Dr. Willie Rockward received a B.S. degree in Physics, cum laude, from Grambling State University. While completing a M.S. degree in Physics from State University of New York at Albany, he transferred into the doctoral program in the School of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). After completing his doctoral studies at Georgia Tech, he served as a civilian Research Physicist for the Advanced Guidance Division of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory located at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Currently, Dr. Rockward is an Associate Professor of Physics and the Research Director of the Micro/Nano Optics Research & Engineering (MORE) Laboratory at Morehouse College. His current research interests include crossed phase optics, micro/nano optics fabrication, optical quadrature microscopy, extreme ultraviolet lithography, terahertz imaging, nanostructure characterization, and termite behavior. He is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Society of Physics Students (National officer), the National Society of Black Physicists, the National Technical Association, the Optical Society and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He also serves, voluntarily, as the Director of Science and the Coordinator of Special Projects for the Miller’s Preparatory Academy for Boys.