WWU’s faculty seek to make a difference professionally, academically, and spiritually in the lives of our students. The primary motivation for our professors is to be in the classroom with their students or in a lab working on real-world projects. They have a broad range of experience and backgrounds, and students are encouraged to visit professors in their offices or even contact them at home. Faculty members are ready to be mentors and to build professional relationships that students will value for a lifetime.  

Tom Ekkens

Chair, Professor of Physics  
(509) 527-2476 | tom.ekkens@wallawalla.edu 

Education: Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1999; M.S., University of Notre Dame, 1995; B.S., Andrews University, 1991.  
Research Interest: Nanotechnology.

Roy Campbell

Professor of Physics
(509) 527-2882 | roy.campbell@wallawalla.edu 

Education: Ph.D., Florida State University, 1986; B.S., Southern Adventist University, 1978.  
Research Interests: Effective field theory and protein folding. 

Tara Wyrembelski

Adjunct Faculty of Physics 
(509) 527-2148 | tara.wyremblski@wallawalla.edu 

Education: M.S., Michigan Technological University; B.S., University of Kentucky. 
Research Interests: Geology