* NSERC Canada International Fellow 1993-1995, and Research Associate 1995-1996, Physique, Université de Montréal
* Research Fellow 1991 – 1993, Physics, McGill University
* Research Associate, 1988 – 1991, Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison
* Ph.D. in Physics, Quantum Field Theory, 1988, