Richard (Sandy) Hyde, PhD, has taught primarily introductory physics at Norwich for 27 years.
In 1968, he received a BA from the College of Wooster. Immediately after graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served a tour in Vietnam as a combat engineer. Following his service, he began graduate study at the University of Minnesota, earning his MS in 1973, and later earning his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1982. He was a post-doctoral research associate at Ecole Normale Superieure, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of Maine prior to beginning a teaching career, first at Plymouth State University, and then at Norwich University. Interested in a variety of research topics, Hyde specializes in physical oceanography with a particular focus on coastal dynamics. His published work deals primarily with theoretical geophysical fluid dynamics.
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