I enjoy explaining physics concepts on a level that is understandable. Depending on a student's mathematical and scientific background, the language you choose to communicate physics to them is crucial. Physics often has a reputation of being mystical and impossible, but it's not when it’s broken into its most simple concepts. It's all around us: driving a car, making music, flying in an airplane, drinking through a straw, riding roller coasters... It can be very satisfying to understand the physical phenomena in the world around you. The value of physics is that it is a way of thinking, not just a piece of knowledge. The most important thing you can take from a physics class is the ability to look at a problem that you have never seen before, break it up into its fundamental concepts and not give up until you have solved it.
B.S. in Physics, Mathematics, Linfield College
Ph.D. in Physics, Oregon State University