Jack Phan


Jack Phan
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA 92834



Mr. Phan is a student teacher at California State University, Fullerton. He graduated from the same institution with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He did research in astrophysics under Dr. Patricia Cheng of the Department of Physics and in chemistry education under Dr. Barbara Gonzalez. As a research assistant, he learned computer programming in Java, C++, and Labview to study formation of the Lambda-Bootis star types, which are Type A main sequence stars with weak metal lines in their spectrography. He wrote programs that allowed for categorizing and analyzing data from the HERSHEL space observatory and assisted in clarifying whether they are spectroscopic binaries or actual Lambda-Bootis stars. He is currently finishing up his single subject credential work. He plans to go back to school in the future to get his masters in physics or science education and teach in a high needs school district.

Professional Experience

  • Teaching Pathway Instructor at Cal State Fullerton.
  • Laboratory instructor for Cal State Fullerton Physics Department for 2 semesters.
  • Student-teacher at Northview High School in Covina Valley Unified School District.