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  • B.Sc.: (Engineering Physics): University of Saskatchewan, 1987 (President’s Medal)
    PhD: (Experimental Nuclear Physics): University of Saskatchewan (Physics Department, and the Saskatchewan Accelerator Lab), 1993

Employment History

  • 1992-1995: Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Nuclear Science
  • 1995-2000: Assistant Professor, Florida State University
  • 2000-2003: Courtesy Assistant Professor, Florida State University
  • 2000-2006: Associate Professor, St. Mary’s University
  • 2005-present: Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics a& Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
  • 2006-present: Professor, Department of Astronomy & Physics, Saint Mary's University
  • 2010-2011: Acting Associate Dean of Science, Saint Mary's University
  • 2011-present: Associate Dean of Science - Curriculum & External, Saint Mary's University

Current Professional Affillitations

  • Member of the American Physical Society
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Physicists
  • Member of the Canadian Institute for Nuclear Physics

Awards / Recognitions (2000-present)

  • 3M National Teaching Fellowship (Macleans on campus: Canada's Best Teachers 
  • November 2008: “Science Champion” Discovery Award (Discovery Center, Halifax)
  • September 2008: Anne-Marie MacKinnon Instructional Development Award (Atlantic Association of Universities): Award Citation2008 AAU Award Winners Speeches
  • June 2008: Canadian Association of Physics Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching: CAP Press Release
  • May 2008: Dr. Geraldine Thomas Educational Leadership Award (Saint Mary’s University)
  • April 2008: Nova Scotia Provincial Volunteer Award (representing Halifax Regional Municipality): Award Ceremony Citations (look on page 12)
  • April 2008: Halifax Regional Municipality Volunteer Recognition Award (representing Dist. 21 – Bedford)
  • 2007/2008: Saint Mary’s University Teaching Scholar: Article from SMU “Teaching & Learning”
  • November 2006: Finalist for “Science Champion” Discovery Award (Discovery Center, Halifax)
  • May 2005: Reverend William A. Stewart Medal for Excellence in Teaching (Saint Mary’s University): SMU Times
  • April 2004: Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence Award (SMU Student Association)
  • May 2000: Excellence in Teaching Award (Florida State University): List of recipients (look under physics)
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