Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Wisconsin
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Lee G. Pondrom, PhD, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics.
From a young age, Dr. Pondrom realized that physics came easier to him than it did for many of his peers. In high school, he constructed an astronomical telescope from a mirror, which only reaffirmed his natural abilities in the field. After graduating, he enrolled at Southern Methodist University, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science in physics by 1953. Five years later, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in physics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Pondrom subsequently began his journey toward professional success.
In 1960, Dr. Pondrom was appointed as an instructor in the department of physics at Columbia University in New York City, New York. In this position, he discovered a passion for education that was just as strong as his passion for physics. From 1963 to 1969, he found success as an associate physics professor at the University of Wisconsin. He was later promoted to a professor of physics, which was followed by the designation of a Robert Williams Wood professor in 1992. By 2011, he had demonstrated a wealth of professional excellence, which resulted in him accepting the title of a professor emeritus. In light of his various accomplishments, he was presented with the Distinguished Graduate Award from the physics department at Southern Methodist University in 2018. As a further testament to his success, Dr. Pondrom has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the Midwest.
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