A leader in his field of physics, Dr. Resnick is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost authorities on undergraduate physics education. He received his B.A. from Hopkins in 1943 and his Ph.D. in physics in 1949. Dr. Resnick is professor emeritus of physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During his years at Rensselaer , he co-authored seven textbooks on relativity, quantum physics, and general physics, which have been translated into more than 30 languages. An estimated 7 million students have studied from his books, including several generations of Hopkins students. In 2002, the American Physical Society cited one of Dr. Resnick’s texts as the outstanding introductory physics text of the 20 th century. The American Association of Physics Teachers awarded Dr. Resnick the Hans Christian Oerstad medal, the highest award the association bestows. He was an honorary research fellow and visiting professor at Harvard University , as well as a Fulbright Professor. In addition to his extensive research and publishing career, Dr. Resnick remains committed to the classroom, evidenced by the variety of teaching awards he has received, including the Award of Outstanding Teaching from Exxon Corporation. A loyal alumnus, Dr. Resnick has supported the Krieger School through the creation of the Robert Resnick Endowed Fellowship for Physics.