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Kimberly Shaw, Ph.D.

Professor

Earth and Space Sciences

Jordan Hall 110 or 204

Education, Natural Sciences, Physics, Teaching


Education and Certifications

  • B.S., Physics, Vanderbilt University, 1991
  • B.S., Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 1991
  • M.S., Physics, Florida State University, 1993
  • Ph.D., Physics, Florida State University, 1997

Biography

  • 2020 USG Regents Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award.
  • 2015 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Georgia Professor of the Year.
  • 2015 Rod Nave award, Southeastern Association for Science Teacher Education, given to a person who represents a significant connection between the sciences and the science education community.
  • Project Kaleidoscope STEM Leadership Institute Member, Pendle Hill, PA, July 2014.
  • Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Distinguished Service Citation, Awarded October 2006.
  • Chair, Department of Physics, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2003-2007

Academic Areas

Physics Education Research - how students effectively learn physics

Research Interests

  • Assessment of student learning in introductory physics courses.
  • Factors impacting student success in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classrooms gender and other equity issues
  • Understanding student resistance to high impact teaching and learning practices.
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