Sam Houston State is a proud old Texas state university, established in 1879 near the homestead of state hero Sam Houston. We have an enrollment of more than 17,000 students. Our small, but excellent and enthusiastic department of physics specializes in the education of undergraduates, and in conducting basic research in the fields of solid state and condensed matter physics, high energy physics, astronomy and cosmology. Our physics students are top-notch, and a real pleasure to work with in the classroom.

A tremendous advantage of working at a smaller department is the variety of teaching opportunities which are available. In six years at Sam Houston State, I have already had the privilege of instructing seven unique upper division undergraduate courses (including the majority of the core curriculum), in addition to a very broad selection of lower division physics courses, and introductory astronomy.

Upper Division Undergraduate Courses Instructed:

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Optics
  • Math Methods for Physicists
  • Special Topics: Particle Theory
  • Special Topics: General Relativity
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