Title: Physicist, Researcher & Educator
Company: La Sierra University
Location: Tillamook, Oregon, United States
Edwin A. Karlow, Ph.D., Physicist, Researcher and Educator at La Sierra University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of physics and higher education.
When Dr. Karlow was a high school student, he was afforded the unique opportunity to occasionally teach his high school physics and math classes while his teacher was out of town. It was through these gratifying experiences that he became interested in teaching the subjects as a full-time profession. Attending Walla Walla University as an undergraduate student, he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1966. Subsequently, he transferred to Washington State University, where he received a Master of Science in 1968 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1971. Dr. Karlow attributes his profound success to his mentors at university, including his Ph.D. thesis advisor, John Gruber, who took Dr. Karlow under his wing and introduced him to teaching college-level physics classes.
Throughout his career, Dr. Karlow taught physics and mathematics at such renowned universities as Washington Adventist University (formerly known as Columbia Union College), Loma Linda University, and most recently, La Sierra University, where he taught from 1990 until his retirement in 2008. A contributor of myriad articles to professional journals regarding physics and the philosophy of physics, he was the author of “SIGPRO: Studies in Signal Processing,” published in 1986. Likewise, he is also distinguished for his development of computer interfaces, such as Champ and Nuclear Champ.
As a testament to his professional success, Dr. Karlow has accrued several accolades throughout his career. The recipient of the G.T. Anerson Award for Excellence in Teaching from La Sierra University in 1985, the university also honored him with the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Anees Haddad Award in Excellence in Faculty Governance in 2008. Furthermore, he was presented with the Thomas and Violet Zapara Award for Teaching Excellence from the Seventh-Day Adventists’ Board of Higher Education in 1993 and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
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