Dr. Kite started his teaching career in 1963 as a high school teacher in Axtell, Nebraska.
After receiving his masters degree he became an assistant professor of physics at
York University in 1967. In 1969, he then pursued his doctorate at the University
of Wyoming and completed a year as a research associate at the National Center for
Research in Paris, France. He then returned to York in as the chair of the Natural
In 1987, Dr. Kite accepted the position of associate professor of physics at Pepperdine
University where he became the coordinator of the Physics Department and the 3/2 Engineering
Program. He served at Pepperdine for 25 years, earning the honorary title of professor emeritus.He
made his final return to York in 2012 as a professor of physics. He was instrumental
in the organization of York University's dual degree engineering program.
Dr. Kite served twelve summers as an instructor and department chair at Johns Hopkins
University. He has also served as a summer adjunct professor at Pepperdine University
His primary interest of physics is electron paramagnetic resonance of molecular mono-chrystals.
Serving from 1967-1969, 1975-1979, 1981-1987, and from 2012 to present, total of 25
Molecular Crystals - Condensed Matter
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
Emeritus Professor of Physics, Pepperdine University
Teacher of the Year, York University
Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Pepperdine University
Sigma Xi (National Honor Society)
Alpha Chi Sponsor, York University
Dr. Kite is an active member of the East Hill church of Christ and the Team Chaplain
of the Panther Women's Wrestling Team.