Who Created Body Physics?

The following people were instrumental in the creation of Body Physics as an Open Education Resource. Body Physics would not have been created without their efforts. Sole responsibility for errors, including but not limited to, grammatical, typographical, technical, attribution, format, and export errors, lies with the author.

Financial Support

Financial support for the creation of Body Physics was provided by OpenOregon


Grant Management, PressBooks Support

Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services


Contributing Editors

Teri Forst, M.A. Counseling Psychology, Owner/Counselor – Anchor Counseling & Consulting, LLC


Helpful Discussions and Content Contributions

Shauna McNulty, Ph.D. Forensic Anthropology, Umpqua Community College

Sean Breslin M.S. Chemistry, Associate Professor, Umpqua Community College

Tony Hobert, B.A., Philosophy, M.A., Education, Social Sciences Faculty, Roseburg High School

Elizabeth Davis, RN, BSN, Clinical Nursing Instructor, Umpqua Community College


Proofreading and Exercise Solution Contributions

Ronnie James Arnold CPT, CSN, DPSST, student, Umpqua Community College

Elaina Dowdy, student, Umpqua Community College

Esten Harrington, student, Umpqua Community College

L. J. Sine, pre-med student, Umpqua Community College

Jordan Stookey pre-pharmacy student, Umpqua Community College


Attribution Support

Jennifer Lantrip, MSLIS, Reference Librarian, Umpqua Community College

Carol McGeehon, Director of Library, Success Center & UCCOnline, Umpqua Community College

Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services


Image and Illustration Assistance and Contributions

Sasha Lynch, Artist, Roseburg, OR

Susan Rochester, MA, Visual Arts Department Chair, Umpqua Community College


Accessibility Assistance

Danielle Haskett, M.Ed., Coordinator of Accessibility Services/Veteran Advising, Umpqua Community College

Dan Wright, eLearning Specialist with UCCOnline, Umpqua Community College


About the Author

Dr. Lawrence (Mick) Davis is an Associate Professor of Science at Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Roseburg, OR where he teaches General Physical Science, General Physics, General Physics with Calculus, and Water Resource Science.  In his spare time Mick enjoys alpine climbing, volunteering with Eugene Mountain Rescue, working with UCC’s wrestling teams (men and women), participating in outreach activities such as STEAMHub, writing/maintaining an OER textbook on the physics of the human body and pedagogical research involving learning analytics. Mick’s interests in STEM education and in body physics were both sparked by his time at Pacific University where he earned a B.S. in Physics and a top-10 national ranking in wrestling. Mick’s body physics interest continued through graduate school at the University of Oregon (UO) where he earned a Ph.D. in physics and traded wrestling for climbing as an excuse to get out of the lab. Mick’s research focused on the growth, morphology, and optical properties of metallic nanostructures, but he also worked on a collaborative project with the Oregon Institute of Neuroscience and started a consulting company to fulfill a local industry need for physical modeling of stream temperature. The UO is also where Mick met his wife Liz, who is an R.N. and clinical instructor  for the Nursing Program at UCC. Raising their two young children has reduced time spent climbing, but provided a whole new source of interest in both neuroscience and the physics of the human body.


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