Lawrence (Mick) Davis
Associate Professor, Science
1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97470
Health, Nursing, and Science Center
Room 223

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PhD, Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

BS, Physics, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR


I am Dr. Lawrence Davis, Associate Professor at UCC, but I usually just go by "Mick" and that is what most of my students call me.  I teach all of the physics courses at UCC as well as Water Resource Science. I am dedicated to ensuring that students at UCC receive the highest quality educational experience at the lowest possible cost. All of my courses use Open Educational Resources, ensuring that UCC students never need to buy a physics textbook. I personally created many of the open resources I use, so they are tailored directly to the needs of my students. I even wrote a textbook called Body Physics to help students relate to concepts covered in the General Physical Science course (GS 104). During the Covid-19 Pandemic I also created a General Physics Remote Lab Manual to ensure UCC students continued to participate in a cutting edge laboratory experience. Along with the other STEM faculty, I look forward to working with every potential student, regardless of background or experience, and I hope to see as many students as possible taking advantage of the unique opportunities available at UCC.

Please feel free to contact me or stop by my office with any questions about the UCC science department!


L. J. Davis III, M. Reiter, and J. Groom, Modelling Temperature Change Downstream of Timber Harvest Using Newton’s Law of Cooling, Hydrological Processes, 30, 959-971, (2016). doi: 10.1002/hyp.10641

J. Hoy, P.A. Haeger, J.R.L. Constable, R.J. Arias, R. McCallum, M. Kywergia, L.J. Davis, E. Schnell, M. Wehr, P.E. Castillo, P. Washbourne, Neurologin1 Drives Synaptic and Behavioral Maturation through Intracellular Interactions, The Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 9364, (2013). doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4660-12.2013. 

L. J. Davis III, E. Kodpuak, M.N. Boggess and M. Deutsch, Modeling and Simulation of Growth and Morphology of Three Dimensional Aggregated Silver Films, Journal of Applied Physics 112, 094310 (2012). doi: /10.1063/1.4761993

Davis, L.J. & Deutsch, Miriam. (2010). Surface plasmon based thermo-optic and temperature sensor for microfluidic thermometry. The Review of scientific instruments. 81. doi10.1063/1.3499238 

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