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Physics Courses

No minor or major offered.


Available Physics Courses

Course #
Credit Hours
PH 117
Physics Concepts
PH 180
Topics in Physics
PH 231
General Physics I
PH 232
General Physics II

Physics Faculty

  • jim johnson

    Dr. Jim Johnson Ph.D., CSJA

    Associate Professor of Physics
    Office: O’Rielly 104A
    Phone: 816.501.3622

    Ph.D. University of Iowa, Experimental Plasma Physics
    Limited study of musical acoustics
    Currently teaching introductory physics.
    Member of the Leadership Board of the Associates of the Sisters of St. Joseph

    • Dr. Johnson earned his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Iowa.  His work was in experimental plasma physics studying ion beam injection in a double plasma discharge device, in which he found double-layers and an associated ionization instability. Dr. Johnson has since been teaching at the college level, and he loves teaching at Avila.


    Classes Taught: Dr. Johnson teaches General Physics, Physics Concepts and has taught several interdisciplinary classes. He is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers.


    Hobbies: He likes Sudoku, unusual clocks and home improvement. He enjoys his daily walks (a lot) and is rarely late.


    Started at Avila: 2005

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