Dwain M. Desbien

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Title: 
Physics Faculty
Manages: 
 Phone: 623.935.8474
 Location: MON 225
Tuesday: 10:45 am-12:00 pm
Thursday: 10:45 am-12:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
Also have office hours Thursday from 1-3:30 pm. If office hours need to be cancelled due to meetings it will be posted on my office door.

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.
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 FAL17 MWF 10:45am - 11:35am
AUG 21 - DEC 15
PHY121 View class details for University Physics I: Mechanics (PHY121)University Physics I: Mechanics FAL17 MWF 11:40am - 12:30pm
AUG 21 - DEC 15
PHY131 View class details for University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (PHY131)University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism FAL17 TR 8:00am - 9:15am
AUG 22 - DEC 15
PHY131 View class details for University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (PHY131)University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism FAL17 TR 9:20am - 10:35am
AUG 22 - DEC 15
PHY131 View class details for University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (PHY131)University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism FAL17 MWF 8:45am - 9:35am
AUG 21 - DEC 15
PHY131 View class details for University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (PHY131)University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism FAL17 MWF 9:40am - 10:35am
AUG 21 - DEC 15
PHY121 View class details for University Physics I: Mechanics (PHY121)University Physics I: Mechanics SPR18 MWF 8:25am - 9:15am
JAN 17 - MAY 11
PHY121 View class details for University Physics I: Mechanics (PHY121)University Physics I: Mechanics SPR18 MWF 7:30am - 8:20am
JAN 17 - MAY 11
PHY131 View class details for University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (PHY131)University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism SPR18 MWF 10:45am - 11:35am
JAN 17 - MAY 11
PHY131 View class details for University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (PHY131)University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism SPR18 MWF 11:40am - 12:30pm
JAN 17 - MAY 11
PHY241 View class details for University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena (PHY241)University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena SPR18 TR 8:00am - 9:15am
JAN 16 - MAY 11
PHY241 View class details for University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena (PHY241)University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena SPR18 TR 9:30am - 10:45am
JAN 16 - MAY 11