GVSU Physicists Profile
Dr. Rhonda Vickery (1984)
Dr. Rhonda Vickery is a prime example of the versatility of a physics degree and of lifelong learning. After earning her B.S. in physics from GVSU in 1984, Rhonda went on to earn her B.S.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, her M.S. in Computer and Information Science from the University of South Alabama, and her Ph.D. in Computational Engineering from Mississippi State University. She has worked on computer control of aircraft, paper manufacturing and the rendering of sedimentation models in a virtual reality environment. She is currently employed at Dynamics Research Corporation as the site lead for the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) in support of the User Productivity Enhancement, Technology Transfer and Training (PETTT) Program. Her team works on the development of scientific visualization, data mining and knowledge discovery, image analysis, problem solving methods ad computational techniques for intelligent extraction of useful information from data. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her family in a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including cycling, hiking and camping.