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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
Creative Labs



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


Thomas (Tom) Michalik (web)
Professor of Physics
B.S., Newark College of Engineering
M.S., Ph.D., Temple University
retired 2010

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


Tatiana Gilstrap (Toteva) (web)
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