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  WKU Glasgow
500 Hilltopper Way
Glasgow, KY 42141-7966
Phone:270-659-6900 Email:glasgow@wku.edu
Fax: 270-659-6991
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Doug Jenkins

Doug Jenkins

Physics & Astronomy Adjunct

Office:  WKU-Glasgow
Email:  douglas.jenkins@wku.edu

Courses

Astronomy of the Solar System (Ast 104), Concepts of Motion (Physics 101)

Bio

B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from WKU, 1968, M.S. in Physics Education from WKU, 1978, Rank I from WKU, 1988

I began my career as a physicist working on the U.S. Army Night Vision Goggle development program. Eight years later I returned to WKU to obtain teaching certification and begin a rewarding tenure teaching high school Physics and AP Physics. I have been an adjunct professor in the Physics & Astronomy department at WKU since 1979, and joined the WKU-Glasgow faculty in 2005.

For me, the best part of teaching is helping students develop an understanding of the beauty and wonder of the physical laws that make their personal universe tick. Classroom demonstrations and Ranking Tasks are my two favorite ‘tools of the trade’ I was a co-founder of the BRIMS Science Museum and helped facilitate several science teacher training grants in Kentucky. In addition to being a contributing writer for the Holt Science Spectrum textbook series, I have authored various teaching materials for Walch Publishing, including Amusing Problems In Physics, Physics Comp-U-Sheets, and Physics Daily Warm-Ups.

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