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Eric Page, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Professor, Physics Department of Science

Professor Page earned B.S. degrees in Physics and Music (1997) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and an M.A. (2000) and Ph.D. (2005) in Physics from the University of Rochester. Following his doctoral degree, Dr. Page worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at Allegheny College for the 2005-2006 academic year, before accepting a tenure-track position in Physics at the University of San Diego. Professor Page came to the Coast Guard Academy in 2011.

Dr. Page’s research is split between two areas: physics education and biophotonics. For physics education, his research focusses on the effectiveness of active learning techniques and how cognitive biases and heuristics affect student learning in science and engineering fields. More specifically, Dr. Page is interested in the role anchoring effects, innatentional blindness and the expertise-reversal effect have in the STEM classroom. In biophotonics, Dr. Page explores how light can be used to detect proteins known to be important in cancer and bioterrorism. Professor Page makes use of a relatively new type of optical fiber, known as a photonic crystal fiber, to make very precise measurements of known target proteins.


  • University of Rochester, Ph.D., Physics, 2005
  • University of Rochester, M.A., Physics, 2000
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Physics and Humanities and Arts (Music), 1997

Courses Taught

  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Optics
  • Science of Terrorism

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • E. J. Page and J. P. Gray, “Agents of Bioterrorism: Curriculum and Pedagogy in an Online Masters Course”, Journal of Toxicological Education 1 (2013): 31-53.
  • R. Freeman, A. Hawes, R. James, E. Page, A. Reza, “Senior Project based Educational Collaboration between Physics and Electrical Engineering.” Proceedings of the 2013 ASEE National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. 2013.
  • Page, E.J.; Allen, L.A.; James, R.W.; Jewczyn, B.; Jones, S.B.; Paolino, R.N.; Stutzman, B.S., “A fully revised introductory physics sequence,” Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), 2013 IEEE , vol. 1, no. 1, pp.1-4, 9 March 2013.
  • E. Page, L. Allen, J. Gray and S. Bateman, “Description and development of an integrated sciences course on the science of terrorism.” Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), 2013 IEEE , vol. 1, no. 1, pp.1-4, 9 March 2013.
  • B. Jewczyn, E. Page, L. Allen, R. James, S. Jones, R. Paolino and B. Stutzman, “Writing in physics.” Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), 2013 IEEE , vol. 1, no. 1, pp.1-4, 9 March 2013.
  • B. Stutzman, E. Page and B. Jewczyn, “Active engagement and cooperative learning in Physics at the United States Coast Guard Academy,” In Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), 2012 IEEE 2nd, 1-4 (2012).
  • D. Statman, E. Page, V. Werner and J. Lombardi, “Photo-induced reorientation of liquid crystal 5CB doped with an Azo- dye A dynamic and steady-state study of reorientation and loss of liquid crystal order,” Phys. Rev. E 75, 021703 (2007).
  • S. Manly and E. Page, “Experimental feasibility of measuring the gravitational redshift of light using dispersion in optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. D 63, 062003 (2000).

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Education Research Association
  • American Physical Society
  • Optical Society of America

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