Teaching

Fall 2013

  • Physics 364 – Electronics
  • Physics 202 – Introductory Physics

Spring 2013

  • Optometry 502L – Geometric and Physical Optics II Lab
  • Physics 242 – Workshop Physics

Fall 2012

  • Physics 202 – Introductory Physics
  • Physics 332 – Waves and Optics
  • Hum 255 – Material Science for Makers

Spring 2012

  • Optometry 502 – Geometric and Physical Optics II
  • Optometry 502L – Geometric and Physical Optics II Lab
  • Physics 420 – Quantum Mechanics

Fall 2011

  • Physics 364 – Electronics
  • Optometry 501 – Geometric and Physical Optics

Spring 2011

  • Physics 242 – Workshop Physics
  • Optometry 502 – Geometric and Physical Optics II

Fall 2010

  • Physics 332 – Waves and Optics
  • Optometry 501 – Geometric and Physical Optics I

Spring 2010

  • Physics 420 – Quantum Mechanics
  • Optometry 502 – Geometric and Physical Optics II

Fall 2009

Spring 2009

  • Physics 492 – Physics Capstone II
  • Physics 242 – General Physics
  • Optometry 502 – Geometric and Physical Optics II

Fall 2008

  • Physics 332 – Waves and Optics
  • Physics 232 – General Physics
  • Optometry 501 – Geometric and Physical Optics

Teaching Philosophy

I strive to maintain an engaging classroom setting and support my students in their efforts to understand and improve our world. As part of my teaching mission, I am also interested in developing simple demonstrations of quantum mechanics, nonlinear optics, and other interesting physical phenomena that have been previously inaccessible to undergraduate students. The range of learning experiences found in undergraduate laboratories can be easily extended as optical and experimental equipment costs are reduced through the development of new technologies. Furthermore, a combination of creativity and inspiration can result in very insightful teaching labs without the budgets that have historically set large research institutions above smaller college settings in terms of providing advanced laboratory education. To this end, I seek to apply my skills in optics and teaching to the development of laboratory experiences that bring cutting edge research to the undergraduate classroom.

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