Timothy Heumier, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6534
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Timothy Heumier, Ph.D., has taught physics, physical science, and astronomy at schools in Texas, Indiana, and Washington state, and during the first year of the new California State University, Channel Islands. He teaches physical science and astronomy and all levels of physics at Azusa Pacific. Before coming to APU, he worked at a startup company in West Los Angeles that was acquired by Intel Corp., working on products to enable high-speed fiber-optic-based telecommunications. Heumier also did consulting work for automotive manufacturing, optical instrument, and fiber optic companies, and his current research includes investigation of several “small science” topics and a novel method of solar power transformation to electrical power.


  • Ph.D., Montana State University
  • M.S., University of Arkansas
  • B.S., Angelo State University

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics


  • Crookes’ Radiometer
  • Lasers
  • Mode Hopping in Diode Lasers
  • Physics

Courses Taught

  • HDEV 402 – Humans and Scientific Inquiry
  • PHYC 110 – Principles of Physical Science
  • PHYC 140 – Introduction to Astronomy
  • PHYC 151 – Physics for Life Sciences I
  • PHYC 152 – Physics for Life Sciences II
  • PHYC 161 – Physics for Science and Engineering I
  • PHYC 162 – Physics for Science and Engineering II
  • PHYC 283 – Electric Circuits
  • PHYC 370 – Waves and Optics
  • PHYC 401 – Thermodynamics
  • PHYC 470 – Advanced Laboratory
  • PHYC 490 – Physics Seminar
  • PHYC 499 – Thesis/Project

Office Hours

Monday & Wednesday 9:30-10:30am and Tuesday & Thursday 11:30-12:30pm

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