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College of the Sciences

Faculty and Staff



Bruce Palmquist

Professor, Chair

Science Education

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1993

Andy Piacsek

Associate Professor

Acoustics, Computational Physics

Ph.D., Penn State University, 1995

Nathan Kuwada

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2010

Michael Braunstein

Associate Professor

Nuclear Physics, Astronomy

Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1990

Erin Craig

Assistant Professor

Computational Biophysics

Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2008

Darci Snowden

Assistant Professor

Atmospheric Physics, Geophysics

Ph.D., University of Washington, 2010

Cassandra Fallscheer

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., University of Heidelberg, 2010

Benjamin White

Assistant Professor

Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Ph.D., Montana State University, 2010

Christopher Gilbreth

Visiting Assistant Professor

Nuclear Physics, Ultracold Gases, Computational Physics

Ph.D., Yale University, 2013



Peter Zencak

Instruction and Classroom Support Technician

Science II 120

Rachel Foss

Secretary Senior

Science II 139

Deanna Marshall

Advising & Recruiting Specialist

Science II 140

Addison Wenger

Instruction and Classroom Support Technician

Science II 203A


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