Dr. Fernando Espinoza, adjunct associate professor of physics and astronomy, has published a textbook, Wave Motion as Inquiry: The Physics and Applications of Light and Sound (Springer). The book covers the wave physics of both optics and acoustics for students with a non-science background.
Dr. Espinoza has more than 25 years of experience at the high school and college levels teaching astronomy, physics, Earth science, physical science, and in the pedagogical preparation of science teachers. He has an active research agenda that includes numerous peer-reviewed publications, a textbook The Nature of Science, and a significant number of conference presentations. He serves as a reviewer for several journals, most recently as a member of the New York State Education Department’s Science Content Advisory Committee.