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Research interests

1. Problem solving in the general physics course.
2. Use of social media ( Face Book ) to improve engagement and learning in the general physics course.
3. Use of latest neuroscience research to improve learning in the general physics course.
4. Application of physics laws to Human Behavior, like relationship between Elasticity of relationships and happiness, and other relational factors like Entropy.

Scholarly Interests

Problem Solving, Learning Theory, Physics of Human Behavior


1. Use of discovery and demonstrations to derive physical laws rather than lecturing.
2. Use of YouTube videos to illustrate physical phenomenon that may be hard to demonstrate.
3. Use of computer simulations to illustrate phenomena that cannot be physically demonstrated such as electrostatics.
4. Continuously evaluating classic assumptions and challenging with new techniques.
5. Changing the format of problems to see if they can be made easier for students to solve.
6. Use of incentives like a Physics T shirt to promote physics and get students to be more engaged.
7. Using experiments with students being involved as part of the experiment, like measuring student best acceleration and horse power.
8. Taking student on field trips that compliment lab experiences like the Physics show.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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