Physical Science

Physical Science courses prepare students for a diversity of professions requiring an understanding of the fundamentals of the physical sciences. Such professions include teaching science at the secondary level, serving as a technical administrator in government and industry, or completing legal work with patents, scientific librarianship, and scientific journalism.

Department Administration and Staff

Office:  Administration Bldg. 136 (A 136)

Telephone: (805) 378-1572


  • David Gatewood, PhD, MBA, Interim Dean of Student Learning
  • Mary Anne Beck, Administrative Assistant

Department Chair

  • Erik Reese, telephone (805) 378-1488

Full-time Faculty

Full-time faculty members are:

Rick Edwards, Farisa Morales, Erik Reese, and Ron Wallingford

Part-time Faculty

Part-time faculty list their contact information for students on their course syllabi.  In addition, students can leave a message for a particular instructor with the division office by calling (805) 378-1572.


​Counselors who specialize in the physical sciences, Danita Redd and Samantha Zaldivar, can be contacted through the Counseling Office.

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