Loyola University Maryland

Department of Physics

Faculty & Staff

The physics department faculty teach or manage all of the Loyola physics courses. Areas of interest and expertise cover a wide variety of physics subfields. If you are interested in the physics curriculum or working on a research project, feel free to contact any faculty member to discuss what is available in the department.

Professor Erdas
Andrea Erdas Professor

B.A., University of Cagliari, Italy
M.A. and Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Interest: neutrino physics, quantum field theory, Casimir effect

Professor Ganem
Joseph W. Ganem Department Chair, Professor

B.S., University of Rochester
M.S., University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., Washington University (St. Louis)
Areas of Interest: condensed matter physics, laser spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance

Department Chair and Professor, Dr.Jones
Randall S. Jones Associate Professor

B.S., Brown University
Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of Interest: computational physics, oceanography

Professor Lowe
Mary L. Lowe Professor

A.B., Harvard University
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Interest: fluid dynamics, biophysics, physics of medicine, robots in the introductory labs, student projects

Bahram Roughani Associate Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences, Professor

B.S., Indiana State University
M.A., Indiana State University
M.S., University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Areas of Interest: nanotechnology, experimental condensed matter

Grace Yong Assistant Teaching Professor

B.S. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. and Ph.D.  Wayne State University
Areas of Interest: Metamaterial superconductors, Manganite Perovskite films 

Professor Heyer
Inge Heyer Senior Assistant Teaching Professor

B.A., Smith College
M.S., University of Hawaii at Manoa
Ph.D., University of Wyoming
Areas of interest: Astronomy, physical science education

Gary Kapilevich, lecturer of physics
Gary Kapilevich Assistant Teaching Professor

B.S., Rutgers University
Ph.D., City University of New York
Areas of interest: Quantum field theory, quantum chromodynamics (QCD), color glass condensate

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Barry Dalrymple Laboratory Manager
Professor Derry
Gregory N. Derry Professor Emeritus

B.S., Union College
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Areas of Interest: experimental condensed matter physics, experimental surface physics, ultrahigh vacuum electron spectroscopy, history and philosophy of physics

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Helene F. Perry Associate Professor Emerita

A.B., Sweet Briar College
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Interest: experimental particle physics, optical physics, physics education research

Reverend Haig
Rev. Frank R. Haig, S.J. Professor Emeritus

B.A., S.T.B., S.T.L., Woodstock College
Ph.L., Bellarmine College
Ph.D., Catholic University of America
Areas of Interest: theoretical physics, nuclear structure, elementary particle physics, cosmology

Ashley Dwyer


Ashley says her Jesuit liberal arts education has prepared her to solve problems in the field of physics—and far beyond