Julian Shaw, PhD

Julian Shaw, PhD
Science, Woodturning, Blacksmithing, Social Sustainability

Dr. Shaw, Credo Physics, Chemistry, Woodturning, Blacksmithing, Capacities and Social Sustainability teacher, grew up in England, where he earned his BS in Chemistry from the University of Exeter and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Bradford. He spent four years as a post-doctoral research fellow at King’s College, London, focusing on methods and applications of magnetic resonance, then moved to San Diego, where he worked as a physicist in private industry, developing magnetic methods and devices for the detection of contraband and explosives in concealed locations. In 1995, Dr. Shaw moved to Sebastopol to pursue his lifelong love of craft as a blacksmith and wood turner, and in 2004 he inaugurated the green woodworking program at Sebastopol Independent Charter School, where he taught for eight years. He began studying the work of Rudolf Steiner and has spent recent summers working at Rudolf Steiner College’s Craft Conference. Dr. Shaw earned his teaching credentials in Physics and Chemistry from Sonoma State University. Along with Ms. McNeal, he serves as guide for Blue Cohort of the class of 2019. He is the father of a Credo student.