Dr. Deonna Woolard

Dr. Deonna Woolard

Department Chair and
Professor of Physics

Randolph Macon College
P.O. Box 5005
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 752-7329 phone
(804) 752-4724 fax

dwoolard@rmc.edu

Research Interests


Education


Publications


Courses Taught

Advanced Laboratory I
Advanced Laboratory II
College Physics I
College Physics II
Continuum Mechanics
Digital Electronics
Electricity and Magnetism
Freshmen Year Experience Course
Hitchhiker’s Physics
Intermediate Mechanics
Modern Physics
Physics for Scientists I
Physics for Scientists II
Quantum Mechanics
Science of Structures
Special Topics Course in Structures
Topics in Mathematical Physics


Student Research Projects

Andrea Gonzalez, “The Heating of Water through Solar Energy”, Physics 300 Semester Research Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Fall 2009.

Edwin Wallace, “Terminal Ballistics of Top Rated Muzzleloader Bullets,” Physics 300 Semester Research Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Fall 2009.

Anthony Fahed, “Digital Technology in an Analog World”, Physics 300 Semester Research Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Fall 2007.

Amanda Morse, “Concrete,” Physics 300 Semester Research Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Fall 2007.

Andrea Gonzalez, “Photography Applied to Physics,” Physics 271 Guided Research, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Fall 2007.

James Warren, "Linearized Displacement of Steel Disks," Physics 300 Semester Research Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Fall 2006.

Brandon Sumpter, "The Effect of Sound Waves on Building Stability," Physics 300 Semester Research Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Fall 2006.

AZ Cox, "Comparing and Identifying Liquids Using Ultrasonic Testing," Physics 300 Semester Research Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Fall 2006.

Paulo Garcia, "Principal Angle Mapping in Photoelasticity," Physics 300 Semester Research Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Spring 2005.

Libbie Griffin, "Physics in Elementary Education: Simple Harmonic Motion and Springs," Physics 300 Semester Research Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Spring 2005.

Paulo Garcia, "The Mapping of Photoelastic Fringes," SURF 2004 program, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Summer 2004.

John Pfaff, "An Exploration of Sound Reflection," SURF 2003 program, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Summer 2003.

Lisa Gray, "The Creation of an 'Off the Shelf' Alternative to the Industry Standard Epoxy as a Film Coating in Photoelastic Experiments," Physics 300 Semester Research Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Spring 2002.

Keith Weber, "Identifying Optical Markers as Indicators of Imminent Failure," Physics Senior Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Fall 2001-Spring 2002.

Joseph Lilly, "A Closer Look at an Originally Designed Electric Engine," Physics Senior Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Fall 2001-Spring 2002.

Keith Weber, "The Investigation into Magnetic Alternatives to the Internal Combustion Engine," SURF 2001 program, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Summer 2001.

Joseph Lilly, "Exploration of an Originally Designed Electric Engine," SURF 2001 program, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Summer 2001.

Robert Skeens, "21st Century Upgrade to a 20th Century Solar Radiation Experiment." Physics Senior Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Spring 2001.

Joseph Lilly, "Christmas Bulbs: How They Remain Illuminated." Physics 300 Semester Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Spring 2001.

Wesley Madden, "The Cavendish Balance: Finding the Gravitational Constant G." Physics 300 Semester Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Spring 2001.

William Pluim, "Photoelastic Analysis of Lap Joints." Physics Senior Project, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Fall 2000.

William Pluim, "Nondestructive Evaluation of Lap Joints." SURF 2000 program, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, Summer 2000.

Chandler Amiss, "Nondestructive Evaluation of Adhesive Bonds." Physics Senior Project, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1998-1999. (Served as a graduate student advisor)

Daniel Reid, "Non-invasive Evaluation and Modeling of a Colonial Brick Kiln." Physics Senior Project, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1998-1999. (Served as a graduate student advisor)

(updated August 2010)