Dr. James Wanliss

JamesWanliss-PresbyterianCollege-ClintonSC-PhysicsProfessor of Physics
864.833.7162
B.S. University of Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa)
M.S. University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Ph.D. University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
jawanliss@presby.edu

Dr. Wanliss directs the Space Weather Undergraduate Research Laboratory (SWURL) where, together with students, he studies space science and nonlinear dynamical systems under grants from NASA and NSF. He has lectured on diverse topics including homeschooling, global warming, chronobiology, Christian apologetics, space weather, earthquake dynamics, and the relation of theology to science.

Dr. Wanliss has served as an expert reviewer for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) is a Senior Fellow and Contributing Writer for The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, and Policy Expert to the Heartland Institute. He has written several books, published over 55 peer-reviewed physics articles, won the prestigious NSF CAREER award, and has served as an expert reviewer for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change.

Dr. Wanliss enjoys traveling and has taken students for research work in Japan, Korea, and South Africa.

Dr. Chad L. Rodekohr

ChadRodekohr-PresbyterianCollege-ClintonSC-PhysicsAssociate Professor of Physics
864.833.7160
B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
clrodekoh@presby.edu

Dr. Eli T. Owens

Assistant Professor of Physics
864.833.8409
B.S. West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
Ph.D. North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
etowens@presby.edu

Dr. Gregory D. Goeckel

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Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Marymount College of Kansas
M.S., Ph.D. Kansas State University
ggoeckel@presby.edu
864-833-8446

Courses Taught

  • College Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus I–IV
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Calculus for the Social and Biological Sciences
  • Transition to Advanced Mathematics
  • Complex Variables
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Differential Equations.
  • Freshman Seminar: Critically Puzzle