Vita: Karen Williams, Ph. D., Professor of Physics
East Central University, 1100 E. 14th St.
PMB Box D5, Ada, OK 74820
kwillims@mac.com; 580/559-5394; Office P&ES Bldg. 208

EDUCATION

May 1998: Ph.D. in Physics Education from The University of Oklahoma.
Dissertation: An Investigation of meaningful understanding and effectiveness of the implementation of Piagetian and Ausubelian Theories in Physics Instruction

Jan. 1988: M.S. in Physics from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Thesis: Pulsed Photothermal Deflection Spectroscopy: Detection of NH2 in an Ammonia/Oxygen Flame and Single Shot Measurement of Laser Beam Profile.

May 1985: B.S. in Physics& Math with Honors from Arkansas Tech University, Russellville.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR (Fall 1985-1987 grad. assistant)
Taught at U of A: Honors University Physics I and II; College Physics I and II

East Central University in Ada, OK. (Jan. 1988-present)
Taught at ECU: General Physical Science, General Physics I and II (and labs), Modern Physics, Junior Physics Lab, Optics, Introduction to Nuclear Physics, Physics of Star Trek, Medical Physics, Methods of Teaching Physical Sciences, Xray and Nuclear Physics Laboratory, Optics for Optometrists.

Math/Science Upward Bound Physics, June 2005-ECU Campus, Upward Bound, Physics, June 1999- ECU Campus

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & SERVICE


International Service:
International Association of Physics Students (IAPS)- National Council Representative for the U.S. in the General Meeting at the International Conference of Physics Students, Dublin, Ireland, 8/15/01.

National Service:
Society of Physics Students: President of SPS National Council (4 Councils June 2001-2005)
        Chair of Executive Committee SPS
        Chair-Executive Committee Society of Physics Students
        Chair of Long Range Planning Committee
        SPS Leadershop Scholarship Committee
        SPS Nominating Committee Chairperson
SPS Awards Committee I
National SPS Councilor for Zone 12 (April 2000-Nov. 1, 2001)- DC Area
          Re-elected (June 2007-2010).
          Planning Committee for Sigma Pi Sigma Congress 2008 (Sept. 2007- present)

American Institute of Physics (AIP): (2001-2005) Governing Board Education Division Visiting Speaker  (meet Oct. annually at Industrial Physics Forum Meetings)
Advisory Committee on Physics Education (American Center for Physics,College Park, MD) 2001-2005.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA):
        Editorial review board for Journal of College Science Teaching-Sept. 1996-June 2001
        Faculty advisor for ECU Student Chapter NSTA (Aug. 2004 on)

Regional Service:
American Association of Physics Teachers - AR-OK-KS Section
    Past President 2003-2004
    President 2002-2003
    Vice Presidnet 2001-2002 (hosted AR-OK-KS Section meeting at ECU)
    Treasurer 2000-2001, 4 Year Representative for OK: 1998-2000
Oklahoma Academy of Science - Editorial reviewer for Proceedings of OK Academy of Science,
    Section Chair Physical Science (Nov. 2006-2007) on OAS Exec. Commmittee
    Section Vice-Chair Physical Science (Nov. 2005-6), (Nov. 2007-2008.)
SouthCentral Girls Collaborative Engaging Girls in STEM-Board member (2005-on)
    Mini-Grant evaluator for OK.

Other membership:
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
Oklahoma Science Teachers Assoc. (OSTA)
Sigma Pi Sigma National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Oklahoma Academy of Science (OAS)

PUBLICATIONS


Williams, K., Glezen, P., & Gupta, R. (1988). Real-time measurement of the spatial profile of a pulsed laser by photothermal spectroscopy. Optics Letters, 13, p. 740-742.

Williams, K., Plumlee, Jonna (1990) Trees. OK State Dept. of Education.

Williams, K.A. and Rutledge, C.T.(1993) A laboratory manual for general physical science. Edina, MN: Burgess Publishing, Inc.

