Faculty

This listing includes the main faculty for the specific courses within the major. This does not necessarily include those who teach general education classes.

Michael Gaylor
Michael Gaylor
Michael Gaylor

Position: Associate Research Professor

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:
Ph.D., The College of William and Mary
M.A., The College of William and Mary
B.S., Christopher Newport University

Dr. Michael Gaylor teaches all of the chemistry courses, including advanced courses in Astrochemistry, Astrobiology, Chemical Origins of Life, Marine Science and Ecotoxicology. His research interests include ecological impacts of anthropogenic chemicals, analytical methods development, supercritical fluids and prebiotic emergence of biomolecules. Dr. Gaylor maintains a highly interdisciplinary undergraduate research program, with his students publishing in respected scientific journals and attending top graduate and professional schools.

Michael Gaylor on Research Gate

James Maloney
James Maloney
James Maloney

Position: Assistant Professor of Physics

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:
J.D., Marquette University
M.S., Northern Illinois University
B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana

Dr. J.A. Maloney graduated with a B.S in Physics for the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and received both a M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Northern Illinois University, where his research focus on accelerator and beam physics. He also received a J.D. for Marquette University Law School.  Dr. Maloney teaches all physics courses at D.S.U. These including both the algebra and calculus-based 2-semester Physics classes and labs, and advanced Physics courses in Classical Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics, Optics, Quantum Mechanics, and Thermodynamics. Dr. Maloney’s research focuses includes improving simulation models for electromagnetic element and charged particle interactions, designing particle beam elements and layouts, and studying nonlinear effects in electromagnetic fields. Dr. Maloney also serves as DSU’s representative to the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) collaboration working at the forefront of particle physics research.