Senior Instructor • Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies • PhET software developer • Departmental fire suppression specialist
Department of Physics

Office: Duane Physics F1035, UCB 390

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Michael Dubson is a Senior Instructor in the Physics Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies and a member of the PER group. He has a BS in Physics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1978) and a PhD in condensed matter experiment from Cornell University (1984). He began his career as a condensed matter researcher at Michigan State University. In 1995, he switched fields and joined the faculty at Colorado, where he works on undergraduate curriculum development and interactive instruction. He has won several teaching awards, including the 2006 American Association of Physics Teachers Education Award. He is also a software designer for PhET (, a suite of free interactive simulations for science education.