Xaver Neumeyer is currently a research associate at Western Michigan University, working on diffusion mechanisms of research-based instructional strategies. In his dissertation work, he examined the effect of team conflicts on students' perceptions of effective teamwork. He received his Master of Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has worked on research projects related to team learning, the role of team conflict in design and decision making, and entrepreneurial thinking in student teams.
Kathleen Foote received her B.S. degree (2010) from Providence College as a double major in Applied Physics and Physics Secondary Education and a M.S. (2013) from North Carolina State University. She is currently a doctoral student at North Carolina State University with research interests in active learning environments, the spread of research-based reform and promoting the participation of underrepresented groups in STEM fields.
For much of Professor Beichner's career he has focused his attention on redesigning introductory physics education and created the SCALE-UP (Student Centered Activities for Large Enrollment University Physics) project. SCALE-UP has been adopted at more than 250 universities and had spread to other content areas and into middle and high schools, necessitating a name change to Student Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies.
Dr. Melissa Dancy is a member of the Physics Education Research Group at the University of Colorado. Her research focus is on educational transformation of STEM in higher education.
Charles Henderson, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Western Michigan University (WMU), with a joint appointment between the Physics Department and the WMU Mallinson Institute for Science Education. Much of his research activity is focused on understanding and improving the slow incorporation of research-based instructional reforms into college-level STEM courses (see http://homepages.wmich.edu/~chenders/ for details). In spring 2010, he was a Fulbright Scholar with the Finnish Institute for Educational Research at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Dr. Henderson was a member of the National Research Council Committee on Undergraduate Physics Education Research and Implementation and is the senior editor for the journal Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research.
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