Steven Adams

Steven P. Adams, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Programs I Teach


  • PhD, Physics (1989)
    Bryn Mawr College (PA)

About Me

I love teaching physics courses at all levels. I want students in my classroom to be active learners through the process of problem solving and critical analysis of results and feel comfortable and confident in asking questions and seeking guidance. I strive to help students appreciate the broad applicability of physical principles, help them realize that studying physics is intellectually rewarding, and pass on some of my passion for the subject.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Physical Society (APS Physics)


  • The Clarence R. Moll Professor of the Year Award (2014)
  • College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007)