Physics

Physics Faculty since 1821

Submitted by William A. Loinaz

Abbott, Jacob, D.D. (Bowdoin) Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, Prof. 1821-1829

Arons, Arnold Boris, Ph.D. Physics, Prof. 1952-1968

Bastille, John Ernest, B.S. Physics, Instr. 1924-1925

Benson, Bruce Buzzell, Ph.D. (Amh. 1943) Physics, Instr. 1947-1948, Asst. Prof. 1948-1954, Assoc. Prof. 1948-1954, Prof. 1960-1990

Biscoe, Jonathan, M.S. (Mass. Inst. of Tech.) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1943-1946

Blau, Steven K., Ph.D. (Mass. Inst. of Tech.) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof. 1990-1992

Bliss, Mervin Washington, B.S.E.E. (Amh. 1914) Physics, Instr. 1919-1921

Breusch, Robert Hermann, Ph.D. (Freiburg U., Germany) (Amh. hon. 1954) Mathematics & Physics, Asst. Prof. 1943-1948, Assoc. Prof. 1948-1954, Prof. 1954-1973, William J. Walker Prof. in Mathematics and Astronomy Emeritus 1973-1995

Bourgeois, Paul S., Ph.D. (U. of Mass Amherst) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof., Spring 2007; Visiting Asst. Prof., 2008-

Chancey, Charles Clifton, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof. 1988-1991

Crary, Seldon Bronson, Ph.D. (U. of Washington) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1978-1982

Crowell, Albert Dary, M.S. (Brown) Physics, Instr. 1950-1955

Darnton, Nicholas C, Ph.D. (Princeton) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof., 2007-

DeMille, David P., Ph.D. (U. of Calif., Berkeley) Physics, Asst. Prof., 1997-1998

Dempsey, Colby Wilson, Ph.D. (Oberlin) (Amh. hon. 1968) Physics, Instr. 1957-1958, Asst. Prof.  1958-1963, Assoc. Prof. 1963-1968, Prof. 1968-1985

Depatie, David Allen, Ph.D. (U. of Vermont) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1964-1966

Deveney, Edward Francis, Ph.D (U. of Conn.) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof., 1997-1999

Duffy, Richard James, Ph.D. (Stevens Inst. of Tech.) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1966-1971

Easwar, Nalini, Ph.D. (U. of Pittsburgh) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof. 1984-1986

Fairbank, William Martin, Ph.D. (Whitman) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1947-1952

Fairley, Arthur Samuel, B.A. (Amh. 1923) Physics, Instr. 1923-1924

Fountain, Claude Russell, Ph.D. (U. of Oregon) Physics, Visiting Prof. 1941-1942

French, Thomas, Jr., Ph.D. (Harvard) Physics, Acting Prof. 1902-1903

Friedman, Jonathan R., Ph.D. (CCNY) Physics, Asst. Prof., 2001-2008, Assoc. Prof., 2008-

Fulcher, Gordon Scott, M.S. (Northwestern) Physics, Instr. 1908-1909

Gerry, Christopher C., Ph.D. (SUNY Albany) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof., 1995-1997

Good, David Martin, M.A. (Amh. 1943) Mathematics & Physics, Instr. 1948-1953

Gordon, Joel Ethan, Ph.D. (U. of Calif., Berkeley) (Amh. hon 1969) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1957-1963, Assoc. Prof. 1963-1968, Prof. 1968-2000; Stone Prof. of Natural Science, Emeritus 2000-

Haines, Larry Kent, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1967-1969

Hall, David Sumner, Ph.D. (Harvard) Physics, Asst. Prof., 1999-2006, Associate Professor, 2006-

Hemond, Conrad Joseph, Jr., M.S. (Mass. State College) Physics, Instr. 1945-1948, Asst. Prof. 1948-1950

Hilborn, Robert C., Ph.D. (Harvard) (Amh. hon. 1987) Physics, Prof. 1986-2006; Amanda and Lisa Cross Prof., Emeritus 2006-

Hovey, Sylvester, M.A., Mathematics & Natural Philosophy, Prof. 1829-33

Hubbell, Harry Hopkins, Jr., M.S. (Williams) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1943-1944

Hunter, Larry R., Ph.D. (U. of Calif., Berkeley) (Amh. hon. 1992) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1982-87, Assoc. Prof. 1987-92, Prof. 1992-, Stone Prof. of Natural Sciences, 2002-

Jagganathan, Kannan, Ph.D. (U. of Rochester) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof. 1981-82, Asst. Prof. 1982-1987, Assoc. Prof. 1987-93, Prof. 1993-, Bruce B. Benson '43 and Lucy Wilson Benson Prof., 2006-

Kimball, Arthur Lalanne, M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) (Amh. hon. 1912) Physics, Prof. 1891-1922

Kobori, Itaru, Physics, Visiting Scholar 1980-1981

Krotkov, Robert V., Ph.D. (Princeton) Physics, Visiting Prof., 1998-1999

Kurti, Nicholas, D. Phil. (U. of Berlin), Visiting Distinguished Prof. 1979-1980

Lemons, Don. S., Ph.D. (College of William & Mary) Physics, Visiting Assoc. Prof. 1992-1995

Loinaz, William A., Ph.D. (U. of Mich. Ann Arbor) Physics, Asst. Prof., 2000-2007, Assoc. Prof. 2007-

Ma, Jian, Ph.D. (U. of Washington) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1992-2000

