Robert P Marande Vitae


Ph.D. in Condense Matter Solid State Physics, Kent State University, Ohio, 1984

M.S. in Physics, University of Akron, Ohio, 1976

B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, 1974

Certificate in Management and Leadership in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2006



Interim Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives/Dean of Undergraduate Education, Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania, 2013 to present

Dean of the College of Science & Technology/Professor of Physics, Bloomsburg University, 2001-2013

Dean, College of Professional Studies, Bloomsburg University, 2006-2007

Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Bloomsburg University, 1998-2001


Honors and Awards

National Science Foundation Grant ($600,000), Contributing Author, 2007

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Economic Development Grant ($30,000), 2007

Outstanding SPS Chapter Award for Society of Physics Students, Advisor, 1992

Nominated for Excellence in Advising, 1991

Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at Penn State, 1991


Selected Papers, Presentations and Publications

Plenary Lecture, “Balancing Teaching and Undergraduate Research and its Effects on Students,” Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers Meeting.  November 2010.

R. P. Marande, R.P. Krahe and F.K. Fadul.  “A Self-Tuning Microcontroller -based Glass Measuring Instrument.”  Computers and Electrical Engineering.  25: 493-500 (1999).

“Optical Imaging,” Fairmont State College, Regional Physics Meeting, February 1998.

R.P. Marande and G. Nicks.  “Advance Electrostatic Motor Design.”  Bulletin of the American Physical Society.  36(1):117 (1991).

R.P. Marande and N. Viswanathan.  “A Mössbauer Temperature Study of 1,1'-diacetylgerrocene in the Liquid Crystal, N-(P-hexyloxybenzylidene)-P-toludine.”  Molecular Crystal Liquid, Vol. 312 pp. 247-252 (1988).

“The Glassy Phase of 50.6 Smectic G Liquid Crystal Material,” American Association of Physics Teachers Meeting, Penn State-Behrend, Erie, PA, April 25, 1987.