Curriculum Vitae



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 - 2018

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 431: Quantum Mechanics

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)


Grants / Awards


American Physical Society Prize for Research at an Undergraduate Institution, 2024

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  


Professional Memberships


American Physical Society (APS)

Phi Beta Kappa

Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honors Society)

Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics Honors Society)