James A. Dunne

James A. Dunne

James A. Dunne

Professor, Experimental Medium and High Energy Nuclear Physics

269A Allen Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762


Dr. James Dunne is a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Mississippi State University.

Graduate Students

  • Hem Bhatt, 2019 MS, PhD TBD
  • Luwani Ndukum, 2015 PhD
  • Adesh Subedi, 2014 PhD
  • Craig Carrigee, 2007 MS
  • Parikshit Junnarkar, 2006 MS

Teaching Areas

  • PH2213 Physics I/Honors
  • PH2223 Physics II/Honors
  • Modern Physics
  • PH4323/6323 Electromagnetic Fields I
  • PH4333/6333 Electromagnetic Fields II
  • PH4613/6613 Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • PH4213/6213 Intermediate Mechanics
  • PH4223/6223 Intermediate Mechanics
  • PH4033/6033 Physics for Teachers

Education

  • Ph. D. in Physics The American University, 1995
  • B.S. in Physics The American University, 1987

Experience

  • 2018-present: Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, Mississippi State University
  • 2009-present: Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Mississippi State University
  • 2017-2018: Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Mississippi State University
  • 2016-2017: Interim Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Mississippi State University
  • 2006-2007: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Sabbatical Fellow
  • 2003-2009: Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Mississippi State University
  • 1998-2003: Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Mississippi State University
  • 1995-1998: Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
  • 1990-1992: Substitute Teacher, Montgomery County Public School System, MD
  • 1988-1992: Varsity Wrestling Head Coach, Springbrook High School, MD
  • 1986: Technician, Sachs Freeman, Naval Research Laboratory

Research Interests

  • Precision measurements at medium energy

Publication Impact

Total number of articles 60
Phys. Rev. Lett. 25
Phys. Rev. C. 20
Phys. Rev. D. 3
Phys. Lett. 4
Eur. Phys. 2
NIM A 2
Z. Phys. 1
Nature 1
Other 3

Recent Publications

  • Androic, D., et al., Precision Measurement of the Weak Charge of the Proton, Nature 557 no.7704, 207-211, 2018.
  • Maxwell, J.D., et al., Design and performance of the spin asymmetries on the nucleon experiment, NIM A885, 145-159, 2018.
  • Tvaskis, V, et al., Measurements of the Separated Longitudinal Structure Function F_L from Hydrogen and Deuterium Targets at Low Q^2, Phys. Rev. C97, no. 4, 045204, 2018.

Honors/Professional Activities

  • Nominated to the Higher Education Appreciation Day Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Award, 2019.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from The Mississippi State Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, 2016.
  • Nominated to the U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program, 2013.
  • 2013 Recipient of the Higher Education Appreciation Day Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Award (Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities honor an outstanding faculty member from each associated institution).
  • 2012 Recipient of the John Grisham Master Teacher Award (MSU’s top teaching award).
  • 2010 Mississippi State University Alumni Association Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.
  • 2010 Recipient of MSU State Pride Award.
  • 2008 awarded College of Arts & Science Researcher of the Month Award (first recipient).
  • 2007 awarded College of Arts & Science Dean’s Eminent Scholar Award.
  • 2006 elected to Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
  • 2006 Blake Lilly Prize from National Society of Physics Students to Mississippi SPS.
  • 2006 Marsh W. White Award from National Society of Physics Students to Mississippi SPS.
  • 2002 elected to Sigma Xi research society.
  • 2001 MSU/IMAGE (Increasing Minority Access to Graduate Education) Faculty Appreciation Award
  • Member of the American Physical Society and American Association of Physics Teachers.