Bradley holds a PhD in Physics, with emphasis in astrophysics, and Minor in College Teaching from the University of Missouri (Mizzou), as well as undergraduate degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Missouri Southern State University (MSSU). He spent two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at Trinity College in Hartford CT, followed by two years as an Instructor of Physics & Astronomy at Missouri State University before deciding to dive into the K-12 world. Bradley’s love for teaching started during his PhD studies, where he was active in teaching laboratory and recitation sections for algebra and calculus based physics courses, including working as a physics tutor, being active in curriculum development, and volunteering to help teach modern physics and physics for future teachers. This love traveled with him to Trinity College, where he taught calculus based interactive studio style physics, designed and offered numerous introductory astronomy courses and was active in student recruitment, advising and outreach.
Outside of teaching, Bradley enjoys relaxing with a good cup of coffee, a good book, a good podcast focused on foreign policy and current events, classical music (and oldies), maybe a Netflix show if time allows, finding the best coffee cake at local coffee shops, spending time with friends and family, and is working on starting a new hobby, photography.