Jonathan Bennett

Instructor and John Kolena Chair of Physics

Durham

Joined NCSSM in August 1997

Jon Bennett has been at NCSSM since 1997. He has taught a range of physics courses from introductory to advanced, and developed a new course in Fluids/Thermodynamics, Waves/Sound/Optics, Quantum Mechanics; as well as Research in Physics. Jon has mentored over 100 research students in the Research in Physics, REX Physics, and Summer Research in Physical Science programs, a number of whom have presented their work in science competitions and at professional physics conferences. He developed and served as the co-principal investigator for a multi-year, grant-funded summer opportunity for numerous North Carolina students — the Research Experience in Chemistry, Astronomy, and Physics at NCSSM. Jon initiated and has served since 2011 as faculty advisor for NCSSM’s journal of student STEM research, Broad Street Scientific. He has also served in school leadership positions including Physics Chair, Faculty Senate Vice President, and strategic planning team member.

Science

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Instructor of Physics

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Instructor of Chemistry

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Instructor of Chemistry

Tylisha Baber

Instructor of Chemistry

Deann Barger

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Adam Benoit

Instructor of Physics

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Instructor of Physics

Kim Browning

Instructor of Chemistry

Michael Bruno

Instructor and Chair of Chemistry

Michael Cargill

Instructor of Biology

Christopher Collins

Instructor of Science

Kat Cooper

Instructor of Chemistry

Jianbei Deng

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Instructor of Biology

Mauricio Escobar

Instructor of Physics

Michael Falvo

Instructor of Physics

Bob Gotwals

Instructor of Chemistry

Tandy Grubbs

Instructor of Chemistry

Shalane Hairston

Physics Lab and Fabrication Lab Assistant

James Happer

Instructor of Physics

Nina Kornegay

Instructor of Forensics

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Instructor of Biology

Antonio Lopez

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Instructor of Biology

Cristel Miller

Instructor of Chemistry

Kimberly Monahan

Instructor of Biology

Charlie Payne

Instructor of Physics

Erin Quinlan

Instructor of Biology

Rachel Rueckeis ’88

Instructor of Physics

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Kyle Slinker

Instructor of Physics

Lindsay Smith

Instructor of Biology

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Instructor of Chemistry

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Instructor of Physics

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Instructor of Chemistry

Lindsey Taylor

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Instructor of Biology

Katherine Unruhe

Instructor of Physics

Lauren Wagner ’03

Instructor of Biology

Jenny Wang

Instructor of Chemistry

Sam Wheeler

Instructor of Physics

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