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Dr. Antonino Carnevali

Physics Instructor , Accelerate Division

Educational Background

Ph.D., Physics, University of Tennessee
B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hunter College

How long have you worked at GSSM?

Since August 2018

How long have you worked in academia?

I have taught college-level classes for 26 years at three institutions. Before that, I was a Research Associate with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for three years.

Tell us what you love about working at GSSM?

Although I haven't known the students long, I have thrown them a couple of challenging questions – to test the waters – and I am already impressed. I have also interacted with a number of faculty, and they are truly outstanding. I am delighted to be here.

Please list and describe any personal information you’d like to share.

I am originally from Rome, Italy, and came to the US when I was 24. My wife and I moved to Hartsville from Kentucky, where she was teaching middle-school math and science. She is now teaching 7th-grade math at Hartsville Middle School.

What would your students be surprised to learn about you?

I can often be spotted singing opera (badly!) in the hallways.

What is your perfect pizza?

I miss the original pizza Napoletana with its thin crust, tomato, cheese, and anchovies.

What is the best thing about Hartsville?

Kalmia Gardens, restaurants, tree-lined streets, and friendly people.

Who (living or deceased) would be invited to your fantasy dinner party?

Glenn Gould, for the conversation and so that I might convince him to play my piano after dinner.

What is your favorite quote?

"Fatti non foste a viver come bruti, ma per seguir virtute e conoscenza" – Dante Alighieri

(You were not made to live like brutes, but to pursue virtue and knowledge.)