Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 11:30:24 AM Tue, 8 Sep 2015 
 Contact Information
Cheryl Dawson Lawler
Senior Lecturer-Physics
Email  clawler@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 369-7748   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Master of Science Geophysics/A Study of the Effects of Surface Loading and Reorientation of the Lunar Surface Texas A&M University 1986
Master of Science Physics University of Colorado 1981
Bachelor of Science Physics Angelo State University 1976
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015PHYS1270001Science and Technology of Musical Sound Download Syllabus
Fall 2015PHYS1052005Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2015PHYS1052004Solar System Download Syllabus
Spring 2015PHYS1062002Stars and the Universe Download Syllabus
Spring 2015PHYS1052003Solar System Download Syllabus
Spring 2015PHYS1052001Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2014PHYS1052005Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2014PHYS1052004Solar System Download Syllabus
Spring 2014PHYS1052004Solar System Download Syllabus
Spring 2014PHYS1052003Solar System Download Syllabus
Spring 2014PHYS1052001Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2013PHYS1062002Stars and the Universe Download Syllabus
Fall 2013PHYS1052004Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2013PHYS1052002Solar System Download Syllabus
Spring 2013PHYS1062002Stars and the Universe Download Syllabus
Spring 2013PHYS1052003Solar System Download Syllabus
Spring 2013PHYS1052001Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2012PHYS1052005Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2012PHYS1052004Solar System  
Fall 2012PHYS1052002Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2012PHYS1052001Solar System Download Syllabus
Spring 2012PHYS1062001Stars and the Universe Download Syllabus
Spring 2012PHYS1052004Solar System Download Syllabus
Spring 2012PHYS1052003Solar System Download Syllabus
Spring 2011PHYS1052003Solar System Download Syllabus
Spring 2011PHYS1052002Solar System Download Syllabus
Spring 2011PHYS1052001Solar System Download Syllabus
Spring 2010PHYS1062003Stars and the Universe288 
Spring 2010PHYS1062002Stars and the Universe450 
Spring 2010PHYS1062001Stars and the Universe213 
Spring 2010PHYS1052001Solar System444 
Fall 2011PHYS1052005Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2011PHYS1052004Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2011PHYS1052002Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2011PHYS1052001Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2010PHYS1052005Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2010PHYS1052004Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2010PHYS1052002Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2010PHYS1052001Solar System Download Syllabus
Fall 2009PHYS1062004Stars and the Universe192 
Fall 2009PHYS1052004Solar System432 
Fall 2009PHYS1052002Solar System441 
Fall 2009PHYS1052001Solar System432 
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2010-PresentUndergraduate AdvisorPhysicsCASUniversity of North Texas
2009-PresentSenior LecturerPhysicsCASUniversity of North Texas
2000-2009LecturerPhysicsCASUniversity of North Texas
2001-2003Astronomy Laboratory ManagerPhysicsCASUniversity of North Texas
1988-1991Exploration Geophysicist  Shell Western Exploration & Production, Inc., Houston, Texas
1986-1988Geophysicist  Shell Western Exploration & Production, Inc., Houston, Texas
1983-1985Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant  Texas A&M University
1983Geophysics Research Assistant  Chevron Geosciences, Houston, Texas
1981-1982InstructorPhysicsCASUniversity of Mississippi
1978-1981Graduate Teaching AssistantPhysicsCASUniversity of Colorado
1977Research Assistant  Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2011-PresentAstronomy Ad Hoc CommitteeMemberPhysics Department
2013-2014Institutional Effectiveness CommitteeMemberUniversity
2013-2014Core AssessmentCoordinatorPhysics Department
2003-2010Astronomy Ad Hoc CommitteeChairPhysics Department
2004-2008Executive CommitteeMemberPhysics Department
2004-2008EEO assessmentCoordinatorPhysics Department
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2004Physics Department's 2004 Golden Apple Teaching AwardUniversity of North Texas
1982-1983Chevron FellowshipTexas A&M University
toggle toggle Additional Information
Chevron Geosciences, Houston, Texas
· Developed and tested FORTRAN code to process aeromagnetic data, allowing the integration of magnetic data into hydrocarbon exploration programs.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
· Computer analyzed nuclear data, identifying principal decay channels and products of various unstable isotopes.

Shell Western Exploration & Production, Inc., Houston, Texas
· Designed and supervised experimentation, field acquisition, and data processing as party chief for an $800K seismic survey which provided essential information in defining production of a natural gas field.

· Provided direction and quality control for signal processing and field experimentation as assistant party chief of a seismic crew.

· Authored and co-authored proprietary professional papers reporting significantly improved seismic data processing and acquisition strategies, widening the application and impact of new processing technology.

· Presented scientific reports to professional audiences, broadening application of new technology.

· Developed geophysical data processing strategies utilizing workstation based statistical analysis.

· Trained, supervised, and evaluated technical staff.

Texas A&M University
Modeled planetary reorientation caused by meteorite impacts. Results provided a possible evolutionary model explaining present-day physical characteristics of the Moon.
Presented scientific reports to academic audiences.

University of Colorado
Taught recitations and supervised laboratory sections for undergraduate physics program.

University of Mississippi
· Lectured for engineering physics, pre-med physics, and non-majors physics courses. Met specialized educational needs of students with widely varying scientific backgrounds.

· Developed recitations and supervised laboratories for physics courses. Complemented theory with practical applications, emphasizing problem-solving and hands-on learning.

University of North Texas
· Awarded Physics Department's 2004 Golden Apple Teaching Award.

· Currently responsible for over 400 students enrolled in astronomy lectures at UNT.

· Continued development of PowerPoint based astronomy lectures, incorporation of lecture demonstrations and computer-based interactive homework for undergraduate astronomy courses.

· Assisting in development of associated laboratory courses.

· Currently working with astronomy lab staff to design and implement improved laboratory exercises to maximize effectiveness of the three lab venues and incorporate state-of-the-art imaging technology.

· Managed astronomy laboratory courses with an enrollment of approximately 2400 students per year.

· Recruited, trained, and supervised graduate teaching and undergraduate laboratory assistants.

· Provided syllabus and schedule of sessions, dates, and times for each semester.

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