|August 2015 - Present||Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Jose State University|
Physics education research, Learning of scientific practices, esp. in physics, Productive ideas and intuitions in physics (esp. in the context of energy), their informal assessment, and responsive teaching, Physics pre- and in-service teacher learning in formal and informal professional development settings, and Audio- and video-recording techniques for capturing interactions in natural settings
Honors and Awards
- RSCA (RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP & CREATIVE ACTIVITY) SPRING 2016 PROPOSAL: WAVESIPP – WAVES AND SYNTHESIZERS IN PHYSICS PROJECT
- NSF EEC #1542471: BERKELEY ENGINEERING RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR TEACHERS + COMPUTING (BERET+C) PROGRAM (CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR)
- VERIZON-UTEACH SUBAWARD COHORT II 2014/2015
|2013||Ph.D., University of Maine ‐ Physics|
|2009||Staatsexamen LAG, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität ‐ Physics/Mathematics|
Peer-Reviewed Research Articles (7)
Contribution to Book
The interactional work of configuring a mathematical object in a ...
Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners. The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2016 (2016)
We present a detailed account of interactional mechanisms that support participation in STEM disciplinary practices as an adult and a ...
Productive resources in students’ ideas about energy: An alternative analysis ...
Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research (2013)
For over 30 years, researchers have investigated students’ ideas about energy with the intent of reforming instructional practice. In this ...