Eric Mazur
Honorary Member Speaker

Eric Mazur

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Expertise
Presentations
Expertise

Eric Mazur is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University. An internationally recognized scientist and researcher, he leads a vigorous research program in optical physics and supervises one of the largest research groups in the Physics Department at Harvard University. In 1990 he began developing Peer Instruction a method for teaching large lecture classes interactively. Dr. Mazur’s teaching method has developed a large following, both nationally and internationally, and has been adopted across many science disciplines. With the launch of the Peer Instruction Network, a recent Mazur group¬†initiative,¬†Peer Instruction now extends to other disciplines in the arts and humanities and continues to grow.

Dr. Mazur is author or co-author of 247 scientific publications and 12 patents. He is the author of Peer Instruction: A User’s Manual (Prentice Hall, 1997), a book that explains how to teach large lecture classes interactively. In 2006 he helped produce the award-winning DVD Interactive Teaching.

Presentations

SALTISE Conference 2012

The Scientific Approach to Teaching