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Faculty/Staff

Thomas Askew
Tom Askew
Phone: 269-337-7097

208C Olds/Upton Hall

  • Professor of Physics, 2007 - present
  • Assistant, Associate, then Professor of Physics, Kalamazoo  College, 1991 - present
  • Director 3/2 Engineering Program, 2009 - present
  • Visiting Research Professor, Argonne National Lab 1992 - 2008
  • Technical Staff, Dupont Research, 1984 - 1991
  • M.S., P.h.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979 - 1984
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Princeton University, 1977 - 1979
  • B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Physics and Mathematics, Gordon College, 1973 - 1977

Link to Tom Askew's home page 

Arthur Cole
Arthur Cole
Phone: 269-337-5722

210B Olds/Upton Hall

  • Associate Professor of Physics & Chair, Kalamazoo College, 2013 - present 
  • Assistant Professor of Physics, Kalamazoo College, 2008 - 2012
  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University, Physics, 2002
  • M.S. The Ohio State University, Physics, 1999
  • B.A Williams College, 1994
erdi
Peter Erdi
Phone: 269-337-5720

208B Olds/Upton Hall

Henry R. Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies

 Link to Peter Erdi's home page

Jan Tobochnik
Jan Tobochnik
Phone: 269-337-7098

208A Olds/Upton Hall

Dow Distinguished Professor of Natural Science (2004 - present)

Editor of the American Journal of Physics (2001 - 2011)

  • Ph.D., Cornell University, Physics, 1980
  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Physics, Amherst College, 1975

Link to Jan Tobochnik's home page

David Wilson
Phone: 269-552-5167

210A Olds/Upton Hall

  • Visiting Assistant Professor Kalamazoo College 2017 - 2018
  • Visiting Faculty of Physics Grand Valley State University 2016-2017
  • Visiting Assistant Professor Albion College 2015-2016
  • Visiting Assistant Professor Kalamazoo College 2014 - 2015
  • Visiting Instructor University of Michigan 2014
  • Visiting Instructor Eastern Michigan University 2013 - 2014
  • Visiting Instructor Washtenaw Community College 2013 - 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist University of Michigan 2010 - 2013
  • Ph.D. Physics University of Michigan 2005 - 2010
  • M.S. Physics University of Michigan 2002 - 2005
Thomas Massura
Tom Massura
Phone: 269-337-7099

211 Olds/Upton Hall

Instrument Technician

Tom maintains  all of the Instrumentation for the Science Division along with setting up Physics Labs. When Tom started at the College in 1987 computers were a rare thing to be found on campus. Now he maintains over 50 machines just used in the Science Division. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his 2 children when they are home from college,  time outdoors, and is active in the model train set community.

Amila Madiligama

208D Olds/Upton Hall

Teaching Spring term only.

Richard J. Edwards
Phone: 269-337-7564

208D Olds/Upton Hall

Teaching Fall term only.

Kristen Eldred
Kristen L. Eldred
Phone: 269-337-7100

203 Olds/Upton Hall

Office Coordinator, Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics