Assistant Professor of Instruction in Physics
Adam Lark is the director of the observatory, the laboratory director, and the head technician of the science center shop. Lark is currently researching exoplanets by doing photometry using the telescope at Peter’s Observatory. He earned his doctorate at the University of Toledo researching discovery based learning in physics laboratories.
Recent Courses Taught
Introductory Physics Laboratory
Learning Assistant Training
Astronomy: Exoplanet Detection
Physics Education: Discovery Based Laboratories
Society of Physics Notable Chapter Award, 2020
Donald W. Bowman Undergraduate Physics Research Award, 2005
- Wilcox, Lark. (2022). Magic Flickers in the Darkness. SPS Observer, LV3, 24.
- Lark, Kramp, and Nurnberger-Haag. (2008). Pet Rock. Science and Children, 45, 24-27.
- Van Hook, Lark, Hodges, Celebrezze, and Channels. (2007). Playground Physics: Finding the Moment of Inertia of a Merry-Go-Round. The Physics Teacher, 45, 85.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Advanced Laboratory Physics Association. (ALPhA)
Appointed to the Faculty2014
Ph.D., University of Toledo
M.S., Bowling Green State University
B.S., Bowling Green State University