Michael Falvo

Instructor of Physics

Durham

Joined NCSSM in August 2022

Mike Falvo joined NCSSM in August of 2022 as a physics instructor on the Durham campus. Prior to NCSSM, he was a research professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Physics & Astronomy where he taught and conducted research for over 20 years. Mike taught a range of courses at UNC-Chapel Hill, including introductory physics, as well as courses in material science, nanotechnology, and biophysics. He also created several courses, including a First Year Seminar on Nanoscience which he developed with the help of a grant he won from the NSF. He has also mentored dozens of student research projects, several of which resulted in first-author student publications in top research journals. His research resulted in publications on topics ranging from nanoelectronics to cell biophysics in journals including Science, Nature, and PNAS. Mike earned his bachelor’s in physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in physics at UNC-Chapel HIll. A proud Durhamite, he and his wife have lived in the Bull City for over 20 years, where they raised their son and wrangled several cats and dogs. As a card-carrying generalist, Mike enjoys mountain biking, bird-watching, banjo, gardening, and trail running, all of which he enthusiastically pursues with middling success.

Science

Michele Alexandre

Instructor and Chair of Biology

Megan Alvord ’10

Instructor of Physics

Timothy Anglin

Instructor of Chemistry

Seth Anthony

Instructor of Chemistry

Tylisha Baber

Instructor of Chemistry

Deann Barger

Program Associate

Jonathan Bennett

Instructor and John Kolena Chair of Physics

Adam Benoit

Instructor of Physics

Jacob Brown

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

Instructor of Biology and Chemistry

Maitê DiLorenzo

Instructor of Biology

Mauricio Escobar

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

Mareca Lodge

Instructor of Biology

Antonio Lopez

Chemistry Lab Manager

Heather Mallory

Instructor of Biology

Leigh McJunkin

Program Associate

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

Amy Sheck

Dean of Science

Kyle Slinker

Instructor of Physics

Lindsay Smith

Instructor of Biology

Darrell Spells

Instructor of Chemistry

Gabriela Stefan

Instructor of Physics

Isaac Stewart

Instructor of Chemistry

Lindsey Taylor

Lab Manager (Morganton)

Beth Thomasson

Instructor of Biology

Katherine Unruhe

Instructor of Physics

Lauren Wagner ’03

Instructor of Biology

Jenny Wang

Instructor of Chemistry

Sam Wheeler

Instructor of Physics

Jennifer Williams

Chair of Science (Morganton)