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 would with a lot of undergraduate students on projects involving such tools as scanning electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, and Mossbauer spectroscopy.
My teaching intersts 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, fly-fishing. I live in Eden, Utah, with my wife, Maria, my son, Tucker, our dogs, April and Betsy, and our guinea pig, Bart.