Education

  • Master of Science in Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic institute 2014
  • Master of Science in Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic institute 2014
  • Bachelors of Science in Physics, Shippensburg University 2010
  • Associate of Arts in Mathematics, Harrisburg Community College 2009

Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Mount Wachusett Community College 2019-present
  • Visiting Researching Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MilkyWay@home 2018-present
  • Professional Tutor of Mathematics and Science, Hudson Valley Community College 2014-2019
  • Instructor of Physics and Mathematics, Southern Vermont Community College 2015-2019
  • Adjunct Instructor of Physics, Southern Vermont College Spring 2015
  • Adjunct Instructor of Physics, Champlain College, Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
  • Astrophysicist – Chandra X-Ray Observatory SAO/CfA 2011-2012

Publications

  • The Virgo Overdensity Explained: Donlon, Thomas II; Newberg, Heidi Jo; Weiss, Jake; Amy Paul; Thompson Jeffery –  The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 886, Issue 2, article id. 76, 13 pp. (2019). December 2019
  • Testing the Dark Matter Caustic Theory against Observations in the Milky Way: Dumas, Julie; Newberg, Heidi J.; Niedzielski, Bethany; Susser, Adam; Thompson, Jeffery M.; Weiss, Jake; Lewis, Kim M. – The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 811, Issue 1, article id. 36, 14 pp. (2015). September 2015

Courses Taught

Spring 2021

Mount Wachusett Community College

  • Ordinary Differential Equations MAT230
  • Discrete Mathematics MAT180
  • Statistics MAT143
  • College Physics II PHY106
  • College Physics I PHY105

Fall 2020

Mount Wachusett Community College

  • Statistics MAT143
  • StatWay MAT093
  • College Physics I PHY105
  • Introduction to Physical Science PHY101

Spring 2020

Mount Wachusett Community College

  • Statistics MAT143
  • Functions and Modeling MAT162
  • StemWay MAT097
  • Foundations of Mathematics MAT092
  • Introduction to Physical Science PHY101

Fall 2019

Mount Wachusett Community College

  • Statistics MAT143
  • StatWay MAT093
  • Foundations of Mathematics MAT092

Spring 2019

Southern Vermont College

  • College Algebra MA
  • General Physics II
  • Physical World

Fall 2018

Southern Vermont College

  • Linear Algebra
  • College Algebra
  • Contemporary Applied Mathematics
  • General Physics I

Spring 2018

  • College Algebra
  • General Physics II
  • Astrobiology
  • Life in the Universe

Fall 2017

  • First Year Experience
  • College Algebra
  • General Physics

Spring 2017

  • College Algebra
  • General Physics II
  • Physical World

Fall 2016

  • First Year Experience
  • College Algebra
  • General Physics I

Spring 2016

Southern Vermont College

  • General Physics II
  • Astrobiology
  • Life in the Universe

Fall 2015

Southern Vermont College

  • First Year Experience
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • General Physics I

Spring 2015

Southern Vermont College

  • General Physics II

Champlain College

  • Physics I

Fall 2014

Champlain College

  • Physics I