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Dr. James Ora Manning Professor
Office:Science Building C005
Phone:(606) 539-4376
Email:james.manning@ucumberlands.edu

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After first earning a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics at University of the Cumberlands in 1981, Dr. James Manning attended the University of Kentucky, completing an M.S. in Physics in 1983 and a Ph.D. in 1987. That same year, he returned to University of the Cumberlands to teach and, ten years later, in 1997, he was recognized for outstanding achievement when he was presented with the Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Manning is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Physical Society, the Kentucky Association of Physics, and the Society of Physics Students, as well as Sigma Pi Sigma and Kappa Mu Epsilon, the physics and mathematics honor societies.

Courses Taught

PHYS 241 Physics I
PHYS 242 Physics II
PHYS 330 Classical Physics
PHYS 332 Experimental Physics
PHYS 337 Instrumentation and Analog Electronics
PHYS 410 Science and Society
PHYS 431 Electromagnetism
PHYS 436 Lasers
PHYS 490 Selected Topics in Physics: Electromagnetism II
PHYS 490 Selected Topics in Physics: Introductory Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 490 Selected Topics in Physics: Robotics
Publications and Presentations

J.O. Manning, "Physics: Motion, Interaction, and Energy," (text for the Physics I course), Williamsburg, Kentucky, August 2001.

J.O. Manning, "A Physics Web Using Windows Technology," presented at Teaching and Learning, Tools and Teaching Conference, Berea, Kentucky, November 1998.

J.O. Manning and L.A. Newquist, "Undergraduate Physics at Cumberland College," poster presented at Building Undergraduate Physics Programs for the 21st Century, Arlington, Virginia, October 1998.

M. Crescimanno et. al., "Teaching in Technology", Appalachian College Consortium sponsored grant, 1997-1999.


Dr. Lawrence A. Newquist Professor
Office:Science Building C006
Phone:(606) 539-4495
Email:lawrence.newquist@ucumberlands.edu

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Dr. Lawrence Newquist earned the first of three degrees in Physics in 1981, with a B.A. from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. In 1983 and 1990, respectively, he completed an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics, both at the University of Missouri.

Since coming to University of the Cumberlands in 1991, Dr. Newquist has been active in developing presentations with a particular emphasis on exciting elementary and high school students with the possibilities of physics. He demonstrates his dedication to advanced student research in all disciplines by serving as Chair of the Committee for Presidential Scholars Research.

Courses Taught

PHYS 130 Astronomy
PHYS 242 Physics II
PHYS 330 Classical Physics
PHYS 332 Experimental Physics
PHYS 335 Quantum Physics
PHYS 410 Science and Society
PHYS 431 Electromagnetism
PHYS 490 Selected Topics in Physics: Digital Electronics
PHYS 490 Selected Topics in Physics: Electromagnetism II
MATH 131 College Mathematics
Publications and Presentations

L. Newquist, " Formation and Evolution of the Solar System", Talk presented to the second grade class at St. Camillus Academy, Corbin, KY, November, 2000

L. Newquist, J. Manning, "Astronomy Night for the Girl Scouts", Talk and viewing session presented at Cumberland College, Williamsburg, KY, May, 2000

L. Newquist, "Observing the Sun Through a Properly Filtered Telescope", Presentation and viewing session to the sixth grade class at St. Camillus Academy, Corbin, KY, May, 2000

J. Manning, L. Newquist, et al, "Physics-Cubed Demonstration Show", Presentation to High School Students attending the Cumberland College Math Contest, Williamsburg, KY, April, 2000

L. Newquist, "Science Demonstrations Workshop", workshop presented at an in-service session at St. Camillus Academy, Corbin, KY, August, 1999

Melfi, Newquist, et al, "Wake Fluid Dynamics Experiment Observations and Analysis", Poster presented at the 1999 Conference on Atmospheric Effects of Aviation, Virginia Beach, VA, April, 1999

J. Manning, L. Newquist, "Undergraduate Physics at Cumberland College",

Poster presented at the "Revitalization of Undergraduate Physics Programs",

conference, Arlington, VA, October, 1998

L. A. Newquist, "Using Netscape Composer to Create Web Pages", Talk presented at the Technology and Teaching Conference, Berea, KY, November 1998

L. A. Newquist, C. Hostetler, "Organization and Analysis of Lidar Data Obtained from the Contrails of a Boeing 737", Talk presented at the NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, August 5, 1997

L. A. Newquist, C. Hostetler, "A Slant Lidar Technique for Determining the Optical Thickness and the Volume Backscattering Coefficient as a Function of Altitude", Talk presented to the Atmospheric Sciences Division at the NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, August 5, 1997.

L. A. Newquist, L.R. Poole, "Evaluating the Dependence of the Lidar Backscatter Wavelength Ratio on Particle Shape Using Spheroids for Jet Plume Particles Composed of Soot or Sulfuric Acid", Talk presented to the Aerosol Research Branch at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, July 24, 1996


Dr. Jonathan E. Ramey Professor, Department Chair
Office:Correll Science Complex C207
Phone:(606) 539-4151
Email:jonathan.ramey@ucumberlands.edu

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Dr. Jonathan Ramey chose Cumberland College, his hometown college, as the best place to begin his higher education in mathematics, earning a B.A. in 1987. He continued his education at Vanderbilt University, earning an M.A. in Mathematics in 1989. He joined the Cumberland College faculty in 1991 while pursuing a Ph.D. in Graph Theory at Vanderbilt, which he completed in 1994.

Dr. Ramey is a member of the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematical Society, and Kappa Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society. He has been recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and he recently taught the course, Isaac Newton: Mathematician and Scientist, in London, England, as part of a summer program that enrolls students from all over the United States.

Courses Taught

MATH 132 College Algebra
MATH 140 Calculus I
MATH 211 Numerical Techniques
MATH 240 Calculus II
MATH 241Calculus III
MATH 335 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MATH 430 Differential Equations
MATH 431 Abstract Algebra
MATH 433 Discrete Mathematics
Publications and Presentations

Yair Caro, M. N. Ellingham, J. E. Ramey, "Maximal independent sets of uniform weight and well-covered graphs," SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics, 11(1998) 644-654.