Rauckhorst, William H.
Miami University

William H. Rauckhorst
Miami University
Senior Associate to the Provost


Bill Rauckhorst has served in senior academic administrative positions since coming to Miami University (Ohio) in 1985. From 1995-2002 he served as Associate Provost for Scholarship and Teaching, and currently is Senior Associate to the Provost.

As Professor of Physics, Rauckhorst regularly teaches the course "Energy and the Environment" for students in the Miami University Honors Program.

Rauckhorst served as a Senior Program Director with the National Science Foundation's Division of Undergraduate Education from 1990-92 while on leave from Miami University. Prior to coming to Miami, Dr. Rauckhorst worked at the Argonne National Laboratory from 1978-1985, and previously taught at Sangamon State University (now University of Illinois at Springfield) and Bellarmine College (Kentucky). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati for studies in low temperature physics.

In 1999 he proposed and received funding from the Ohio Board of Regents to initiate the Ohio Project: Collaborating to Enhance Undergraduate Science Education. This project brings together faculty from Ohio's colleges and universities to focus on specific exemplary undergraduate science education models and consider adoption of these "best practices."

Experience Pertinent to the Oberlin Assembly
Bill Rauckhorst has had a lead role at Miami University in encouraging development of major science and mathematics education projects, including Project Discovery, Ohio's statewide systemic initiative. He has served on Discovery's advisory committee from 2000-present.