About Me


Note: I am on a leave of absence from my faculty appointment at Univeristy of Wisconsin-Platteville until the Fall Semester of 2015. During this time, I can still be reached through my UW-Platteville email address.

I currently serve as an Assistant Professor of Physics in the Department of Chemistry and Engineering Physics at University of Wisconsin - Platteville. Before coming to Platteville, I was a graduate student in the Department of Physics at The Ohio State University, where I performed my dissertation research in the field of Physics Education Research (PER) under the mentorship of Andrew F. Heckler. In particular, my research interests include: student understanding of calculus and differential equations as related to physical systems, interactions between computational and spatial thinking, interactions between physical preconceptions and instruction, the origin and evolution of physical concepts, and the application of Bayesian methods to the analysis of classroom data.

At UW-Platteville, my teaching responsibilities are primarily centered around the service courses required by the various engineering programs. In particular, I have taught the calculus-based introductory sequence, and the intermediate course in modern physics.

Please visit my research and teaching pages to learn more about my professional interests. The entire site is under active development, so please contact me if you have any questions and be sure to check back in the future.