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 maker space for our department and for use by other faculty and students, and to go along with that I’ve created a training program for the machines. I currently teach one section of General Physics 2 Laboratory (PHY212) on Monday evenings, but have also taught Physics 1 Laboratory (PHY211).
I previously taught at New Paltz as a Visiting Professor and Lecturer, from 2012 to 2014, and as a part-time lab instructor in 2006-2007.
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 personal web page, and my curriculum vitae.
Read about my projects:
- build a Raspberry Pi Wifi Repeater
- build a Captive Network Public Camera
- building a CosmicWatch cosmic ray detector.