Professor Vincent Strudwick is a physics professor at Pendleton State University, and a coworker of Dick Solomon's. At first he and Dick were friends, they played physics games at parties, and Dick even gave him a pay raise using Mary's position as dean. Later when Strudwick published a bestselling physics book they became arch-rivals. They began playing pranks on each other. In fact during the goodbye party before the Solomons left earth, Dick tricked Vincent into going to the space themed party dressed for a masquerade ball.
Vincent Strudwick is the father of Allisa Strudwick, the girlfriend of Tommy Solomon.