Williams, K. and Cavallo, A.M.L.(1995). Relationships between reasoning ability, meaningful learning, and student understanding of physics concepts, Journal of College            Science Teaching, 24(5), 311-314.

Williams, K. (1996) Chapter no. 457 installed at East Central University, Radiations, 1, ( 2), 18.

Williams K. (1996) Concerning the April editorial 'sleeping with the fish', The Physics Teacher, 34, (6), 326.

Mann, J., Williams, K., & Rutledge, C. (1998) Learning approach, course experience, & astronomy understanding in TOP astronomy, Journal of College Science Teaching, 27 (4), 240-244.

Williams, K. An Investigation of meaningful understanding and effectiveness of the implementation of Piagetian and Ausubelian Theories in Physics Instruction. Dissertation. The University of Oklahoma,1998, Norman,OK.

Williams, K.A. & Marek, E. (2000) Ausubel and Piaget: A contemporary investigation, In P. Rubba, J. Rye, & P. Keig (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1999 Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, (p. 253-260) Greenville, NC: Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED431626)

Williams, K.A. and Marek, E. (1999) Ausubel and Piaget: A contemporary investigation, In P. Rubba, J. Rye, & P. Keig (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1999 Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, [On-line]. Available: http://www.aets.unr.edu/

Williams, K.(2000) Inexpensive Newton's first law demonstrator, The Physics Teacher, 38(2), 80.

Williams, K.A. (2000). Understanding, communication anxiety, and gender in physics; taking the fear out of physics learning. Journal of College Science Teaching, (30) 4, 232-237.

Williams, K. (2000). A Post-congress letter from a council member: A first year zone councilor's insight into the SPS council meeting. Radiations (6)2, 15.
 
Williams, K. (2001). Society of Physics Students Participate in ICPS, The Observer, (34)1, An American Institute of Physics Publication, Fall 2001, 8-9.

Williams, K.A. (2001). Jr. physics laboratory manual:  PHYS 3411.  Campus Custom Publishing, Inc.

Williams, K. & Rutledge C. (2001). A Laboratory Manual for General Physical Science (3rd Ed.), Pearson Custom Publishing. Boston, MA.

Williams, K. (2002) Pay it Forward, The Observer, 34,(2), 18-19.

Williams, K. (2002). Design and Maintain ECU physics department web page: [On-line] http://www.ecok.edu/acaddept/chemphys/physics

Williams, K.A. (2005). What I See as SPS President-With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility, The SPS Observer an American Institute of Physics Publication, 37(1), p. 5.

Williams, K.A. (2005). ECU Physics website: http://www.ecok.edu/academics/schools/ms/cp/default.asp

Williams, K., Rutledge, C.T., & Pfeffer, F. (2006). A Laboratory Manual for General Physical Science, 4th Ed., Pearson Custom Publishing.

Weems, B. & Williams, K. (2006). General Physics Laboratory Manual PHYS 1114/1214, 2115/2225, 3rd Ed., Pearson Custom Publishing.

Williams, K. (2006). PHYS 4222 Xray and Nuclear Physics Laboratory Manual, Campus Custom Publishing.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Write and distribute electronic alumni (physics) newsletter The Tiger Charges 3x a year. (10 hrs./edition)

Filmed, edited, duplicated DVD An Afternoon with a Medical Physicist, (7/20/06-11/20/06) showcasing ECU graduate Kristen Taylor at the Tyler (TX) Cancer Center to use in Medical Physics course. (100 hrs.)

PAPERS PRESENTED


Presented a program at the 1990 OSTA meeting in OKC designed to teach teachers How to teach a first grade unit on trees using the learning cycle.

Paper presented at 10/31/92 AOK Section/AAPT Meeting in Fayetteville, AR entitled: To Tutor or Not toTutor.

Demonstration of Recruiting Video and Video Making at the AOK Section of the AAPT Fall Meeting at Tahlequah, OK. 10/30/93.

