Jonathan obtained a degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware in 1989. He then entered the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power Surface Program, and as an officer, supervised the operation and maintenance of the reactor systems on the aircraft carrier, CVN-73. After separating from the Navy and needing a change of pace, Jonathan became certified in Massage Therapy at the highly regarded Cayce-Reilly School in Virginia Beach. He spent several focused years concentrating on the healing arts, meditation and developing his Tai Chi practice at the Tidewater Tai Chi Center in Virginia Beach. In 1996 Jonathan transitioned back to academia through Christopher Newport University, obtaining his teaching certificate in physics. Before moving northward to Lancaster, he completed his National Board Certification in physics instruction which gave him an immediate level 2 teaching certificate in PA. Since coming to Warwick, Jonathan completed two Masters Degree programs, the first in Education, the second in Applied Engineering from Millersville, where he now teaches as an adjunct professor. In 2011, Jonathan completed the Physics Modeling Instructional Strategies training curriculum and continues to collaborate with physics teachers across the country on pedagogy and best practices in physics instruction.
- University of Delaware
BS, Civil Engineering
- U.S.Naval Operations Orlando, Newport, Charleston
Certificate, Naval Nuclear Power and Surface Warfare
- Christopher Newport University
Certificate, Physics Education
- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Certificate, Physics Instruction
- Cabrini College
- Lebanon Valley College & National Modeling T.A.
Certificate, Modeling-Guided Inquiry Based Strategy in Physics
- Millersville University
Masters, Applied Engineering