CPT Richard Shawger is the course director of NE300: Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering with the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering.
He graduated from Muskingum University 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. He taught high school mathematics for two years and served as a football coach.
Richard joined the United States Army in July 2007. Upon graduation from Basic Training he attended Officer Candidate School where he commissioned in the Chemical Corps. He served as a chemical reconnaissance platoon leader in HHC, BSTB, 3rd BDE, 82nd ABN DIV, Fort Bragg, NC. After his deployment to OIF08-09 he became the BN Chemical Officer for 2-505th PIR, 3 BDE, 82nd ABN Division. Upon completion of Captain’s Career Course, CPT Shawger became the BDE Chemical Officer for the 45th Sustainment Brigade. After deployment to OEF12, CPT Shawger served as the Company Commander for A Co. 209th ASB, 25th CAB, 25th INF DIV, Schofield Barracks, HI.
He earned a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2016. His research focused on the comparative analysis of polyvinyltoluene plastic scintillators for the development of a fast neutron imager. CPT Shawger is a member of the American Nuclear Society and the Alpha Nu Sigma National Honor Society. In addition to teaching, he is an assistant OR for the Navigators.
CPT Shawger is originally from Ashville, OH. He is married to Susan and have three boys: Elwood, Ezra and Enoch. His interests include knowing and pursuing Jesus, carpentry, and sports.