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Physics Courses

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


    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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