Faculty & Staff
Professor of Physics; Director of Engineering
B.S., University of Idaho; M.A., University of Nebraska, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, (philosophy); M.S., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Nebraska (physics)
Dr. Michael Day has two doctorates: one in physics, one in philosophy. His thirty-plus publications are in theoretical physics (specializing in anharmonic solids), the history and philosophy of science, and the teaching of physics. During the last several years, he has focused on the views of American Cold War physicists on science and society with extensive work on Robert Oppenheimer, I. I. Rabi, and E. U. Condon. For this research, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2010. He is currently writing a book on Oppenheimer. In addition, he worked for Shell Oil as a geophysicist and spent one year teaching in China. In 1999, he received the Vickroy Award, the College’s highest award for teaching.
Address: Neidig-Garber 224
Professor of Mathematical Sciences. Director of the Computer Science Track for Engineering
B.A., Immaculate Heart College; Ph.D., University of Illinois
An avid practitioner of computer science and an accomplished mathematician, Dr. Fry heads the Computer Science Program and is the advisor for Computing Science students. He is also the advisor of the Computer Club. Trained as a mathematician, he has special interests in graphics, fractals, applications of group theory, operating systems, and computer architecture.
Address: Lynch 283C
Associate Professor of Physics; Director of Physics Track for Engineering
B.S., Juniata College; Ph.D., University of Delaware.
Address: Neidig-Garber 222
Associate Professor of Chemistry; Director of Chemistry Track for Engineering
B.S., Hampden-Sydney College; Ph.D., University of Michigan; ACS-PRF Alternative Energy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley-05.
Dr. Marsh specializes in experimental physical chemistry and surface science. His research is aimed at understanding kinetics of environmentally significant reactions on model catalyst surfaces.
Address: Neidig-Garber 404