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Behind the scenes with Kathy Hadley, astronomy and physics instructor

A professor of astronomy and physics is focused heavily on the happenings of our solar system and beyond, but Kathy Hadley is just as interested in what’s happening on our planet. Namely, she has a long-held passion for teaching students no matter where they are, geographically and scholastically. Her work as an instructor in Oregon State’s Department of Physics is one element of proof.

OSU Ecampus graduate Colby Mangini

Coast to coast

There are a million reasons to not do something. Take college, for example: It’s an arduous process. It’s time-consuming. It challenges you daily. It also requires a financial investment. U.S. Navy veteran Colby Mangini saw things differently. When he enrolled in Oregon State University’s online graduate program in radiation health physics in 2006, he saw green lights everywhere telling him to go for it.

The right decision

“The online classes at Oregon State were so different. I felt completely engaged in the courses through the discussion boards, constant interaction with other students, and feedback from the professors. The recorded lectures allowed me to feel like I was in class alongside my classmates. I was really able to get to know my professors and felt very connected to the material.”