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David Naples
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Phone: 512-448-8547

  • MS in Mathematics at Southwest Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, 1994
  • MSA in University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1990
  • MST in Physics at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, 1968
  • BS in St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, 1966
Why I Teach

At the start of every class, I ask my students about examples of physics that they have experienced in their everyday lives. I find this kind of questioning promotes a dynamic dialogue within the classroom. Also, the context of day-to-day life helps my students make more immediate connections to subject material.

This kind of dialogue also inspires me as a teacher. It energizes me and reminds me why I like to teach.