Faculty

Annie Chase Lecturer of Physics
Benedikt Harrer Assistant Professor of Physics
Cassandra Paul Associate Professor of Physics
Associate Professor of Science Education
Gina Quan Assistant Professor of Physics

Students Currently Active in Research

Zairac Smith Graduate Student of Physics
Chase Valiente Graduate Student of Physics
Brian Lam Graduate Student of Science Education
James Lucas Graduate Student of Science Education
Iani Penev Graduate Student of Science Education
Marie Pink Graduate Student of Science Education
Paul Weidler Graduate Student of Science Education
Austin Betancourt Undergraduate Student of Biology
Aeowynn Coakley Undergraduate Student of Biology
Coleene Morton Undergraduate Student of Kinesiology

 Culminating Master’s Projects and Theses:

Aaron Deich

MS Physics Summer 2018

Project title: Why No One Reads Physics Textbooks For Fun: A Literary Comparison To Books We Love

Adviser: Benedikt Harrer

Oana Schmiedeskamp

MA Science Education Spring 2018

Project title: Using RIOT as a Tool for Professional Development within a K-12 Professional Learning Community
Adviser: Cassandra Paul

Loni Fuller

MA Science Education Spring 2018

Project title: “YOU’RE A STRAIGHT-A STUDENT? SO YOU’RE NOT MEXICAN THEN”: GENDERED AND RACIALIZED NARRATIVES THAT EXCLUDE WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR FROM THE “DISCOURSE” OF PHYSICS
Adviser: Cassandra Paul

Tanveer Dhillon

MA Science Education Summer 2017

Project title: Written Feedback: Is it worth the time?
Adviser: Cassandra Paul

Deborah Sater
MA Science Education Summer 2017

Project title: How High School Students access and utilize feedback to develop better skills and content knowledge while writing argument based problem solutions.
Adviser: Cassandra Paul

Annie Chase MS Physics Fall 2017

Project title: Development of self-regulatory models and measurement of student self-regulation in physics courses using different grader assessment feedback methods
Adviser: Cassandra Paul

Eric Hickok MS Physics Fall 2015

Project title: Teaching practices of graduate teaching assistants
Adviser: Cassandra Paul

Andrew Reid MS Physics Spring 2015

Project title: Examining the impact of assessment format on student problem solving behavior
Adviser: Cassandra Paul

Kate Nichols MA Science Education Spring 2013

Project title: Gamified Activities in a High School Physics Classroom: An analysis of their impact on student learning, engagement, and attitudes toward Physics
Adviser: Cassandra Paul

Previous SJSU PER Members

Kaala Cheney Undergraduate – Kinesiology
Kevin Hartman Undergraduate – Aerospace Engineering
Nigel Pasman Undergraduate – Physics
Katrina Roseler Postdoctoral Scholar