Rickey Associate Professor
Office: BART 171b
Degrees: Ph.D. (Michigan State), Master's (Michigan State), Bachelor's (Wooster)
Year appointed: 2002
Originally from Canton, Ohio, Dr. Kuhl went to graduate school at Michigan State University where he did research in Surface Physics and was active in a student science outreach group called Science Theatre. After completing his Ph.D. in 1996, he took a postdoctoral appointment with the Center for Science and Mathematics Teaching at Tufts University. He worked with Ronald Thornton, an international leader in the field of Physics Education Research, and studied the use of computer data acquisition to aid student learning of physics concepts. After that he became a faculty member at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, where he also ran workshops for in-service science teachers. Dr. Kuhl started at Marietta College in the Fall of 2002. During his time at Marietta, he has served as chair of the physics department and lead faculty member on the development team for the Anderson Hancock Planetarium. He has also won the Innovative Teaching Award and the Douglas Putnam Service Award. His research interests involve the study of thin metal films and the interactions between gases and metal surfaces.