This past fall, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business honored Jerry Peacher, associate chair and professor of physics, for 50 years of teaching excellence.
Peacher, who joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1969, has taught generations of S&T students to understand the properties of general relativity, electricity and magnetism, engineering physics, and theoretical physics. He says his students have been a constant inspiration, and he wants to keep teaching as long as he’s able.
“The nice thing about S&T is that the quality of the students has stayed consistent since I began here,” says Peacher. “That’s why I keep teaching — it’s interesting. People who want to do physics are pretty good students and have to know a lot of math to succeed in physics.”