Julie Lorraine Talbot

jtalbot@westga.edu

www.westga.edu/~jtalbot

 

29 Thorn Hill Dr.                                                                                   (770) 838-1995 (home)

Carrollton, GA  30117                                                                                      (678) 839-4093 (office)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

            Associate Professor of Physics                                             University of West Georgia

                                                                                                                           2008-Present

 

            Assistant Professor of Physics                                              University of West Georgia

                                                                                                                          2002-2008

Duties include teaching introductory and upper level physics courses, including Principles of Physics, Introductory Physics, Astronomy, Modern Physics,  Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Quantum Mechanics, Computational Physics, Mathematical Physics and Senior Seminar.

 

            Visiting Assistant Professor                                              Gustavus Adolphus College

                                                                                                                                  2000-02

Duties included teaching General Physics (with and without calculus), Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Senior Seminar, and several lab courses.  Taught both majors and non-majors, of varying mathematical abilities and backgrounds.

 

            Recitation Instructor                                                                     Clemson University

   1997—2000

Taught recitations, gave quizzes, graded homework, and helped proctor exams.

Course:  Introductory Physics with Calculus I and II

 

            Lab Instructor for General Physics I and II                                               1995—1996

 

Taught labs, made up quizzes and final exams, and did lab set-up.

 

            Mathematics Teacher                                            Berlin-Brothersvalley High School                                                                                                     1993-94 School Year

Taught grades seven through twelve, in courses ranging from pre-algebra to pre-calculus.

 

            Physics and Chemistry Teacher                                   Aliquippa High School   

 1992-93 School Year

Taught chemistry and physics courses and labs to inner city students, in grades ten through twelve.

 

SERVICE TO INSTITUTION

            Academic Policy and Procedures Committee                                        2006—Present

 

Dean’s Advisory Committee                                                                 2002—2006

 

            Society of Physics Students, Advisor                                                     2002—Present

 

            Judge, Sigma Xi competition                                                                 March, 2003

                                                                                                                        March, 2005

 

            WAC Certification                                                                                Mar. 29, 2003

 

            Advising Liaison for the Physics Department                                          Spring, 2003—Present

 

            Volunteer Advisor for Excel Center                                                       Fall, 2003—Present

 

            Advisor for dual degree physics/engineering majors                                Spring, 2004—Present

 

            Secretary to the College of Arts and Sciences                                       Aug., 2005—Aug., 2007

 

            Faculty Orientation Leader                                                                    Summer, 2007

 

            Faculty Mentor—GEMS Summer Research Program                            Summer, 2007

 

SERVICE TO COMMUNITY

            Judge, West Georgia Regional Science Fair,                                         March 2, 2005

 

Assisted with Physics Demonstration Night,                                          Sept., 2002 and 2003

 

            Judge, Bremen Middle School Science Fair,                                         Feb. 4, 2003

 

            Member and Dog Foster, Carroll County Humane Society,                       since September, 2002

 

            Dog Foster Co-chair, Carroll County Humane Society,                             since August, 2003

 

            Member, Carroll County Humane Society Board of Directors,                  since April, 2004

 

EDUCATION

            Ph. D.                                                                                                        May, 2000

            Clemson University

            Physics

 

            M.S.                                                                                                          May, 1997

            Clemson University

            Physics

 

            B.S.                                                                                                           May, 1992

            Allegheny College

            Physics; Math minor

 

OTHER HONORS

            Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1992

           

            Allegheny College Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 1992

 

            Winner, Vice President’s Online Course Proposal Competition, Dec., 2003

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

            American Physical Society

           

            American Association of Physics Teachers

 

            Sigma Xi Research Society

 

Publications

            Talbot, J. L. “A Calculation of the Vertex Correction Term of a Vector Boson without

            Renormalization,” Physics Essays, Vol. 17, No. 3, September 2004.

 

THESES

Talbot, Julie (2000). A Calculation of the Magnetic Moment of a Charged Vector Meson Using Proper Normalization, Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Clemson University.

