John Griffith, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Physics

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 206


Office Hours

    8:20 AM - 9:25 AM






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Important Note Regarding Fall 2022 Office Hours:  Office Hours for this semester are at Red Mountain (in Room PV-105) and students in my class can also access the office hour remotely via the WebEx Classroom.  Please see the link to the WebEx Classroom toward the bottom of the Resources Module in Canvas.  If you are having trouble accessing the Office Hour area, please drop me a Canvas Message or send me an email to

Notes:  I am often available to help other times besides those listed above, so please send me an email or Canvas message to set up some one on one time (in person or remote) if the times listed above do not work with your schedule.   I also answer questions asked via email.

Really, I want you to come to my office and/or email me when you are having difficulties! Office hours and Office appointments are a good place to come and get help on anything course related, whether it be for help with homework problems, clarifying concepts from class, questions about lab, etc.  Please take advantage of these opportunities anytime you feel like you might be struggling a bit (or even if you just want to come by and chat!).  It is always better to get help early rather than waiting; physics is a building block science, which means that each new topic typically depends on the previous topic.  Holes in early conceptual understanding will continue to surface (and probably spread) as you need to use that information.

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

PHY101 Introduction to Physics 4 Credits
A survey of physics emphasizing applications of physics to modern life.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT090, or higher level mathematics course, or eligibility for MAT120 or higher as indicated by appropriate placement.
It is highly encouraged that you attend the FREE MCC Physics and Astronomy Boot Camp that occurs prior to the beginning of the semester. Participants will review key skills necessary for success; participants will be better prepared for their course. Visit for more information and to register.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
8:20 AM - 9:25 AM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at for additional information.

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