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Daniel Fleisch
Prof. Dan Fleisch short biography
Dan Fleisch is a Professor in the Department of Physics
at Wittenberg University, where he specializes in
electromagnetics and space physics. He is the author of
the internationally best-selling book A Student’s Guide to
Maxwell’s Equations, published by Cambridge
University Press in January 2008 and already in its 12th printing. This book has been
translated into Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Dr. Fleisch is also the author of A
Student’s Guide to Vectors and Tensors, published by Cambridge Press in 2011, and A
Student’s Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy, to be published in September of 2013.
He is currently under contract with Cambridge Press for A Student’s Guide to Waves,
which will be published in 2014. Fleisch is also the co-author with the late Prof. John
Kraus of The Ohio State University of the McGraw-Hill textbook Electromagnetics with
Prof. Fleisch has published technical 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.
Prof. 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), and in
2004 he received Wittenberg’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the university’s highest
faculty award.
In November of 2010 Prof. Fleisch was named the Ohio Professor of the Year by the
Carnegie Foundation and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
In August of 2013 Prof. Fleisch was named one of the Top 25 Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Professors in Ohio.
Fleisch received his B.S. in Physics from Georgetown University in 1974 and his M.S.
and Ph.D. in Space Physics and Astronomy from Rice University in 1976 and 1980,
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