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  • john_smetankaDr. John Smetanka

    Assistant Professor of Physics
    Vice President for Academic Affairs
     
    Honors Program Director

    Headmasters Hall, second floor
    john.smetanka@email.stvincent.edu 

    Education

    Ph.D. University of Chicago, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    M.S. University of Chicago, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    B.S. Carnegie Mellon University, Physics (with University Honors)

    Dr. Smetanka's CV  

    Courses Taught

    Honors Seminar
    Liberal Arts Seminar
    Astronomy and Laboratory
    Physical Geology and Laboratory
    Our Dynamic Planet and Laboratory (First Year Seminar)
    Introduction to Physics and Laboratory
    General Physics I and II with Laboratories
    General Chemistry I
    Modern Physics and Laboratory
    Thermodynamics
    Advanced Laboratory
    Mathematical Physics

    Research Interests

    Observational Cosmology
    Extragalactic Astronomy (Galaxy Evolution and Active Galaxies)
    STEM and Physics Education
    Relationship between Science and Theology

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