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About Leslie Atkins Elliott

Dr. Leslie Atkins joined Boise State University’s Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies’ IDoTeach Program in 2016. Dr. Atkins received her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland studying analogies as categorization phenomena. She has received several grants, including an NSF grant to transform writing and literacy practices in the inquiry classroom. Prior to coming to Boise State Dr. Atkins taught at California State University - Chico where she received the Professional Achievement Honor – a recognition for faculty who are providing “unique and exciting learning opportunities for students.” Her research interests focus on the technique of teaching science to students by having them do experiments and participate in scientific debates.

Positions

2016 Present Associate Professor, Boise State University IDoTeach Program
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20112016 Associate Professor, California State University, Chico ‐ Department of Physics & Department of Science Education
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20062007 Associate Research Scientist, LessonLab Research Institute
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20042006 Postdoctoral Researcher, Dartmouth College ‐ Department of Education & Psychological and Brain Sciences
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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 - Award for Exemplary Online Instruction - Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching, California State University, Chico
  • 2012 - Professional Achievement Honor - California State University, Chico

Education

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2004 Ph.D. - Physics, University of Maryland
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2000 M.S. - Physics, University of Washington
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1998 B.S. - Physics, University of Virginia
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