Office of the Chancellor

March 8 – Michael Dennin

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Michael Dennin

Michael Dennin
Michael Dennin is a professor of physics & astronomy in the School of Physical Sciences, vice provost for teaching & learning and dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education. His research focuses on the study of the flow of foams and ice being pushed by glaciers in fjords.Throughout his career, he has been active in translating educational research to practical applications within the university. Dennin is dedicated to public outreach in the area of science and has taught a variety of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on topics such as the AMC television program “The Walking Dead.” He has appeared on numerous television programs including “Ancient Aliens” and “Science of Superman.” Most recently, he published a science outreach book on the intersection between science and faith called Divine Science. Dennin earned an A.B. in physics from Princeton University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from UC Santa Barbara.