Paul DeStefano, M.S. | University of Portland

Paul DeStefano, M.S.

Instructor, Physics

Paul DeStefano

Prior to joining the University of Portland, Paul DeStefano conducted research at Portland State University with the goal of improving physics education for all students. There he created new curricula and studied how students' learning and attitudes were affected. He earned a master of science degree in physics from the University of Washington working on the timing system for the long-baseline neutrino experiment in Japan called Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) and the Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector. For this work, he was awarded the Sebastian Karrer Prize for Outstanding Graduate Studies. Paul received a bachelor of science degree from Willamette University. In his academic career, he has also studied a variety of topics in physics and astronomy, including eclipsing binary stars, time and frequency science, silicon-based image sensors like CCDs, and crystallography. Paul is also an experienced UNIX and Linux systems engineer. Paul was born in Portland, Oregon and enjoys roller skating at Oaks Park, cycling, and building personal computers.