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Scott A. Hill, Theoretical Physicist and Educator

Education

1993-1997 B.A. in Physics and Mathematics with William Wootters, Williams College
1997-2002 Ph.D. in Physics with Gene Mazenko, University of Chicago
2003-2005 Post-doc in Physics with Jorge José, Northeastern University

Positions

2009-2015
University of Toledo
Part-Time Faculty in Physics (2012-2015)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics (2009-2012)
2013
Owens College
Adjunct Instructor
2007-2008
University of Dallas
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics
2006-2007
Southern Methodist University
Adjunct Professor of Physics
2006-2007
Eastfield College
Adjunct Professor of Physics
Fall 2005
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Adjunct Professor of Mathematics
Spring 2005
Rhode Island College
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Summer 2004
Northeastern University
Instructor

Publications

2010 Scott A. Hill and Dan Braha. Physical Review E 82: 046105
Dynamic model of time-dependent complex networks.
2007 Scott A. Hill. arXiv:0709.0078 [physics.soc-ph]
Holding strategies in a bus-route model.
2006 Daniel P. Knudsen, John T. Arsenault, Scott A. Hill, Donald M. O'Malley, and Jorge V. José. Neurocomputing 69: 1169-1174.
Locomotive network modeling based on identified neurons in zebrafish.
2005 Scott A. Hill, Melissa A. Borla, Jorge V. José, and Donald M. O'Malley. Neurocomputing 65-66: 61-68.
Neurokinematic modeling of complex swimming patterns of the larval zebrafish.
2005 Scott A. Hill. Physica A 328: 61-68.
Numerical analysis of a time-headway bus route model.
2003 Scott A. Hill and Gene F. Mazenko. Physical Review E 67: 061302.
Granular clustering in a hydrodynamic simulation.
2001 Scott A. Hill and Gene F. Mazenko. Physical Review E 63: 031303.
Nonlinear hydrodynamical approach to granular materials.
1997 Scott Hill and William K. Wootters Physical Review Letters 78: 5022.
Entanglement of a pair of quantum bits.

Course Evaluations

Questions were rated from 1 meaning "strongly agree", through 5 meaning "strongly disagree".
PHYS 2140 Spring 2015 PHYS 2140 Fall 2014 PHYS 2070 Fall 2014 PHYS 2140 Fall 2013 PHYS 3410 Spring 2012 PHYS 2140 Spring 2012 PHYS 2130 Spring 2012 PHYS 2140 Fall 2011
The syllabus was adequate and complete. 1.17 1.38 1.45 1.25 1.34 1.19
The instructor was readily available for questions and consultation. 1.22 1.21 1.36 1.35 1.36 1.14
The lectures were clear and understandable. 1.13 1.08 1.47 1.14 1.36 1.29 1.41 1.18
The instructor was prompt in beginning and ending the class. 1.40 1.15 1.38 1.31 1.55 1.38 1.72 1.19
Enough time was alloted in class to discuss questions. 1.19 1.06 1.59 1.24 1.36 1.34 1.43 1.21
The exams covered the course material adequately and fairly for the level of difficulty of the course. 1.17 1.36 1.59 1.29 1.64 1.44 1.37 1.27
Graded exams and assignments were returned within a reasonable amount of time. 1.24 1.09 1.35 1.36 1.45 1.64 1.85 1.22
The instructor conveyed concern and interest about your learning. 1.12 1.15 1.76 1.22 1.45 1.34 1.40 1.21
The instructor showed enthusiasm for the course material. 1.08 1.23 1.59 1.05 1.09 1.12 1.16 1.05
Compared to other science lecturers, this instructor was very good. 1.06 1.08 1.35 1.10 1.27 1.10 1.36 1.06
Compared to other similar science courses, this course was very good. 1.42 1.02 1.06 1.63 1.90 1.73 1.70 1.71
Average 1.20 1.14 1.46 1.27 1.44 1.36 1.46 1.22

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