Timothy A. Swanson

Chair/Associate Professor of Physics

 

   Office:  Science Building Room 461

   Phone: 860-465-5217

   Fax:     860-465-5213

   Email: swanson@EasternCT.edu

 

   EDUCATION

          BS Upsala College

          MA Boston University

 

   COURSES TAUGHT

 

  

   RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am active in the development and modification of computer programs for use in the teaching of physics.  I gave a presentation on the use of computer data analysis programs in the teaching of teneral physics labs to the CSU Computer Conference in 1986.

 

   PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Lectures to groups at Windham High School and Windham Technical School on topics in physics.
  • Panelist for the ECSU Symposium on Albert Einstein 1980
  • Lecture on the Solution of the Schrodinger Equation for the Hydrogen Atom to the IT Seminar 1990
  • Eastern Connecticut State College Faculty Association 1966-70 (Vice-President 1968-69)

                  (President 1969-79)

  • Executive Board of the Faculty Association of the Four State Colleges 1986-70
  • Editor of the Faculty Information Calendar 1969
  • Founder, Director, and Moderator ECSU College Bowl Competition 1977 - Present

 

   CREATIVE WORK AND PERFORMANCES

     I have been active in the fields of both vocal and instrumental music at the University and in the community.  I have performed for over thirty five years with the ECSU Chorus and have been bass soloist in such works as Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat and his cantata Wachet Auf, Saint Sean’s Christmas Oratorio, Shubert’s Mass in G, Hayden’s Lord Nelson Mass,Faure’s Requiem, and Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors .

     I sang with the University Chamber Choral Emsemble for both the inauguration of President David Carter and for the Centennial Convocation in 1989.  I represented the University at the CSU Tenth Anniversary Concert with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in April 1993.  I continue to sing with the current Eastern Connecticut State University Concert Chorale and sang with them in 2006 at the Bosendorfer Mozart Music Festival in Vienna to commemorate the composer’s 250th  Anniversary.

     I have been choir director at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Willimantic since 1969 and currently serve there as Minister of Music. For many years I organized, directed, and performed with the University’s Recorder Emsemble.