Geneva College

Faculty & Staff

Lowell Cummings

Office Phone: 724-847-6108

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Astronomy
  • General Relativity and Modern Gravitational Theory
  • Cosmology
  • Tensor Analysis

Degrees Received

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics with a minor in Mathematics, University of New Mexico
  • Master of Science Degree in Physics, Bowling Green State University
  • Ph.D. in Physics with a minor in Astronomy, New Mexico State University

Courses Taught

  • PHY 201 - College Physics I
  • PHY 202 - College Physics 2
  • PHY 301 - Classical Mechanics
  • PHY 408 - Modern Physics


  • The Use of the Chi-Squared Statistic in Maritime Education Research, Presented and published in the Proceedings of the International Maritime Lectures Association′s 2008 conference in Izmir, Turkey
  • Physics for Maritime Students, Published by Wiley & Sons, April 2009
  • The effect of a gravitational induction force on the stellar orbits in galaxies, General Relativity and Gravitation 2012

Master′s Thesis

  • Prolate Brill Waves and Naked Singularities

Ph.D. Dissertation

  • Gravitational Induction, an Alternative to Dark Matter