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Stephen Thorman

Stephen Thorman

Title: Professor of Physics
Professor of Computer Science

Office Location: Haughey Hall 221
Phone: (269) 471-9458


1996   Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dissertation title -- Diffraction Based Models for Iridescent Colors in Computer Generated Imagery

1992   MSECE, Computer Systems Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts

1981   M.S, Physics (Emphasis: Solar Astrophysics)
California State University North ridge
Thesis Title-- Magnetogram Production and a Study of the Magnetic Morphology of Selected Solar Active Regions

1978   B.S. (cum laude) with majors in Physics (Emphasis: Astrophysics) and Computer Science
Pacific Union College, Angwin, California


Dr. Thorman joined the faculty at Andrews University in 1999.  He is currently active in teaching in both the Engineering and Computer Science department and the Physics department. Previously, he taught computer science and physics at Pacific Union College.  His academic interests focus on computer graphics algorithms, openGL, and solar astronomy.