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Paul Fontana, PhD

Associate Professor


Teaching and Research Interests

  • Teaching: A wide variety of physics courses from the introductory level through Advanced Physics Laboratory.
  • Research: Experimental fluid dynamics, especially turbulence in 2-dimensional systems. Research funded by the National Science Foundation, the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, and Research Corporation.


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Physics)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin (Physics)
  • B.S., Michigan State University (Physics and Mathematics)
  • B.A., Michigan State University (French)

Joined the faculty at Seattle University in 2002.