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Christopher L Duston Assistant Professor of Physics Department of Physics Merrimack College North Andover, MA, 01845 Email: [email protected] Homepage: Citizenship: United States Education Ph.D. Physics, Florida State University, 2013 . Committee: M. Marcolli (chair), L. Reina, O. Vafek, E. Klassen (FSU Math), H. Prosper, E. Aldrovandi (FSU Math), E. Hironaka (FSU Math). Dissertation Title: Exotic Smoothness, Branched Covering Spaces, and Quantum Gravity. M.S. Physics, Florida State University, 2009 . M.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, 2007 . Committee: R. Ciardullo (chair), S. Sigurdsson, R. Wade. Thesis Title: Blue Stragglers and the Planetary Nebula Luminosity Function. B.S. Astrophysics, University of Massachusetts, 2005 . Minors: Physics, Mathematics, Music. Honors: Magna Cum Laude , Commonwealth College Honors Student (adviser D. Wang). Thesis Title: Discrete Point Sources in the Chandra Galactic Center X-ray Survey. Academic Experience Merrimack College, Department of Physics Assistant Professor of Physics ( 2016 -present). Courses taught: Physics I, Physics II, General Physics II, Analytical Mechanics . Term Assistant Professor of Physics ( 2014 - 2016 ). The Expert TA Online Physics Grading System Content Director ( 2013 -present). Responsible for reviewing solutions, developing constructive student feedback, writing new problems, and organizing initiatives.

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