Blodgett, Earl

Earl Blodgett

Earl Blodgett

member of graduate faculty

Start Year: 1986

Office: 104 Centennial Science Hall
Phone: 715-425-3196



Ph.D. Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
B.S. Physics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI

Courses Taught:

  • Conceptual Physics
  • Calculus-based General Physics
  • Algebra-based General Physics
  • General Physics Laboratory
  • Scientific Programming
  • Physical Acoustics
  • Math for Physics & Engineering I (vector and complex calculus)
  • Math for Physics & Engineering II (data analysis and Fourier analysis)
  • Advanced Laboratory
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Mechanics
  • Advanced Electricity and Magnetism

Research Interests:

  • Ultrasonic Wave Propagation
  • Acoustics of Musical Instruments
  • Experimental Methods in Physics

Professional Activities:

  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • Acoustical Society of America
  • Advisor, UWRF Chapter of the Society of Physics Students

Dr. Blodgett greatly enjoys teaching the experimental side of physics at all levels, from introductory labs through advanced laboratory. He is very interested in learning more about how students learn physics, with the goal of constantly reexamining and improving how our own introductory courses are taught.

He served on the National SPS Council for several years as the Zone Councilor for Zone 9, and he recently served two second consecutive terms as President of SPS. For several years he served as the chair of a committee overseeing the UWRF Broad Field Science Programs (now chaired by Dr. Diane Bennett).