Professor of Physics
Chair, Department of Physics
3-2 Engineering Program Coordinator
Following a 12-year career directing research and development efforts in the materials science industry (thermophysical properties of metastable materials, non-linear acoustics, novel functional inorganic materials, fuel cell and battery technology, metallic glasses, etc.), Dr. Lee accepted a calling to teach undergraduate physics—even as he maintains his research interests and activities in material science.
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Assistant Teaching Professor
Professor Siaw teaches our service General Physics course and teaches all our introductory level physics labs. She also teaches PHY 261 & 262, Introductory Materials Science and its lab. She received her Ph.D. in Materials Science from UC Santa Barbara in 2013 and her research involved biomolecule-directed synthesis of zinc oxide thin films and their characterization. She was also Professor Lee’s student many moons ago.
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Associate Professor of Physics
A condensed matter physicist by training, Dr. Svitelskiy's research includes the propagation of acoustic waves through ferroelectric materials, as well as optical interferometry using NEMS sensors for mass spectrometry. He has also studied the elastic constant of materials in high magnetic fields and low temperatures.
A native of Ukraine, Professor Svitelskiy speaks Ukrainian, Russian, and English. He enjoys fishing in ... more ➔
Assistant Professor of Physics
Dr. Wang's research is in the area of experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics, in particular exploring the quantum behavior of the building blocks of matter at nano-Kelvin temperatures. He completed his dissertation work at the MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms under the supervision of Nobel laureate Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle. Prior to joining the Gordon faculty, Dr. Wang was responsible for scientific engagement at M Squared ... more ➔
Emeritus Professor of Physics
B.S. Saint Procopius College
M.Div. Biblical Theological Seminary
M.S. Cornell University
Ph.D. Cornell University
Dr. Pleticha taught at Gordon from 1984 to 2017.
He serves as Research Report Editor for the Interdisciplinary Biblical Research Institute. Interests include Physics Education Research, Mathematical Models for mechanical Systems, and Astronomy. His recent research interests involved computational studies of dark matter distribution in galaxies and simulations of gravitational lensing effects.
When not playing with physics, Dr. Pleticha enjoys reading, cooking, and hiking in the White Mountains.
Assistant Professor of Physics, Retired 2018
Early retirement from his position as Executive Vice President at the North Shore Medical Center allowed Professor Reczek to pursue a long-planned return to teaching physics. Professor Reczek specializes in physics education research and serves as our liaison with the Education department.
He enjoys hiking and canoeing, is active in his church, and finds working around his home and yard a pleasant diversion.