Office Location: 504 Administration Building
Office Phone: 718-631-6690
Paul J. Marchese, Associate Professor of Physics, grew up in Queens and graduated with a baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science. After working in industry as an engineer for several years he returned to school to get a master’s degree, and eventually a doctorate in physical oceanography from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Marchese has worked in academia for over twelve years. Upon completing his Ph.D. he taught at SUNY Maritime College where he was the oceanography professor. In 2001 Dr. Marchese joined the Physics Department at Queensborough Community College. When asked why he chose to come to Queensborough, Dr. Marchese says that it was the school’s commitment to quality teaching and community.The author of numerous published articles in oceanography, science and technology education, physics, space science, and educational diversity, Dr. Marchese has also presented papers at national meetings such the American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, American Association of Colleges and Universities, and the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. Dr. Marchese is a member of Sigma Xi Research society and received several awards including a Navy Faculty Fellowship three years in a row. He is a recipient of many grants, more recently a million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation grant to teach high school teachers about lasers and fiber optics, and to introduce this technology into the classroom.
Dr. Marchese’s current research interest includes studying hypoxia in Long Island Sound, climatology, and the composition of the solar wind. He does research in science education and has been involved in incorporating active methods into the introductory science course. He is involved in several initiatives to recruit underrepresented minorities to the sciences.