Associate Professor of Physics
Office: 309 Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center
Phone: (937) 327-7824
Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Director of Weaver Observatory, specializes in electromagnetics and space physics. He is co-author with Prof. John Kraus of The Ohio State University of the McGraw-Hill textbook Electromagnetics with Applications; his book A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations, published by Cambridge University Press in 2008, has become an international best-seller and is now being translated into Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Fleisch is currently under contract with Cambridge Press for A Student's Guide to Vectors and Tensors, to be published in 2011. Fleisch has published articles in the IEEE Transactions, The Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, and Microwave Journal, and has presented more than a dozen professional papers on topics related to high-speed microwave instrumentation and radar cross-section measurement. He has been a regular contributor of science commentary to PBS station WYSO of Yellow Springs, and in 2006 he appeared in the documentary "The Dayton Codebreakers" shown on Public Television. In 2009 he was the first U.S. citizen to receive an Arthur Award from Stuart McLean of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Fleisch was named Outstanding Faculty Member at the Wittenberg Greek scholarship awards in 2000, and in 2002 he won the Omicron Delta Kappa award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2003 and 2005 he was recognized for Faculty Excellence and Innovation by the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE). In 2004, Fleisch received the Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award, Wittenberg's highest faculty award. Fleisch received his B.S. in Physics from Georgetown University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Space Physics and Astronomy from Rice University. He joined the Wittenberg faculty in 1998.
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