Born in Germany, raised in Florida, married to a wonderful woman and father of four fabulous daughters, an author, cartoonist, amateur gardener with an interest in languages and cultures.
I am interested in teaching any topic in physics. Primarily, I would like to primarily focus on Introductory Physics and its associated Labs. Additionally, I have a deep interest in also teaching the main topics in Undergrad and Graduate physics courses, particularly including modern physics, quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, mathematical methods in physics. I do have interest in teaching thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. In light of my doctoral and postdoctoral work, I would be very interested in teaching introductory solid-state physics, physics of detectors, and nuclear and particle physics. I would also enjoy teaching relativistic quantum mechanics.
Although my position does not have a research component, I do have some residual research interests. I still have some data from experiments that examine the beta decay of 76Cu that could be published, and I have interest in pursuing that during non-teaching semesters (e.g. summer breaks). This would be unsupported by research grant funds. Additionally, I have been performing analysis of trends in the atomic masses in an effort to identify a phenomenological mass prediction formula. This work includes developing an original program with Python that would make it possible to perform this study with 'raw' data from the Atomic Mass Evaluations, which is published and updated every 4 - 10 years. Again, this research is unsupported and is only pursued during non-teaching periods, such as summer breaks.
- Ph D, Physics, Mississippi State University, 2016
- MS, Physics, Auburn University, 2010
- BS, Physics, University of North Florida, 2005
- Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Auburn University Physics Department, 2007