Jeremy Lusk, PhD

Assistant Professor

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(501) 450-5912

I get paid to teach people how the universe works, and I think that’s pretty neat! I’m also incredibly lucky to be able to do that in central Arkansas – which has been “home” for basically my whole life.

I graduated from UCA with a degree in physics in 2010, and started graduate school at the University of Oklahoma the same year. At OU, I studied supernovae — the gigantic explosions called supernovae that end the lives of very massive stars. That’s where my journey to where I am today gets a little unusual: After getting my Master’s degree in 2014, I moved to Midland, Texas and became the physics instructor at Midland College. That’s where I learned how to teach physics full-time while finishing my Ph.D. remotely and starting a family… it was a very busy time. When a job at UCA became available in 2017, we jumped at the chance to move back home to central Arkansas. I finally finished my Ph.D. in 2018 and started on the tenure track at UCA in 2019.

When I’m not at work or spending time with my family, I’m usually keeping my brain busy with a puzzle or a story: fixing things around the house, tinkering with an old computer, playing games with friends, watching a movie, or reading a book. Mostly, I do the dishes.