Alumni

This page is dedicated to all of the graduates from the East Tennessee State University Department of Physics and Astronomy.  If you have ever wondered where or what our graduates do after graduation this is the place to find out.  Below you will find an alphabetical listing of past graduates.  If you are thinking of majoring in Physics then this is an excellent way to see where you can go and what you can do with a Physics degree.

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If you are a graduate of the ETSU Department of Physics and Astronomy and you would like to be listed on this page or would like the information currently listed about you to be updated, or if you have information on anyone that is currently listed please email Dr. Beverly Smith.



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Devanshu AgrawalNEW!   Devanshu Agrawal (B.S. Physics, B. S. Math - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2014
Current Location:
Current Status:

 

 

 

Alyssa Adams Alyssa Adams (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location: Arizona
Current Status: Graduate Student in Physics at Arizona State University

 

 

 

John Adams (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location:
Current Status:

 
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Rachel I. Baker (now Horn) (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2005
Current Location:
Current Status:  Physical Science Teacher at Daniel Boone High School in Washington County Tennessee
Other Degrees: M.S. in Education, ETSU (2009).
E-mail:

 

 

 

cory ball Cory Ball (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location:
Current Status: Graduate Student in Math at ETSU
E-mail:

 


 
Brett Bailey Brett Bailey (B.S. Physics and Chemistry - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2011
Current Location: Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee
Current Status: Medical Student 

 

 



 
Nathan J. Bailey (B.S. Physics, Chemistry, and Philosophy - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2004
Current Location: Nashville TN 
Current Status: Registered Patent Attorney, Waddey & Patterson, P.C. 
Other Degrees: M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2007); J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law (2007)
E-mail:

 

Kyle Barnes (B.S. Physics and Geology--ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2012
Current Location:
Current Status:  Graduate student in Geophysics at the University of Texas El Paso
E-mail:

Jason Beaulieu Jason Beaulieu (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2010
Current Location: Johnson City TN 
Current Status:  Works at OSIsoft Corporation.
Other degrees: M.S. in
Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech 
E-mail: jason86@vt.edu
 
 

 


David Begley David Begley (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2008
Current Location: Colorado
Current Status: Graduate student in Civil Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines
E-mail: David.Begley@ymail.com
 

 

 

chance brown Chance Brown (B.S. Physics, B.S. Math - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location:
Current Status: Graduate Student in Physics at Texas A&M University Commerce
E-mail:
 

 

 

 

Laura Buchanan  Laura Buchanan (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2012
Current Location:
Current Status: Graduate Student in Biophysics at the University of Denver
Other Degrees:
E-mail:

 

 



John Burdette (B.S. Physics - ETSU)

Date of Graduation: 2011
Current Location: University of Florida Gainesville
Current Status: Graduate student in Material Science
Other Degrees:
E-mail: burdettj@goldmail.etsu.edu

 



Tommy Byrd (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2008
Current Location: College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Current Status: Graduate school in Physics
E-mail: tabyrd@wm.edu

 


 
 
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Phillip Carpenter Phillip Carpenter (B.S. Physics,  B.S. Math - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 1980
Current Location: Knoxville TN
Current Status: U.S. Department of Energy (Retired with 33 Years of Federal Service)
Other Degrees: B.S. in Engineering Science, University of Tennessee (1982)
M.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Tennessee (1989)
M.A.S. in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2003)
M.S. in Studies of the Future, University of Houston-Clear Lake (2007)
M.B.A. in Management of Engineering & Technology, North Central University (2011)
Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville (ABD)
E-mail: phil.carpenter56@gmail.com

 

Jake Carr (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2012
Current Location: NEW!! Dothan Alabama
Current Status:  United States Army Aviator
E-mail:


David Christopher Carver (B.S. Physics, B.S. History - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2009
Current Location:  Memphis TN 
Current Status: Resident Physician Campbell Clinic for Orthopedic Surgery
Other Degrees:    M.D. from Quillen Medical School, ETSU (2013)

E-mail:

 
 


  
David Chamberlin-Long (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2002
Current Location: Laurel Maryland
Current Status: Works at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Other Degrees: M.S. in Applied Physics from Virginia Tech
E-mail: david.chamberlin-long@jhuapl.edu

