David Boness, Ph.D.


Professor and Department Chair
Environmental Science Affiliate

Phone: 206.296.5924

Building/Room: BANN 308

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Teaching: A wide variety of physics courses from the introductory level through upper-level solid-state physics and geophysics. Theoretical, computational, and experimental physics courses. Also Core science courses at the introductory and higher levels.
  • Research: Geophysics, shock wave physics, and biological physics.


  • Ph.D, University of Washington (Geophysics)
  • M.S., University of Washington (Geophysics)
  • B.A., Yale University (Physics and Philosophy)

Joined the faculty at Seattle University in 1990.