Chris Gabler

Adjunct Professor in Physics and Engineering

Professor Gabler earned his MS in Astronomy from San Diego State University, specializing in stellar evolution and astrophysics of stars in open clusters. Prior to this graduate degree, he worked in the technology industries of electronics manufacturing, petroleum engineering, software development, and information technology and systems. He also earned an MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His specialization in this program was computer color vision in robotics in the semiconductor industry.  Professor Gabler’s undergraduate degree was a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona.

Professor Gabler acts as a mentor to undergraduate students and is also a member of the associate faculty at MiraCosta College and at Cuyamaca College.

He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, and Scholars Without Borders honor societies.

Professor Gabler enjoys reading, playing guitar and piano, traveling abroad, and exploring Chula Vista with his wife Cynthia, and their dogs.


  • M.S., Astronomy: Emphasis in Stellar Evolution and Astrophysics, San Diego State University
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering: Emphasis in Computer Vision and Robotics, UC Santa Barbara
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Courses Taught

  • The Cosmos Lecture – PSC 105
  • Computational Methods for Engineers & Scientists II – EGR 120
  • Engineering Mechanics – EGR 215
  • Mechanics of Materials – EGR 265
  • Analog & Digital Electronics – EGR 352, EGR 422
  • Analog & Digital Electronics Lab – EGR 352L, EGR 422L
  • Computer Interfacing, Mobile Robotics – EGR 432, EGR 442
  • Computer Interfacing, Mobile Robotics Lab – EGR 432L, EGR 442L
  • Physics Physical Science Lecture – PSC 110
  • Physics Physical Science Lab – PSC 110L
  • University Physics Lab – PHY 242L
  • General Physics Lab – PHY 141L, PHY 142L

Experience in Field

  • Adjunct Professor, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2018-Present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2015 – 2018                                     
  • Professor, San Diego Miramar College, 2015
  • Professor, Southwestern Community College, 2012 – 2016
  • Research Assistant, SDSU Research Foundation, San Diego, CA, 2011 – 2014

Awards and Honors

  • Scholars without Borders Honors Society, SDSU
  • San Diego Science Educators Association
  • Center for Robotic Systems in Microelectronics Selected Student, UCSB
  • Tau Beta Pi Honors Engineering Society,
  • Cum laude graduate, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Honors at Entrance, Dean’s List, Honor Roll, Cal Poly Pomona
  • CSF Honors Graduate