ABOUT ME
 

As an instructor, one of my greatest desires for my students is that they realize the connection science has to practically every area of their lives. No, I don't do physics problems or read technical manuals in my spare time! But my knowledge of physics has greatly benefited my interests in things like rock climbing, art, computers, etc. I think you will find a good understanding of physics can benefit you as well, often in surprising, interesting ways.

What I enjoy about teaching physics and physical science is that regardless of personal interests or backgrounds, it is always possible to pull out an idea or concept that is relevant and sparks interest. I believe science is best experienced, not just studied in the classroom. Most sports use multiple physics principles. A good understanding of physics can help you improve everything from your golf swing to your pool game!

My Physics Research Experience

I have had the privilege of working at three national laboratories:

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos New Mexico
Worked on pion-nucleon scattering experiment.
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Superconducting Super Collider
DeSoto, Texas
Participated in design and construction of muon particle detectors.
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Fermi National Laboratory
Batavia, Illinois
Participated in high-energy particle experiment.

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Main Ring and Main Injector of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), specializing in high-energy particle physics.


Education

B.S. Physics

Abilene Christian University
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M.S. Physics
Texas Tech University


Interests

I enjoy working with computers and technology. I'm also a visual person, so I've done quite a bit of work creating animations, web pages, and multimedia. I've dabbled a bit in photography and enjoy painting portraits and landscapes. Below are two of my oil paintings.
     
 

I also enjoy rock climbing which involves concepts like friction, force, work and energy in action. Rock climbing is becoming more popular these days and there are many good rock climbing gyms in the DFW area where you can rent equipment and try out the sport.

I'm the faculty advisor for the Collin College Climbing and Adventure Club. We meet regularly at the Canyons Gym in Frisco to climb. To register for this or any other Collin student club visit www.orgsync.com and login in with your CougarWeb info.

But there's nothing quite like climbing outdoors in a remote, rugged setting! I encourage you to get outdoors often --- there are many health benefits even from doing something as simple as going for a nice leisurely walk!
 

 

   

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