J.C. Sanders

J.C. Sanders

Chair of the Division of Science & Physical Education / Assistant Professor of Physics
405-574-1258 | jsanders@usao.edu
Room 211a | Austin Hall


Dr. J.C. Sanders has been a member of the USAO faculty since 2011. He is the chairman of the Division of Science and Physical Education, an assistant professor of physics and the physics adviser.
Before USAO, Dr. Sanders was an instructor at the University of Connecticut, where he completed his Ph.D.  In 2008 and 2009, Dr. Sanders was named Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year and was given the Marshall Walker Teaching Award and Roy Lawrence Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Dedication.
Additionally, Dr. Sanders is a member of three professional societies: the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers and the Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society. He has also authored several publications.


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Connecticut, 2011
  • M.S., Physics, Unviersity of Connecticut, 2007
  • M.S., Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, The George Washington University, 2004
  • B.S., Physics, The College of New Jersey, 2002

Favorite Quotes

"I know that the molecules in my body are traceable to phenomena in the cosmos. That makes me want to grab people on the street and say: Have you HEARD THIS?” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson