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Physics professor Peter Sheldon named Leader of the Month by Lynchburg Business magazine

Peter Sheldon

Peter Sheldon

Peter Sheldon, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics & Engineering and director of the Center for Student Research at Randolph, is featured as Leader of the Month in the latest issue of Lynchburg Business magazine.

In the article, Sheldon answered questions about his work at Randolph, the SUPER program, and his role in founding and organizing the annual Randolph College Science Festival. Sheldon also explained what brought him to Randolph in the first place.

“It was the opportunity to teach at a small, liberal arts college where I could make a difference,” Sheldon said. “Physics is a discipline which has traditionally been male-dominated. I hoped to make an impact on educating a diverse workforce. One of the advantages of teaching at a small liberal arts college is you have a lot of autonomy and opportunities to make a difference by starting programs or making changes.”

Read the full Q&A here.


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