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Sarah E. Andrews

Research Associate
Center for STEM Learning
Sarah is a research associate in the Center for STEM Learning at CU Boulder. Her work focuses on supporting improvements to the ways in which teaching is evaluated at CU. Towards this end, she facilitates small working groups within multiple departments across CU as they work to make concrete improvements to their departmental teaching evaluation process and/or the tools they use to evaluate teaching. Her research interests include comparing the...
Joel Corbo

Joel Corbo

Senior Research Associate
Center for STEM Learning
Joel is a senior research associate in the Center for STEM Learning at CU Boulder. His work at CU focuses on implementing and studying mechanisms that align with the institutional change literature for improving undergraduate education in STEM departments and on researching issues of equity and inclusion in physics, in particular the views of white male physicists about race and gender. He also helped to found and lead the Berkeley...
Noah Finkelstein

Noah Finkelstein

Professor of Physics
Physics
Noah Finkelstein is a Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder and conducts research is in physics education, specifically studying the conditions that support students’ interests and abilities in physics – developing models of context. In parallel, he conducts research on how educational transformations get taken up, spread, and sustained. He is one of the PIs in the Physics Education Research (PER) group and a co-director of CU’s...
Mark Gammon

Mark Gammon

Learning Development & Design Manager
Office of Information Technology
Mark Gammon works in the Academic Technology Design Team at OIT where he and his teams partner on initiatives aimed at improving teaching quality at CU-Boulder. The ATDT collaborate with faculty on innovative and effective applications of educational technologies combined with pedagogical best practices to address teaching and learning opportunities across campus. Mark holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology and an M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education. His...
Jessica Keating

Jessica Keating

Research Associate
Center for STEM Learning
Jessica is a postdoctoral research assistant with the Center for STEM Learning at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she implements and studies organizational change strategies to improve assessment of undergraduate instruction. Her research investigates students’ transitions to college, identifying predictors of retention and academic performance among university undergraduates to facilitate the development and testing of strategies to close persistent gaps in academic success. Jessica also studies the social psychological...
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Alanna Pawlak

Research Associate
Center for STEM Learning
Alanna is a research associate in the Center for STEM Learning at CU Boulder where she investigates and supports departmental change in higher education through her work on the Teaching Quality Framework initiative and the Departmental Action Team Project. Alanna also conducts research in physics education, focusing on collaborative learning environments in introductory physics. She has studied areas including student reasoning, student interactions, learning assistants' approaches to teaching in collaborative...
Daniel Reinholz

Daniel Reinholz

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics • San Diego State University
Dr. Reinholz specializes in STEM education transformation with the aim of increasing equity and diversity in STEM fields. His work is grounded in a holistic design perspective, which draws on research in disciplinary learning, equity, and organizational change. At the classroom level, he focuses on how reflection and peer feedback can deepen disciplinary learning. Beyond the classroom, he studies how cultural and structural features of higher education can support and...
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Dena Rezaei

Research Associate
Center for STEM Learning
Dena is a Research Associate in the Center for STEM Learning at CU Boulder. In her role, she is responsible for supporting and promoting campus-wide educational transformation efforts toward improving teaching quality by facilitating faculty working groups (aka Departmental Action Teams or DATs) as part of the Teaching Quality Framework Initiative (TQF). Her research interests focus on using technological advancements such as social media in learning and knowledge sharing, diversity,...