Prior to coming to Husson in 2000, Ali was an educator and researcher at large state universities including Appalachian State University in North Carolina and Western Kentucky University for over 15 years. With a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Maine, Ali specializes in physical acoustics and low temperature physics. His recent research involves experimental determination of the anomalous skin depth in free electron and non-free electron metals. This project is in collaboration with Professor Charles Smith at the University of Maine.
Here at Husson I have been able to establish close and one-on-one relationship with most of my students in such a way that was not possible at my prior jobs. This enriching experience has been due to the friendly environment of the college, small size of my classes and the great kids that choose to come to Husson.
Kinlaw, Paul, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Science and Humanities
Paul Kinlaw earned his Sc.B in mathematics at Brown University. He then earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in mathematics at Dartmouth College, where he studied geometry/topology and did research in Lorentzian geometry under Vladimir Chernov. His thesis, “Refocusing of Null-Geodesics in Lorentz Manifolds” considers the relationships between several definitions of refocusing of null-geodesics, which represent light rays, in a Lorentz manifold, a mathematical model for space-time, which is used in General Relativity. His publications include a joint paper with Chernov and Sadykov called “Topological Properties of Manifolds admitting a Y^x_l Riemannian metric”. Additionally, his paper “Refocusing of Light-Rays in Space-Time”, was recently accepted for publication by the Journal of Mathematical Physics.
Sharon J. Kobritz has joined the English Department, where she previously taught as an adjunct. Sharon received her Bachelor's Degree in Management from Boston University and began working on her Master's Degree in English and American Literature and Language at Harvard's Continuing Education. School. After many years of working in the financial industry in Boston, she returned to her hometown of Bangor and received a Master's Degree in Liberal Studies with a major in English from the University of Maine. As a freelance writer, Sharon has traveled extensively and enjoys exploring and writing about international cultures.