Mark Zagaeski

(781) 799-3634 (mobile)
814 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA 02420


1991 PhD, Cellular Biophysics, Boston University, Boston MA
1978 AB, Physics, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson NY

Employment and Teaching Experience

1988–present Private Tutor – Physics, chemistry, biology, math.
2004 –2011 Physics Teacher, Lexington High School, Lexington MA
Continued to develop and teach an Integrated Math and Physics course originated in 1998–1999. Taught introductory Physics. Student-Faculty Senator. Community service re-evaluation committee.
2003 – 2004 Physics Teacher, Bedford High School, Bedford MA. Taught and helped develop three levels of 9th grade Conceptual Physics.
Jan. – Aug. 2003 Senior Scientist, Phoenix Science and Technology, Chelmsford MA. Worked on development of high intensity underwater sound sources.
2000 – 2003 Physics Teacher, Lexington High School, Lexington MA. Taught Integrated Math and Physics course. Taught introductory Physics. National Honor Society selection committee. Student-faculty Senate.
Summer 2002 Researcher, Phoenix Science and Technology. Developed electrical driver for sonobuoy.
1994-2000 Physics Teacher, (Theatre Director), Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School, Cambridge MA. Taught Introductory and AP Physics, and worked individually with students at all levels. Directed Spring Play.
Summer 1999 Science & Theater teacher, Belmont Hill School, Belmont MA
1992,1996 Teaching Fellow – Department of Physics, Harvard University Extension.
1980–1986 Teaching Fellow – Department of Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Boston University.

Research, Training and Professional Development Experience

February 2011 Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara. Physics and Biology: Evolution of Life and Evolution of Science.
Summer 2007 Extern at MIT Lincoln Lab – (LIFT2 Program for physics teachers) Research and development of bioaerosol detection system.
Summer 2006 MIT Haystack – Radioastronomy in the high school classroom.
Quarknet – Brandeis Summer Institute for Boston Area Physics Teachers
1991-1994 Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate – Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Studies of biosonar in the FM bat Eptesicus fuscus
1985-1990 Doctoral Thesis Research Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Boston University, Studies of mammalian hearing mechanisms
1982-1983 Principal Investigator – The possible use of high intensity sound by odontocetes as an aid in capturing prey.  Aarhus University, Denmark
1981 Research Assistant – Department of Physics, Boston University, FTIR Spectroscopy of membrane proteins.

Other Experience and Skills

  • Tenor & Soloist – Halalisa World Music Chorus, 2005 – 2011.
  • Coordinator – Hearing Research Seminars, Boston University, 1985-1988
  • Tenor & Soloist – First Church Choir, Boston, 1989-1991
  • Performer, tour guide, and mechanic – Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, NY, 1980
  • Nature interpreter at Año Nuevo State Reserve, CA, 1979.
  • Developed and performed in the Off-Broadway production of Nightclub Cantata, New York, Boston, and Washington, 1976-1977
  • Ballet and modern dance, Bard College, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (scholarhip student), etc. 1975-1983.
  • Soccer Coach.
  • NAUI certified diver.
  • Foreign languages: Fluent – Danish, French. Reading – German, Italian.
  • Father of five.

Grants and Award

  • Lexington Education Foundation, several Parent’s Stars for excellent teaching.
  • Lexington High School Parent Teacher Student Association, Grant for programs, 2002.
  • Sigma Xi National Chapter, Grant in Aid of Research, 1988.
  • Boston University, Dean’s Travel Award, 1987, 1981.
  • Boston University, Dean’s Award for excellence in teaching, 1982.
  • Danish Marshall Award, 1982-1983.
  • Sigma Xi Boston Chapter, Research Grant, 1982
  • Obie Award for cast of Nightclub Cantata, 1977.