Faculty and Staff

John Stamm

Dr. John Stamm


Associate Professor and Department Chair of Physics, Director of UE Honors Program

Room 240, Koch Center for Engineering and Science

Dr. John Stamm, Associate Professor and Chair of Physics, serves at the Honors Program Director. Dr. Stamm joined the faculty of UE in 2005 after obtaining a B.S. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Dr. Stamm has two main research interests in biophysics and plasma physics. He uses electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy of site-directed mutant proteins to elucidate structure-function relationships in membrane proteins. He also collaborates with NASA-Goddard to improve all aspects of plasma impedance measurements of the Earth’s ionosphere. Undergraduate projects have included simulations and fits of rocket data and pinpointing and eliminating probe circuitry error. Dr. Stamm teaches all levels of undergraduate physics including classes in biophysics, advanced lab and thermodynamics.
Jeffrey Braun

Dr. Jeffrey Braun


Room 236, Koch Center for Engineering and Science

Professor Braun received his PhD from Oklahoma State University in 1974, with a dissertation in relativistic quantum theory. Since joining the University of Evansville faculty in 1984, he has been studying the interaction between light and matter, leading research projects in photon correlation studies, holography, phase conjugation, and saturated absorption spectroscopy. Prof. Braun twice chaired the AAPT's national Committee on Undergraduate Education and UE's Faculty Senate. His Physics Study Guide, published by Addison-Wesley, is now in its 3rd Edition. He has given numerous presentations on his research and on various topics in undergraduate physics education.

When not in the classroom or lab, Dr. Braun is an active tennis player and official, having officiated numerous college and professional tennis matches, including the US Open.
Mitch Luman

Mr. Mitch Luman



As an adjunct instructor for the department, Mr. Luman teaches descriptive astronomy. He is a professional astronomy educator and graduate of The Ohio State University. His professional interests include conducting research on how the public learns through informal science activities and engaging the public in the light pollution awareness. His current projects include conducting community science cafés and the visual observation galaxy clusters with his personal 20-inch telescope.
Front of Olmsted Hall

Mr. David Fentress

Laboratory Supervisor/Physics

Room 237, Koch Center for Engineering and Science


Jayme Williams

Mrs. Jayme Williams

Program Assistant for UE Honors Program

Room 238, Koch Center for Engineering and Science