Mark Harvey

Dr. Mark Harvey received a B.S. degree in physics from Virginia State University (Petersburg, VA). He completed his graduate studies in physics at Hampton University(Hampton, VA) where he earned is M.S. in physics and Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics.  Dr. Harvey’s doctorial research experiment in medium energy nuclear physics was carried out at the National Institute for Nuclear and High Energy Physics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  After earning his doctoral degree, Dr. Harvey became a postdoctoral research assistant in the PHENIX collaboration at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, NY) in relativistic heavy ion collision physics.  After completing his postdoc at Brookhaven, Dr. Harvey taught introductory physics courses for one year at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY), before returning to research as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX).  He has been awarded federally funded grants from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission,National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.  Currently, Dr. Harvey’s research interests include (1) radiation dose assessment in environmental and medical health physics and (2) high-energy nuclear physics; using advanced data analysis methods, radiation detection apparatuses in Monte Carlo techniques.  He has mentored underrepresented STEM Students on research involving both computational modeling and/or measurement of stray radiation at various facilities including the National Synchrotron Light Source II and the McGovern School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.  Dr.Harvey is an associate professor of physics and has served as both the director and the primary instructor of the health physics program at Texas Southern University.

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