The faculty of the department of Physics and Engineering span an impressive range of disciplines and interests from civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering to optics, astrophysics and cosmology, from atmospheric physics and hydrology to alternative energy and sustainable engineering technologies.

RYAN HAALAND, Department Chair
RYAN HAALAND, Department Chair 
Professor of Physics (2006) 
B.S., Physics and Mathematics, Concordia College, 1985 
M.S., Geophysics and Space Physics, University of California, 1990 
D.Phil., Physics, University of Oxford, 1999
Ph: 970-247-7514
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JERRY CRAWFORD  Professor of Physics
JERRY CRAWFORD 
Professor of Physics (1985)
B.A., Physics, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1979
M.S., Physics, University of Oregon, 1980 
Ph.D., Physics, University of Oregon, 1983
Ph: 970/247-7489
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LAURIE WILLIAMS Associate Professor of Engineering
LAURIE WILLIAMS
Associate Professor of Engineering (2004)
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 1983 
M.S., Environmental Policy and Mgmnt, Univ. of Denver, 1997 
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2001
Ph: 970-247-7160
CHARLIE HAKES  Assistant Professor of Physics
CHARLIE HAKES 
Assistant Professor of Physics (2004)
B.A., Physics, Rice University, 1981 
M. Elec. Engr., Rice University, 1983
M.A., Physics, Rice University, 1987 
Ph.D., Physics, Rice University, 1990
Ph: 970-247-7242
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DON MAY  Professor of Engineering
DON MAY 
Professor of Engineering (1984)
B.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 1978 
M.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 1982 
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 1993
Ph: 970-/247-7545
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RYAN N. SMITH Assistant Professor of Engineering
RYAN N. SMITH
Assistant Professor of Engineering (2013)
B.S., Mathematics, Miami University, 1998 
B.S., Engineering Physics, Miami University, 1998 
M.A., Mathematics, Univ. of Hawai`i, 2002 
Ph.D., Ocean Engineering, Univ. of Hawai`i, 2008
Ph: 970-247-7663
P. DEVIN LEAHY Assistant Professor of Engineering
P. DEVIN LEAHY
Assistant Professor of Engineering (2013)
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2004 
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2012
Ph: 970-247-6092
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WILLIAM NOLLET Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering
WILLIAM NOLLET
Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering (2013)
B.S., Space Physics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2009
Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering & Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
Ph: 970-247-6429
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DONALD A. RABERN Professor of Physics and Engineering
DONALD A. RABERN
Professor of Physics and Engineering (2012)
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 1979
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona, 1983
Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona, 1988
Ph: 970-247-7160
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MEGAN PACIARONI Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering
MEGAN PACIARONI
Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering (2014)
B.S., University of Houston
M.S., State University of New York at Binghamton
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines, 2004
Ph: 970-247-7514
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THOMAS LEPS
Lab Coordinator
Ph: 970-382-6436
Email:leps_t@fortlewis.edu
RANDY PALMER Visiting Professor of Physics
RANDY PALMER
Visiting Professor of Physics (2008)
B.S., Physics, Fort Lewis College, 1987
M.S., Physics, University of Oregon, 1989
Ph.D., Geophysics, University of Oregon, 1997
Ph: 970-247-7553
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BARBARA ROSTEN Office Manager

BARBARA ROSTEN
Office Manager
Ph: 970-247-7446
Email: ROSTEN_B@fortlewis.edu

Adjunct/Visiting Faculty

JEFF JESSING Visiting Professor of Physics and Engineering
JEFF JESSING
Visiting Professor of Physics and Engineering (2013)
B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1992
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1994
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1998
Ph: 970-317-1700
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CHUCK CARSON Visiting Professor of Engineering
CHUCK CARSON
Visiting Professor of Engineering (2013)
B.S., Engineering Sciences, Purdue University, 1967
M.S., Engineering, Purdue University, 1968
M.A., Mathematics, University of New Mexico, 1972
Ph.D., Mathematical Aspects of Operations Research, Purdue University, 1975
Ph: 907-259-2699
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Emeritus Faculty

MARTHA IVERSON, Emeritus MARTHA IVERSON, Emeritus
Professor of Physics and Engineering ( 1992 - 2005)
B.S., Physics, University of Colorado, 1971 
Ph.D. Physics, University of Colorado, 1976 
TOM D. NORTON, Emeritus TOM D. NORTON, Emeritus
Professor of Physics and Engineering (1973-2003)
B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1966 
M.S., Physics, University of Oklahoma, 1967 
Ph.D., Physics, University of Oklahoma, 1972
CARLA WILLIAMS, Emeritus
CARLA WILLIAMS, Emeritus 
Professor of Engineering (1984-2002)
B.S.S.E., John Brown University, 1969 
M.A., University of New Mexico, 1973 
Ph.D., Computer Engineering., University of New Mexico, 1991
JAMES M. COSTELLO, Emeritus
JAMES M. COSTELLO, Emeritus 
Professor of Physics (1985-2000)
B.A., Doane College, 1959 
M.S., University of Nebraska, 1963 
Ph.D., Physics, University of Nebraska, 1967