Graduates report that Juniata's interactive and attentive method of teaching and liberal arts philosophy gave them an advantage over their peers in graduate school and professionally.

A couple of graduates each year, on average, enter the teaching profession, while other graduates head to graduate school or into industrial positions. Physics students have been accepted into graduate programs across the country including:

  • Stanford
  • MIT
  • Princeton
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Wyoming
  • University of Rochester
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • The Ohio State University

Graduates also have used their physics education as stepping stones into medical school, engineering programs, information technology, and environmental science. One of our graduates, Bill Phillips '70, won the Nobel Prize in Physics

Our Recent Graduates in Physics and Engineering

Adam Anthony ’17 spent the summer after graduating from Juniata doing research at Michigan State University; now he is pursuing his doctorate in nuclear physics at the same institution.

Caitlin Everhart '15 is an educator at the Challenger Learing Center, part of the Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento, California.

Matt Flaugh '13 is enrolled in a graduate program studying medical physics at West Virginia University.

Kyle Gill '16 is working as for the Linde Group as a remote operator working in Linde Gases Region Americas Remote Operations Center. As a remote operator, he operates, monitors, and troubleshoots 5-6 cryogenic air separation units across North America.

Tess Ginley '13 is studying materials science and engineering at the University of Delaware, where she is also a research assistant.

David Milligan ’14 is employed as a signal analyst at FDH Velocitel, an engineering innovation corporation in North Brook, Ill.

Jason Ray-Alfaro ’16 is enrolled in a medical physics graduate program at Hofstra University.

Ryo Sekiai ’17 is employed as an engineer at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., in Nagasaki, Japan. 

Lauren Taylor ’13 is a doctoral student at Rochester Institute of Technology in the field of imaging science. 

Erik Wijmans ’16 completed three years of study at Juniata in spring 2015 and is now completing two years of the 3-2 engineering program at Washington University in St. Louis, where he has received a Brown Fellowship, which provides a half-tuition scholarship for these final two years of study.

Mara Zimmerman '16 is pursuing a doctorate in Astromomy at the University of Wyoming. She writes for Astrobites, a daily astrophysical literature journal written by graduate students in astronomy.


Research and Industry

  • Scientist and Nobel Prize recipient in Physics (1997), National Institutes of Standards and

  • Technology

  • Retired engine designer and inventor of the "Hemi" engine, Chrysler Corporation, General Electric Locomotive

  • Research Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

  • Senior Technical Staff member, IBM Microelectronics

  • Director, Information Systems, Praxis Biologics

  • President, Unitech Associates

  • President, Sesco Corporation

  • Product Manager, AMP Inc.

  • Manager of Nuclear Science, Southern California Edison


  • Advisory Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corp.

  • Project Engineer, Strobic Air Corp.

  • Electrical Engineer, Duke Power Co.

  • Design Engineer, Universal Forest Products, Inc.

  • Aerospace Engineer, The Boeing Corp.

  • Radiological Engineer, Bartlett Nuclear

Academic Posts

  • Professor of Physics, Penn State University

  • Associate Professor of Physics, Lafayette College

  • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, York College

  • Associate Professor, University of Alabama

  • Professor of Health Sciences, University of Arizona

  • Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of California, Berkeley

Training in Physics applied to related fields

  • Software Development Engineer, Microsoft Corp.

  • Marketing and Sales Manger, MRC Specialty Bearings

  • Chief Technology Officer, Certeon Inc.

  • Cost Estimator, Ford Motor Company

  • Investment Banker, Sandy Spring Bank

  • Optometrist, American Optometric Association