Title: Rickey Associate Professor
Education: Ph.D. in Physics, Michigan State University, 1996; Master of Science in Physics, Michigan State University, 1993; Bachelor of Arts in Physics, College of Wooster, 1990
Research Interests: Experimental studies of thin metal films and the interactions between gases and metal surfaces; the use of computer data acquisition to aid student learning of physics concepts.
Recent Publications: Student Capstone Research in Thin Film Growth, American Association of Physics Teachers 2015 National Summer Meeting, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, July 29, 2015.
The Expert Group Approach in Introductory Physics Excursions, Appalachian Section American Association of Physics Teachers, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD, Nov. 1, 2014.
Scattering of Conduction Electrons by Adsorbates, D.E. Kuhl, Appalachian Section American Association of Physics Teachers, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, Oct. 18-19, 2013.
Evidence that Teaching Style and Epistemology Influence Conceptual Gain, D.E. Kuhl, A. Bogdan,* Appalachian Section American Association of Physics Teachers, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, Oct. 7-8, 2011.
Comparing the force and motion conceptual evaluation and the force concept inventory, R.K. Thornton, D.E. Kuhl, K. Cummings, J. Marx, Phys. Rev. Spec. Topics – Phys. Ed. Res. 5, 010105 (2009).
Courses (Fall 2015): General Physics 1, General Physics 1 Lab, Experimental Physics 1
Courses (Spring 2016): General Physics 2, General Physics 2 Lab, Experimental Physics 2, Physics Research Seminar, Capstone Research 2
Phone: (740) 376-4482
What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?
The most rewarding aspect of teaching at Marietta College is watching our alumni go on to be very successful and to do great things.
When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?
Reading, gardening, spending time with my family.
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