Kimberly Riegel

Assistant Professor 10 Months Email Lupton Hall, Room 200
Kim Riegel joined FSC in Fall of 2022 as an assistant professor in the physics department.   Beyond her traditional teaching responsibilities, Dr. Riegel is active in the scholarship of teaching and learning, studying and implementing innovative instructional methods in her classes.  Her main field of scholarly research is acoustics specifically focused on noise control.  She currently has three main research projects: She is using computer simulations to propagate sonic booms from supersonic aircraft to determine the effect of the boom on the ground. She studies recording studio acoustics and the effectiveness of 3D printed panels to improve the acoustic environment of recording spaces. Lastly, she works on urban noise and its effect on public health of communities through citizen science data collection.


  • PhD, Acoustics (Acoustics), Pennsylvania State University, 2011
  • M.Eng, Acoustics (Acoustics), The Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • B.A., Physics (Physics), Vassar College, 2004


  • Kimberly Riegel, The Role of Topography for Secondary Sonic Boom Reflection, Forum Acusticum 2023, 2023.
  • Kimberly Riegel, Secondary Sonic Boom Predictions for U.S. Coastlines, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 152 2022, 2816–2827.
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