Tarleton physics professor receives distinguished service citation

Tarleton State University's Dr. Daniel Marble (left) recently received the Mary Beth Monroe Distinguished Service Citation from the Texas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

STEPHENVILLE (March 13, 2019) — Dr. Daniel Marble, professor of physics at Tarleton State University, has been awarded the Mary Beth Monroe Distinguished Service Citation from the Texas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (TSAAPT).

Marble is the fourth recipient of the annual award that recognizes an individual who has served the Texas physics community with distinction. He received the service citation March 8, during the TSAAPT’s annual spring conference hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University.

The Mary Beth Monroe Distinguished Service Citation is awarded to those who’ve provided distinguished service to the TSAAPT, physics teaching, physics students, physics education and/or physics mentoring. The award is named in honor of Mary Beth Monroe, a longtime member of TSAAPT and faculty member of Southwest Texas Junior College, dedicated physics teacher, advocate for physics students at all levels, promoter of physics education, and physics mentor for many students and colleagues.

Marble joined the Tarleton faculty within the Department of Chemistry, Geoscience & Physics in 1998, and has given more than 70 presentations and produced 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including Nuclear Instruments and Methods and Physical Review relating to ion-atom collisions, ion beam characterization of materials, accelerator technology, and science education using accelerators.

He currently serves as director of the Texas Physics Consortium (TPC), a group of university physics departments that pool faculty expertise and institutional resources to provide access to quality upper-level undergraduate and graduate physics courses. The TPC use of pooled resources provides students with a wide range of upper-level physics courses usually available at only large institutions while maintaining the intimate student-faculty interaction of a small department.

Prior to joining the faculty of Tarleton’s College of Science & Technology, Marble served as assistant professor of physics at the United States Military Academy at West Point and was a visiting scientist at Materials and Physical Science Directorates of the Army Research Lab (ARL).

Marble earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Houston, and both his master’s and Ph.D. in physics and accelerator based atomic physics from the University of North Texas.

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