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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)
(Here is an addendum: The Tyranny of Public Image, by Ling Mei Petcher)

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