Nelson L. Sivers

Lecturer of Physics


Nelson Sivers is a full-time Lecturer of Physics at Marist College after initially joining the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics as an Adjunct Physics Instructor in 2017. At Marist, he oversees and teaches the algebra and calculus-based Introductory Physics courses and labs, but he has also taught Introduction to Cosmology in previous semesters. Motivated by the reality that physics is everywhere, Nelson treasures the time he gets to spend helping make physics more accessible to students and in helping students better understand physics concepts. Prior to joining Marist College, he has enjoyed teaching physics locally at SUNY New Paltz, Vassar College, and Dutchess Community College. 

Before returning to the field of higher education, Nelson spent 5+ years in the industry researching and developing semiconductor technologies as an Application Scientist at Nova Measuring Instruments and Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at General Electric (GE).

When Nelson’s not in the classroom or lab he can often be found hanging out with his fiancé and cats, watching cartoons, the History, or Discovery Channel, looking at the stars, or playing video games.


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(845) 575-3000 ext. 2242