B.S. in Physics, Mississippi State University, 1986 PhD in Physics, Rice University, 1991 (conferred 1992) Postdoctoral research position, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, WA 1991 - 1993 Joined the ISU Physics faculty in 1993.
187.001Interdisciplinary University Studies Independent Study
110.001Physics For Science And Engineering I
110.002Physics For Science And Engineering I
110.003Physics For Science And Engineering I
290.011Research In Physics
I. Advanced laboratory and other applied topics such as statics and electronics II. Project-based learning, especially innovative ideas that support entrepreneurial education
I. Nonlinear dynamics, especially in mechanical systems (the chaotic waterwheel). II. Mott electron polarimeters and the use of electron spin in atomic, molecular, and optical physics. III. Understanding the way students understand and learn measurement concepts, especially length, area, and volume.
Eames, C., Barrett, J. E., Cullen, C., Ruthersford, G., Klanderman, D., Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & Van Dine, D. (2020). Examining and Developing Fourth Grade Children’s Area Estimation Performance, School Science and Mathematics, 120 (2), 67-78. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssm.12386
S. Campbell, A.M. OConnell, G.H. Rutherford and R. Grobe, "Impact of large-angle scattering on diffusive reflectance", Optics Letters 32 (5), 560 (Mar. 2007).