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Education

  • University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
    Ph.D., Physics, May 2000
    Dissertation: "Optical and photodynamic properties of the high-lying states of a model photosensitizer"
    M.A., Physics, May 1995
  • Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash.
    B.S., Physics and B.A., History, summa cum laude, May 1993
Experience
  • Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Physics (1999-2003)
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
    Frank Horton Fellow, Laboratory for Laser Energetics (1996-1999)
    Research Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy (1995)
    Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy (1993-1995)
  • Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash.
    Laboratory Assistant, Physics Department (1991-1992)
    Research Assistant, Physics Department (1991)
College Service
  • Information Systems Committee, Augustana College (2002-2003). Responsible for establishing technology priorities and allocating resources.
  • Assessment Committee Augustana College (2002-2003). Responsible for formulating and implementing a new college-wide assessment system.
  • South Dakota Academy of Science Meeting Organization Committee, Augustana College (2002).
  • Taskforce on the Academic Master Plan, Augustana College (2001). Recommended eliminating specific positions to reduce faculty by 10-15 percent.
  • Curriculum Council, Augustana College (2001-2002).
  • Scholarship Committee, Augustana College (2001-2003). Responsible for awarding merit-based scholarships to returning students.
  • New Student Seminar Faculty Mentor, Augustana College (2000, 2002).
  • Regents Scholarship Competition, Augustana College (2000-2003). Conduct interviews with prospective students competing for full-tuition scholarships. Team leader in 2003.
  • Gilbert Science Center Taskforce, Augustana College (1999-2000). Identified short- and long-term facility needs.
  • Photons After Dark, University of Rochester (1995-1998). On leadership team of Photons After Dark, a weekly interdepartmental graduate student seminar series in optical science.
  • Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester (1995). Evaluated applications, participated in admissions decisions, and assisted with recruiting.
  • Interim Curriculum Committee, Pacific Lutheran University (1992). Evaluated courses proposed for January term.
  • Christian Activities Leader, Residence Hall Council, Pacific Lutheran University (1990). Coordinated religious activities within dorm and facilitated multi-organization events on campus.
Honors
  • Associate Member Travel Award, American Society for Photobiology, 1997, 1998
    Honorable Mention Teaching Award, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, 1994
  • Department of Education Graduate Fellowship, University of Rochester, 1993-1996
  • James Slater Honors Scholarship, Pacific Lutheran University, 1992-1993
  • Arete Society (liberal arts honor society), Pacific Lutheran University, 1992
  • National Merit Scholar, 1989
Other Education
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory/University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, NM
    Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Summer School, Summer 1993
Memberships
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Physical Society
  • American Society for Photobiology
  • Optical Society of America
Peer-Reviewed Publications
  • "Reverse intersystem crossing in rose bengal. II. Fluence-dependence of fluorescence following 532-nm laser excitation," J. M. Larkin, W. R. Donaldson, R. S. Knox and T. H. Foster, Photochemistry and Photobiology 75, 221--228 (2002).
  • "Reverse intersystem crossing from a triplet state of rose bengal populated by sequential 532- + 1064-nm laser excitation," J. M. Larkin, W. R. Donaldson, T. H. Foster and R. S. Knox, Chemical Physics 244, 319--330 (1999).
  • "Numerical study of positron-hydrogen scattering," J. M. Larkin, J. H. Eberly, D. G. Lappas and R. Grobe, Physical Review A 57, 2572--2577 (1998).
Technical Reports
  • "Reverse intersystem crossing from a triplet state of rose bengal populated by sequential 532- + 1064-nm laser excitation," J. M. Larkin, W. R. Donaldson, T. H. Foster and R. S. Knox, LLE Review 77, 36--47. Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (October-December 1998).
  • "Reverse intersystem crossing from a triplet state of rose bengal populated by sequential 532- + 1064-nm laser excitation," J. M. Larkin, W. R. Donaldson, T. H. Foster and R. S. Knox, Biological Physics Group Technical Report 175, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York (December 1998).
  • "Triplet state spectroscopy of photosensitizing and fluorescent dyes," T. H. Foster, J. M. Larkin and W. R. Donaldson, Biological Physics Group Technical Report 169, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York (October 1997).
Conference Presentations
  • "Using WebAssign to integrate assessment into introductory physics," J. M. Larkin and J. Clementson. Assessment Conference, American Association for Higher Education, Seattle, WA (June 2003).
  • "Reverse intersystem crossing from a triplet state of rose bengal populated by sequential 532- + 1064-nm laser excitation," J. M. Larkin, W. R. Donaldson, T. H. Foster and R. S. Knox. American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, GA (March 1999).
  • "Near infrared spectroscopic studies of the triplet states of Rose Bengal," J. M. Larkin, W. R. Donaldson, T. H. Foster and R. S. Knox. American Society for Photobiology Annual Meeting, Snowbird, UT (July 1998).
  • "Multiphoton excitation of Rose Bengal by near infrared light," J. M. Larkin, W. R. Donaldson, T. H. Foster and R. S. Knox. American Society for Photobiology Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO (July 1997).
Invited Talks
  • "Mysteries of the universe revealed." An hour of physics demonstrations for 300+ high school students. Science Day, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD (October 2001, 2002).
  • "Just-in-time teaching: using technology to encourage active learning." Faculty Development Luncheon, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD (November 2000).
  • "Photodynamic therapy." Department of Biology, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD (November 1999).
  • "Using light to cure cancer: a physicist's view of photodynamic therapy." Department of Physics, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD (March 1999).
  • "Using light to cure cancer: a physicist's view of photodynamic therapy." Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wisconsin -- Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI (February 1999).
  • "Using light to cure cancer: a physicist's view of photodynamic therapy." Department of Physics, Creighton University, Omaha, NE (January 1999).
Grants
  • South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network, National Institutes of Health. Investigator participating in grant supporting basic biomedical research at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Augustana College, Black Hills State University, and Sisseton-Wahpeton Community College. Provides for summer support of student researcher and $1000 supply stipend. (2001--2004)
  • "Solvent dependence of reverse intersystem crossing in rose bengal." Augustana Research/Artist Fund, Augustana College. $6250 for student stipend and supplies. (2000)
  • " Just-In-Time Teaching in Introductory Physics." Bush Faculty Development Grant, Augustana College. $1000 for faculty stipend and supplies (2000).