Dwain M. Desbien

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Title: 
Physics Faculty
Primary Department:
Manages: 
 Phone: 623.935.8474
 Location: MON 225
Monday: 9:00 am-10:30 am
Tuesday: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-10:30 am
Thursday: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
If office hours need to be cancelled due to meetings it will be posted on my office door. Other times are available by appointment. I also respond to emails quickly so email me at dwain.desbien@estrellamountain.edu.

Dwain.Desbien

Education 
Ph.D. in Physics Education
Arizona State University
M.S. in Physics
University of Kansas
B.A. in Physics
Grinnell College
Academic Interests 
My academic research interest is in student learning of physics. In particular how does classroom management affect student learning and how classroom activities affect classroom culture. In that vain my classes are very student centered and based on active learning. My classes involve almost no lecturing (like really, really near zero) and involve students working in groups and being part of discussions.
College Service 
Serve on various college and district committees including, Financial Resource Team, Physics Instructional Council, Physics Articulation Task Force.
Currently I am the faculty liaison to The STEAM Engine (EMCC maker space). My roll involves training faculty and staff on equipment and curricular development
Affiliations 
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
ATE Project for Physics Faculty, Co-PI
Publications & Intellectual Contributions 

High-Speed Video Analysis in a Conceptual Physics Class Dwain M. Desbien, Phys. Teach. 49, 332 (2011), DOI:10.1119/1.3628252 Graphs as a Problem-Solving Tool in 1-D Kinematics Dwain M. Desbien, Phys. Teach. 46, 483 (2008), DOI:10.1119/1.2999064

 

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
PHY121 View class details for University Physics I: Mechanics (PHY121)University Physics I: Mechanics SPR20 MWF 1:00pm - 1:50pm
JAN 13 - MAY 8
PHY121 View class details for University Physics I: Mechanics (PHY121)University Physics I: Mechanics SPR20 MWF 2:00pm - 2:50pm
JAN 13 - MAY 8
PHY131 View class details for University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (PHY131)University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism SPR20 TR 10:10am - 11:25am
JAN 14 - MAY 8
PHY131 View class details for University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (PHY131)University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism SPR20 TR 11:30am - 12:45pm
JAN 14 - MAY 8
PHY241 View class details for University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena (PHY241)University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena SPR20 MWF 11:00am - 11:50am
JAN 13 - MAY 8
PHY241 View class details for University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena (PHY241)University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena SPR20 MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm
JAN 13 - MAY 8
PHY101 View class details for Introduction to Physics (PHY101)Introduction to Physics SUM20 MTWR 10:10am - 12:10pm
MAY 26 - JUN 25
PHY101 View class details for Introduction to Physics (PHY101)Introduction to Physics SUM20 MTWR 8:00am - 10:00am
MAY 26 - JUN 25
PHY294AB View class details for Special Topics in Physics (PHY294AB)Special Topics in Physics SUM20 MW 1:00pm - 2:20pm
MAY 26 - JUN 25
PHY101 View class details for Introduction to Physics (PHY101)Introduction to Physics FAL20 MWF 8:00am - 8:50am
AUG 24 - DEC 18
PHY101 View class details for Introduction to Physics (PHY101)Introduction to Physics FAL20 MWF 9:00am - 9:50am
AUG 24 - DEC 18
PHY121 View class details for University Physics I: Mechanics (PHY121)University Physics I: Mechanics FAL20 TR 10:10am - 11:25am
AUG 25 - DEC 18
PHY121 View class details for University Physics I: Mechanics (PHY121)University Physics I: Mechanics FAL20 TR 11:30am - 12:45pm
AUG 25 - DEC 18
PHY131 View class details for University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (PHY131)University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism FAL20 MWF 11:00am - 11:50am
AUG 24 - DEC 18
PHY131 View class details for University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (PHY131)University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism FAL20 MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm
AUG 24 - DEC 18