Paper presented by K. Williams at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) National Meeting at Univ. of Notre Dame on Aug. 10, 1994 entitled One More Reason to Teach so that Students Don't Just Memorize. Authors: Karen Williams and Ann M.L. Cavallo.

Paper by K. Williams and Ann M.L. Cavallo presented by K.Williams at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) National Meeting at Gongaza University, Spokane, WA, August 9,1995 entitled Reasoning Ability, Meaningful Learning, and Students' Understanding of Physics Concepts.

K. Williams presented at the AOK Section of AAPT Meeting at Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 10/28/95 entitled Students' Meaningful Learning Orientation, Reasoning Ability, and Physics Understanding.

K. Williams was co-author of paper entitled Effectiveness of Astronomy Workshop for Elementary & Secondary Teachers presented by Billy Wills at the NSF 4th National Conference, "Diversity in the Scientific and Technological Workforce", in Washington, DC on Sept. 22, 1995.

Paper entitled Analysis & Evaluation of Astronomy Workshop presented by K. Williams at the AOK Section of American Association of Physics Teachers Meeting at U. Central OK, 10/26/96.

K. Williams was co-author of paper entitled Learning Approach, Course Experience, & Astronomy Understanding in TOP Astronomy presented by Jennifer Mann at OSU, OKAMP Poster Session, Stillwater, OK, 7/24/96

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting, Denver, CO, 8/13/97. 2 papers presented
K. Williams, Implementation & Results of Learning Cycle Curriculum in General Physics I
K. Williams, J. Mann, & C. Rutledge, An Astronomy Workshop to Improve Teachers' Astronomy Understanding

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) - AR/OK/KS-NEB Joint Section Meeting, Manhattan, KS, 10/25/97. 1 paper : Density/Archimedes' Principle- A Study and Demonstration

Open Colloquium to Faculty, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 4, Mar. 1998. Paper presented: Williams, K. Investigation of meaningful understanding and effectiveness of the implementation of Piagetian and Ausubelian Theories in Physics Instruction.

2 papers presented at American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, U. of NE, Lincoln, NE,8/5-6/98.
Williams, K. Meaningful learning orientation, communication apprehension, and physics understanding in lower level physics classes.
Williams, K. Demonstration of Newton's1st Law using a Downy Ball at Shar-A-Thon.

1 paper presented at AR/OK/KS AAPT Fall Section Meeting, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 10/31/98; Williams, K. What Students Don't Understand and the Things that Help Them.

Marek, E. & Williams. K. Ausubel and Piaget: A contemporary investigation at Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS Annual Meeting, U of TX, Austin, TX, 1/14-15/99).

Williams, K. The detection of NH2 in an ammonia flame by photothermal deflection spectroscopy at Oklahoma Academy of Science 1999 Fall Technical Meeting (OAS, OKC Univ., OK,11/13/99)

Williams, K. Upward Bound- Two different courses with two different goals? at American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting, Trinity Univ., San Antonio, TX, Aug. 4-6,1999.

Williams, K., Tollett, J., and Weirick, D. Gamma Spectroscopy Honors Project at American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting, Trinity Univ., San Antonio, TX, Aug. 4-6,1999.

Williams, K. The Physicist's Portfolio at 1999 Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Fall Section Meeting, U. of Tulsa, OK,11/5/99.

Williams, K. Ausubel and Piaget: A contemporary investigation at workshop entitled : ECU Women and the Terminal Degree, at East Central University, Estep Auditorium, 3/4/99.

Wright, M. and Williams, K. Study of attitudes and understanding in astronomy class versus astronomy teacher workshops at OKAMP Summer Research Poster Presentation, OSU, Stillwater, OK, 7/30/99.

Rutledge, C.T., Wright, M. and Williams, K. Learning and assessment in introductory astronomy class at 1999 Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Fall Section Meeting, U. of Tulsa, OK, 11/5/99.

