Lydia Bender

Lydia Bender

Research and Background Lydia Bender is a Ph.D. candidate at Kansas State University and is currently working under the supervision of Dr. James T. Laverty. Her research interests include implementing research-based instructional strategies to address specific learning goals and finding ways to work with faculty to ultimately improve student learning.   Contact Email: lgbender@phys.ksu.edu
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Stuart Tessmer

Stuart Tessmer

Research and Background Stuart Tessmer is the Associate Chairperson for Undergraduate Programs and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.. He received his Ph.D. in Physics at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research interest is the physics of electrons inside nanosystems. As Undergraduate Director for the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Tessmer will work with the Physics faculty team and support efforts to align the work of the research team and the undergraduate instructional program in Physics and Astronomy. Contact Email: tessmer@pa.msu.edu
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J.T. Laverty

J.T. Laverty

Research and Background James T. (J.T.) Laverty is an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University. He earned his Ph.D. in physics at Michigan State University. His research interests include developing and improving assessments in undergraduate physics, investigating scientific practices in undergraduate physics, transforming physics courses to include scientific practices. He serves as the site PI for KSU and will lead the physics contribution to the development of the 3D-LOP, measurements of student learning in physics, and recruit KSU faculty to the learning community. Contact Email: laverty@ksu.edu Website: https://www.phys.ksu.edu/people/tt-faculty/laverty.html
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Danny Caballero

Danny Caballero

Research and Background Danny Caballero (co-PI) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He received his Ph.D. in Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He studies how tools affect student learning in physics, and the conditions and environments that support or inhibit this learning. Caballero will be responsible for working with the Physics faculty team on protocol development, coding work, and interpretations of data analyses. Contact Email: caballero@pa.msu.edu Physics Education Research Lab at MSU: http://perl.natsci.msu.edu Personal site: http://dannycab.github.io
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