Physical Sciences

Welcome to the Division of Physical Sciences

Welcome to the Division of Physical Sciences!  The Division offers a variety of general education courses in the physical sciences leading that lead to careers and/or further degree opportunities in chemistry, engineering, geology, research, education, medicine, and many other related/technical fields. Students will leave our courses with a thorough understanding of the scientific method and its implementation, physical science concepts, laboratory skills, and the technical experience required to be successful in any number of career or educational pathways. Please check out our Associate Degree pathway maps for Chemistry, Engineering and Geology to learn how you can to can charge forward into graduation. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Chemistry Pathway Checklist and Map
Engineering Pathway Checklist and Map
Regents Engineering Pathways (REP)
Geology Pathway Checklist and Map

Physical Sciences Faculty

Physical Sciences Faculty:
Name Rank/Discipline Email Campus Office Office Phone
Bates, Ashlyn Laboratory Manager Floyd W-211 706-368-7530
Garrison, Charles Laboratory Coordinator Floyd W-224 706-368-7534
Kotz, Gretchen Associate Professor of Mathematics and Physics Cartersville C-113 678-872-8077
Lewis, Samantha Laboratory Coordinator Cartersville C-207 678-872-8468
Morris, Billy Professor of Geology Floyd W-324 706-368-7528
Newton, Dr. Darkus Assistant Professor of Chemistry Floyd W-222
O’Connor, Dr. Ryan Assistant Professor of Chemistry Marietta
Pergrem, Mark Professor of Physics Floyd 706-368-7529
Polizzi, Dr. Justin Chair - Assistant Professor of Chemistry Cartersville C-111 678-872-4219
Smart, Kathy Laboratory Coordinator Marietta 678-872-8070

Division of Physical Sciences Chair:
Dr. Justin Polizzi
Chair - Divisions of Physical Science and Mathematics
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Georgia Highlands College
Cartersville C-111