Seminole Community College
100 Weldon Boulevard
Ed.D. - Higher Education - June, 1972, Montana State University
Major: Higher Education/Physics Education Minor: Physics
Dissertation: "An Investigation of the Physics Taught in the High Schools of Montana"
M.S. - Physics - June, 1968, Montana State University
Major: Physics Minor: Mathematics
Research Title: "Reflection and Transmission of Microwave Through Thin Film Superconductors"
Completed all coursework and tests toward Ph.D. in Physics, but chose to earn Ed.D. rather than complete research for Ph.D.
B.S. - Physics Education - June, 1965, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
Major: Physics/Mathematics Minor: Chemistry
1986- Department Chairman, Physical Sciences, Seminole Community College
1973- Instructor, Seminole Community College
1978-89 Adjunct Professor, Physics Department, University of Central Florida
1972-73 Instructor, Department of Secondary Education, Montana State University
1969-72 Instructor, Environmental Science, Environmental Control Concentration,
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Member, American Association of Physics Teachers
Committee on Physics in the Two-Year College
The Physics Teacher Review Committee
Section Representative 1978-96
Member of National Executive Committee, 1991-95, 1996-
Member, Florida Section, American Association of Physics Teachers
Chair - 1975-76
Section Representative - 1978-1996
Host Committee to National Meeting - 1991, 1995
Member, National Science Teachers' Association
National Nominating Committee - 1979-81
Program Committee for NSTA Regional Meeting - 1980-81
Member, Florida Academy of Sciences
Chair, Physics Section 1975-76, 1979-80
Executive Secretary, 1986-91
Member, Florida Statewide Committee on Common Course Numbering, 1984-
Director and instructor of AP Institute at SCC during summers, 1988-
AP reading and table leader in Physics, 1989-1999
NSF Reviewer, ILI 1990, 1991, Special Project, 1993, ATE 1995, 1997, 1999
Chair: Committee to develop a common statewide curriculum for Florida in the Physics with Calculus sequence of courses. Florida State Department of Education, 1980.
Physical Science Florida State Leveling Committee, 1995-
Host, NSF workshop, Science, Engineering and Mathematics Education in Two-Year Colleges, 1991, 1993, 1995
Member, American Institute of Physics, Committee on Career Planning and Placement, 1991-1995
Chair and Host: Central Florida Physics Olympics, 1978-
Involves around 23 high schools and 3,000 high school students each year.
1995- P.I., NSF-ATE Project, Introductory College Physics: Twenty-First Century, ICP/21
1994- Steering Committee Member; NSF and AAPT program: Two-Year Colleges in the Twenty-First Century, TYC21
1996-98 Mentor; Phi Theta Kappa, NSF, and AACC program: Improving Science and Technology Education at Community Colleges
Nominated to represent Seminole Community College in the Florida Community Colleges' "Red Schoolhouse Award" (the process to select State's outstanding community college teacher) - 1983
Outstanding Service Award, Seminole County Schools, FL, 1984 and 1990
Service Award, Volusia County Schools, FL, 1989
Outstanding Physics Teacher of the Year, Florida Section, American Association of Physics Teachers, 1990
Distinguished Service Award, Florida Academy of Sciences, 1991
Who's Who in America, 1997-
More than 100 papers and presentations have been given, including the following samples:
1976 Invited Paper: "Implementation of Physics of Technology." Winter Meeting, AAPT, New York.
1977 "Post-Use Review: Physics of Technology Modules." A. K. Dickison,
American Journal of Physics, May, 1977, pp. 502-50.
1980 Invited Paper: "Physics Olympics in Central Florida: A Cooperative Effort." Winter Meeting, American Association of Physics Teachers.
1981 Invited Paper: "The STARS Program at Seminole Community College." Annual Conference on Reasoning, Piaget, and Higher Education. Denver, Colorado.
1982 Co-editor, Project, COMPAS: A Design for Change, published January, 1982. Peoria, IL, p. 142.
1985 Workshop Leader: Using and Developing Videotapes to Help Students Learn Physics. Florida Academy of Sciences Meeting, Gainesville, FL.
1988 The Development and Implementation of an AP Physics Workshop. Florida Academy of Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida.
1989 Expositor, NSF Topical Conference, Critical Issues in Two-Year-College Physics and Astronomy, Washington, DC
1990 Editor, AAPT Guidelines for Two-Year College Physics Programs, American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, MD.
1990 Invited Paper: "The Planning and Development of the Seminole Community College Planetarium." Florida Association of Planetarium Directors, Daytona Beach, FL.
1991 Invited Paper: "The Development of the Concept of Electric Potential Using Learning Theory," AAPT Meeting, University of British Columbia.
1992 Invited Paper: "Working with Elementary and Middle School Teachers: Experiences and Rewards." AAPT Meeting, Orono, Maine
1993 Invited Session on the Report of the Third Trilateral U.S./Japan/China Conference on Physics Teaching, 1993. AAPT Meeting, Boise, Idaho.
1996 Invited Paper: "New Approach to College Physics," AAPT Meeting, College Park, Maryland.
1998 Workshop “Introductory College Physics/Twenty-First Century,” AAPT Meeting, Lincoln, Nebraska.
2000 Invited Paper: “Building a Regional and National Network (TYC21),” AAPT Meeting, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
2000 The Introductory College Physics: Twenty First Century (ICP/21) project is developing a new creative algebra based physics course. It involves eleven instructors from other community colleges around the nation as writers. This year twenty other TYCs are field testing the material.