Mickens, Ronald E. (1943-) | Amistad Research Center
Name: Mickens, Ronald E. (1943-)
Historical Note: Ronald E. Mickens, mathematical physicist and historian for the National Society of Black Physicists graduated summa cum laude from Fisk University in 1964 with a BA degree in physics and mathematics. His graduation honors included election to Phi Beta Kappa in his senior year. Doctoral studies in theoretical physics were completed in 1968 at Vanderbilt University. As a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at M.I.T., Dr. Mickens carried out research on the properties of scattering amplitudes from strongly interacting particles at high energies. In 1970, he returned to Fisk University to teach and do research. Dr. Mickens is currently the Distinguished Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Physics at Clark Atlanta University. He is a prolific author writing over 250 research papers, textbooks, and biographies on several African American women scientists, and a history, The African American Presence in Physics and Edward Bouchet: The First African American Doctorate. Dr. Mickens serves on the editorial boards of several research journals and is an active participant in numerous professional societies including, the American Mathematical Society, the American Physical Society (for which he is an elected Fellow), and the National Society of Black Physicists.