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 Professor of Physics
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.
When not at Gordon, he enjoys hiking and canoeing, is active in his church, and finds working around his home and yard a pleasant d ... more ➔
Lab Associate in Physics and Material Science
Professor So serves as the instructor for our Introductory Physics Labs. She is dedicated to helping students wrestle with the concepts and techniques that are so integral to becoming a physicist. As an undergraduate physics major, her research focused on time-resolved spectroscopic techniques for elemental analysis, including LIBS (Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy) and other optical spectroscopy techniques.
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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 ➔
Professor of Physics, Retired 2017
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.