Ph.D., Pennsylvania State Univ. (1991)
B.A., Colgate Univ. (1981)
Barbara Walden joined the Trinity faculty in 1991 and is currently the Chair of the Physics Department. She enjoys teaching a wide variety of physics courses at the introductory and advanced level, and has developed and taught general interest courses in astronomy, optics, and modern physics. Her research interests focus primarily on deriving structural information about thin diamond films and other micro- and nano-scale materials using Raman spectroscopy.
Professor Walden graduated with a B.A. in physics / astronomy from Colgate University. She went on to study at the Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Ph.D. in physics for her dissertation research on the vibrational modes of fractal structures in silica aerogels.