Somewhere along the line, what started as a job has turned into a career. I have taught Physics at Indiana Tech since 1990, which is a frightening number of years.
There is no Physics major at Indiana Tech, and most of the Physics courses here are in service to the Engineering and Computer majors. Thus, I mostly teach the same handful of courses over and over. Not exceptionally exciting, but I like to think I'm pretty good at teaching those courses.
Not married, no known kids. My children are my two adorable ferrets: Betty and Veronica. They need their daily romp, and for some reason I get funny looks if I'm out with friends and say "I need to get home and let my kids out of their cage."
Outside of work, my main hobby is that I'm a gamer. Not video or computer games, but table-top board games, role-playing games, and other games requiring strategic thinking. I first played Dungeons & Dragons in 1975, a year after it was first released, and I've not yet turned into a Satanist. I am an avid player of 4th edition D&D and active in the Living Forgotten Realms RPGA campaign.
I was advisor to an Indiana Tech game club called S.T.R.A.N.G.E. (Society Towards Roleplaying, Adventuring, and New Game Exploration), but the club has unfortunately been inactive for several years. (Anyone wishing to revive it is welcome to contact me.)
I have a black belt in Songahm Tae Kwon Do, but had to quit training due to chronic foot problems.
I own about 8000 comic books. I also am an art collector and have an extensive collection of originals of comic book, science fiction, and fantasy art.
As you can tell, I’m a classic geek. I would fit right in with the group on Big Bang Theory.