Associate Professor, Chair, Physics
Comparative planetology, physics
2005 Ph.D., Michigan State University
2001 M.S., Michigan State University
2000 B.S., University of Notre Dame
“Active Astronomy: Using Pluto’s Demotion to Introduce Students to Comparative Planetology” at the University of Chicago.
“Higgs Hunting: an Introduction to the Standard Model and the Search for the Remaining Piece” at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI.
“Advanced Lab: A Training Ground for Responsible Scientists” at the AAPT/AAAS Joint Winter Meeting, February 2009.
“Making the Transition from Introductory to Upper-Lever Courses” and “College Labs and Curriculum.”
“Student Understanding of and Attitudes toward Pluto’s Reclassification” at the Joint AAPT/APS Winter Meeting in Washington DC, Feb 2010.
“What Makes a Good Advanced Lab Experiment?” at the Advanced Lab Topical Conference in Ann Arbor, MI, July 2009.
“Innovations in the Introductory Laboratories” session at the AAPT Summer Meeting, July 2009