Professor of Physics • PER research, with a focus on student learning in upper-division
Department of Physics

Office: Duane F1013

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Steven Pollock is a professor of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. His PhD is in theoretical Nuclear Physics from Stanford University. He is an APS Fellow, a Pew/Carnegie teaching scholar, a University of Colorado president's teaching scholar, and was the 2013 Carnegie US Professor of the year. His research is in PER (Physics Education), investigating student learning in large and small scale physics classes, and the constraints and opportunities involved in replicating "proven" curricular practice, as well as extending educational models to the upper division. He has implemented and studied "Tutorials in Introductory Physics" at CU, along with supporting and investigating Teaching and Learning Assistants' pedagogical development. He has been described by his students as a human electron.