Associate Professor of Instruction
Arthur Schmidt is the Lecture Demonstrator for the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Director of Undergraduate Laboratories. He has taught introductory College Physics (Phyx 130-1,2,3) in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences for five years and has lectured in the Summer Session and in the School of Continuing Studies (Northwestern's adult education school) for 16 years. He is also the faculty adviser for the Society of Physics Students and has served as a freshman adviser. Schmidt came to Northwestern in 1984, following teaching appointments at Lake Forest College, Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame, and LaLumiere High School (LaPorte, Indiana). He is currently active in Illinois Project Physics (ISPP), an association that brings together university and high-school physics teachers to share information on the latest laboratory equipment and techniques for presenting lecture demonstrations.