Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Dr. Ron Henderson is professor and chairman of the department of Physics and Astronomy at Middle Tennessee State University. He obtained degrees from the University of Tennessee, Duke University, and the University of Virginia (Ph.D.) before joining MTSU in 1996. Since becoming chairman in 2008 he has focused on growing the program by preparing physics majors for life after the bachelor's degree, with special attention given to students that are not pursuing graduate degrees. Efforts have included reforming introductory courses, creating career-focused curricular pathways, and requiring research involvement of all physics majors.