Teaching portfolio

I am Director of CosmoAcademy, the branch of CosmoQuest that offers online classes in astronomy, cosmology, and related topics. Previously, I also taught a variety of classes on the college level. The following is a fairly complete list of my teaching experience.

CosmoAcademy classes

  • Gravity’s Lens: an introduction to gravitational lensing. (Pending: April 2014 — enroll today!)
  • Introduction to Dark Matter. (Last offered: Winter 2014)
  • Introduction to Black Holes. (Last offered: Fall 2013)
  • The Universe in a Box: introduction to cosmology. (Last offered: Spring 2013)

Randolph-Macon College (as Visiting Assistant Professor, 2009-2011)

  • Introduction to Astronomy (Astronomy 101): Lecture and Lab (two sections), Summer 2011
  • Modern Physics (Physics 205): Lecture and Lab, Spring 2011
  • Electricity and Magnetism (Physics 340): Lecture, Spring 2011
  • Quantum Mechanics (Physics 430): Lecture, Spring 2011
  • Introduction to Physics I and II (Physics 151–152): Lecture and Lab, Fall 2009–Fall 2010
  • Modeling Data in Physics (Physics 382): Lecture, Fall 2010
  • Science Vs. Pseudoscience (Honors 280): Seminar, Fall 2010
  • Hitchhiker’s Physics: Life, the Universe, and Everything (Physics 105): Lecture and Lab, Fall 2009
  • Mathematical Physics (Physics 250): Lecture, January 2010
  • Thermal Physics (Physics 440): Lecture, Spring 2010

Lambuth University (as Assistant Professor, 2007-2009)

  • Nonlinear Dynamics (Math 4703/Physics 4703): Lecture, Spring 2009
  • Physics for Science and Engineering (Physics 2314–2324): Lecture and Lab, Fall 2008–Spring 2009
  • College Physics (Physics 2214–2224): Lecture and Lab, Fall 2007–Spring 2008
  • Astronomy and Cosmology (Physics 1214): Lecture and Lab, Fall 2008–Spring 2009
  • Planetary Astronomy (Physics 1314): Lecture and Lab, Fall 2007
  • Stellar Astronomy (Physics 1324): Lecture and Lab, Spring 2008

New Jersey Institute of Technology (as Special Lecturer, 2006-2007)

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics I and II (Physics 320–321): Lecturer, Fall 2006–Spring 2007
  • Introductory Astronomy and Cosmology (Physics 202, two sections): Lecturer, Fall 2006–Spring 2007
  • Mechanics (Physics 105): Lecturer, Fall 2006
  • Mechanics (Physics 111): Instructor, Spring 2007
  • Electricity and Magnetism (Physics 121): Instructor, Spring 2007

Rutgers University (Adjunct Instructor, 2003-2006)

  • Analytical Physics II (Physics 227–228), Rutgers University: Instructor and Course Administrator, Fall 2005–Spring 2006
  • Introduction to Radio Astronomy (Physics 343), Rutgers University: Instructor, Fall 2003, 2004, and 2005



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