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About Benedikt W. Harrer

Benedikt W. Harrer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at San José State University. Dr. Harrer earned his Ph.D. in physics (specializing in physics education research) at the University of Maine, where he analyzed classroom video to identify disciplinary progenitors in middle school students’ ideas about energy. He also holds a graduate degree in physics and mathematics with a concentration in teaching and education (Staatsexamen Mathematik/Physik für Lehramt an Gymnasien) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. Before joining the Department of Physics and Astronomy at SJSU, he taught pre-service mathematics and science teachers in the Cal Teach program at UC Berkeley, where he also directed the Cal Teach Summer Research Institute and co-directed the Berkeley Engineering Research Experiences for Teachers (BERET) program.

Positions

August 2015 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Jose State University
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Curriculum Vitae




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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

Education

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2013 Ph.D., University of Maine ‐ Physics
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2009 Staatsexamen LAG, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität ‐ Physics/Mathematics
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Contact Information

benedikt.harrer@sjsu.edu

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Peer-Reviewed Research Articles (7)

Invited Talks (2)

Articles in Peer-Edited Journals (7)

Dissertation (1)

Thesis (2)