Williams, K. What ECU does to reach out to under-represented groups that changes their stereotype of 'physicists' at Sigma Pi Sigma 2000 Quadrennial Congress, American Center for Physics, College Park, MD, Sept. 16, 2000.

Williams, K. Plenary: Why doesn't the physics community mirror America's demographics at Sigma Pi Sigma 2000 Quadrennial Congress, American Center for Physics, College Park, MD, Sept.16, 2000.

Williams, K. What your SPS can do for you, your students, & your university at the American Association of Physics Teachers AR-OK-KS Fall Section Meeting, Ft. Hayes University, Hayes, KS, Oct. 28, 2000.

Williams, K. Apprehension and performance in astronomy and physics at the American Association of Physics Teachers AR-OK-KS Fall Section Meeting, Ft. Hayes University, Hayes, KS, Oct.28, 2000.

Williams, K. Using photothermal deflection spectroscopy (PTDS) to obtain real-time beamprofile measurements at the Oklahoma Academy of Science Fall Technical Meeting, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK, Nov. 10, 2000.

Williams, K. How can your SPS chapter be outstanding? at the Society of Physics Students Zone 12 Fall Meeting, East Central University, Ada, OK, Nov. 18, 2000.

Bevill, E. & Williams, K. To Golf or Not to Golf, Louis Stokes Oklahoma Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology, OSU, Stillwater, OK, Sept. 21, 2001.

Williams, K. The Photoelectric Effect Simulation, American Association of Physics Teachers- Arkansas/Oklahoma/Kansas Section, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Oct. 20, 2001.
Williams, K. SPS Efforts at Recruiting and Outreach to Public Schools and the Community, American Association of Physics Teachers- Arkansas/Oklahoma/Kansas Section, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Oct. 20, 2001. Moderated Session of Outreach/Recruiting @ this meeting.

Williams, K. and Robinson, J.International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS) 2001 Dublin , Society of Physics Students 2001 Council Meeting, American Center for Physics, College Park, MD, Nov. 2, 2002.

Williams, K. Various Mentoring Research Projects in our Program for Minorities at the American Association of Physics Teachers 2002 Winter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 21, 2002.

Williams, K. Outstanding SPS Advisor Award for 2001 at the Ceremonial Session of the American Association of Physics Teachers 2002 Winter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 21, 2002.

Presented: Two Uses of Photothermal Deflection Spectroscopy at the U. of Michigan Physics Dept. Colloquium (3/19/02), Ann Arbor, MI.

Presented Ways to Advance your Career in Science at the University of Michigan Congress of Sciences (3/20/02), Ann Arbor, MI.

Williams, K. (2003). Outstanding SPS Chapter Advisor Award- Phillip Cole invited paper for Ceremonical Session of American Association of Physics Teachers National Winter Meeting in Austin, TX 1/13/03.

Williams, K. (2003). SPS Efforts at Recruiting and Outreach to Schools and Community invited paper at American Association of Physics Teachers National Winter Meeting in Austin, TX 1/13/03.

Willimas, K. (2003). Standing on the Shoulders of the Women Giants? paper at American Association of Physics Teachers National Summer Meeting in Madison, WI 8/6/03.

Williams, K. (2003). Outstanding SPS Chapter Advisor Award- Jerome Long invited paper at Society of Physics Students National Council Meeting, Washington, DC, Sept. 25, 2003.

Williams, K. (2003). SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma Means More than the Pin invited paper at Society of Physics Students Zone 12 Fall Meeting, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany OK, Oct.11, 2003.

Williams, K. (2003) Building Einstein with Dominos demonstration at the Society of Physics Students Zone 12 Fall Meeting, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany OK, Oct. 10-11, 2003.

Standeford, Levi, & Williams, K. (2003) Study 1: Gamma Spectroscopic Determination of Amount of Potassium in Potassium Chloride and Two Different Miracle Grow Fertilizers and Study 2: Uptake of Radioactive Tracer in Plants with Tumors poster presented at Eighth Annual Research Symposium Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Mathematics,Engineering and Technology at OSU, Noble Research Center, Stillwater, OK, 9/30,03.

