Welcome to my Physics and Astronomy webpage!
The courses listed on the left are the ones that I have taught most recently. Each link leads to a description of the course listed. If you are a student registered for my class, you may sign into Blackboard (link at left) and have access to all current class documents.
If you have other questions about my courses, please contact me by using the information listed on my Office Hours link.
As I was growing up, my interest in science was intensified by the excitement of the space race. Science and math were my favorite subjects all through school, and when I went to college I found that physics and astronomy were my best choices as science courses. After college, I continued with these interests, getting a PhD in Physics and then doing post-doctoral work in Astronomy.
I started teaching at Austin Community College (ACC) in 1996 and over the years have taught courses in physics, astronomy, math, and environmental science. Currently I teach physics and astronomy, primarily at the Cypress Creek campus of ACC.
PH.D. IN PHYSICS, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1978
Thesis: “Low Temperature Properties of Germanium, Silicon and Carbon with Application to Bolometry.”
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Penn., 1973
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa
AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Cedar Park and Austin, Texas 1996-Present
PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY 1996-Present
INSTRUCTIONAL ASSOCIATE in Cypress Creek Learning Lab 2001-2009
Tutored all levels of Math, Physics, and Astronomy.
TEKTRONIX, Beaverton, Oregon 1980-1983
IC / HYBRID PROCESS ENGINEER
Guided and managed research project teams. Re-engineered and implemented new processes in manufacturing. Supervised and assisted engineers and technicians in activities related to lab procedures for hybrid thin-film photolithography.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA LUNAR AND PLANETARY LABORATORY,
Tucson, Arizona 1978 - 1980
POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW
Developed infrared radiation detectors for astronomical applications.