Kenyon Physics alumni (and alumnae)
On this page, we aim to provide links to as many Kenyon Physics alums as
we can. If you are an alum and have a web page, send the URL and we'll be
happy to list you. If you are listed here but your information has gone out
of date, let us know so that we can update it. Thanks for your help in keeping
this page as complete and current as possible!
Useful page: Kenyon maintains a partial alumni e-mail
directory , which is organized by class year and lists majors. Very
handy for finding Kenyon Physics alums!
A. Woollam (KPhys '61, Ph.D. Michigan State) is Distinguished Professor
of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the
Univeristy of Nebraska in Lincoln (UNL). His company, the J. A. Woollam Co. , is the leading
maker of spectroscopic ellipsometers. Here's a
profile of him from the Kenyon alumni bulletin.
Reich (KPhys '68, Ph.D. Rutgers) is professor of Physics at Union
R. Baird (KPhys '69, Ph.D. University of Washington) is a physics
and astronomy faculty member at Benedictine College.
- Percy S. Young, III
(KPhys '69) is Director of Store Systems for Burlington Coat Factory.
Richard S. McGowan (KPhys '75, Ph.D. Yale) is a senior scientist
at Sensimetrics Corporation.
- David Hutchinson
(KPhys '76), a pediatric nurse, is one of the authors of the Internet
Workbook for Health Professionals.
Kwok (KPhys '79, Ph.D. Purdue) is a research physicist at Argonne
Adler (KPhys '84, Ph.D. SUNY Stony Brook) is a particle physicist
at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
M. Hassler (KPhys '84, Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder)
is a senior research scientist at the Southwest Research Institute.
Colbert (KPhys '85, Ph.D. Lehigh University) is a physics faculty
member at Augusta State Univeristy.
- Craig Siders
(KPhys '88, Ph.D. Univeristy of Texas at Austin) is a laser and optics
researcher at the University of Central Florida. (See Jennifer Walker Siders,
- Said Elhamri
(KPhys '89, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati) is a physics faculty member
at the University of Dayton.
- Derek Bennett
(KPhys '90) is a Senior Developer at HotJobs.com.
- John Yukich
(KPhys '90, Ph.D. University of Virginia) is McArthur Assistant Professor
of Physics at Davidson College in North Carolina.
- Kate Frame (KPhys '91, Ph.D. Michigan State University) was
a postdoctoral researcher in high energy physics at Fermilab, but has
recently moved to the Sudbury
Neutrino Observatory (SNO) in Sudbury, Ontario, where she is a
postdoc for Oxford University. She reports that the excitement level
is high as the first results from the observatory go to press (June, 2001).
Walker Siders (KPhys '92, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin)
is an optical physicist. (See Craig Siders, above.)
- Eric Neilsen
(KPhys '92, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins) now works at Fermilab for the Sloan
Digital Sky Survey.
- Alise Shuart
(KPhys '92) is the head lacrosse coach at Ohio Wesleyan University.
- Yu Gu
(KPhys '94) has completed his Ph.D. in geophysics at Harvard University
in June, 2001. He will continue at Harvard as a postdoctoral researcher.
- Beau Bierhaus
(KPhys '95) is a graduate student at the University of Colorado, working
at the Southwest Research Institute's Department of Space Studies. (He's
the one on the far left of the picture.)
Kuznetsova (KPhys '95) is finishing her Ph.D. in physics at the
University of California at Santa Barbara. Next year she will be a Lederman
fellow at Fermilab.
- Ben Williams
(KPhys '95) is a Ph.D. candidate in medical physics at the University
Nancy Pelligrino Swank (KPhys '96) teaches high school mathematics
and physics at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis.
Alec Ogston (KPhys '97) is on the technical support staff at
PASCO, makers of educational physics apparatus.
Robin Blume-Kohout (KPhys '98) is a Ph.D. student in physics
at the University of California at Berkeley.
- Jason Summers
(KPhys '98) is a Ph.D. candidate in engineering science at Rensselaer
- Matt Jadud
(KPhys '98) is a Ph.D. student in computer science at Indiana University,
and is working on the Digital Music Library project at the IU library.
Leppik (KPhys '98) teaches physics and astronomy at Choate-Rosemary
Hall in Wallingford, CT. She also recently spent some time at the South
Ted Rogers (KPhys '00) is a graduate student in physics at Penn
- Anne Switzer
(KPhys ' ) is a Ph.D. student and a graduate research assistant
in addition she works for Michigan Sea Grant.
by Bethany Anderson, Kenyon College 2005
October 25, 2003