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OCCC Faculty

Tad Thurston

Professor of Physics
Division of Division of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Programs: Physics

Courses Taught

Engineering Physics 1,2
General Astronomy (with Lab)
Modern Physics
Calculus 1,2,3
Differential Equations
General Physical Science


I've believed since I was small that physics and astronomy were the most beautiful and profound areas of study I could imagine.  Towards that end, I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in astrophysics (B.S. 1990) and Physics (Ph.D. 1998) at the University of Oklahoma.  I then spent a number of years as a software engineer involved in scientific visualization of data before returning to teaching here at OCCC in January 2004.  One of my intense current interests is applying the state of current web and graphics technologies to the opportunities of freely accessible science education. 

Tad Thurston

Phone: (405) 682-1611, Ext. 7605
Office location: Science Engineering and Math Center - Room 1R1B
Office hours:

Please refer to your syllabus or Moodle course for my office hours. If you are not currently enrolled in one of my classes, please email me or give me a call. That contact information is provided on this page.

You can also contact the Science, Engineering and Mathematics Division Office at 405-682-7508 to get my current office hours.

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