Dr. Rebecca Honeycutt has been teaching college-level math and physics for over 30 years. She joined the faculty of CVCC as a math and physics professor in 2007 and began teaching Principles of Physics for the STEM Academy in the spring of 2017. She earned a B.S. in Mathematics from SUNY Oswego and continued her studies in math as a graduate student at Florida State. From there she transferred to Georgia Tech where she earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics. As a student, she received numerous honors and awards for outstanding academic performance. She was a student member of the Pi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society and the Sigma Chi Science Honor Society and a faculty member of the Kappa Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society
Since completing her Ph.D., Rebecca has been actively involved in both teaching and research. One of her primary academic interests is in curriculum and course development. She was the recipient of a NISOD Teaching & Leadership Excellence Award for her work as a physics professor at Montgomery College, where she developed one of the first fully online physics courses in the nation and designed a course in automotive physics. She has written four lab manuals, two workbooks, and is currently engaged in creating e-learning supplements.
As a mathematical and computational physicist, Rebecca’s research interests started with Stochastic Differential Equations. While employed as a research physicist at David Taylor Model Basin, her research was in the field of underwater acoustics working on various projects involving submarine silencing. Her major publications include (i) Higher-Order Algorithms for the Numerical Integration of Stochastic Differential Equations, (ii) Stochastic Runge-Kutta Algorithms I: White Noise, (iii) Stochastic Runge-Kutta Algorithms II: Colored Noise, (iv) A Three-Parameter Markov Model for Sedimentation III: A Stochastic Runge-Kutta method for Computing First-Passage Times, (v) Effects of Coatings on Membrane Wave Reradiation, and (vi) Evaluation of the Scattered Pressure Due to Infinite Rigid Cylinders, Infinite Elastic Cylindrical Shells, and Rigid Spheres in the presence of an Ambient Noise Field.
On a personal note, Rebecca and her husband homeschooled their two sons who recently graduated from CVCC and are currently attending Liberty University. Her hobbies include playing saxophone, camping, biking, and hiking. She plays in a local saxophone ensemble which performs at a variety of assisted living communities and other local events.