Chuck Pearson

Geek at Large and Associate Professor in Greeneville, Tennessee

Chuck Pearson

Geek at Large and Associate Professor in Greeneville, Tennessee

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Hardly official. But officially nerdy.

Associate Professor of Natural Sciences at Tusculum University.

College science teaching and advising specialist. History in physics (algebra-based, for life sciences), chemistry (general/organic/physical), and biology (general/cellular-molecular) education, but sufficient background to handle everything from a random non-majors course to quantum mechanics, and all points in-between. Current primary teaching responsibilities: physical science (general education), general chemistry (majors), general physics (majors, algebra-based), biochemistry (and physical chemistry to come).

Strong history in health professions advising, but will obsess over a college catalog with the best of them.

Ed-tech nerd. Raving Moodle fan. Facing the ethical challenges of technology head-on, doing slow and steady work in course redesign targeted at opening the traditional and online classrooms.

Education policy obsessive.

Eclectic music listener.

Quizbowl evangelist (and reader for both local academic competition and national NAQT tournaments).

(You probably don't want to know about my college football passion - but I grew up in north Florida/south Georgia, I went to grad school at Ohio State, and my postdoc was in Birmingham, Alabama; you do the math. You also probably don't want to know that I was at the first Columbus Crew match in 1996, was at the last US Open Cup final a non-MLS team won in 1999, and have been a raving fan of American soccer - at all levels - for over two decades.)

Evangelical Christian. I don't wonder about the Christian part. I wonder about the Evangelical part all the time, but for some reason I hold on to that identity.

  • Work
    • Tusculum University
  • Education
    • PhD in Biophysics from the Ohio State University