Ph.D. Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, July 2003

M.S. Physics, Cornell University, May 1999

B.S. Physics (Summa Cum Laude), Denison University, Granville, OH, May 1996 



Professor of Physics, July 2018 - present 
Department Chair, July 2014 - June 2017
Associate Professor, July 2010 - June 2018
Editorial Advisory Board Member, American Journal of Physics, 2015 - present
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Dickinson College, July 2003-June 2010
Radiation Safety Officer, Dickinson College, July 2004-January 2010


Teaching Experience
Phys 131-132: Introduction to Physics (Workshop Physics)
Phys 141: Physics for the Life Sciences

Phys 212: Introduction to Relativistic & Quantum Physics

Phys 213: Analog and Digital Electronics

Phys 311: Classical Dynamics & Chaos
Phys 315: Principles of Medical Imaging

Phys 331: Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics

Phys 362: Electrons in Materials

Phys 491-492: Senior Seminar

FYSM 100: Order and Chaos in Science & Society

FYSM 100: Physics and Buddhist Spirituality
Phys 340: Introduction to Astrophysics (at SUNY New Paltz)


NSF-PFI / ITN grant, "Development of a Versatile-Distributed, Energy-Efficient Illumination System", June 2011-12, $25,400. 
NSF "Cooling the Curriculum" course development sub-grant, January 2011,   $1,500.  
Research Corporation, "Generation of lattice solitons via modulational instability in discrete electronic transmission lines", July 2007-09,  $34,826
American Physical Society International Travel Grant, May 2008,   $2,000