Tad ThurstonProfessor of Physics
Division of Mathematics, Engineering, and Physical Science
Engineering Physics 1,2
General Astronomy (with Lab)
General Physical Science
I've believed since I was small that physics and astronomy were the most beautiful and profound areas of study I could imagine. Towards that end, I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in astrophysics (B.S. 1990) and Physics (Ph.D. 1998) at the University of Oklahoma. I then spent a number of years as a software engineer involved in scientific visualization of data before returning to teaching here at OCCC in January 2004. One of my intense current interests is applying the state of current web and graphics technologies to the opportunities of freely accessible science education.