- Robert Cohen
- Professor of Physics, Department Chair
B.S., 1985, Penn State University
M.S., 1988, Drexel University
Ed.M, 1991, Temple University
Ph.D., 1993, Drexel University
Robert Cohen holds degrees in meteorology, physics and science education, and continues to work in all three areas, overseeing the secondary science education programs at ESU as well as authoring the textbook and laboratory activities used in the two-semester introductory algebra-based physics sequence.
His research is in the structure of winter storms but he is also involved in studying ways to improve physics education and addressing mathematical weaknesses. At ESU he holds the positions of department chair for physics and president for the University Senate, and is the faculty advisor for several student groups
Introductory Physics, Science Teacher Education
The structure of winter storms, physics education
President, University Senate
At-large member, Executive Committee, Academic Council of Chairs
Member, College Science Teaching Committee, National Science Teachers Association
Student Group Advising
Jewish Student Organization
Kappa Delta Rho fraternity
Student Chapter of National Science Teachers Association
STEM Living Learning Community
Publications & Presentations
The Fundamentals of Physics, Volume I (Using Laws and Definitions) and Volume II (Using
Models), 1088 pp. total
Guide to Sound, Waves and Light, 173 pp.
An Introduction to the Physics of Weather Prediction, 346 pp.
- John Elwood
- Professor of Physics
B.A., 1991, Cornell University
M.S., 1993, California Institute of Technology
Ph.D., 1996, California Institute of Technology
With a background in chemistry and physics, Dr. Elwood's professional training was in the field of high energy theory (effective field theories and physics beyond the Standard Model). He teaches a wide array of primarily upper division physics courses for majors, and has a particular interest in bringing explorations of fundamental quantum phenomena into the undergraduate laboratory.
Nuclear and Particle Physics, Quantum Physics, Electronics and Advanced Laboratories, Statistical Physics, Mathematical Physics, Relativity.
High Energy Theory, Quantum Optics and Quantum Systems in the UG Laboratory, Physics Education Research.
GE, Academic Affairs Strategic Group, SPIRIT, Provost Colloquium Committee, Distinguished Professor Committee.
Student Group Advising
Society of Physics Students, ESU Ultimate Frisbee Club.
- Jerry Ross
- Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., 2003, Alma College
B.A., 2003, Alma College
Ph.D., 2011, Michigan Technological University
Hello, I am the director of the ESU jet propulsion laboratory here on campus. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
- Kara Richter
- Instructor of Physics
B.S., 2010, Physics, SUNY Brockport
M.S., 2012, Physics, Lehigh Univeristy
Ph.D., 2016, Physics, Lehigh University
Currently teaches Introductory Physics 1 and 2, as well as labs for Fundamental Physics 1. Previous experiences included research in molecular spectroscopy, physics education research and work with community science outreach.