Faculty Profile

John Lindberg

John Lindberg

Professor of Physics

Email: lindberg@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2866
Office: Otto Miller Hall 133


Education: BS, North Park College, 1983; MS, University of Washington, 1986; PhD, Heriot Watt University, 1999. At SPU since 1999.

John Lindberg came to SPU after working for 16 years as an industrial physicist. He worked writing software and developing optical flight control systems for the Boeing Company. At the end of the Cold War, Dr. Lindberg switched from working in the defense industry to working in the biomedical industry where he developed biomedical optical sensor systems for Abbott Laboratories.

Dr. Lindberg chaired the Physics Department from 2001 to 2016, and is active in supporting the research goals of the department. His teaching and research focuses on how to apply the knowledge gained in the science of teaching and learning to his upper division classes in physics and engineering.


Selected publications

  • Seattle Pacific University Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, DUE 0630460. John Lindberg, P.I., Elaine Woo, Frank M. Kline, Greg Phelan, Robbin L. O’Leary, co-PI’s (10/01/06–09/30/10; $494,660).
  • Elaine Scott, John Lindberg; Appropriate and Sustainable Engineering (ASE) concentration; American Society for Engineering Education, Conference Proceedings AC 2009–2187.
  • Michael G. Lowery, Shu-Jen Yeh, Brenda Calfin, Tao Doan, Eric B. Shain, Charles F. Hanna, Ronald Hohs, Stanislaw Kantor, John Lindberg, Omar S. Khalil. Noise sources in the correlation between blood glucose and temperature-induced localized reflectance of diabetic forearm skin, Journal of Biomedical Optics 11(05), 054029, 2006.
  • U.S. Patent #6,833,540 System for measuring a biological parameter by means of a photoacoustic interaction: Issued December 21, 2004.

View Dr. Lindberg’s CV (PDF) for more information.

John Lindberg

Why I Teach at SPU

John Lindberg, Professor of Physics

“I love teaching at SPU, the small class sizes, the range and level of classes and the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of teaching methods and techniques. But mostly I enjoy the interaction with the students. I also enjoy the dynamic that exists here between our faith and our disciplines. It is part of the fabric of this university and exploring this dynamics is one of the more rewarding parts of teaching here.”

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