Anderson Sunda-Meya Wins the Excellence in Physics Education Award

Anderson Sunda-Meya, the Norwood Endowed Professor of Physics and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University in New Orleans, has been awarded the 2021 Excellence in Physics Education Award from the American Physical Society. The award recognizes a team or group of individuals or exceptionally, a single individual, who has exhibited a sustained commitment to excellence in physics education.

Dr. Sunda-Meya was honored for the development of a model program for educational outreach to recruit Black students to the physics department at Xavier. He also introduced a service-learning dimension to the introductory general physics courses requiring Xavier students to tutor others and run experiments.

Dr. Sunda-Meya arrived at Xavier University of Louisiana in 2007 as an assistant professor. He is a graduate of College Bonsomi in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Professor Sunda-Meya earned a master’s degree at North Carolina Central University and a Ph.D. in condensed matter and materials physics at North Carolina State University.

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