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Nicole Granucci received her B.S. in Physics from UCONN, a M.S. in Science Education from the University of New Haven and M.S. in Applied Physics-Optics at Southern Connecticut State University. She has taught both public and private high school physics and astronomy for over 10 years. She came to Quinnipiac as an Adjunct Professor of Physics in 2015 and became a full time Instructor of Physics in Fall 2019. She has worked on several astronomy research projects through NITARP (NASA/IPAC Teacher Achieve Research Program) where she has taken students to the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meetings to present posters in astronomy research. She is continuously looking for new ways to engage students in authentic astronomy research and traveling to present their research.

She currently is the physics lab coordinator for Phy101L, PHY110L, and PHY111L. She teaches PHY101L Lecture during the semester and has taught PHY110 and PHY111 lecture as well. She interested in Physics Education and strives to produce an engaging environment for learning. She is introducing a new course called Physics of Music where it is an interdisciplinary study of the merging between understanding music and sound with the physics behind it. She will discuss the mathematics of sound, how instruments produce sound and how digital music is produced using physics. She plays string bass & trumpet in the Southern Connecticut University Band and plays electric bass & sings for a rock cover band. She has an extensive music background and likes to play piano and produce in her free time.


  • BS, University of Connecticut
  • MS, University of New Haven

Areas of Expertise

  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy Imaging


  • Physics

Office Location

  • Tator Hall TH-219

Mail Drop

  • BC-SCI


Quinnipiac University

Instructor of Physics

Hamden, CT

2019 - Present

Sacred Heart Academy

Science Department Chair, Physics & Astronomy Instructor

Hamden, CT

2016 - 2019

Southern Connecticut State University

Adjunct Professor of Physics

New Haven, CT

2010 - 2020

Professional Designation