I was born in 1965 in Scranton, PA. I completed my undergraduate work in physics magna cum laude at Cornell University in 1987 then received a Ph.D. in theoretical elementary particle physics from Penn State in 1994. I have taught physics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, since 1995. My research area is QCD - Quantum Chromodynamics, the theory of the strong nuclear force. I am a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Physical Society, the Society of Physics Students, and Phi Beta Kappa and I am the co-director of the Dallas Area Science and Engineering Fair.
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