Dr. Rasheed Adebisi of Oxford was recently selected physics instructor at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart.

Dr. Adebisi, a native of Nigeria, began his new duties on August 12, 2013.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering physics from Obafemi Awolowo University, located in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 2000.

He entered the doctoral program at the University of Mississippi in 2006 and earned a Ph.D. in Physics from Ole Miss in 2011.

While a graduate student at Ole Miss, Dr. Adebisi conducted research at the National Center for Physical Acoustics and served as a teaching assistant for six semesters, teaching and grading laboratory exercises for general introductory physics.

He also taught calculus and physics for the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at Ole Miss.

After earning his terminal degree, he worked for Soair, LLC, as a research scientist.

He and his wife Funke have two daughters, Ibukunoluwa and Oluwadara.