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The science of today is the technology of tomorrow…
If you are interested in a career in physics, geology, astronomy, or meteorology then earning a Science degree in Physics from ACM is a great, inexpensive way to start your educational journey. We offer all your core physics and mathematical courses, as well as many physical science electives, such as Meteorology, Astronomy, Geology, and Field Studies.
Professor of Physics
Location: SCIENCE (S) 70
What will you learn?
  • An understanding of the natural laws of our world, including:
    • Optics
    • Electricity and magnetism
    • Astronomy
    • Geology
    • Meteorology
  • Laboratory skills
  • Data Analysis
  • Application of Physics to environmental and societal issues
What will you do?
  • Research scientist
  • Geophysical Surveyor
  • Marine Geophysicist
  • Optical Physicist
  • Astrophysicist

Why ACM?

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Program Details
Our physics program is perfect if you plan to transfer to a four year school with a major in physical science, or into a pre-professional program such as pre-medicine or pre-pharmacy. We can offer you all the basic science, mathematics, and general studies courses that are typically required the first two years at most four-year institutions at a greatly reduced tuition cost. You will get a high quality education taught by our faculty of diverse scientists with advanced degrees. You will gain knowledge and skills through hands-on learning as we provide you amazing access to state-of-the-art scientific laboratory equipment and interactive field experiences.

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Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
Program Goals
  • Physics faculty will clearly and professionally share scientific knowledge and concepts in lecture and lab
  • Laboratory instructors will teach scientific skill sets needed for students to succeed with their continued education or when entering the workforce
  • The Science Division will support and promote seamless 2+2 degrees with transferability to four year University partner institutions
Learning Outcomes
  • Students effectively communicate physical science concepts and processes using both written and verbal skills
  • Students exhibit appropriate use of laboratory equipment and technology
  • Students can use analytic tools to problem solve
  • Physic majors are prepared to transfer to a four year institution in a scientific field

Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, scientific field of physics.

Emmanuel Atta-Obeng 
Assistant Professor

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B.S., Kwame Nkrumah University
M.S., Auburn University
Ph.D., West Virginia University

Thomas Baker 


B.S., M.S., Brigham Young University
Ph.D. University of Maryland

Michele Barmoy 
Associate Professor

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B.A., University Maryland Baltimore County
M.S., Frostburg State University

Donna Brunelli 
Interim Science Division, Professor

Science 66

B.S., Wikes University
D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cynthia Carnahan 
Assistant Professor

Science 59

B.S., M.S., Frostburg State University

Joy Freidenbloom 
Lab Coordinator

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B.S., Pennsylvania State University

Steven Heninger 

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B.S., University of Connecticut
M.S, Pennsylvania State University

Howard Kramer 

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B.S., City College of New York
M.S., Clark University
Ph.D. McGill University
Postdoctoral Research at Rockefeller University in New York

Willson Kwok 
Associate Professor

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A.A., Kapiolana Community College
B.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa
MBA,Ph.D., University North Carolina at Charlotte

Molly Mastrangelo 


B.A., Mount Holyoke College
Graduate Studies at University of Stockholm,Sweden
Ph.D., Yale University

Roberta Mills 
Office Manager, Science Division and Forest Technology

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A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

Stacie Rafter 
Associate Professor

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B.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed., George Washington University

Kathleen Gawel Thompson 
Instructor of Biology

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B.S.,Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University

Timothy Turner 
Associate Professor of Biology

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B.S., M.S., Frostburg State University

Patricia Andrews 
Professor Emeritus of Biology


B.S., M.S., Frostburg State University

James Stickler 
Professor Emeritus of Biology and Chemistry


B.S., West Virginia University
M.S., Ph.D. University of Kentucky
B.A., Morris Harvey College
C.A.S. West Virginia College of Graduate Studies

Glenn Workman, Jr. 
Professor Emeritus of Biology


A.A., Potomac State College
B.S.,M.S., Ph.D. West Virginia University

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