I am currently the chair of the Physics Department at Weber State University. I handle most of the academic advising for our majors and I'd be happy to tell anyone about all the great things going on in our department.
My research background
is in condensed matter physics and materials characterization. At
Weber, I work with a lot of undergraduate students on projects
involving such tools as scanning electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, and Mössbauer spectroscopy. You can see my Google Scholar profile here.
My teaching interests span the undergraduate physics curriculum. This semester I'm teaching Physics for Scientists and Engineers and Materials Characterization Laboratory.
My personal interests include reading history, skiing, and fly-fishing. I live in Eden, Utah, with my wife, Maria, my son, Tucker, our dogs, April and Betsy, and our guinea pig, Bart.