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Elster Clayton Shortt

educational administrator.

Elster Clayton Shortt, American educational administrator. Member Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi.


Shortt, Elster Clayton was born on August 19, 1907 in Grundy, Virginia, United States. Son of Alex Vincent and Josephine (Neikirk) Shortt.


Bachelor of Arts, College William and Mary, 1929. Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1942. Master of Education, Harvard, 1946, Doctor of Education, 1952.


Principal Woodlawn School, Hopewell, Virginia, 1930-1931, Dendron (Virginia) High School, 1931-1932. Teacher mathematics, director Athletics Manchester High School, Southern Richmond, Virginia, 1932-1933. Principal Marvin (Virginia) School, 1933-1934.

Agent Peoples Life Insurance Company, Washington, 1934-1939. Principal Willis (Virginia) High School, 1939-1941. Instructor secondary education University of Virginia, 1941-1942.

Principal Blacksburg (Virginia) High School, 1942-1945. Visiting professor education Richmond Professional Institute, College William and Mary, summers 1946-1948, 50. Professor education, department chairman Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, 1946-1950.

Lecturer education Richmond area University Center, 1950-1951. Professor education West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1951-1952. Professor education, chairman div.

Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 1952-1953. Education specialist United States Office Education, Point IV foreign service in Jordan, charge establishing teacher training colls. at Jerusalem, Ramalah, and Amman, also director summer sessions, adviser Ministry Education, 1953-1955. Associate professor education Sul Ross State College, Alpine, Texas, 1956-1960.

Education specialist United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, foreign service in Brazil, professor administration and supervision program on extension of education in Latin American, since 1960.


  • Contributor articles professional publications.


Member Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi.


Married Roberta A. Carter, September 18, 1945. Children: Roberta (Mistress.

Alex Vincent Shortt

Josephine (Neikirk) Shortt

Roberta A. Carter

Roberta (Mrs Shortt