Martini, Karl M., Ph.D. (Boston U.) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof. 1999-2001

Miller, Charles Robert, B.S. (Calif. Tech.) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1958-59

Mirolli, Mourizio Antonio, Ph.D. (Pisa U.) Biophysics, Visiting Prof. 1971-72

Moreau, Teresa, Ph.D. (U. of Mass. Amherst) Visiting Asst. Prof., 2000-2003

Nicol, James, Ph.D. (U. of St. Andrews, Scotland) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1953-56, Assoc. Prof. 1956-57

Nicolaides, Cleanthes A., Ph.D. (Yale) Physics, Visiting Prof. 1980-81

Noer, Richard Juul, Ph.D. (Amh. 1958) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1964-66

Normandeau, Magdalen, Ph.D. (U. of Calgary), Visiting Asst. Prof., 2004-2005

Olds, Gamaliel Smith, M.A., Mathematics & Natural Philosophy, Prof. 1821-25

Park, Edward Cahill, B.A. (Harvard) Physics, Intern Instr. 1954-55

Peck, Stephen K., A.B. (Amherst Coll.) Visiting Asst. Prof., 1994-1995

Peterson, Mark Austing, Ph.D (Stanford) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof. 1974-75, Asst. Prof. 1975-80

Pryor, Marvin Jasper, M.A. (Marion) (Amh. M.A. 1929) Physics, Lectr. 1943-44

Quinton, Arthur Robert, Ph.D. (Yale) Physics, Five College Prof. Fall 1978

Raub, William Longstreth, B.A. (Amh. 1893) Mathematics, Instr. 1893-95; Physics, Instr. 1894-95

Romer, Robert Horton, Ph.D (Princeton) (Amh. 1952) Physics, Instr. 1955-57, Asst. Prof. 1957-60, Assoc. Prof. 1960-66, Prof. 1966-2001, Emeritus 2001-

Root, Elihu, Ph.D. (Amh. 1867) English Language, Instr. 1870-71; Mathematics & Natural Philosophy, Asst. Prof. 1876-77, Prof. 1877-80

Ruppeiner, George, Ph.D. (Duke) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof. 1980-81

Sackett,Penny D., M.S. (U. of Pittsburgh) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof. 1983-85

Saenger, Rudolph Alfred, M.S. (NYU) Physics, Intern Instr. 1955-56

Schensted, Irene, Ph.D. (U. of Michigan) Physics, Visiting Assoc. Prof. 1984-1985

Scott, William Taussig, Ph.D. (Swarthmore) Physics, Instr. 1941-44

Semon, Mark Ph.D. (U. of Colorado) Physics, Visiting Assoc. Prof. 1988-89, Visiting Prof. 1989-1990

Smith, Henry Hunter, M.S. (Davidson) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1943-44

Snell, Ebenezer Strong, M.A., LL.D. (Amh. 1822) Mathematics, Tutor 1825-25, Instr. 1827-29; Mathematics & Natural Philosophy, Assoc. Prof. 1829-34, Prof. 1834-72; Mathematics Prof. 1872-76

Snowden-Ifft, Daniel P., Ph.D. (U. of Calif. Berkeley) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof., 1995-1997

Soller, Theodore Ph.D. (Oberlin) (Amh. hon. 1946) Physics, Instr. 1928-32, Asst. Prof. 1932-40, Assoc. Prof. 1940-46, Prof. 1946-67, Emeritus 1967-1994

Stifler, William Warren, Ph.D. (Shurtleff College) (Amh. hon. 1934) Physics, Assoc. Prof. 1925-31, Prof. 1931-53, Emeritus 1953-54

Thompson, John Osgood, Ph.D. (Amh. 1884) Mathematics 1887-1889; Physics, Assoc. Prof. 1894-1918, Prof. 1918-1928, Emeritus 1928-53

Tinker, Robert Frederick, Ph.D. (Swarthmore) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1971-74

Towne, Dudley Herbert Ph.D. (Harvard) (Amh. hon. 1964) Physics, Instr. 1952-55, Asst. Prof. 1955-58, Assoc. Prof. 1958-63, Prof. 1963-1997, Emily C. Jordan Folger Prof. of Physics, Emeritus 1997-2002

Valberg, Peter Alexis, Ph.D. (Taylor U.) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1969-75

Verosub, Kenneth Lee, Ph.D. (Stanford) Physics, Visiting Asst. Prof. 1972-73, Asst. Prof. 1973-75

Watson, H. Lee, Jr., Ph.D. (Northwestern) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1968-70

Westhfer, William Rader, M.A. (Ohio Wesleyan) Physics, Instr. 1909-1912, Asst. Prof. 1912-14, Assoc. Prof. 1914-18

Whiteside, Haven, Ph.D. (Middlebury) Physics, Instr. 1962-63, Asst. Prof. 1963-64

Williams, Samuel Robinson, Ph.D., Sc.D. (Grinnell) (Amh. hon. 1934) Physics, Prof. 1924-47, Emeritus 1947-55

Zajonc, Arthur G., Ph.D. (U. of Michigan) (Amh. hon. 1991) Physics, Asst. Prof. 1978-84, Assoc. Prof. 1984-91, Prof. 1991-, Andrew W. Mellon Prof. 2006-

[source: Amherst College Biographical Record 1993, with updates from Amherst College Catalogs since 1993.  Send corrections to William Loinaz]

 

Physics and Astronomy Department

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Amherst College
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