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Dr. Donald N. Petcher
Professor of Physics and Department Chair


Department of Physics
Covenant College
14049 Scenic Highway
Lookout Mtn. GA 30750
Phone: (706) 419-1249
Click here for my schedule this semester

Professor of Physics, Covenant College, 2000-present
Associate Professor of Physics, Covenant College, 1993-2000
Research Assistant Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis, 1990-1993
Post-doctoral research, Supercomputer Computations Research Institute, Florida State University, 1987-1990
Post-doctoral research, National Institute for Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Amsterdam, Holland, 1984-1987
Post-doctoral research, University of Bern, Switzerland, 1981-1984

Ph.D. Theoretical Physics, 1981, from Indiana University
M.S. Physics, 1978, from University of Georgia
B.A., Natural Science, 1974, from Covenant College

Principal Physics Research Areas: Quantum Field Theory, primarily lattice gauge theory, two dimensional models including string theory, and computational physics. More Recent Research Interests: History of Science, Philosophy and Science, Theology and Science ( Publications )

Memberships: Member of theĀ American Physical Society, theĀ American Scientific Affiliation,the Christian Scientiic Society and Phi Kappa Phi.

Books published:

Science & Grace with Dr. Tim Morris, Biology, Covenant College

Selected talks given at Covenant College (pdf):

What Does It Mean To Be Kuyperian?, April, 1996 (pdf)
Toward a Covenant Theology of Science, February, 2000 (pdf)
Making the Most of the Times, Covenant College Convocation Address, August 24, 2007 (pdf)
(recording available at Covenant College itunes store, a direct link is here)
(Here is an addendum: The Tyranny of Public Image, by Ling Mei Petcher)

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