 

Talbot, Julie (1997). A Variational Calculation of PSWEP Parameters, Unpublished Master’s thesis, Clemson University.

           

Talbot, Julie (1992). A He-Ne Laser Station for a Modern Optics Laboratory, Unpublished Senior Comprehensive thesis, Allegheny College.

 

TALKS AND PAPERS PRESENTED

Talbot, J. L. (2006, Mar. 24) Using a Gaussian to Properly Normalize the Vertex Correction Term for a Vector Boson, 83rd Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science

 Talbot, J. L. and Espinosa, J. C. (2006, Mar. 25)  A Comparison of FCME and MPEX results for Calculus and Trig-Based Physics Courses, 83rd Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science.

 Talbot, J. L. (2005, Nov. 11) A Gaussian Normalization as an Alternative to Renormalization, 72nd Annual Southeastern Section Meeting of the American Physical Society 

Talbot, J. L. and Espinosa, J. C. (2005, Apr. 2)  Realtime ELVIS in the Classroom: Using LabVIEW in the Introductory Physics Laboratory, 82nd Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science

 

Talbot, J.L. (2004, Nov. 11)  A Calculation of the Vertex Correction Term of a

Vector Boson without Renormalization, 71st Annual Southeastern Section Meeting of the American Physical Society

 

Talbot, J.L. (2004, April 8) Renormalization and Vector Bosons, Talk for Physics students and faculty

 

Talbot, J.L. (2004, March 27) Calculation of the Magnetic Moment of a Charged Vector Meson Using Proper Normalization, 81st Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science

 

            Talbot, J.L. (2003, October 18)  Renormalization in Quantum Field Theory, Talk    

            given for the Sigma Xi Research Society

 

Talbot, J.L., (2003, March 11)  An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory. Talk given for a math seminar.

 

Talbot, J.L., (2003, Feb. 28)  Presentation to physics department on the uses of Vernier software, probes and interfaces.

           

Talbot, J.L. and Burt, P.B. (1997, March). A Variational Calculation of PSWEP Parameters. Paper presented at the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Talbot, J.L. (1997, April).  Binding Forces in the Deuteron.  Poster paper presented at the Graduate Student Forum, Clemson University, South Carolina.

 

TALKS AND PAPERS PRESENTED BY STUDENTS

M. F. Herron, and J. L. Talbot, (2006, Mar. 24th) Simulating Quantum Phenomena Using Matlab, 83rd Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science

 

G. Hunter, A. Martinez, J. C. Espinosa, and J. L. Talbot, (2006, Mar. 24th) Testing a Newtonian Law of Gravity, 83rd Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science

 

G. Hunter, N. Lipham, A. Steiner, J. Espinosa, J. Talbot, P. Fisher, D. Craig, J. Woodyard, (2006, Mar. 24th) Using Fluid Mechanics to Simulate the Motion of Gases in Barred Galaxies, Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science

 

G. Hunter, J. Espinosa, and J. Talbot, Precession of Mercury and Bending of Starlight Using Gravitational Emission Theory, (2005, April 19) April Meeting of the American Physical Society

 

G. Hunter, J. C. Espinosa, and J. L. Talbot, (2005, Apr. 2) A Retarded Correction to Newton’s Law of Gravity, 82nd Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

            Attended Workshop on Computational Physics, Lawrence University, July 2003

 

            Applied for NSF CCLI grant, December, 2003

 

            Attended LabVIEW workshop, September, 2004

 

            Applied for NSF CCLI grant, December, 2004

 

            Attended an Inquiry-Based science workshop, Feb. 25-26, 2005

 

Applied for and was accepted into the Activity Based Physics Faculty Institute, June 2005, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

 

            Submitted and received funding for a GEMS course reform proposal,

with J. Espinosa, January, 2005

 

Submitted and received funding for a Tech Fees project entitled “Virtual Laboratory Software”, April, 2005

 

Applied for NSF CCLI grant, May, 2006

 

Applied for NSF CCLI grant, May, 2007