Tom Cohen is a Professor and Associate Chair in Physics. He received his A.B. in 1980 from Harvard College and his Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and was an NSF Presidential Young Investigator from 1990-1995. His exceptional teaching ability has been recognized through several awards including the Celebrating Teaching Award, the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award.