James Perez

James Perez is the department head of Physics and has been a professor in the department since 2000.


  • Ph.D., Computational Atomic Physics, University of Missouri, 2000
  • M.S., Physics, University of Missouri, 1997
  • B.S., Physics, University of Missouri, 1994
  • A.A.S., Basic Engineering, Lewis and Clark Community College, 1991


James Perez teaches several courses in the Physics department. During the fall of 2014, he is teaching Classical Physics I and its corresponding lab, Modern Physics I and its corresponding lab, Advanced Laboratory I, and coordinates some of the internships and independent study courses.  In the spring of 2015, he will be teaching Classical Physics II and its corresponding lab as well as Advanced Laboratory II.