Nate Crossette smiles

My background: “I went to high school in Abington, just outside of Philadelphia, and got my bachelor’s in physics and math at Muhlenberg College in Allentown. After Muhlenberg I did a master’s program in physics at University of Cambridge, where I volunteered in a local A-level math course as part of a university outreach program. Then I began the physics Ph.D. at University of Colorado Boulder. I studied student reasoning on thermodynamics concepts and student group work. Teaching has been a big part of my educational journey.”

This fall, I’m teaching: “General Physics”

What students can expect from me: “I hope that I can make physics interesting and engaging so that students are excited to come to class and can see physics as something relevant to their everyday lives. So students can expect that, I’ll be trying to have lectures that are a little more conversational where they can talk and ask more questions than they might expect.”

Why are you excited about teaching at Lafayette? “I’m most excited to be teaching. I went to graduate school because I wanted to make physics as engaging and empowering an experience as it was for me.”

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