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Physics Department

Reverend Paul Nienaber, SJ, Ph.D.
Paul Nienaber
Department Chair - Physics, Physics - Associate Professor

(507) 457-1532
pnienabe@smumn.edu

Paul Nienaber is an Assistant Professor and Chair of Physics at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Father Nienaber joined the physics department in August 2004. He is a Jesuit priest of the Chicago Province and a member of the MiniBooNE Collaboration, a neutrino experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago, Illinois.

Fr. Paul's website

Courses Recently Taught at SMU
Physics of Sound and Music
Foundations of Physics
Introductory Physics I & II
Classical Mechanics
Radiation Physics
Microcontroller Organization & Architecture
Digital Systems
Perspectives on the Good Human Life

Professional Organizations
American Association of Physics Teachers
Sigma Pi Sigma
American Physical Society Division of Particle and Fields

Education
Certificate, Pastoral Studies, Catholic Theological Union, 1999
M.Div, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA, 1998
Graduate Study, Philosophy and Theology, Loyola University Chicago, IL, 1992
Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, 1988
M.S., Physics, University of Illnois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, 1976
B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Thomas More College, Covington, KY, 1975

Teaching Experience
2004 to Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2001-2003: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
1999-2000: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
1992-1995: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
1984-1987: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
1983-1984: Instructor, Department of Physics, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
1975-1982: Research Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Presentations
Education and Outreach at MiniBooNe: Challenging Expectations, College of the Holy Cross/Fermilab, American Physical Society/Division of Particles and Fields, Philadelphia, PA, 2003

Publications
Neutrino Experiments at Fermilab in Beam Line: A Periodical of Particle Physics, 2001