Graduates report that Juniata's interactive and attentive method of teaching and liberal arts philosophy gave them an advantage over their peers in graduate school and professionally.

A couple of graduates each year, on average, enter the teaching profession, while other graduates head to graduate school or into industrial positions. Physics students have been accepted into graduate programs across the country including:

  • Stanford
  • MIT
  • Princeton
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Wyoming
  • University of Rochester
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • The Ohio State University

Graduates also have used their physics education as stepping stones into medical school, engineering programs, information technology, and environmental science.

Our Recent Graduates in Physics and Engineering

Caitlin Everhart '15 is an Educator at the Challenger Learing Center, part of the Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento, California.

Kyle Gill '16 is working as for the Linde Group as a Remote Operator working in Linde Gases Region Americas Remote Operations Center. As a Remote Operator, he operates, monitors, and troubleshoots 5 to 6 cryogenic air separation units across North America.

Mara Zimmerman '16 is pursuing a PhD in Astromomy at the University of Wyoming. She writes for Astrobites, the daily astrophysical literature journal written by graduate students in astronomy.

Nicholas Bauer '12 completed his MD degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Hospital Administration from the University of Cincinnati. He is serving as a physician in the US Navy and has been accepted into the nation’s aeromedical flight school where he will train with Navy and Marine pilots before serving as their medical officer.

Brad Dinardo '11 is currently enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Colorado, a leading school in the field of physics.

Dan D'Orazio '09 has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at Columbia University, following a year on a Fulbright Fellowship.

Matt Flaugh '13 is enrolled in a graduate program studying medical physics at West Virginia University.

Tess Ginley '13 is studying materials science and engineering at the University of Delaware, where she is also a research assistant.

Kenny Goodfellow '11 is currently attending graduate school studying optics at the University of Rochester.

Abby Hinkle '05 currently teaches integrated science and algebra at Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, Fl. She is also an assistant varsity volleyball coach for the men's and women's teams. Jamie White and Jim Borgardt were her Juniata mentors.

William D. Houser '10 is pursuing a career as an air force officer working in intelligence.

Lindsey Jones '05 teaches physics at Eastern Technical High School in Baltimore, Md. She became a physics teacher because she loved the projects and labs she explored while at Juniata. Before she came to Eastern Tech, she taught at Milford Mill Academy and Pikesville High School. She plans to teach "forever."

Eben Pendleton '07 is an environmental engineer with Anchor QEA, a national consulting company. He has completed his master's degree in environmental engineering.

Justin Schultz '08 is enrolled in graduate school in the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. Following graduation, Justin completed a Fulbright Fellowship at the Australian National University during which he worked in a physics research lab studying ultracold atoms and nonlinear quantum optics. At Juniata, Justin interned under Juniata graduate and Nobel Laureate Bill Phillips at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Research and Industry

  • Scientist and Nobel Prize recipient in Physics (1997), National Institutes of Standards and

  • Technology

  • Retired engine designer and inventor of the "Hemi" engine, Chrysler Corporation, General Electric Locomotive

  • Research Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

  • Senior Technical Staff member, IBM Microelectronics

  • Director, Information Systems, Praxis Biologics

  • President, Unitech Associates

  • President, Sesco Corporation

  • Product Manager, AMP Inc.

  • Manager of Nuclear Science, Southern California Edison


  • Advisory Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corp.

  • Project Engineer, Strobic Air Corp.

  • Electrical Engineer, Duke Power Co.

  • Design Engineer, Universal Forest Products, Inc.

  • Aerospace Engineer, The Boeing Corp.

  • Radiological Engineer, Bartlett Nuclear

Academic Posts

  • Professor of Physics, Penn State University

  • Associate Professor of Physics, Lafayette College

  • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, York College

  • Associate Professor, University of Alabama

  • Professor of Health Sciences, University of Arizona

  • Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of California, Berkeley

Training in Physics applied to related fields

  • Software Development Engineer, Microsoft Corp.

  • Marketing and Sales Manger, MRC Specialty Bearings

  • Chief Technology Officer, Certeon Inc.

  • Cost Estimator, Ford Motor Company

  • Investment Banker, Sandy Spring Bank

  • Optometrist, American Optometric Association