Physics Faculty

Abdulmajeed + " " + Abdurrahman, Ph.D. (Department Chair)

Abdulmajeed Abdurrahman, Ph.D. (Department Chair)

FSC 211

(717) 477-1232

Professor and chair of Physics. Ph.D. Oxford University (1989-1991) in String and Conformal Field Theory.

Previous experience: Dept. of Physics, Texas A&M University, Dept. of Theoretical Physics (Oxford), Dept. Fisica Teorica, Univ. de Valencia (Spain), Mathematical Institute (Oxford), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Oxfordshire) and as a visiting professor at the Dept. of Mathematical Sciences (University of Delaware).

Allen  + " " + Armstrong, Ph.D.

Allen Armstrong, Ph.D.

FSC 215A

(717) 477-1570

Experimental Solid State Physics

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.

FSC 103

(717) 477-1423

Theoretical and Experimental Atomic Physics

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).
Retired 2021.

Michael + " " + Cohen, Ph.D.

Michael Cohen, Ph.D.

FSC 209

(717) 477-1570

Experimental Surface Physics

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.

Kathryn (Kate) + " " + Shirk, Ph.D.

Kathryn (Kate) Shirk, Ph.D.

FSC 205

(717) 477-1114

Experimental Materials Engineering

Associate Professor of Physics. Joined Shippensburg's Faculty in 2012. Ph.D. Purdue University (2012) in Materials Science Engineering. B.S. the Pennsylvania State University (2005) in Electrical Engineering. B.S. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (2005) in Applied Physics. Previous Experience: Senior Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton in Annapolis Junction, MD. 

Ahmed + " " + Rashed, Ph.D.

Ahmed Rashed, Ph.D.

FSC 207

(717) 477-7447

Theoretical Neutrino Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics. Joined Shippensburg's Faculty in 2017. Ph.D. University of Mississippi (2014) in theoretical particle physics. Previous experience: Ain Shams University (Egypt), Zewail city of Science and Technology (Egypt), University of Mississippi, Northeast Mississippi Community College, and Delta State University.

Vickie  + " " + Byers

Vickie Byers

FSC 215B

(717) 477-1570

Physics Department Secretary