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Stetson University Physics Department, Unit 8267
Office: Sage Hall, room 124
Phone: 386-822-8910
Fax: 386-822-7149
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Kevin Riggs, PhD 

Professor of Physics
Department Chair & Pre-Engineering Advisor

Office: 204 Sage Hall 

Dr. Riggs' professional interests are twofold and include the magnetic properties of thin films and also musical acoustics and vibrational holography. He keeps two research labs running as he follows these two paths. 

Dr. Riggs teaches a course on acoustics for non-science majors: The Science of Music. For our majors he teaches most of the advanced upper division courses. He is also the advisor for all students interested in pursuing a career in engineering. 

When he's not working on physics, Dr. Riggs can be found engulfed in current events on the web or playing his electric guitar or his banjo. Dr. Riggs also enjoys playing guitar in the faculty jazz band, Thin Film Magnetism.

Kevin Riggs

George Glander, PhD 

Professor of Physics 
Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Office: 108 Sage Hall 

Dr. Glander's professional interests lie in LEED (low energy electron diffraction), and is actively involved in cutting edge research involving Kikuchi electron diffraction. 

Dr. Glander teaches the introductory series, University Physics, for our majors (PHYS 141/142), and his favorite upper-division course is Thermophysics. 

When he's not on campus, Dr. Glander's favorite activity is working on improvements around his house, something which might be described as a practical application of the physics and engineering theories he teaches. 

George Glander

Holley Lynch, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physics

Office: 209 Sage Hall

Holley Lynch received her PhD in Physics from Vanderbilt University and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. She enjoys teaching and researching the physics of tissue migration. She finds the mechanics of biological tissues particularly interesting because they are a unique material: not quite a solid or a liquid and self-propelled. In addition, determining the basic mechanics of tissue migration will help inform efforts to engineer organs and to create therapies that deter cancer metastasis. Lynch's research involves both "wet" work with cells and computational work to automate data analysis and compare experimental data with physical models. She looks forward working with students interested in conducting research at the interfaces between biology and physics and between experiment and theory.

Holley Lynch

Luke Corwin, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Office: 206 Sage Hall

Luke Corwin received his PhD from the Ohio State University after receiving his B.S. in Physics at the University of Minnesota. He has held postdoctoral positions at Indiana University and went on to teach at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  

Dr. Corwin's research interests include:

  • Investigating potential methods of v√v discrimination in detectors (NOvA Experiment) 
  • Performing environmental survivability testing of components of the single phase photon detector system 
  • Searching for the neutrino mass hierarchy in atmospheric neutrino data (MINOS Experiment) 
Luke Corwin

Larry Ramsey


Machine Shop: 103 Sage Hall

As our full-time machinist, it's Larry's responsibility to keep all our equipment in peak condition. He assists at every stage, ranging from the installation of new equipment to the repair of older equipment. He also is instrumental in facilitating projects in the lab when specialized equipment is required. Working with our faculty, he will produce customized pieces as needed to keep a research project going. 

And our emeritus faculty include:

Dr. Tony Jusick
Associate Professor of Physics, Emeritus


Dr. Tom Lick
Professor of Physics, Emeritus

Larry Ramsey