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Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

Dr. Lee Bolen

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Office: 203A Lewis Hall
Phone: (662) 915-5711

Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., 1964, University of Virginia


  • Research Associate, University of Virginia, 1964
  • Assistant Professor, 1964-67, University of Mississippi
  • Associate Professor, 1967-70, University of Mississippi
  • Professor, 1970-, University of Mississippi


  • Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Academies of Science, 1984
  • Outstanding Contribution Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1988


  • Sigma Xi
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Acoustical Society of America
  • American Association of Physics Teachers

Research Interests

Research activities include development of instrumentation for research in acoustics. Measurements of sound propagation outdoors have included the effects of sound attenuation by vegetation, soil porosity, turbulence, and the acoustic generation of seismic waves. Instrumentation projects in acoustics include the development of subsonic speakers for outdoor sound propagation measurements and the construction of ultrasonic transducers for measurement of acoustic shock waves and for use in various robotics applications. Additional projects include implementing the use of computers and hypermedia in physics education.