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Charles Henderson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Physics Department

Mallinson Institute for Science Education

Senior Editor, Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research

 

 

 
     

Education:

University of Minnesota (2002), Ph.D. Physics Education Research Group
University of Minnesota (1994), M.S. Physics
Macalester College (1991), B.A. Math/Physics

Research:

I am interested in the teaching and learning of physics. Much of my current work is focused the development of theories and strategies for promoting change in the teaching of STEM subjects. This includes issues related to the diffusion and adoption of research-based instructional strategies. (See publications and projects for more information.)

For more information about Physics Education Research visit:

Service and Professional Recognition (selected activities):
  • Senior Editor, Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research (April 2012 to present)
  • Member, National Research Council Committee on Undergraduate Physics Education Research and Implementation (Jan 2011 - July 2013)
  • WMU Emerging Scholar Award, September 2012
  • Editor, Physics Education Research Section, American Journal of Physics (Nov 2008 to May 2012)
  • Fulbright Scholar, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (Jan - June 2010)
  • President, Michigan Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (2008-2009), officer (2006-2009)
  • Co-Editor, Proceedings of the Physics Education Research Conference, an annual peer reviewed volume published by the American Institute of Physics (2007-2009)
  • Chair, Committee on Research in Physics Education, American Association of Physics Teachers (Jan 2007-Jan 2009), member (Jan 2006-Jan 2007)
  • Member, Physics Education Research Leadership and Organizing Council, American Association of Physics Teachers (Jan 2007-Jan 2009)
  • Member, Physics Content Advisory Committee for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (2004-2005)
  • Senator, Physics Department representative to the WMU Faculty Senate (Fall 2003 to present)
 
Teaching Experience:

Contact Information:

Charles Henderson
Physics Department
Western Michigan University

1903 West Michigan Ave.

Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5252

(269) 387-4951 (voice)
(269) 387-4939 (facsimile)
Charles.Henderson@wmich.edu

 
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