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took my very first physics class at the University of North Texas and later transferred to the University of Texas at Austin where I studied for my B.S. in Physics and B.A. in Astronomy, finishing in 2002, and completed my PhD in physics in 2010 at the Ohio State University. So, I've lived in Texas and Ohio and more recently in Illinois where I did research Argonne National Laboratory and taught at Benedictine University and in Indiana where I taught at Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus, IN.
Teaching, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

Teaching Interests

I'm interested in making the study of physics more exciting and real to those who undertake it. I want to learn how to construct environments that encourage the study of physics content and methodology. I also struggle to reflect the necessarily individualized process of learning in the structuring of an environment for a large group of students.

Research Interests

My research focuses on developing and applying theoretical and computational electronic structure methods to emerging materials in order to discover compositions and structures with exceptional properties. Correct simulation deepens insight into the quantum physics of electrons, and a broadened range of electron simulations continues progress toward the dream of true ab initio prediction: at any range of conditions from a chemical reaction on a surface to the high-density, high-temperature interior of a planet, using the same method to calculate any relevant property of a never-before-realized material.

Consulting Interests

Courses Taught

Spring 2018

PHYS 106 COLLEGE PHYSICS II
PHYS 106 COLLEGE PHYSICS II
PHYS 106 COLLEGE PHYSICS II
PHYS 214 ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS I
PHYS 441 QUANTUM PHYSICS

Fall 2017

PHYS 301 CLASSICAL MECHANICS
PHYS 105 COLLEGE PHYSICS I
PHYS 105 COLLEGE PHYSICS I
PHYS 105 COLLEGE PHYSICS I
PHYS 105 COLLEGE PHYSICS I
PHYS 302 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
PHYS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Spring 2017

PHYS 106 COLLEGE PHYSICS II
PHYS 106 COLLEGE PHYSICS II
PHYS 106 COLLEGE PHYSICS II
PHYS 214 ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS I
PHYS 441 QUANTUM PHYSICS
PHYS 403 THERMODYNAMICS & STAT PHY

Fall 2016

PHYS 301 CLASSICAL MECHANICS
PHYS 105 COLLEGE PHYSICS I
PHYS 105 COLLEGE PHYSICS I
PHYS 105 COLLEGE PHYSICS I
PHYS 105 COLLEGE PHYSICS I
PHYS 302 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
PHYS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY

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