I was an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVaWise) from August 2005 – December 2010. I taught a full course load, and often a course overload, with no help from Teaching Assistants as this was an undergraduate-only institution. I served on various committees including the Faculty Senate. The physics wing of the Science building underwent a complete renovation during my time there, and I was the lead person responsible for the design of the new spaces, including a machine shop, and I worked closely with the architects. I was also responsible for a new observatory, working with the same architects. And right before I left I was picking out the 20″ diameter new telescope to be put in the observatory.
A link to a story in the local school newspaper of my resignation (they confuse California for Oregon).
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