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 Jay Ansher
  General Education Lab Coordinator

 Office: Moulton 312E
 Office Phone: (309) 438-5247


 PhD Physics - University of Iowa
 MS Physics - Rice University


  • Dr. Ansher is the department's Director of General Education Laboratories. He coordinates activities related to our Physics 102 "Atoms to Galaxies" class and laboratory experiments. He often teaches one or two sections of that class, plus other General Education courses.
  • He is also the coordinator of our department's Physics on the Road outreach program which includes taking demonstrations into K-12 classrooms, science centers, museums, and other community groups. The goal of this program is to educate and inspire younger audiences in the areas of basic science. Check out these interviews as Dr. Ansher talks about public education....
    ...on TV News 25 WEEK (January 17, 2006) the B-N Pantagraph (January 23, 2010)
    ...on Radio 1230 WJBC (February 12, 2011) the B-N Pantagraph (April 17, 2011) the B-N Pantagraph (April 14, 2012)
  • As part of the department's outreach efforts, Dr. Ansher is co-host of Uncommon Knowledge, a weekly radio show on ISU's radio station WGLT.
  • Dr. Ansher is an experimental space plasma physicist. His research includes the study of the magnetospheres of Jupiter and the Earth, using spacecraft data from Voyager 1 and 2, Galileo, Cassini, and Cluster.