Todd Duncan, PhD

Associate Professor
UC Box 
Price Hall 108 (Forest Grove)
Areas I Teach 

Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then.

PHY 202 | Introductory Physics I

PHY 202L | Introductory Physics I Lab


PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL in 1997

M Phil in Physics, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England in 1994

BS in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL in 1992

Todd's individual website


Logan Switzer '25 On The Pacific University Campus

Logan Switzer '25 will spend Summer 2024 in Switzerland as one of 15 undergraduates from the U.S. selected for an internship at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

Dr. Duncan is an astrophysicist and science educator who combines a research background in physics and astronomy with experience teaching science concepts to a wide range of audiences.

Old College Hall is silhouetted against the sun

With eyes on the skies for a pair of solar eclipses, Pacific's Todd Duncan & Karl Citek provide insights into the science behind eclipses and tips for keeping your eyes safe for upcoming events in October and April.