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Alan Turner Wager

physicist , educator.

Alan Turner Wager, American physicist, educator.


Wager, Alan Turner was born on October 27, 1904 in Veteran, New York, United States. Son of Benjamin Marsh and Grace (Turner) Wager.


Bachelor of Science, Hobart College, Geneva, New York, 1926. Master of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1931. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1948.


Master, Donaldson School Boys, Ilchester, Maryland., 1926-1930. Instructor physics Hobart College, 1930-1936. Part-time instructor mathematics and physical science Oak Park (Illinois) Junior College, 1937-1938, Central Young Men’s Christian Association College, Chicago, 1937-1938, Armour Institute Technology, 1938-1939, George Williams College, Chicago, 1938-1941.

Assistant professor, then associate professor physics Birmingham-Southern College, 1942-1949. Professor physics Arizona State University, Tempe, since 1949, department chairman, 1957-1963. Research associate Oak Ridge National Laboratory, summer 1953, Argonne National Laboratory, summer 1956.

Director Central Arizona Regional Science Fair, 1954-1955. Director In-Service Institute Secondary Teachers, National Science Foundation, 1958-1959, 62—, director Academy Year Institute Secondary Teachers, 1959-1960, 62—, Summ Institute Secondary Teachers, 1960, 63, director Undergrad. Research Participation Program, 1960, associate progarm director Academy Year Institutions, 1960-1961, consultant, since 1961.

Consultant Science Services, Inc., 1962-1963.


Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (president Southwestern and Rocky Mountain div., 1960-1961). Member Arizona Academy Science (president 1956-1957, treasurer 1959-1963. Member), Arizona Science Teachers Association, American Institute Physics, American Physics Society, National Science Teachers’ Association, American Association University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi.

Club: International Torch, Phoenix Executives.


Married Eula Snyder, August 15, 1940.

Benjamin Marsh Wager

Grace (Turner) Wager

Eula Snyder