- Fall, 2002: I was hired as the first tenure-track physics professor at HPU.
- Fall, 2008: Martin DeWitt was hired.
- Fall, 2010: BS and BA programs in physics were created.
- Fall, 2011: Briana Fiser was hired.
- Spring, 2012: Our first graduating class of physics majors.
- Fall, 2013: Brad Barlow was hired.
- Fall, 2013: The Department of Physics is launched.
I am overwhelmed with gratitude when I think of how far we've come. Our success is due to the support of President Qubein, Provost Dennis Carroll, Dean Carole Stoneking, and colleagues Gray Bowman and Rob Harger. Our success is also due to the awesome students who believed in us. They are academic entrepreneurs.
Together, as a team with my colleagues, we are building a student-centered program that is founded on:
This is our core strength. We share the passion, enthusiasm, dedication, and talent to grow a strong program.
This is our core message. This impacts recruiting of freshmen, success of students' applications for summer research programs and internships, and success of students' applications to graduate school and industry.
A creative approach
This is our core vision. We are not held back by the way things have always been done. As a result, we are creative in the classroom and creative in our curriculum.
This is our core evidence. We brag on our students, their work at HPU, their work in summer internships, and their work after graduation. Student success is our success.