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Meet the Faculty: Rakesh Shah


Associate Professor of Physics


Year Joined CCAC

Fall 2017


Courses Currently Teaching

Basic Physics
Physics 1
Physics 2
Physics for Science and Engineering 1
Physics for Science and Engineering 2


Most Memorable CCAC Experience

My favorite moment was my first day at CCAC when I became a member of the CCAC family and, since then, every moment whenever my students are successful in their courses, higher education and careers. 


Why I Teach What I Teach

I always enjoyed teaching physics since entering the field of education. I believe that physical science is the basis of technology and that it will generate and develop more advanced technologies for the betterment of society. 


Something People Might Not Know About Me

I was about to quit my education in college due to prolonged health problems, but, once I recovered, I continued my education and completed my doctorate in physics at the University of North Texas and began teaching. I learned that when we persevere, we can overcome our problems and find success. We don't need to let our difficulties prevent us from achieving our goals. 


Favorite Quote

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." -Mark Van Doren