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James Maloney

James Maloney

James Maloney

Assistant Professor of Physics


College of Arts and Sciences


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.


Office Location: Science Center
Phone: 605-256-5187