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Physics and Astronomy Profile

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Amy Pope

Physics and Astronomy

Senior Lecturer

Kinard Lab 306 [Office]


Educational Background

BS, Physics, Clemson University, 1997
MS, Physics, Clemson University, 1999
PhD, Physics, Clemson University, 2002

Profile/About Me

I am a Senior Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy. I am a non-tenure-track faculty whose focus is on the teaching mission of the university. I work with students in general education physics courses and engage them through the promotion of critical thinking, interpretation of real-world situations and assessing information. I am a faculty senate delegate, facilitator of a faculty learning community on Large Enrollment General Education Courses and am active in community outreach.

Courses Taught

Physics of Sports: (PHYS 1800) Introductory level General Education Course designed to draw students into taking physics who otherwise would have this experience. Physics knowledge is coupled with critical thinking and analysis, taking data (video, news, Journal articles) and assessing the information.

General Physics I & II (PHYS 2070 and 2080): General Education Course for pre-professional students focused on developing critical thinking, assessment and problem solving skills within physics.

Selected Talks

Presenter: 2020 Association of General and Liberal Studies Conference

Honors and Awards

• 2020: Association of General and Liberal Studies Jerry G. Gaff Outstanding Teacher awardee
• 2017: College of Science Outstanding Lecturer Award 2017


• 2021 SCJAS Judge
• 2020 Physics of Sports Virtual Presentation to Science Donor Group
• 2020 Clemson Alumni Facebook Live series Interview
• 2020 Youth Scholars Program
• 2019 Tabling for College of Science Week Demos on Library Bridge, Anderson Mall “Getting Stemmy with It”
• 2018 CU parents Weekend Physics Demonstration Show, Spring Game Demonstrations