Faculty

Meet the full-time physics faculty.

Parviz Ghavamian

Parviz Ghavamian

Dr. Ghavamian teaches the Physics of Light and Color (PHYS 131), Calculus Based General Physics III (PHYS 243) and Special Topics in Physics (PHYS 470). He also teaches the astronomy courses General Astronomy I and II (ASTR 161 and 162), Planetary Astronomy (ASTR 371), and Galaxies and Cosmology (ASTR 432).

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Svetlana Gladycheva

Svetlana Gladycheva

Dr. Gladycheva teaches General Physics for the Health Sciences (PHYS 202), and Non-Calculus Based General Physics II (PHYS 212).

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Phuoc D. Ha

Phuoc D. Ha

Dr. Ha teaches Non-Calculus Based General Physics II (PHYS 212), Calculus Based General Physics I and II (PHYS 241 and 242), Modern Physics II (PHYS 312), and Digital Electronics (PHYS 337).

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Rajeswari Kolagani

Rajeswari Kolagani

Dr. Kolagani teaches Intermediate Physics Lab I and II (PHYS 341 and 342), Physics Seminar (PHYS 385), and Solid State Physics (PHYS 457). She is the director of the Applied Physics Masters Program and teaches several graduate level courses in that program.

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Thomas O. Krause

Thomas O. Krause

Dr. Krause teaches Calculus Based General Physics I and III (PHYS 241 and 243), Modern Physics I (PHYS 311), Mechanics (PHYS 351), and Electricity & Magnetism (PHYS 354). He also teaches General Astronomy I (ASTR 161).

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James Overduin

James Overduin

Dr. Overduin teaches Calculus Based General Physics II (PHYS 242) and Introductory Mathematical Physics (PHYS 307).

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Gary Pennington

Gary Pennington

Dr. Pennington teaches Physics of Light and Color (PHYS 131), Calculus Based General Physics I and II (PHYS 241 and 242), and Special Topics in Physics (PHYS 470).

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David Schaefer

David Schaefer

Dr. Schaefer teaches Introductory Honors Seminar in Physics (PHYS 185) and Computers in Physics (PHYS 270). He is the department chairman.

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Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott

Dr. Scott teaches Physics of Light and Color (PHYS 131) as well as the astronomy courses General Astronomy I (ASTR 161), Astrophysical Techniques (ASTR 303), and Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics (ASTR 331).

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Jeff Simpson

Jeff Simpson

Dr. Simpson teaches Calculus Based General Physics I (PHYS 241), Basic Electronics (PHYS 335), and Mechanics (PHYS 351).

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Vera Smolyaninova

Vera Smolyaninova

Dr. Smolyaninova taches Introductory Honors Seminar in Physics (PHYS 185), Intermediate Physics Lab I (PHYS 341), Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory (PHYS 352), Optics Fundamentals (PHYS 361), and Physics Seminar (PHYS 385).

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 Alex Storrs

Alex Storrs

Dr. Storrs teaches Physics of Sound and Music (PHYS 143) as well as the astronomy courses General Astronomy I (ASTR 161) and Cosmic Origins (ASTR 301). He also teaches a Towson Seminar course.

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Jia-An Yan

Jia-An Yan

Dr. Yan teaches Non-Calulus Based Physics II (PHYS 212) and Introductory Quantum Mechanics (PHYS 455).

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