Jerome Dean McCoy, Jr.

Jerry McCoy

Applied Assistant ProfessorKeplinger Hall L163

K – 12 education. I have been the PI on several grants training math and science teachers in the Tulsa area and around the state. I am the founder and coordinator of a very successful physics education outreach effort to the Tulsa area entitled the TU Physics Journal Club. I regularly do physics shows for a variety of audiences in northeastern Oklahoma, from elementary schools to high schools and beyond. I also provide professional development seminars for local school districts.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Tulsa, 1993
  • B.S., Engineering Physics, University of Tulsa, 1980

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Geophysical Research Scientist, Amoco Production Company, 1980 – 1989

Courses Taught at TU

  • General Physics I (PHYS 2053)
  • General Physics II (PHYS 2063)
  • General Physics II Laboratory (PHYS 2061)
  • General Physics III (PHYS 2073)
  • General Physics III Laboratory (PHYS 2071)
  • Liberal Art of Physics (PHYS 1003)
  • World of Physics (PHYS 1001)

Awards & Recognition

  • Kermit Brown Teaching Excellence Award (2000)
  • Oklahoma Science Teachers Association’s Oklahoma Higher Education Educator of the Year (2004)
  • Tau Beta Pi Teaching Excellence Award (1996)
  • University of Tulsa Teaching Excellence Award (2003)


  • “Interdisciplinary Lively Application Projects in Calculus Courses,”
    by Farrior et. al., Journal of STEM Education, Vol 8, No. 3, 2007.
  • “The Physics Journal Club,”
    by Jerry McCoy, Holmstrom & Hari, Proceedings of the ASEE Midwest Regional Meeting, Sept. 2008