Dr. Ronald E. Mickens


Prefix: Dr.
First Name: Ronald
Middle Name: E.
Last Name: Mickens


College: Fisk University
Degree: B.S.
Graduation Year: 1964

Degree: Ph.D.
Graduation Year: 1968


Dr. Ronald E. Mickens' research interests are in Mathematical Physics. He serves as Professor of Physics, at Clark Atlanta University.


In 1964, Ronald Elbert Mickens graduated with a B.S. in mathematics and physics from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and enrolled as a graduate student in Physics at Vanderbilt University with Wodrow Wilson and Danforth Scholarships. Mickens earned a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Vanderbilt im 1968. From 1968 to 1970, Dr. Mickens had a postdoctoral position at M.I.T.

In 1970, Dr. Ronald E. Mickens was appointed a professor of Physics at Fisk University where he remained until 1982 when he became a Professor of Physics at Clark Atlanta Universty. In 1985 Dr. Mickens was named Callaway Professor of Physics at Clark Atlanta. His research is in Mathematics and Physics.
In addition to research, his efforts to open Physics to Blacks are very important and he serves as Historian for the National Society of Black Physicists. Recently, Mickens was honored with an election to Fellowship in the American Physical Society, a rare position limited to .5% of the membership of the society. In 1999, Mickens personally published a history book: The African American Presence in Physics, and has just published (2002) the book Edward Bouchet, The First African-American Doctorate.


From 1968 to 1999, Dr. Mickens published 5 books and 170 papers.


Year Born: 1943