Robert Davis

Faculty & Staff


Dr. Bob Davis

Physics and Engineering


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Professor of Physics & Engineering

Office Location: Euler 233
Phone: (765) 998-4987

Specialties: Musical Acoustics, Physics Education Research, Lightning, VLF signals in the ionosphere, Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism



Ph.D, Theoretical Acoustics and Mathematical Modeling, Purdue University, 1988
Thesis title: "Mathematical modeling of the orchestral timpani"
M.S., General Physics, University, 1982
B.S., Mathematics and Physics, Illinois State University, 1976

Why I Love Teaching At Taylor:

I enjoy teaching at Taylor because I can freely express my faith in my classes and I can teach the best subject in the world – physics!  Taylor students are, in general, highly capable, highly motivated, and excellent students to work with.  It is a real joy to teach them, to be with them, to know them, and see them move into their potential as scientists and engineers

Advice to Incoming Students:

Take responsibility for your education!  The professors are here to teach, guide, encourage, and are great resources, but you are ultimately responsible for your education.  You have a great capacity to learn when you are in college, so take advantage of all of the academic and research and project opportunities that you will have in the Physics and Engineering Department at Taylor.  Learn all you can in every class.  Don’t get behind, and don’t spread your time too thinly. 


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