Physics Faculty


Abdulmajeed + " " + Abdurrahman, Ph.D.

Abdulmajeed Abdurrahman, Ph.D.

Theoretical Physics, String Theory
FSC 207
(717) 477-1232

Associate Professor of Physics. Joined Shippensburg's Faculty in 2002. Ph.D. Oxford University (1992) in String Theory. Previous experience: Rutherford Appleton Lab (Oxford).

Allen  + " " + Armstrong, Ph.D.

Allen Armstrong, Ph.D.

Experimental Solid State Physics
FSC 215A
(717) 477-1570

Professor of Physics. Joined Shippensburg's Faculty in 1994. Ph.D. University of Colorado (1989) in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Previous experience: University of Manchester, University of Colorado.

Brad + " " + Armen, Ph.D.

Brad Armen, Ph.D.

Theoretical and experimental atomic physics
FSC 103
(717) 477-1423
Dr. Armen's Website

Assistant Professor of Physics.  Joined Shippensburg's Faculty in 2009. Ph.D. University of Oregon (1985) in atomic inner-shell physics.  Previous experience:  University of Oregon, University of Tasmania (Australia), University of Melbourne (Australia), Louisiana State University, University of Tennessee (Knoxville) and as a visiting faculty at the University of Oulu (Finland).

Michael + " " +  Cohen, Ph.D.

Michael Cohen, Ph.D.

Experimental Surface Physics
Department Chair,   FSC 209
(717) 477-1570
Dr. Cohen's Website

Assistant Professor of Physics. Joined Shippensburg's Faculty in 1994. Ph.D. Cornell University (1987) in Applied Physics. Previous experience: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Eos Technologies, Science Applications International Corporation, University of New Mexico.

Alan  + " " + Cresswell , Ph.D.

Alan Cresswell , Ph.D.

Theoretical Physics, General Relativity
FSC 211
(717) 477-1562
Dr. Cresswell's Website

Assistant Professor of Physics. Joined Shippensburg's Faculty in 1999. Ph.D. University of Oregon (1984) in General Relativity. Previous experience: Senior Fullbright Scholar - Sfax, Tunisia, Proteus Engineering, Portland State University.

Kate + " " +  Shirk, Ph.D.

Kate Shirk, Ph.D.

Materials Engineering
FSC 205
(717) 477-1114

Assistant Professor of Physics. Joined Shippensburg's Faculty in 2012. Ph.D. Purdue University (2012) in Materials Engineering.

Vickie  + " " + Byers

Vickie Byers

FSC 215B
(717) 477-1570

Physics Department Secretary