Richard Prior

Title: Physics Educator
Location: Gainesville, Georgia, United States

Richard Prior, Physics Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nuclear physics.

Dr. Prior’s interest in physics started at an early age and developed into a passion that he pursued into his academic studies. He followed his interest at the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1954, a Master of Science in 1965 and a PhD at the institution in 1968. That same year, he joined the faculty at the University of Notre Dame as a research associate. He spent two years in this position until becoming a professor at the University of Arkansas, a role which he held until 1989. From 1989 to 1994, he commenced his career as a professor and chairman of the physics department at West Georgia College. Since 1994, Dr. Prior has provided his expertise and instruction as a professor and chairman of the physics department at the University of North Georgia.

In addition to a nascent interest in the field, Dr. Prior was inspired by his many mentors who enlightened him to rational thinking and reasonable consulting. In his career, he has maintained professional affiliation with the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers. The most rewarding aspect of his career has been watching the development and growth of his students. Since he has been an educator for so long, he has had the privilege of watching his students go on to achieve inspiring careers. Dr. Prior has been featured among several editions of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

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