Thesis: "The TAC H- Ion Source and Low Energy Beam Transport"
M.S. in Physics, Texas A&M University
B.S. in Physics, University of Houston
P. A. Tompkins, ”Computer-Based Data Acquisition Techniques Immersed in the Undergraduate
Physics Laboratory,” Plenary Address and submitted to the proceedings of the 12th
Inter-American Conference on Physics Education, Mexico City, Mexico, July 2016.
P. A. Tompkins, “Remote Experimentation Made Easy with LabVIEW,” The Physics Teacher,
44 October 2006, 435-437.
P. A. Tompkins and G. Pingen, “Real-Time Experimentation Across the Internet,” The
Physics Teacher, 40 October 2002, 408-410.
P. A. Tompkins, C. C. Abreu, F. E. Carroll, Q. Xiao, C. A. MacDonald, 'Use of Capillary
Optics as a Beam Intensifier for a Compton X-Ray Source,' Med. Phys. 21 (11), November
P. A. Tompkins, Southwest Baptist University, first-year physics laboratory manual.
P. A. Tompkins, “Instrumentación Virtual,” The 12th Inter-American Conference on Physics
Education, Mexico City, Mexico, July 2016.
P. A. Tompkins & J. O. Bechtold, “Real Experimentation across the Internet and Across
Borders, Ampere’s Law,” AAPT Winter Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2016.
P. A. Tompkins, “The International Student Process,” University Educators for Global
Engagement annual conference, International Learning Center of the IMB, Richmond,
Virginia, April 2012.
P. A. Tompkins, 'Instrumentación Virtual,” 6th International Congress on Science Teaching,
Havana, Cuba, March 2010. (Presented in Spanish)
P. A. Tompkins, “Raising Scientists in the Missionary Generation,” 5th Conclave on
Science and Theology, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, May 2007. (Presented in Spanish)
The Inter-American Council on Physics Education
American Association of Physics Education
Honors and Awards
Selected to the Fulbright Specialist's Roster, 2016
Fulbright Scholar in Ecuador, Fall 2007. Taught physics and engineering courses in
G. Pingen, G. Hutson, and P. A. Tompkins, “Internet Measurement of the Magnetic Field
of a Long Straight Wire using LabVIEW,” National Instruments’ User Conference, August
2001. Selected as best paper in the academic division.