Beth Schaefer, Ph.D.

Beth Schaefer
Phone: 732-987-2335
Office Location:
A&S 142
Office Hours:
Physics Department

Educational Backgroung:

  • B.A., Boston University, M.A., Ph.D., Boston College


  • E. Collett, B. Schaefer, Electrodynamic theory of fluorescence polarization of solutions: theory and application to the determination of protein-protein separation, Applied Optics, 48, pp1553-1564, 2009,
  • A Rotating Waveplate Polarization Analyzer  from The Wolfram Demonstrations Project Contributed by Beth Schaefer and Edward Collett, 2008.

Courses Taught:

  • PH121/122 General Physics I and II, MA115/6,PH235 Electronics for Scientists, PH227/8 Modern Physics, PH221 Vibrations and Wave, PH 350 Mechanics, PH310 Mathematical Physics, PH422 Quantum Mechanics, PH421 Experimental Physics,  Geology, Ph 334 Astronomy, Meteorology

Research Area:

  • Polarization Optics

Service to the University:

  • Chair, physics, mathematics departments, Program Review committee, Balloting committee
  • Past Committees:  Faculty Concerns Chair, IT Committee, Curriculum committee

Why I love GCU:

  • Individual student contact with faculty, family atmosphere

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