BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Academic Qualifications

1976 Ph. D. (Physics): Brown University, Providence, R.I.

1973 Sc.M. (Physics): Brown University, Providence, R.I.

1970 M.Sc. (Physics): Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

1968 B.Sc. (Physics & Mathematics): M.G.M. College, Mysore University, India

Honors

2014 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, Baylor University

2013 Finalist, Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, Baylor University

2008 Missouri Educator Award, Science Teachers of Missouri

2006 Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of Missouri

2004 Curator's Distinguished Teaching Professorship, University of Missouri

2004 Science Teachers of Missouri Distinguished Service Award

2002 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

1999 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

1998 Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

1997 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, University of Missouri

1992 Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

1990 Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia

1987 Purple Chalk award for Excellence in Teaching.College of Arts and Science Student Government

1985 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship

1970 Bronze Medal and Certificate of Merit for the first rank in the M.Sc. class, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

1968 Gold Medal for distinction and first rank in the B.Sc. class, Mysore University

1965-70 National Science Talent Search Scholarship sponsored by the Government of India

Employment Experience

2019 - present: Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita, University of Missouri-Columbia

2004 - 2019: Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia

1988 - 2019: Professor of Physics, University of Missouri-Columbia

1986 - 1988: Associate Professor of Physics, University of Missouri-Columbia

1983 - 1986: Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Missouri-Columbia

1978 - 1983: Visiting Assistant Professor and Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Missouri-Columbia

1975 - 1978: Research Associate at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Festkorperforschung, Stuttgart, with Prof. Manuel Cardona

1971 - 1975: Research Assistant, Physics Department, Brown University, with Prof. Fred H. Pollak

1970 - 1971: Teaching Assistant, Physics Department, Brown University

Membership of Professional Societies

1972 - present: American Physical Society

1997 - present: National Science Teacher's Association and Science Teachers of Missouri

1996 - present: AAUW, AAPT