Daniel Yaverbaum is delighted to teach physics at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York.
He comes to John Jay via Columbia University Teachers College, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Science Education and where he had done research for the Campaign for Educational Equity.
He has been teaching physics and related subjects for nineteen years: in Lousiana, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina and Massachusetts.
Dan's M.A. in physics is from the City College of New York; his B.A's in physics and philosophy are from Amherst College.
Night: His writing background includes a bi-weekly star-gazing column that was published in three Berkshire County newspapers during two years of residence under their skies.
Fight: His Lincoln-Douglas debate background includes ten years of working at the National Summer Forensic Institute at the University of Iowa, where he initiated and directed the "Senior Philosophy" program. It also includes coaching the 1996 national champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Flight: His cross-country background includes running six marathons: four in New York, one in Washington D.C. and one in Pittsburgh.
Dan believes that the Earth moves past an effectively stationary sun at approximately 65,000 miles per hour, but he also believes that the sun moves past an effectively stationary Earth (while zipping past the galactic center at speeds in excess of 450,000 miles per hour).
Dan believes the thesis of Darwin's Origin of the Species, but he also believes both Genesis and Saint Anselm's Ontological Argument. Dan further believes that, in simultaneously embracing disparate world-models, he is no crazier than his neighbor--whose ass he does not covet..