Faculty Highlights

  • Nearly 95% of Roanoke College tenure-track faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields.
  • Courses are taught by professors and the average class size is less than 18, ensuring that students receive one-on-one attention and develop strong working relationships with faculty.
  • On a 1-5 scale, Roanoke students rate faculty at 4.6 for openness to questions in class.
  • Faculty in physics and mathematics who teach in the dual-degree program hold doctorates in physics, mathematics and statistics from Arizona State, Bowling Green, Clemson, Florida Institute of Technology, Old Dominion University, University of Massachusetts, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, University of Tennessee, University of Texas and Virginia Tech.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Materials physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Dynamical systems
  • Swarm optimization
  • Sports science
  • Statistical resampling
  • Biostatistics
  • And other areas of applied physics, mathematics and statistics

Dr. Richard Grant

"One of the strengths of this program is that graduates
enter the workforce with more than just the engineering training.
They have a broad educational background and the technical
raining required to construct successful careers."
Dr. Richard Grant
Coordinator of
Dual-Degree Program,