Phone: 616-331-2274
Fax: 616-331-3740
Dr. Richard Vallery (Chair)

117 Padnos Hall of Science, 1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

Dr. Benjamin Holder

Assistant Professor of Physics
152 Padnos Hall of Science
Department of Physics
Tel: 616-331-2134
Fax: 616-331-3740

  • Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2007.
  • B.A. Wesleyan University, 1998.

Professional Experience
  • Assistant Professor of Physics, Grand Valley State University, Fall 2013 - Present.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, Rhodes College, 2012 - 2013.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ryerson University, 2009 - 2012.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Lisbon, 2008..

  • PHY 220: General Physics I.
  • PHY 221: General Physics II.

Research Interests

My current research focus is on mathematical and computational modeling of infectious disease. In particular, I like working with experimental data sets to understand virus infection dynamics. I also have experience and interests in statistical physics, astrophysics, nonlinear dynamics and quantum physics.

Research with Undergraduate Students

Selected Publications


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