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marianne breinig
Marianne Breinig
Associate Department Head
Assistant Director, Graduate Program

Office: 202 Nielsen Physics Building
Phone: 865-974-7842

Brief Vita
  • PhD, Physics, University of Oregon (1979)
  • MA, Physics, University of Oregon (1975)
  • Certified Teacher, Math and Physics, J. W. Goethe Universität, Germany (1972)
  • Professor, Department of Physics, University of Tennessee, (1991-present)
    Director of the Graduate Program in Physics
  • Associate Professor, Physics, University of Tennessee (1986-1991)
  • Adjunct R&D Participant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Physics Division (1988-1996)
  • Assistant Professor, Physics, University of Tennessee (1981-1986)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Tennessee (1979-1981)

Selected Honors
  • 2019 L.R. Hesler Award; University of Tennessee Chancellor's Honors
  • 2016 James R. and Nell W. Cunningham Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences

Research Areas
  • Physics Education, Online Education, Educational Technology

Teaching & Student Enrichment
  • Coordinator, UT Physics Summer Research Fellowship for Undergraduate Students
  • Director, UT Physics Graduate Program
  • Online/Studio Physics Course Development & Delivery
  • Creation of Research Opportunities in Optics for Undergraduates
  • Recent Courses
    • Physics 135: Introduction to Physics I (Science Majors)
    • Physics 136: Introduction to Physics II (Science Majors)
    • Physics 221: Elements of Physics I (Pre-Meds)
    • Physics 222: Elements of Physics II (Pre-Meds)
    • Physics 490: GRE Preparation (Fall 2015)
    • Physics 513: Problems in Theoretical Physics I
    • Physics 514: Problems in Theoretical Physics II



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