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- Kelley D. Sullivan joins the department as a tenure-eligible faculty member in a new position.
- Matthew Price switches from non-tenure eligible to a new tenure-eligible faculty position.
- Dan Briotta goes on sabbatical leave.
- Beth Ellen Clark Joseph awarded $2.7 Million for the OSIRIS REx project.
- Michael "Bodhi" Rogers and Matthew Price (along with the departments of mathematics and education) awarded $1.2 Million from NSF to establish the Ithaca College Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program.
- Luke Keller spends his sabbatical leave working on the NASA funded SOFIA project.
- Michael "Bodhi" Rogers travels to Cyprus to image Late Bronze Age cities using archaeogeophysics.
- Michael "Bodhi" Rogers is the visiting faculty member at the Ithaca College London Center.
- Bruce Thompson is the visiting faculty member at the Ithaca College London Center.
- Beth Ellen Clark Joseph spends a sabbatical leave semester in France.
- Andrew Crouse (physics education researcher) joins the department as a one-year sabbatical leave replacement with the intent for continuing in this position.
- Matthew Price (astronomy education researcher) joins the department in a three-year position that supports the addition of the BS in Physics degree.
- Luke Keller is promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure.
- Michael "Bodhi" Rogers is promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure.
- Beth Ellen Clark Joseph is awarded the All-College Excellence in Scholarship Award
- Bruce Thompson is promoted to Associate Professor and receives Tenure.
- The BS in Physics degree is approved and three graduating students earn this degree.
- Beth Ellen Clark Joseph is promoted to Associate Professor and receives Tenure.
- Michael "Bodhi" Rogers is awarded the All-College Excellence in Teaching Award
- The Peformance-based Physics classroom is constructed.
- Matthew C. Sullivan joins the department, replacing Charles Spencer.
- Charles Spencer retires and moves to Hawaii.
- Luke Keller and Michael Rogers join the department, replacing John Schwartz and Peter Seligmann.
- John Schwartz retires (but stays on as a part-time instructor) and Peter Seligmann passes away suddenly.
- Bruce Thompson (physics department instructor since spring of 1995) becomes a full-time member of the department, replacing Paulen Smith.
- Beth Clark Joseph replaces Ahren Sadoff as a full-time member of the department.
- Dan Briotta oversees the opening of the Clinton B Ford Observatory and the installation of its new CCT-16, 0.4m f/8 Cassegrain telescope manufactured by DFM Engineering.
- Randy McKee leaves the department and is not replaced reducing the number of full-time faculty from seven to six.
- The New Science Building (now called the Center for Natural Sciences) opens for business.
- George Nickas leaves and is replaced by Randy McKee.
- George Nickas replaces Murray Steinberg.
- Murray Steinberg leaves the department.
- Dan Briotta joins the physics department.
- Charles Spencer becomes the fifth member of the department.
- Peter Seligmann joins the team.
- John Schwartz becomes the fourth member of the physics department.
- Murray Steinberg joins the department.
- Paulen Smith becomes the second member of the department.
- Ahren Sadoff, the founder of the Department of Physics, joins the Ithaca College faculty.