Williams, K. (2003) SPS Annual Report and Ties to Member Organizations at American Institute of Physics Governing Board Meeting, 8/26/03, San Jose, CA.

Williams, K. (2003) Standing on the Shoulders of the Women Giants?, Arkansas-OK-Kansas/Neb Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Fall Meeting, Manhattan, Kansas, 11/8/03.

Williams, K. (2004). SPS Activities at ECU poster paper at American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, Miami, FL, Jan. 25, 2004.

Williams, K. (2004). Outstanding SPS Chapter Advisor Award- Jerome Long invited speaker in ceremonial session at American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, Miami, FL, Jan. 26, 2004.

Williams, K. and Rutledge, C. (2004). The Women and Minorities Succeed in Physics at ECU, paper at American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, Miami, FL, Jan. 28, 2004.

Williams, K. (2004). Standing on the Shoulders of the Women Giants, Prime Timers of Ada, Ada, OK. 2/17/04.

Williams, K. (2004). Rainbow Glasses with Flash Effect paper at American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, High School Share-a-thon Session, California State University, Sacramento, CA, 8/1/04.

Williams, K. (2004). SPS Across the U.S. Celebrates World Year of Physics paper at American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, California State University, Sacramento, CA, 8/1/04.

Standeford, L (presenter)., & Williams, K. (2004). Uptake of Radioactive Tracer in Plants with Tumors paper at 10th Annual OK Loius Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology Research Symposium, Sept. 25, 2004, Noble Research Center, Stillwater, OK.

Williams, K. (2004). Qualiltative Examination of Prelab Questions in Intro Lab. paper at 2004 AR-OK-KS Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Meeting, Oct. 9, 2004, UALR, Little Rock, AR.

Williams, K. (2004). Outstanding SPS Chapter Advisor Award- Earl Blodgett, invited speaker at Society of Physics Students National Council Meeting, Univ. of NM, Albuquerque, NM, Oct. 14, 2004.

Williams, K. (2004). Moderator of 2005 World Year of Physics Session, 2004 Sigma Pi Sigma Congress: Heritage and Promise, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Oct. 15, 2004.

Williams, K. (2004). Using Photothermal Deflection Spectroscopy to Measure Laser Beam Profiles poster paper at 2004 Sigma Pi Sigma Congress, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Oct. 16, 2004.

Williams, K. (2004). SPS Annual Report to American Institute of Physics Governing Board, Yorktown Heights, NY. Oct. 24, 2004.

Williams, K. (2005) American Institute of Physics Outstanding SPS Chapter Advisor Award for 2005 invited speaker for Ceremonial Session of American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, 1/10/05.

Williams, K. (2005) What Does the SPS President Do Anyway? poster presentation at American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, 1/9/05.

Williams, K. (2005) Qualitative Examination of Prelab Questions in Intro Physics Lab, oral presentation at American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, 1/10/05.

Williams, K. (2005) Lessons Learned from the Past Aid in Research oral presentation at American Association of Physics Teacher's National Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, 8/10/05.

Williams, K. (2005) Civic Engagement in Physics Classes oral presentation at AR-OK-KS Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Section Meeting in OKC, OK at OK City Community College, 10/8/05.

Williams, K. (2005) Visual Represenations Aid Teaching Electromagnetism to College Students oral presentation at OK Academy of Science Fall Technical Meeting, OK City University, OKC, OK, 11/5/05.

Williams, K. (2006). Science Fiction and Science: A Scientist’s Perspective oral presentation at ECU Science Fiction Fest, East Central University Library, Ada, OK 1/26/06.

Williams, K. & Jacome, V. (2006). An Introductory Investigation Using an Ultrasonic Echoscope, poster at AR-OK-KS Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Fall Meeting, Emporia State, KS, 10/28/06.

