June 19, 2018

Art Hovey, author of Advanced Physics, earned a B.A. in physics and mathematics in 1964 and a Master of Arts in Teaching in 1965, both from Yale University. He taught physics and mathematics at New Haven’s Hillhouse High School from 1965 to 1967, and then taught physics at Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, CT from 1967 until his recent retirement. While at Amity he had the pleasure of seeing the physics enrollment grow from two classes to more than a dozen. He received a “Celebration of Excellence” award in 1987, CT State Department of Education CORE training for master teachers in 1989, and attended MIT’s Science and Engineering Program for Teachers in 1992. In 1999 his student team won first place in Yale’s state-wide Physics Olympiad competition. He is a member of American Association of Physics Teachers, New England Science Teachers and Connecticut Association of Science Teachers. He is also active as a musician, playing tuba in the Galvanized Jazz Band, the Connecticut Symphonic Band, and many other groups.