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About Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr.

Thomas Greenslade received an A.B. in physics from Amherst College in 1959 and a doctorate in experimental low temperature physics from Rutgers University in 1965. From 1964 to 2002 he was a physics faculty member at Kenyon College and taught part-time there for the next three years.
Greenslade's research deals with early physics teaching apparatus, and in support of that he has a large web site, a private museum wing to his house, and an ongoing series of 462 illustrations of early apparatus in American Journal of Physics. He has 272 publications in The Physics Teacher, American Journal of Physics, Rittenhouse and Physics in Perspective, and has given 210 talks at AAPT meetings and physics department seminars. He recently completed his fourth two-year term as the chair of the Committee on the History and Philosophy of Physics of the American Association of Physics Teachers, which awarded him a Distinguished Service Citation in 1987, and made him a Fellow in 2014.
In 2002 Greenslade was listed him as one of the 75 most influential physics teachers and physicists in the United States. He is now the chair of AAPT Committee on the Interests of Senior Physicists. His entry for the 2007 AAPT Apparatus Competition won first place.

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Present Faculty Member, Kenyon College
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