Physics and Engineering Faculty
Department chair: Kara Beauchamp | Contact info
W.F. Johnston Professor of Physics and Engineering
Teaches courses in physics, including Astronomy, Introductory Mechanics, Modern Physics, and Astrophysics. She currently collaborates with students on astrophysics research projects, and she has also studied high-temperature superconductors, magnetic materials, dye-sensitized solar cells, and local wind energy project feasibility. Ph.D. in Physics, University of Minnesota.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Teaches courses covering a range of engineering topics, including design principles, mechanics, thermodynamics, and materials. He also teaches upper-level electives and the engineering capstone course. He is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa.
Professor of Physics and Engineering
Teaches courses in physics and engineering, including Engineering Circuits, Lagrangian Mechanics, upper-level Electricity and Magnetism and the physics capstone Advanced Experimental Physics. He also teaches the nonmajors courses Science through Film and Fiction and Electronics for Everyone. Ph.D. in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Harlan (Cot) Graber
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Kansas.
Professor Emeritus of Physics and Computer Science
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Wisconsin.