Mercyhurst University

Dyan Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics

Egan 118

(814) 824-2535

Dr. Dyan Jones received her Ph.D. in physics from Kansas State University in 2009, where she studied how students learn and use their physics knowledge in novel contexts. She earned her M.S. in physics from Miami University with studies in theoretical quantum optics, and her Bachelors in theoretical physics from Edinboro University.

Dr. Jones’s research interests still focus on studying how students construct an understanding of physics, with particular focus on optics and the use of mathematics in problem solving.

Dr. Jones teaches General Physics I/II, various physics labs, and upper-division physics courses.

Dr. Jones enjoys cooking and exploring the expanding Erie cuisine, coffee and culture, as well as quilting. When she’s not in Zurn with her students, Dr. Jones can be found on hiking trails near and far and hanging out with her little hound, Laika.