Professor Richard “Doc” Morris

Professor Richard “Doc” Morris passed away earlier this month.

Doc Morris received his PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1957, and joined the SDSU physics department that same year.  He then taught at SDSU until the spring of 2018, over sixty years,  the longest serving active faculty member at SDSU, and one of the longest serving in the entire Cal State system. He  supervised well over thirty graduate theses and dozens of undergraduate thesis projects in electromagnetism and optics. His PHYS 357 Advanced Physical Measurement class is legendary amongst our graduates.

In 2007, the SDSU Department of Physics named it’s Annual Public Lecture the “Doc Morris Public Lecture Series” in honor of it’s most senior Faculty Member.  A legend in the Department of Physics, he will be missed.



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