Dwain M. Desbien

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Physics Faculty
Primary Department:
 Phone: 623.935.8474
 Location: MON 225
Monday: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
Also have office hours Thursday from 1-3:00 pm. If office hours need to be cancelled due to meetings it will be posted on my office door.


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.
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