Richard Traverzo is an Associate Educator of Physics. He received his M.S. from Wichita State University in 2013 under the advising of Dr. Thomas DeLillo in the field of high-energy theoretical particle physics. After graduation Mr. Traverzo was hired as an Academic Instructor which led to the promotion to Associate Educator in 2018.


His course specialty is Calculus-based Physics for Engineering majorS (PHYS 313 and 314.)  He has also taugh College Physics (PHYS 213 and 214.) As a Graduate Assistant  Mr. Traverzo taught many undergraduate labs accompanying these lectures as well as the Physics of Sound lab.


Mr. Traverzo is a subject-matter-expert in accessibility for students with disabilities, especially visual impairments. He has mentored blind students and developed non-visual teaching methods to foster student success. He also has consulted with groups across The University to document strategies and best practices for blind/visually-impaired users.


Prior to his employment with WSU he worked in the Wichita aerospace industry serving multiple roles in engineering which included analysis of system design, processing  design changes, and numerical analysis of new product lines He applies this background to the development of future engineers in his courses.