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Professor Emeritus of Physics
B.S., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University.
Scholarly/Research Interests: The interaction of low energy neutrons with heavy nuclei with particular emphasis on related statistical theories (Random Matrix Theory) and dynamical theories (Optional Model).
Joined campus faculty in l979.
email: hsc@psu.edu

Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics
B.S., Long Island University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.
Recipient of The Outstanding Teacher Award in l973, 1977, and 1985; The Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award in 1978; The George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1995.
Scholarly/Research Interests: Pedagogy and Physics; computational physics.
Joined campus faculty in 1971.
email: pdg1@psu.edu

Associate Professor of Physics and Astrophysics
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, B.S.,  East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, M.S., Wichita State University, Ph.D. University of Delaware
Scholarly/Research Interests:  Stellar Astrophysics - The first stars in the universe (Population III stars), massive binary stars; the late stages of stellar evolution; variable stars; born-again stars; hydrogen deficient, non-DA white dwarfs;  RCrB stars, PG1159 type stars, and hydrogen deficient CSPN.
Joined campus faculty 2006.
Email: tlawlor@psu.edu

Instructor in Chemistry/Physics
B.S., University of Delaware; M.A. Boston University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Delaware
Scholarly/Research Interests:  biomechanics of gait and balance disorders, study of normal gait development and utilization of low cost video capture systems, biomechanics of martial arts.
Joined campus faculty in 2008.
email: tan13@psu.edu