Senior Research Associate • Upper-division physics labs; Diversity, equity, and inclusion in physics education
Department of Physics

Office: Duane F-1017

Dimitri Dounas-Frazer studies three aspects of physics laboratory coursework: (i) students’ use of model-based reasoning while working on experimental physics tasks, (ii) instructors’ beliefs and practices regarding teaching and learning laboratory skills, and (iii) classroom factors that support students in feeling ownership of their final projects. His research interests also include students' development of non-cognitive skills, like resilience to failure, through self-reflection and personalized feedback. In addition, Dr. Dounas-Frazer is an active member of local and national physics diversity initiatives in the United States. He earned his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of California Berkeley, where he performed high-precision measurements of weak nuclear effects in atomic systems. When he's not doing education research, Dr. Dounas-Frazer enjoys spending time with his cat, with whom he never disagrees about the definitions of things.