Shawn Hilbert
Assistant Professor
830-372-6433
Shawn Hilbert, assistant professor and chair of physics, advisor to applied science (pre-engineering) program, earned his Ph.D. in experimental physics from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, where he did is research on matter optics. He earned his B.S. in physics from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA.

Dr. Hilbert’s Ph.D. research focused on ultrafast electron pulse propagation, which can be used for molecular photographs and movies for molecular motion. Currently, his research is focused on using acoustic analogs to visualized quantum phenomena and sports physics. His teaching experience is in physics; he has taught a plethora of upper level courses including mechanics, quantum mechanics, optics, and advanced laboratory.

Jerry Carr, Jr.
Assistant Professor
Jerry Carr, Jr., assistant professor of physics, Ph.D. in plasma physics from West Virginia University.
 
Dr. Carr’s Ph.D. research involved working with Helicon plasmas, exploring double layers and ion heating using laser induced fluorescence as his primary diagnostic tool. The science behind this research can be used to provide applications for space propulsion and materials processing industries.
Dr. Carr has worked as a teacher, tutor and program coordinator in the Boston area and in Atlanta. He has interned at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as an operator and researcher for the Spallation Neutron Source. Here he helped create sources needed for baseline and power upgrade operations.
Dr. Carr also is devoted to community development through education, mentoring, and project management. He has helped communities in various ways since the age of fourteen.

Erin Scanlon
Instructor in Physics
Georgia Institute of Technology - M.S.
Michigan Technological University - B.S.
Erin Scanlon, instructor in physics, M.S. in physics from Georgia Institute of Technology and B.S. in physics from Michigan Technological University. Her master’s research was focused on physics education and teaching practices. Her current teaching interests lie in implementing computational modeling and new research-based teaching methods in the undergraduate classroom.

Lorne Davis
Retired Professor
830-372-6903
Lorne Davis, Jr., retired professor of physics, Ph.D. in physics from Texas A&M University. Published work spans physics, engineering, geology, computing, and biomedicine. Eleven patents in noninvasive, nondestructive measurements on rocks, soils, and the flow of fluids in porous media.
 
Dr. Davis is experienced in industrial R&D project management. International consulting experience with industry and government includes applications of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and x-ray computed tomography (CT). Teaching experience in physics and engineering.