Department of Physics


Holloway Hall


The Physics Department faculty prepares students for a variety of careers in high-technology fields as well as graduate studies in physics and engineering. The faculty's mission is to prepare students to work confidently and effectively in physics or a related field, to develop the power to think critically, judge soundly, and communicate effectively.

Physics Department - Spring 2015 - Faculty Schedules

Physics Department - Spring 2015 - Help Sessions

Dr. Matthew A. Bailey, Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., Ph.D, Utah State University

Dr. Jeffrey W. Emmert, Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., University of Delaware;
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Dr. Joseph W. Howard, Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., James Madison University;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma (Norman)

Dr. Mark W. Muller, Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., James Madison University;
M.S., University of Virginia;
Ph.D., University of Hawaii

Physics Department Chair:

Dr. Andrew J. Pica, Professor of Physics
B.S., Herbert Lehman College, City University of New York;
M.S., Pennsylvania State University;
Ph.D., University of Florida

Dr. Asif Shakur, Professor of Physics
B.S., M.S., University of Karachi (Pakistan);
M.S., Ph.D., University of Calgary (Canada)

Dr. Gail S. Welsh, Associate Professor of Physics
B.A., Oberlin College;
M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Mr. David M. Kanarr, Senior Lecturer of Physics
B.S., M.Ed., Salisbury University.

Dr.  Gerardo A. Vazquez, Lecturer of Physics
B.S., Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla;
M.S., Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica Optica y Electronica;
Ph.D., Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico


Mrs. Karen Penuel, Program Management Specialist of Physics