Toby AndersonToby Anderson

Professor of Physics
B.S. Belmont University
M.S., Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
Tyler Hall 202


Hi y'all! In case the accent doesn't come through while you're reading, I'm from the South -- Mt. Juliet, Tennessee to be precise. So in order to achieve the full effect you need to read about three-quarters of the speed you normally do and add at least one extra syllable to every word.

I received my masters and doctorate degrees from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. -- GO ‘DORES! Needless to say, the weather up here in Montana took a little getting used to (I have to confess I'm still not overly fond of the thirty below wind chill). However, this truly is God's Country and there's no place I'd rather be.

After I received my Ph.D., I worked in Northern Virginia for approximately two years as a Patent Examiner and as a Senior Consultant for Booz, Allen & Hamilton. My area of "expertise" was cryptography and steganography. I left Northern Virginia to accept a teaching position at Tennessee State University. After six years at TSU I accepted a teaching position in the Physics Department here at Rocky Mountain College.  I have been teaching at Rocky since Fall of 2006.

A typical teaching year includes Introductory Physics, and one or two upper level courses. My favorites are Modern Physics and Quantum Mechanics. Please contact me if you have any questions about the Physics program at Rocky Mountain College.