 
Clayton Clark (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2001
Current Location: Murfreesboro TN
Current Status: Mathematics Instructor, Middle Tennessee State University
Other Degrees: M.S. Math, ETSU, 2005.
E-mail:  

Vince CommeroNEW! Vincent Commero (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2014
Current Location:
Current Status:

 




Kevin Crowe (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 1996
Current Location: Elizabethton TN
Current Status:  Business Analyst, Dentsply, Johnson City TN
E-mail: Kevin.Crowe@dentsply.com


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Philip Davis (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation : 2005
Current Location: East Tennessee State University
Current Status: Graduate Student in Mathematics
Other Degrees: M.S. Education, Milligan College, 2008.
E-mail: zphd1@goldmail.etsu.edu

 

Jesse Delatte Jesse Delatte (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2010
Current Location: Kingsport Tennessee
Current Status: NEW!!! Working at Tele-Optics, Inc.
E-mail:
 




Ryan Deskins Walter Ryan Deskins (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2008
Current Location: Near Orlando, Florida
Current Status: Course director of Physical Science at Full Sail University 
Other Degrees: M.S. in Physics, Florida State University, 2009
E-mail:

 

 

 Benjamin Dykes (B.S. Physics-ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2012
Current Location:
Current Status:
E-mail:
  

Wyatt Desormeaux (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 1993
Current Location: South Africa
Current Status: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics at University of Johannesburgh
Other Degrees: M.S. in Mathematics, East Tennessee State University, 2008;
                          Ph.D. in  Mathematics, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg South Africa, 2012

E-mail: mistraldes@gmail.com


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Wes Erbsen (B.S. Physics-ETSU
Date of Graduation: 2008
Current Location:
Current Status:
Physics Dept at Kansas State University
E-mail:

 



 Coral Franklin (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2011
Current Location: Tullahoma Tennessee
Current Status: 
Other Degrees: M.S. in Aviations Systems, University of Tennessee, 2013 
E-mail: zrcl9@goldmail.etsu.edu

 



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Thomas Gemmer (B.S Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2010

Current Location:  North Carolina State University
Current Status:Graduate student in Aeronautical Engineering
E-mail: tom.gemmer@gmail.com

 





Sharon Gray (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2009
Current Location: Tullahoma TN
Current Status: Works for Materials Development, Inc.
Other Degrees:  M.S. Biomedical Engineering,   University of Tenessee, 2013

E-mail:

 
 
 
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Daniel Hall
(B.S. Physics - ETSU)

Date of Graduation: 2003
Current Location: Chantilly Virginia.
Current Status: System Engineer for Lockheed Martin.
E-mail: zjdhall@gmail.com

 
 


 
david David Haefner (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2004
Current Location:  Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Current Status: Electronics Engineer, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate
Other Degrees: Ph.D. in Optics, University of Central Florida, 2010.
E-mail:


 

Jack Hartsell Jack Hartsell (B.S. Physics-ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location: Johnson City Tennessee
Current Status: NEW!  Involved in Web Marketing (see  http://jackhartsell.com )

 

 

 



Brian Heaton (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 1996
Current Location: Tennessee
Current Status: Works at Nuclear Fuels
E-mail:

Alfred Hopkins (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2010
Current Location:
Current Status:
E-mail:
 
 
 


 
Mike Houchins (B.S. Physics- ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2001
Current Location: North Carolina
Current Status: Works at Liquidia, a nanotechnology company.
Other Degrees: M.S. Material Science, Clemson University, 2006.
E-mail:

 
 

Sabrina Hurlock (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2010
Current Location:  Tullahoma TN
Current Status:  Graduate Student in Engineering Science, University of Tennessee Space Institute
E-mail: sabrinahurlock@hotmail.com
 
 
 
 
Chad Huffman (B.S. Physics- ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2004
Current Location: Johnson City TN
Current Status:
E-mail:

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willaim William Jamieson (B.S. Physics, B.S. Math - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location:
Current Status: Graduate student in Mathematics at the University of Nebraska

 

 

 

Joe JohnsonNEW! Joseph Johnson (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2014
Current Location:
Current Status:

