Dedicated to the Evolution of Physics Education

We’re a lively group of dedicated folks who live and breathe physics education. We are educators, technologists, and applications specialists. We listen to our customers and deliver the features and functionality they need.

Jeremy Morton
Jeremy Morton

Jeremy Morton, PhD
President and CEO

Jeremy Morton founded Expert TA on his vision for improving the way students learn physics.
Dr. Morton first identified and defined the market need for a technology that could offer human-like grading and tutoring interactions while working on his PhD at North Carolina State University. Dr. Morton developed the business concept and convinced his PhD committee that the rigidity of online homework systems was a solvable problem. He published his dissertation, which focused on Expert TA technology, later in 2006.

In 2008, Dr. Morton began the formal business development of Expert TA. He acquired first round of capital and launched the company as an LLC in late 2009. He has served as President and CEO since.

During his tenure, Expert TA has continued to sign up new customers. The company has successfully released new product features and enhancements in response to marketplace requirements. More than a dozen recognized leaders in physics education serve as problem authors for Expert TA.

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Daniel Vail
Daniel Vail

Daniel Vail
Chief Technical Advisor

As Chief Technology Advisor, Daniel brings more than two decades of diverse IT industry experience.

Daniel’s experience ranges from hardware and software engineering to team management with companies such as TanData, The Williams Companies, FW Murphy, Occidental Petroleum, and Interactive Collegiate Solutions. He has been an analyst, software developer, DBA, and chief architect on projects as varied as real time telemetry to critical alarming systems and leading edge SAAS architecture.

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Chris Duston
Chris Duston

Chris Duston
Director of Content

Chris Duston has a passion for effective education. His focus with Expert TA is to ensure the problem library is of the highest quality, can be used to build student understanding of physics, and addresses the needs of the instructors who use it.

Chris earned a B.S. in Astrophysics from the University of Massachusetts where he conducted research on visible, radio, and X-ray astronomy. At the Pennsylvania State University, he completed a M.S. in Astrophysics and wrote a thesis on stellar population synthesis and the observational consequences of stellar mergers. As a graduate student, Chris worked on mathematical relativity at the Florida State University. He has published in peer-reviewed journals, presented work at international conferences, and served as a journal referee.

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Tom McCabe
Chief Financial Advisor

Tom McCabe has over 25 years of experience in public and private sector corporate leadership roles including president, CFO, general manager, senior vice president, vice president of administration, vice president information technology, manufacturing manager and controller.

Tom’s industry experience includes commercial construction, energy service construction, automotive parts manufacture (oem and aftermarket), fitness, restaurant, and insurance risk management. He has experience in administrative support system implementation and business process improvement, acquisition and divestitures, ERP system implementation, and implementation of LEAN/continuous improvement concepts. Tom’s educational background includes a B.S. degree in Math and Business from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the University of Florida.

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Tom McCabe
Tom McCabe

Lee Younts
Sales Advisor and Member of the Board of Directors

Lee Younts delivers more than 10 years of engineering and customer experience to Expert TA.
With a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, Lee has focused his professional career in the utility and energy sectors. He has held leadership roles in sales and business development at Progress Energy, a Fortune 500 energy company, and Utility Service Agency where he is integral in the growth and development of the company.

Lee Younts
Lee Younts

Larry Hoberock
Chief Academic Advisor

Dr. Hoberock has 45+ years of engineering experience in government (US Army Ballistic Research Labs), industry (Rocketdyne, Autonetics, Hamilton-Standard, Aero, Inc, Amoco Production Co. and Derrick Mfg. Corp.), and universities (Oklahoma State University and the U. of Texas-Austin).

He currently heads an academic school with 25 faculty members and more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students in both Tulsa and Stillwater, Oklahoma, that graduates BS, MS, and PhD students in both aerospace and mechanical engineering.

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Larry Hoberock
Larry Hoberock
Robby White
Robby White

Robby White
Account Executive

Robby White has been involved in selling IT systems throughout the globe for more than a decade. His college career began in 1997 at Baylor University after graduating from Putnam City High School (Oklahoma City, top third of a class of 500), but had to transfer back to his home state after battling a lengthy medical illness. He then obtained degrees in both Management (2002, Oklahoma State) and Marketing (2003, University of Central Oklahoma), which gave him a great foundation to be successful in the corporate world. After getting his feet wet in cellular technology, he quickly jumped to the internet industry where he became an extremely successful and well-rounded web technologist, manager, and consultant. In 2004, he sold his first Enterprise software contract. He knew right then that IT sales was his calling, and hasn’t looked back. At Expert TA, he has been a welcomed asset to a versatile team of educational software professionals.

Zach Kilburn
Zach Kilburn

Zach Kilburn
Account Executive

Zach Kilburn began his career in education in 2009, shortly after earning a B.S. degree in Marketing from Oklahoma State University. While he taught courses in multiple scientific disciplines at the secondary level, he earned an M.S. degree in Environmental Science with a Specialization in Education from OSU.

He is passionate about science education and he constantly sought new and engaging pedagogical practices, and research-based instructional techniques to utilize while in the classroom. Zach has experience in direct instruction, classroom technology, curriculum development, and innovative teaching models, which he acquired through working in a variety of educational settings.

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Kenn Williamson
Kenn Williamson

Kenn Williamson
Software Consultant

Kenn Williamson has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He is a software consultant, specializing in custom scripts in Visual Basic for Applications. At Expert TA, Kenn manages entry of content and data into the system, including importing new content, implementing revisions and developing ways to make entry more efficient.