Williams, K. & Jacome, V. (2006). An Introductory Investigation Using an Ultrasonic Echoscope, oral presentation at OK Academy of Science Technical Meeting at Rogers State University, 11/3/06.

Williams, K. (2006). Painless Post-Graduation Assessment of the Major, oral presentation at AR-OK-KS Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Fall Meeting, Emporia State, KS 10/28/06.

Williams, K. & Jacome, V. (2007). An Introductory Investigation Using an Ultrasonic Echoscope, poster at OK Research Day at UCO, 4/6/07.

Williams, K. (2007). Using Simulations in College Physics II and Modern Physics, electronic poster session at American Association of Physics Teacher’s Summer Meeting, Greensboro, NC on 7/30/07.

Williams, K. (2007). Advanced Labs at ECU-More than Experiments, oral paper at American Association of Physics Teacher’s Summer Meeting, Greensboro, NC on 8/1/07.

Williams, K. & Marek, E. (2007). Piaget and Ausubel: A Contemporary Investigation, poster at Physics Education Research Conference, Greensboro, NC, 8/1/07.

Williams, K. (2007). Service Learning in Modern Physics and Optics at ECU, oral paper at Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section of the American Association of Physics Teacher’s Meeting, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, 10/20/07.

Williams, K. (2007). Assessment of Physics Major at ECU: Part II-Stakeholders, poster paper at Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section of the American Association of Physics Teacher’s Meeting, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, 10/20/07.

Williams, K. (2007). The Utilization of Ultrasonic Waves to Measure Properties of Light and Matter, oral paper at Oklahoma Academy of Sciences Fall Technical Meeting, Tulsa Community College SE Campus, 11/2/07.


EVIDENCE OF TEACHING EXCELLENCE

Awarded ECU Teaching Excellence Award for 1999-2000
Nominated to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2004.

WORKSHOPS COMPLETED


Completed 2 Workshops at AAPT National Meeting at Notre Dame:
        Applying Cooperative Learning Structures to the Teaching of General Physics (8/9/94)
        Constructing and Applying Conceptual Models in Lab (8/9/94)

Completed 2 Workshops at AAPT Nat'l Mtg. in Spokane, WA. (8/8/95)
        Using Internet to Access Physics Resources
        Modeling Method for High School Physics: Constructing Deeper Conceptual Understanding

Completed 3 AAPT Workshops in Denver, CO:
        Nuclear Science Technologies Workshop (8/14/97)
        Physics Preconceptions (8/11/97)
        Workshop Physical Science (8/12/97)
Completed 1 AOK-AAPT Workshop at KSU:
        Powerful Ideas in Physical Science (an AAPT curriculum) (10/25/97)
Completed 4 AAPT Workshops in Lincoln, NE:
        Developing Student Confidence in Physics (8/4/98)
        Physics and the Human Body (8/3/98)
        Fun Experiments in Light, Color, and Spectroscopy (8/4/98)
        Metrologic Instruments Laser Workshop (8/6/98)

Completed 3 AAPT Workshops San Antonio, TX (8/99):
        Intro. to Interactive Physics
        Intro. to University -HS Partnerships (Modeling method)
        Physics and Toys

NSF Sponsored workshop:
        Cultural Issues in Science and Mathematics Education Workshop Annual Conference of OK Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (11/19/99)

Completed 1 AAPT workshop - AR-OK-KS Section Meeting in Hayes, KS (Oct. 28, 2000)
        Modeling Workshop

Completed 3 AAPT Workshops at the AR-OK-KS Section Meeting, Fayetteville, AR (Oct 19-20, 2001)
       HyperInteractive Teaching Technology;
        Innovative methods in Teaching Algebra Based Physics
        Project Kaleideoscope

Completed 3 AAPT Workshops at 2002 Winter Philadelphia Meeting (Jan. 19-21,2002)
        Beyond Question
        Just in Time Teaching
        Tutorial on Math ML

Completed 4 AAPT Workshops at 2003 Winter Austin Meeting (Jan.11-12, 2003).
        Web-Based Conceptual Homework for Introductory Physics
        Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research Workshop
        Research Methods to Assess Educational Technology
        Tutorials in Introductory Physics-A Research Based Approach to Increasing Student Learning

Completed 2 AAPT Workshops at 2003 Summer Madison, WI Meeting (Aug. 3, 2003)
        New Model Course in Applied Quantum Mechanics
        Physics on the Road I

"What We Hear Versus What They Say- A Diversity Workshop" at Society of Physics Students National Council Meeting, American Center for Physics, American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD, 9/26/03.

