Shawn has been teaching physics for 35 years at public and private universities. The impact of exceptional professors inspired him to dedicate his career to teaching physics. He has traveled throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, Mexico, and India. He is fluent in German.
Awards and Honors
Gerald J. Swanson Prize for Teaching Excellence, University of Arizona, April 30, 2021
Distinguished Early-Career Teaching Award, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Arizona, Sept.14, 2010
Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award, Department of Physics, University of Arizona, May 16, 2008
- M.A., Physics, Washington University
- B.S., Physics, University of Oklahoma
Research interests and areas of expertise