Faculty In Review

Physics

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Rosa M. Alvis

Physics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Alfred I Cauthen

Physics Department

Masters Engineering Physics, University of California, Los Angeles; Masters Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Prof. Cauthen has been teaching at CCSF since 2009.


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Marin Djendjinovic

Physics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Jill N Johnsen

Physics Department

B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Prof. Johnsen has been teaching at CCSF since 2011


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Ourida Kaci

Physics Department

Prof. Kaci has been teaching at CCSF since 2007


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Roger S. King

Chair, Physics Department

B.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D. , University of California, Davis

Although learning physics is a lot of work, most students can find the study of physics to be a rewarding experience. This is true for hard core science types, people taking a general survey course, or someone just picking up a popular book on the subject.

Dr. King personalizes his strategies and goals for each student and for each course that he teaches. His overall objective is to keep the material interesting and relevant through the use of active learning and conceptual understanding.

His extracurricular activities include fly-fishing, reading, kayaking, and hiking.


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Shridevi S Kumar

Physics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Dack K Lee

Physics Department

Physics Department

B.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Mr. Lee is grateful to enthusiastically enjoy learning from his physics students as much as teaching them.


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Joel K Ng

Physics Department

A.B., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., University of Southern California

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Annette Rappleyea

Physics Department

B.S., Purdue University; M.S., Ph.D.,University of Colorado

I see my role as a facilitator, teacher, and organizer. I mix traditional lecturing with interactive learning methods, allowing time in class for students to work together on problems and worksheets. I assign points for doing homework, completing worksheets and taking exams. I grade totally on points accumulated during the semester. I ask students to help each other, not compete against each other.

I have been a member and past chair of the Parking and Transportation Subcommittee for many years. I have also served on the Facilities Review committee. In addition I have worked on two NSF grants, developing interactive physics software for students to use in the classroom and published articles in The Physics Teacher and City Currents .

I enjoy sports, hiking, gardening, cooking and caring for my family, and visiting friends and neighbors. I also am active in the RC community.


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Stephen R Swingle

Physics Department

BS, Engineering Physics, UC Berkeley
MA, Physics, UC Santa Barbara

Prof. Swingle has been teaching at CCSF since 2004

Prepare students for transfer by giving them the skills needed to deconstruct, analyze, model and build solutions to physical problems.


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Pearl Tesler

Physics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Karl M Westerberg

Physics Department

B.S., Carnegie-Mellon University; Ph.D., Princeton University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Norman Whitlatch

Physics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Polin Yadak

Physics Department

BS in Psychology from Azad Tehran University 1994
BS Astrophysics from San Francisco State University 2008
Minor in Mathematics from San Francisco State University 2008
MS Physics from San Francisco State University 2010
EdD in Learning and Instruction from University of San Francisco expected 2020


Prof. Yadak has been teaching at CCSF since 2013


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Helen Y Yan

Physics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.



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