"Rearching Graduate Schools" at Eighth Annual Research Symposium Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OKAMP) in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology at OSU, Noble Research Center, Stillwater, OK, 9/30,03.

Completed and was table leader for “Cultivating New Scientists Through Undergraduate Research” an American Institute of Physics workshop at the Industrial Physics Forum, San Jose, CA, Oct. 26, 2004, aftn.

Completed “ LAA Physics: Mechanics Tutorials in Online Integrated, and Highly Interactive Laboratory” Workshop at AAPT Winter Meeting in Miami, FL, Jan. 25, 2004.

Completed 1 AAPT Workshop at the 2004 Summer Meeting “Advanced and Intermediate Instructional Laboratories”, Aug.1, 2004 at California State University, Sacramento, CA.
Completed Workshop: Investigate Learning in Your Classroom with TI-Navigator at the AR-OK-KS Section of the AAPT meeting at UALR, Little Rock, AR. Oct. 8, 2004.

Completed and planned workshops at the Sigma Pi Sigma 2004 Congress: Heritage and Promise, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Oct. 15-16, 2004.
        Ethics in Physics I: Career Choices and Weapons Research
        Ethics in Physics II: Professional Integrity in Research & Authorship
        Ethics in Physics III: Our Collective Role in Achiving Diversity
        Ethics in Physics IV: Tenure and Academic Freedom

Participant/table leader in Academic-Industrial Workshop: Engineering Education & Student Performance-Based Review”, an American Institute of Physics/Industrial Physics Forum Workshop, Yorktown Heights, NY, Oct. 24, 2004, pm.

Learn Anytime Anywhere Physics: Energy, Circular Motion and Momentum Interactive & Online Tutorials at American Assoc. of Physics Teachers National Mtg. in Albuquerque, NM 1/8/05.

The SENCER Project & Civic Engagement in the Physics Curriculum
at American Assoc. of Physics Teachers National Mtg. in Albuquerque, NM 1/8/05.

VPython: 3D Programming at American Assoc. of Physics Teachers National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, 8/6/05.

Hands-On Introduction to LabView Graphical Development Environment Seminar in OKC, OK, 9/6/05.

Heartland BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science & Technology) Robotics Workshop at AR-OK-KS Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Section Meeting at OK City Community College, OKC, OK, 8/7/05.

The NCATE Program Review Process and Breakout Session at OACTE (OK Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) at Univ. of OK Center for Continuing Education. (11/4/05).

Workshops at American Association of Physics Teacher’s Summer Meeting, Greensboro, NC 7/28-8/1/07.
        7/28/07 (8am-12pm) Reaching, Teaching, and Keeping Under-represented Minorities - UNC Greensboro
        7/29/07 (8am-12 pm) P-CSI-Greensboro: The Role of Physics in Forensic Science - UNC Greensboro
        7/29/07 (1-5 pm) Implementing the Learning Assistant Model - Koury Convention Center
        7/31/07 1:30-3:30 pm Teaching Relativity in Week One/MacScope, Commercial Workshop,

Workshop at Physics Education Research Conference: Cognitive Science and Physics Education Research Greensboro, NC
        8/2/07 Physics Learning in the Context of Scaffolded Diagnostic Tasks



GRANT EXPERIENCE

Co-PI Modeling Excellence in Teaching the Physical Sciences ($49,030) 2002 Eisenhower Math & Science Program-Special Projects Grant.