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David Mitchell

David Mitchell, Ph.D. 

Professor of Physics &  

Liberal Studies Affiliated Faculty 

 

Email: dsmitche@calpoly.edu  

Office: 180-614 

Phone: 805-756-5290 

 

Education 

Ph.D. in Physics, UC San Diego (2004) 

B.S. in Physics and Applied Mathematics, George Washington University (1998) 

Courses 

PSC 101: Matter and Energy 

PSC 102: Atoms and Molecules  

PSC 103: The Physical Environment: Earth 

ASTR 101: Introduction to the Solar System 
 

Research & Interests 

Observational astronomy 

Detection and characterization of extrasolar planets 

Physics education 

Teacher preparation in science 

Diversity and inclusivity in science and science education 

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