Matthew Koss

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Matthew B. Koss
Professor of Phyiscs
College of the Holy Cross

I am a professor of physics at Holy Cross. My work in STEM has been as a content “expert” and resource to K-12 teachers and teacher educators. I have developed and conducted workshops and programs for teachers based on my research with NASA on material physics conducted in low earth orbit. My teaching interests are in the introductory physics sequence, science literacy courses for non-science majors and thermal physics for physics majors. My current research interests are divided between dendritic solidification, the physics of baseball, and interaction between science and religion. Prior to joining Holy Cross in 2000, I worked in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I have a Ph.D. in Physics from Tufts University (1989), an A.B. degree from Vassar College (1983), and a diploma from Newton North High School (1979).


Subject Areas of Interest:
  • physics

Education Areas of Interest:
  • science content-specific pedagogy courses
  • interdisciplinary approaches
  • professional expertise