Teaching electronics soldering. My regular glasses are on my forehead. The pink “cheaters” are inexpensive +2.00 reading glasses from the dollar store, which I use as magnifying glasses to inspect student work.

I am the Instructional Support Technician (IST) for the Department of Physics and Astronomy at SUNY New Paltz. That means I take care of all the labs and equipment for the introductory and advanced teaching labs, as well as the research labs. I have also been developing new experiments and revising and improving existing experiments, both in terms of equipment and pedagogy. In addition, I design and create physics and astronomy demonstrations.  I’ve set up both a machine shop and a makerspace for our department and for use by other students and faculty, and to go along with that I’ve created a training program for several of the machines, as well as a 4-step introduction to electronics soldering. I currently teach one section of Physics 1 Laboratory (PHY211) on Thursday evenings, but have also taught General Physics 2 Laboratory (PHY212).

I previously taught at New Paltz as a Visiting Professor and Lecturer, from 2012 to 2014, and before that as a part-time lab instructor in 2006-2007.  Prior to my current position I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY for two years.  One of the (many) great things about working at West Point was getting a chance to fire a 105 mm Howitzer.

This site is a collection of articles about the things I’ve constructed, projects I’ve worked on, and various other things of interest. See the list on the right for specific topics and posts.

  More about my teaching.              More about my research.

More information about me is available from my campus profile, my curriculum vitae, and my personal web page, Read about my projects:



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