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  • Gunnar Gunderson

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    College of Sciences and Human Studies

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    Mathematics & Natural Sciences

Gunnar Gunderson is a Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics. He is a passionate educator whose aspiration is to help others achieve their human potential in the context of achieving excellence in the study of mathematics and physics. His extensive educational and professional background has prepared him to teach a wide range of courses with excellence – in his years at PMU he has taught Engineering Physics, Introductory Physics, Engineering Physics Labs, Electromagnetic Fields and Waves, Probability and Random Signal Analysis, Calculus 2, Business Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Algebra, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Study Skills.
Gunnar holds a B.S from The University of Michigan with a double major in Mathematics and Physics (1986), an M.S in Physics from Purdue University (1989), a state of Indiana Teaching License in Secondary Level Mathematics and Physics (1992), as well as having done extensive course work in Physical Oceanography at Oregon State University (2002).


  • PhD Program in Physical Oceanography, ABD, Oregon State University, 2002. 
  • State of Indiana Teaching License Math/Physics, Purdue University, 1992. 
  • MS Physics, Purdue University, 1989.
  • BS Mathematics and Physics, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1986. 



  • Observations of boundary mixing over the continental slope, J. Phys. Oceanogr ., 32, 2113-2130, 2002. (J.N. Moum, D.R. Caldwell, J.D. Nash and G.D. Gunderson). 
  • Elastic Scattering of polarized protons from  2H and  4He, G. Gunderson, S. Villanueva, A. Judd, A. Nadasen,  P. G. Roos, D. Mack, F. Khazaie, J. Templon, K. Kwiatkowski, P. Schwandt, J. Sowinski, A. A. Cowley, J. Lawrie, R. E. Warner, and J. Rovine, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 30, 1268 (1985).


My research interests have included nuclear physics and ocean mixing. I am not currently active in scientific research.

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