1002 Physics Research Building
191 W Woodruff Ave
My research interests are in student understanding and learning of Physics. In particular I am interested in the identification and description of student difficultes with physics, including the evolution, hierarchy and cognitive origins of student difficulties. I also study more general aspects of learning and transfer and the roles of various contexts and conditions such as abstract vs. concrete representations and diagrams in learning, transfer, reasoning, and problem solving. Finally, I also am involved in projects constructing and studying instructional materials to improve learning, including interactive online learning materials for college-level introductory physics.