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About Our Department

Meet Our Faculty

Research Opportunities

Programs Offered
--Physics B.A., B.S. & Concentration
--Engineering Physics Dual Degree (3/2)
--The Independently Designed Major
--Course Descriptions

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summer opportunities

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Winfree Observatory
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Meet Our Faculty

    Randolph Physics faculty are responsible for the fun, excitement, camaraderie and rigors of our physics department.  The team comprises of three very dedicated full-time faculty and a committed adjunct instructor.
This is a link to the physics faculty page on the College's main site

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Peter Sheldon (web)
Department Chair
Professor of Physics
B.A., Amherst College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts 

tel.: (434) 947 - 8488
About Peter Sheldon

John Gardner
Adjunct Professor of Physics

tel: (434) 947-8000 x4058


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Professor of Physics
B.S., Newark College of Engineering
M.S., Ph.D., Temple University
retired 2010

tel.: (434) 947 - 8489
About Tom Michalik


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Assistant Professor of Physics
M.S. Sofia University, Bulgaria
Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology

tel: (434) 947-8544
About Tatiana Gilstrap

  A. Katrin Schenk
Assistant Professor of Physics
Ph.D. Cornell University 

tel: (434) 947-8489

Department of Physics
Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503
tel.: (434) 947-8488   fax: (434) 947-8333