Dwain M. Desbien

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Title: 
Physics Faculty
Primary Department:
Manages: 
 Phone: 623.935.8474
 Location: MON 210F
Monday:
9:00 am-12:00 am
Wednesday:
10:00 am-12:00 am
Office Hours Additional Information 
If office hours need to be cancelled/change due to meetings conflicts it will be posted on canvas and/or on the whiteboard on my office. Other times are available by appointment. I also respond to emails quickly so email me at [email protected]

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 
OPTYCs NSF funded grant, Co-PI
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
PHY101 View class details for Introduction to Physics (PHY101)Introduction to Physics FAL22 TR 1:00pm - 2:15pm
AUG 23 - DEC 16
PHY101 View class details for Introduction to Physics (PHY101)Introduction to Physics FAL22 TR 2:30pm - 3:45pm
AUG 23 - DEC 16
PHY131 View class details for University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (PHY131)University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism FAL22 TR 10:10am - 11:25am
AUG 23 - DEC 16
PHY131 View class details for University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (PHY131)University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism FAL22 TR 11:30am - 12:45pm
AUG 23 - DEC 16
PHY294AB View class details for Special Topics in Physics (PHY294AB)Special Topics in Physics FAL22 MW 1:00pm - 2:00pm
AUG 29 - OCT 14