Ronald J. Tackett, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Physics

Wayne State University Ph.D. Physics
Wayne State University M.S. Physics
Eastern Michigan University B.S. Engineering Physics


My research interests include the synthesis, characterization and application of multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles, the structural characterization of materials, and alternative energy.  In addition, I have recently found an interest in physics education research to determine better methods for teaching physics to undergraduate university students.



I serve the state of Arkansas as the director of the Arkansas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, a program supported by the United States Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force to promote original research and experimentation in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines at the high school level and publicly recognize outstanding young students for their achievements in these fields.

Ron Tackett

Contact Information

Office:  McEver Hall #3

(479) 968-0230 (phone)          (479) 964-0837 (fax)

Office Hours (Fall 2013)

MW 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm              TR  9:30 am - 11:30 am