Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Terence McAuley Kite
Professor of Physics
- B.A., in Education from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, 1963
- M.S.T., in Physics from the University of Michigan, 1966
- Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wyoming, 1974
- Engineering Physics
- Calculus I
- Calc II
- Calc III
- Engineering Math
- Physical Science (with labs)
- Intro to Computer Science
- Intermediate Mechanics
- Modern Physics
- Hebrews (guest lecturer)
- Recently, Dr. Kite has become very interested in how students learn -- cognitive styles.
- His research has been mostly about electron spin interactions in molecular crystals and the electron exchange interactions in crystals that effectively have only 1 and 2 magnetic dimensions. (Don't ask about this stuff. It takes too long to write it down.)
- He reads everything of physical science.
- Dr. Kite taught high school two years at Axtell, Neb., and one year at Chelsea, Mich. He taught two years at Montana State, 25 years at Pepperdine University, and 12 years at York College prior to his return in 2012.
- He is a member of Sigma Xi (national science fraternity), the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), a branch of American Institute of Physics, (AIP) and the Southern California sectional of AAPT.
- He has gone to many churches of Christ in Southern and Central California and given demonstrations relating Physics with Religion. This is not apologetics, but shows the consistency of the two realms of creation in which he believes.
- He also has not lost his tremendous interest in studying about the Christian Covenant. This is more important to him than any science. (However, they are very related.)
- Dr. Kite is a very avid birder and fisherman.
If you have questions about the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department, or would like to schedule a tour of the program, please contact Dr. Ray Miller, Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.