of Iowa.  His experience includes working as a programmer at Rockwell Collins, an electronics hardware junkie at the University of Illinois, a big data wrangler at the University of Iowa, and a K-12 STEM educator at several different organizations.