Faculty and Staff

Dr. Alok Kumar


  • B.S.-Meerut University, India
  • M.S.-Meerut University, India
  • Ph.D-Kanpur University, India  (Thesis: "X-ray Spectra of Some Complex Compounds")

Professional Activities and Interests:  

  • National President of the American Chapter of the Indian Physics Association, 1995-97
  • President, Sigma Xi (Oswego Chapter), 1995-96
  • Co-Principal-Investigator. Project: Explorations in Mathematics and Physics (EMP96)
  • Atomic Physics
  • Chemical Physics
  • History of Science
  • Science Education


  • President Award for Creative and Scholarly Activity or Research, SUNY Oswego. 2001-2002.
  • NOVA/NASA Faculty Fellow, NASA Opportunities for Visionary Academics (NOVA), a program for education, science, mathematics, engineering and technology university faculty involved in the content education of future K-12 teachers. 2001-2002.
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, The State University of New York, 1996-1997.

Recent Publications:  

  • "Some Thoughts on Sharing Science", Ivan Brady and Alok Kumar, Science Education (USA) 84, 507-523 (2000).
  • "Telling Stories: Some Remarks on Orality in Science", Scott Montgomery and Alok Kumar, Science as Culture (UK) 9(3) 391-404 (2000).
  • Science in the Medieval World, S.I. Salem and A.Kumar, University of Texas Press, Austin, 1991 and 1996.
  • Oswego program pitches math and science to youth, The Valley News, July 18, 1994, Fulton, NY.
  • Course explores diversity in history of science, Update, October 20, 1993.
  • The Physics of X-Rays, S.I. Salem and A.Kumar. A Chapter in the book, Horizons of Physics, Ed. A. W. Joshi, Wiley Eastern Ltd., India, 1989.

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