Carolyn Martsberger, Ph.D.
Department of Physics
Dr. Martsberger received her master's degree and PhD in physics from Duke University and her bachelor's degree in physics from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She also holds Certificates in Nonlinear and Complex Systems (Duke University) and in Translational Medicine (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). After completing her PhD, Dr. Martsberger held a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychocardiology at the Duke Unviersity Medical Center where she conducted research with cardiac patients that were at risk for myocardial ischemia due to both physical and mental triggers. After completing her postdoc, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at St. Olaf College and a lecturer at Loyola University Chicago. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Physics at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. Her research interests include nonlinear dynamics and chaos, mathematical modeling of complex systems, experimental analysis of brain and cardiac dynamics and clinical research. Recently, she has become interested in science education including environmental science for non science majors. Notable publications include Responses of Mental Stress Induced Myocardial Ischemia to Escitalopram Treatment: Background, Design, and Method for the REMIT study (2012) and Period-doubling bifurcation to alternans in paced-cardiac tissue: Crossover from smooth to border-collision characteristics (2007).