Our professors are experts in the field of physics who have a deep understanding of what it means to do science from a Christian worldview, and are eager to share their excitement and wonder at the amazing way the creation functions at the physical level.

DDr. Arnold E. Sikkemar. Arnold E. Sikkema

Professor of Physics
Chair of Mathematical Sciences
Coordinator of Physics
Coordinator of Engineering Transfer

Dr. Sikkema completed his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of British Columbia, did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Fundamental Theory at the University of Florida and taught physics at Dordt College, a Christian college in Iowa. He has received research and travel grants from the Research Corporation, the Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB, and the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, and does theoretical and integrative research on phase transitions and emergence as well as contributing to the field of physics education research. He has been at TWU since 2005.

Visit Dr. Sikkema's webpage and his blog.


neufeldt.jpgProf. Terry Neufeldt

Sessional Assistant Professor of Geology, Geography, and Physics
Physics Laboratory Coordinator and Instructor

Prof. Neufeldt obtained his B.Sc. in geology at UBC and his M.Ed. at Western Washington University, and, after teaching physics and geology at the Mennonite Educational Institute, has been the technician and an instructor for the physics labs since 2002. He also teaches geology and physical geography at TWU.



DDr. W. Robert Woodr. W. Robert Wood

Professor of Physics

Dr. Wood completed his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of Regina, and started at TWU in 1992, taking over from retiring Dr. Stan Barker. Since he began full-time service in the Provost's office in 2005, he managed to teach Topics in Modern Physics once in between his administrative duties.



Dr. Barry Pointon

Adjunct Professor of Physics

Dr. Pointon completed his Ph.D. in radiation physics at UBC in 2007, a Diploma of Christian Studies at Regent College in 1999, and his M.Sc. in nuclear physics at Simon Fraser University in 1989. Since 2013, he has taught about one course per year at TWU, including astronomy and modern physics. He is also a professor of physics at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.