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Faculty Friday Feature: Dr. Gregory Clements

Faculty Friday Feature: Dr. Gregory Clements

Mar 15th , 2013

Faculty Friday highlights a weekly faculty or staff member at Midland University. It gives students, staff, alumni, and future students a deeper look at members of the Midland Community.

Dr. Gregory Clements has been teaching and advising at Midland for 30 years. Here are some things you may not have known about him:

What is your hometown? Elmwood, Nebraska

What do you teach? Physics and Astronomy. I also give planetarium presentations in the Lueninghoener Planetarium in Swanson Hall.

Are you involved in any clubs here at Midland? I am the advisor for CRU.

How long have you been at Midland? This will be my 30th year.

What is the best part about teaching at Midland? I enjoy helping students understand how the universe works.  It is rewarding to have students put forth a good effort to learn the material.

Where did you graduate, and what was your major? I graduated from the University of Iowa for all degrees: Undergraduate major Physics and Astronomy; Masters in Astronomy, Ph.D. in Physics

What is your favorite TV show? Past TV: Star Trek (original) and Star Trek Next Generation. Current TV: Elementary

What is your favorite Movie? Lord of the Rings (all three)

Who is your favorite band or Artist? Steven Curtis Chapman

What is your favorite book? My favorite non-fiction book is the Bible. My favorite fiction book would be the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

What is your favorite food? My wife's fresh baked apple pie

Most memorable moment at Midland? Graduations and seeing students move on to the next chapters in their lives.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Receiving Jesus Christ as my personal savior in September 1973.

Do you have any interesting hobbies? I sing on the worship team at my church. My hobbies include computer programming and chess.

What is the best piece of advice you can offer to incoming freshmen? Go to class, read the material before you come to class, and ask questions in class and in your instructor's office.