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Shukla, Deepshikha

Deepshikha Shukla August 2023 headshot
Deepshikha Shukla Ph.D.
Program Chair and Professor of Physics
Starr Science Center
Office Location
Rm. 302G
Ph.D. Physics - Ohio University - Athens, Ohio
M.S. Physics - Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
B.S. Physics - Cotton College, Guwahati, India
Deepshikha Shukla joined Rockford University in the Fall semester of 2015. Prior to this Dr. Shukla was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC from 2012 – 2015. Dr. Shukla held postdoctoral research positions at The George Washington University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after completing her Ph. D. in Physics from Ohio University. She discovered her passion for teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill and started her undergraduate teaching career at James Madison University, VA.

Dr. Shukla received her B. Sc. (Hons) degree in Physics with minors in Mathematics and Chemistry from Cotton College in Guwahati, India and her M. Sc. (Physics) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India. Thereafter, she taught pre-engineering Physics in New Delhi, India before joining Ohio University for a Ph. D. in Physics. Dr. Shukla joined the theoretical Nuclear Physics group at Ohio University and completed the Ph. D. requirements in Fall of 2006. She was awarded the 2008 Division of Nuclear Physics (of the American Physical Society) dissertation award.

Dr. Shukla loves teaching and interacting with students. When not teaching she can be found doing research in Theoretical Physics or engaged in planning/conducting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outreach programs. She volunteers for various programs like Science Olympiad, Regional Science Fairs etc. At UNC-Greensboro, she was the co-chair of the Tech Savvy by American Association of University Women program – a STEM workshop for middle school girls.

She is a member of American Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers and American Association of University Women.

At Rockford University, Dr. Shukla has started with teaching introductory Physics and Astronomy courses. She plans to teach all levels of undergraduate Physics courses and also contribute heavily to Rockford University’s outreach programs.