We are pleased to share with you some of our academic publications and other recent efforts to disseminate important developments and research to the broader community. Some publications may be downloadable directly from us, while others may be accessed through the Journal publisher provided in the links. Please feel free to contact the author(s) if you have specific questions about any of the work listed here.
A model for incorporating computation without changing the course: An example from middle-division classical mechanics. American Journal of Physics, 82(3), 231 - 237. presented at the Jan-03-2014. doi:10.1119/1.4837437. (2014).
Integrating Numerical Computation into the Modeling Instruction Curriculum. The Physics Teacher, 52, 38.. (2014).
How Can We Improve Problem Solving in Undergraduate Biology? Applying Lessons from 30 Years of Physics Education Research. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 12, 153–161.. (2013).
Analytic framework for students' use of mathematics in upper-division physics. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 9(2). doi:10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.9.020119. (2013).
Understanding student computational thinking with computational modeling. In Physics Education Research Conference 2012. presented at the August 1-2, Philadelphia, PA.. (2012).
ACER: A framework on the use of mathematics in upper-division physics. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1513). presented at the August 1-2, Philadelphia, PA.. (2012).
Upper-division student understanding of Coulomb's law: Difficulties with continuous charge distributions. In Physics Education Research Conference 2012. presented at the August 1-2, Philadelphia, PA.. (2012).
Implementing and assessing computational modeling in introductory mechanics. Physical Review Special Topics-Physics Education Research, 8, 020106.. (2012).
Comparing large lecture mechanics curricula using the Force Concept Inventory: a five thousand student study. American Journal of Physics, 80, 638.. (2012).
Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics diagnostic: A conceptual assessment for the junior level. Physical Review Special Topics-Physics Education Research, 8, 020108.. (2012).
Want to Reduce Guessing and Cheating While Making Students Happier? Give More Exams!. Physics Teacher, 50, 540.. (2012).
Function Plot Response: A Scalable System for Teaching Kinematics Graphs. Am. J. Phys., 80, 724-733.. (2012).
Fostering Computational Thinking In Introductory Mechanics. In Physics Education Research Conference 2011. presented at the August 3-4, Omaha, Nebraska.. (2011).
Tale of two curricula: The performance of 2000 students in introductory electromagnetism. Physical Review Special Topics-Physics Education Research, 5, 020105.. (2009).