 

 

NEW!  Keith Jones (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2014
Current Location:
Current Status:


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Randy Keeling (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2001
Current Location:  Atlanta Georgia
Current Status: Algorithms Engineer for Ventyx (which is in the process of being bought by ABB)
Other Degrees: M.S. from ETSU
E-mail:

 


Omar KhanOmar Khan (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2004
Current Location: Medical Resident, ETSU Medical School, Department of Pathology 
Current Status: Resident in Pathology
Other Degrees: M.D. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland  2011
E-mail: khan01@etsu.edu

 

 

joshJoshua Kindle (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2012
Current Location:
Current Status:
Other Degrees:
E-mail:

 

 



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 Ryen Lapham (B.S. Physics, B. S. Math - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2011
Current Location:  New Mexico Tech
Current Status:  Graduate Student in Physics and Astronomy
Other Degrees:
E-mail: zrcl9@goldmail.etsu.edu



Scott LaVoie (B.S. Physics- ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 1999
Current Location: Washington County Department of Education
Current Status: High School Mathematics Instructor
Other Degrees: M.S. Math, ETSU 2003
E-mail:

NEW! Evan Lilly (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2014
Current Location:
Current Status:

Eric Lingerfelt (B.S. Physics, B.S. Math - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 1998
Current Location: Oak Ridge Tennessee
Current Status: Software Engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Other Degrees: MS in Physics from Univ. of Tennessee, 2002
E-mail: lingerfeltej@ornl.gov

  Qiongge Li (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2010
Current Location:
Current Status:Graduate student in Medical Physics at Duke University
E-mail: 
  
  
 

 


 

Brandon Little (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2009
Current Location: Erwin Tennessee
Current Status: Health Physicist at Nuclear Fuel Services
E-mail:
 
 

 

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Ben Madsen-LarsenNEW! Benjamin Madsen-Larsen (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location:
Current Status:

 

 

 

Sean Mathews (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2006
Current Location: Texas
Current Status: Medical Physicist at the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas Texas.
Other Degrees: M.S. in Medical Physics from the University of Kentucky, 2009.
E-mail:

 



  Trisha Massenzo (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2011
Current Location: Virginia Commonwealth University
Current Status: Graduate student in Biomedical Engineering
Other Degrees:
E-mail: ztjm25@goldmail.etsu.edu

 

 


David McAllister (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2002
Current Location: Knoxville TN.
Current Status
: Employed at Nova, Inc., Knoxville TN.
E-mail:

terrance Terrance McDermott (B.S. Physics)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location:
Current Status: Graduate student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Memphis
E-mail:

 

 



Rick McGill (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 1996
Current Location: Kingsport Tennessee
Current Status: Principal Physicist, Eastman Chemical Company
E-mail:

 

 

erin Erin Middlemas (B.S. Physics, B.S. Math - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location:
Current Status: Graduate student in Physics at the University of Wisconsin
E-mail:

 

 

 

olivia Olivia Miller (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location:
Current Status: Graduate student in Physics at Harvard University
E-mail:

 

 

 

Amanda Moffett (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2006
Current Location: Crawley, Western Australia 
Current Status: Post-Doctoral Researcher, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, The University of Western Australia 
Other Degrees:  Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2014

E-mail:  
 

 

Rachel Miller (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2009
Current Location: Knoxville TN
Current Status: Graduate Student in Anthropology at the University of Tennessee
Other Degrees: M.S. in Physics, University of Tennessee, 2010
E-mail:

 


 
  

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Jason OsborneJason Osborne (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 1999
Current Location: Boston Massachusetts 
Current Status: Instructor in the Mathematics Department at Boston University 
Other Degrees: Ph.D. Math, North Carolina State University, 2007
E-mail:
URL: http://math.bu.edu/people/josborne/

 

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Daniel Phillips (B.S. Physics, B. S. Biology - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2010
Current Location:
Current Status: Graduate student in Microbiology at the University of Maryland in Baltimore
E-mail:

Aaron Ross Ponder Aaron Ross Ponder (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2012
Current Location:  Oregon
Current Status: Graduate student in Renewable Energy Engineering, Oregon Institute of Technology Wilsonville
E-mail:

