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Ruth Malenda
Physics

Faculty

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Kelly Krieble | Associate Professor of Physics and Chair

Office location: Collier 109
Office phone: (610) 861-1437
Email: krieblek@moravian.edu

Education
B.S., Moravian College
M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University

Dr. Krieble teaches courses in Electricity and Magnetism, Thermal Physics, Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Introductory Physics, and Physics for Life Sciences. He specializes in optical spectroscopy, Mossbauer spectroscopy, the hydraulic jump, fractal and disordered systems, and chaos. He is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), and the American Physical Society.

 

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Edward A. Roeder | Associate Professor of Physics

Office location: Collier 111
Office phone: (610) 861-1439
Email: roedere@moravian.edu

Education
B.S., Lafayette College
M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University

Dr. Roeder teaches courses in physics for the life sciences and advanced courses in mechanics, solid state physics, and methods of mathematical physics. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Pi Sigma, and the American Association of Physics Teachers.

 

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Ruth Malenda | Assistant Professor of Physics

Office location: Collier 110
Office phone: (610) 861-1639
Email: malendar@moravian.edu

Education
B.S., Kutztown University
M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University

Dr. Malenda teaches courses in introductory physic and thermal physics. Her research interests are in theoretical modeling of atomic and molecular physics, which she has used to study process such as collisions between atoms and molecules as well as interactions between electrons and molecular ions in low energy systems. She is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the American Physical Society (APS), and Sigma Pi Sigma (SPS).

 

Emeriti Faculty

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Joseph L. Powlette | Emeritus Professor of Physics

Office phone: (610) 861-1438
Email: powlette@moravian.edu

Education
B.S., Moravian College
M.S., Cornell University

Professor Powlette specializes in linear and digital electronics, atomic and nuclear physics, Mossbauer spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and laboratory techniques. He has developed a microcomputer interfacing laboratory for the department. Mr. Powlette is advisor for the cooperative engineering programs and has directed student research projects on various aspects of the Mossbauer effect, the Compton effect, digital electronics, and on specialized topics in the interfacing of microprocessors to lab instruments. He has taught in the General Education Program for Teachers (GEPT) of Temple University, and served a term on Moravian's board of trustees. He is a member of Sigma Pi Sigma, the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), and a past president of the Central Pennsylvania section of the AAPT. He received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1965.

 

 

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Joseph J. Gerencher | Emeritus Professor of Earth Science

Office phone: (610) 861-1440
Email: gerencher@moravian.edu
Website: http://home.moravian.edu/users/phys/mejjg01/

From the fall semester of 1969 through the spring semester of 2009, Joseph Gerencher had been a member of the faculty within the Department of Physics and Earth Science at Moravian College. He taught courses in Introductory Geology, Astronomy, and Meteorology. He was advisor to the programs in geology and general science education and taught a course in Science Methods in Elementary Education. His primary personal interests are photography and travel. He also has enjoyed making equipment to support his courses, including home-made seismographs. You can download free SIMA2 software to view output from his long-period and short period seismic systems in near-real-time.