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My name is Tony Zable and I am a full-time physics instructor at PCC. Since the SARS-CoV-2 shutdown, by necessity, I have had to survive the jungle known as remote instruction. Through it all I discovered the world of Twitch, TikTok and Discord (even adopting the monikers: DrZPCC and DrDisRegard). I suppose, the social isolation of our present world, along with having two teenage offspring, also played a significant role in these “discoveries”. My current inspiration is the development of an online, 3-D, multi-user, physics lab environment that would bridge the gap between the on-campus and on-line physics lab experience for students.
Located at Cascade Campus, I’m a Physics Instructor and the Faculty Dept. Chair for Physics, Env. Sci., Geology, and Gen. Sci. I earned a PhD in Environmental Sciences & Resources: Physics at Portland State University, where I studied the biophysics of ion channels in skeletal muscle. Prior to joining PCC, I was at various times, an NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow (neuroscience research institute), Transportation Analyst (consulting firm), QA/Process Engineer (local high-tech company) and Project Manager (for an internet start-up company). Now, I wear a gamer headset while awkwardly streaming my class sessions on Zoom while dreaming of effectively integrating the best of interactive gaming/VR technology and the traditional physics lab experiences to create a transcendent educational platform. Funny how life works out.
BS, Physics/Honors, Portland State University, 1991
MS, Physics, Portland State University, 1996
PhD, Physics/Honors, Portland State University, 1996
Postdoctoral Fellow, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1997-98
Office: 218A Jackson Hall, Cascade Campus
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Office Phone: 971-722-5040