 

 

Tyler PreskittNEW! Tyler Preskitt (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2014
Current Location:
Current Status:

 

 

Charles Scott Price (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2009
Current Location: Knoxville TN
Current Status:  Radiological Engineer at Safety and Ecology Corporation in Knoxville TN.
E-mail: csprice82@gmail.com

 

 

 

NEW!  Benjamin Seth Proffitt (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location:
Current Status:
 

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James Qualls (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2007
Current Location: Morristown Tennessee
Current Status: Information Technology/Network Technician at Rogers Petroleum
E-mail: zjpq1@goldmail.etsu.edu

Jeremy Qualls (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 1994
Current Location: California
Current Status: Assistant Professor in Physics and Astronomy Department at Sonoma State University, California
Other Degrees: Ph.D. in Physics from Florida State University, 1999
E-mail:
URL: http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/people/faculty/qualls/

Jonathon Qualls (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2007
Current Location: Boone, N.C.
Current Status:
Other Degrees: M.S. degree in Engineering Physics from Appalachian State University

E-mail:

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brittany  Brittany Self (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location:
Current Status:
E-mail:

 

 


Moises SerranoMoises Serrano (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2005
Current Location: University of Utah School of Medicine
Current Status:  Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Cytogenetics
Other Degrees: Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from ETSU (2013)
URL:
 http://medicine.utah.edu/pathology/fellows/current/serrano.php

 

 

Brandon Sexton Brandon Sexton (B.S. Physics-ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location:
Current Status: High School Physics Teacher in Morristown Tennessee

 

 



Shan  Pashupati Shah (B.S. Physics-ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location:
Current Status: Works at Oak Ridge National Lab

 

 


 

Cameron Shawver (B.S. Physics, B.S. Chemistry - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2009
Current Location: Lincoln Memorial University
Current Status: Medical student
E-mail:

 



David Simpson (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2007
Current Location: Pennsylvania
Current Status
Other Degrees: Ph.D. in Physics, Pennsylvania State University, 2013 

E-mail:



 

Twyla Smith (now Hall) (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2003
Current Location: McLean VA
Current Status: Now working as a Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Engineering Consultant
Other Degrees: M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2006; M.B.A. at The George Washington University, 2010
E-mail:  

 


Kristin Stone (now Holmes) (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2005
Current Location:  Virginia
Current Status: Works for the U.S. Navy.
Graduate student in Computational Sciences and Informatics at George Mason University.
Other Degrees: M.S. in Mathematics, ETSU, 2009.
E-mail:

 
 
 
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James Tittle (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 1976
Current Location:
Current Status:
Other Degrees: M.S. in Chemistry, ETSU, 2000.
E-mail:

 

Weisong Tu (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2010
Current Location: Knoxville TN
Current Status: Graduate student in Physics at the University of Tennessee
E-mail:
 
 

 

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Xiaiao Wang Xiqiao Wang (B.S. Physics, B.S. Technology - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location: College Park, Maryland
Current Status: Graduate Student in Chemical Physics, University of Maryland

 

 

 

Terry Warden (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2013
Current Location:
Current Status:


Jason Watts (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2001
Current Location: Nuclear Fuel Services, Erwin TN
Current Status: Nuclear Measurements Specialist/Health Physicist
E-mail:

Melvin Joseph Weatherly  Melvin Joseph Weatherly (B.S. Physics-ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2012
Current Location: Erwin TN
Current Status: Works at Nuclear Fuel Services
E-mail:

 

 

 

 

Jessica Webb  Jessica Webb (now Miller) (B.S. Physics-ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2012
Current Location:
Current Status:  Physics teacher at Greeneville High School
E-mail:

 

 

 


Jack West (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2002
Current Location: Appalachian State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Current Status: Grad student in Physics and Astronomy
E-mail: jackie.west@gmail.com

 
 


 
 

Nic Willis Nicholas Willis (B.S. Physics-ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2012
Current Location:
Current Status:
E-mail:

 

 


 

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Gabriel Zimmer (B.S. Physics - ETSU)
Date of Graduation: 2003
Current Location:
Current Status: E-mail:



Last modified: 8/20/2014  by B. Smith