Faculty

Dr. Joseph Kozminski
Associate Professor, Department Chair
815-836-5393
kozminjo@lewisu.edu

Biography:
Ph.D. in Experimental High Energy Physics, Michigan State University
M.S. in Physics, Michigan State University
B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, the University of Notre Dame

Research Interests:
  • High Energy Physics
    • Collaborator on Mu2e experiment at Fermilab
    • Simulation work for future Muon Collider
    • Former collaborator on the D-Zero experiment at Fermilab
  • Physics and Astronomy Pedagogy
Professional Positions:
Vice President, Chicago Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers
Chair, Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) Physics Division

Dr. Chuck Crowder
Associate Professor
815-836-5599
crowdech@lewisu.edu

Biography:
Ph.D. in Solid State Physics, the University of Missouri
M.S. in Physics, the University of Missouri
B.S. in Physics, the University of Missouri

Research Interests:
  • Lasers and Fiber Optics
  • Optical Telecommunication Systems
Dr. Ryan J. Hooper
Assistant Professor
815-836-5560
hooperry@lewisu.edu

Biography:
Ph.D. in Experimental High Energy Physics, the University of Notre Dame
M.S. in Physics, the University of Notre Dame
B.S. in Physics, Michigan State University

Research Interests:
  • High Energy Physics
    • Collaborator on the D-Zero Experiment at Fermilab
  • Physics Pedagogy
  • Caterpillar Diesel Engines
Professional Positions:
Faculty advisor for the Lewis University Chapters of the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma

Dr. Leonard Weisenthal
Emeritus Professor
weisenle@lewisu.edu

Biography:
Ph.D. in Theoretical Solid State Physics, Wayne State University
B.A. in Physics, Wayne State University

Research Interests:
  • Computational Physics and Modeling
  • Aviation Physics