John McClain is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He has research interests in computational solid state physics and renewable and energy efficiency technologies. He is primarily responsible for teaching first- and second-year courses for students majoring in engineering and physical sciences. He believes that the greatest advances in mathematics and science education have taken place outside of the textbooks. He also likes to believe that students can learn from any 'good' text. Demonstrating these beliefs is a work in progress that involves exposing students to OER graphing and computational software and guiding students through various OER references. Dr. McClain holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from UNH, an MA in Math from University of Texas, and a BS in Math and Physics from Rutgers University.