Jack Waddell is an ASMSA alumnus from the class of 1999. He received a B.S. in physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan.
His dissertation and postdoctoral research were in biological physics and mathematical biology, studying changes between neuron connections during learning, chemical communication among bacteria, the construction of cancer-targeting molecules, and how randomness affects disease propagation and the adaptation of animal traits.
Before returning to teach at ASMSA, he was a professor of mathematics and physics at the University of Michigan and Grand Valley State University.
He teaches Advanced General Physics and Astronomy.