Department of Physics & Astronomy • Ohio Northern University • Ada, OH 45810
t-sheridan@onu.edu • (419) 772-2739 • fax (419) 772-1888

Ph.D. Physics • Dartmouth College, 1987 • Thesis: “Time-resolved measurement of the electron distribution function in a magnetized laboratory plasma,” supervised by M. A. Hayes
B.A. Physics, summa cum laude, with honors • Hiram College, 1983

Phi Beta Kappa (liberal arts), Sigma Pi Sigma (physics), Sigma Xi (research), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership)

Professor of Physics • Ohio Northern University, 2009-present
Associate Professor (tenured 2006) • Ohio Northern University, 2005-2009
Assistant Professor • Ohio Northern University, 2002-2005
Visiting Research Scientist • University of Iowa, August 2005
Visiting Assistant Professor • Allegheny College, 2001-2002
Associate Professor • West Virginia Wesleyan College, 2000-2001
Visiting Scientist • University of Iowa, summers 2000 & 2001
Research Fellow • Australian National University, Institute of Advanced Studies, 1997-2000
Visiting Assistant Professor • Glenville State College, 1995-1996
Visiting Research Fellow • University of Natal, Durban, spring 1993
Research Assistant Professor • West Virginia University, 1991-1995
Assistant Research Scientist • University of Iowa, 1988-1991

Ohio Northern University • The Big Ideas in Physics, Physics: Mechanics, Physics: Heat, Sound & Light, Physics: Electricity & Magnetism, Analytic Mechanics 1 & 2, Statistical Physics, Electricity & Magnetism 1 & 2, Advanced Lab Methods, Laboratory: Mechanics, Laboratory: Heat, Sound & Light, Laboratory: Electricity & Magnetism
Allegheny College • Introduction to Astronomy, Introduction to Physics, Mechanics of Particles, Mathematical Physics, Laboratory: Physics I, Laboratory: Physics II
West Virginia Wesleyan College • Astronomy I, Astronomy II, Electricity & Magnetism, Fluid Mechanics, Senior Research Seminar, Laboratory: General Physics II
West Virginia Wesleyan College—Summer Gifted Camp • Intermediate Algebra, Java Programming, Astrophysics
Glenville State College • General Physics I, General Physics II, Introductory Astronomy, Arithmetic (developmental math), Intermediate Algebra
West Virginia University • University Physics I, Computer Simulation of Plasma
University of Iowa • College Physics II

ONU Summer Research Grant, 2011-2012
ONU Teaching with Technology Grant, 2007
ONU Faculty Development Grant, 2005 & 2007
Proposal: "Using complex plasma to study epitaxial growth dynamics," submitted to Research Corporation, 2003 for $29,225. Not funded.

James Gallagher • "Investigation of acoustic pulse in one-dimensional dusty plasma," 2010
Andrew Magyar • "One-to-two dimensional transitions in a dusty plasma," 2009
Michael Garee • “Simulation of solitary waves in two-dimensional complex plasma,” 2008
Kevin Wells • “Study of small Debye clusters in highly anisotropic potential wells,” 2007
Andrea Herrick • “Observation of interacting dust molecules in complex plasma,” 2007

Veeco Process Equipment, Inc. • “Dusty plasma physics analysis of advanced particle control methods for deposition and etch process equipment for EUV mask fabrication,” 2007

Eleanor H. & Robert W. Biggs Chair in the Sciences, 2008-2009

Experimental and theoretical research in dusty plasmas and sheaths, 2008-2009

Dr. William Theisen • “Transition to chaos in a driven complex plasma,” Spring 2008

American Physical Society • Member • Vice Chair, Chair-Elect, Chair and Past Chair, Ohio-region Section, 2007-2011
Sigma Xi — The Scientific Research Society • Vice President ONU Chapter, 2006-2008

Physics of Plasmas, Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology, Journal of Plasma Physics, Surface and Coatings Technology, Thin Solid Films, Nuclear Instruments and Methods Section B, Australian Journal of Physics

• over 100 publications
• 20 publications resulting from research done at ONU
• six publications with ONU student coauthors
• cited more than 1800 times in more than 1100 articles