Dr. Jerry Sellers

School: School of Systems & Enterprises
Email: jsellers@tsti.net
• BSc,  UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY: May 1984, Distinguished Graduate (13/1000),
Human Factors Engineering
• Certified Space Shuttle Onboard Navigation Officer, Guidance Officer
• MSc, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, CLEAR LAKE: May 1988, Physical Science
• MSc, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, June 1990, Aeronautics/Astronautics
• USAF Squadron Officer School (SOS), In-Residence, Maxwell AFB, AL, June 1991
• Ph.D., UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, UK, July 1996, Satellite Engineering
• U.S. Air Force Air Command & Staff College (ACSC), Correspondence, Nov 1998
• ESA-Certified Spacecraft Electronics Assembly Course, SSTL, UK, Jan 2000
General Information
Dr. Jerry Jon Sellers, author of Understanding Space: An Introduction to Astronautics, was the director of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Space Systems Research Center. He has over 24 years of space systems experience including Guidance & On-board Navigation Officer in Space Shuttle Mission Control; Assistant Professor of Astronautics at the U.S. Air Force Academy; and Chief of Astronautics for the Air Force European Office of Aerospace Research & Development. He is currently a Visiting Reader for University of Surrey, Guildford, England, where he earned his doctorate.  He is a co-editor for Applied Space Systems Engineering, an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and a member of the AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee.
Honors & Awards
Outstanding Academy Educator Award, 2003
Air Force Science and Engineering Award, top engineer in the USAF, 2003
AIAA Engineer of the Year Award, Rocky Mountain Region, 2004

Professional Societies
Member, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA)
Member, AIAA Space Systems Technology Committee
Member, International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

  • SYS 632 Designing Space Missions and Systems (Module version is SDOE 632)
  • SYS 633 Mission and System Design Verification and Validation
  • SYS 635 Human Spaceflight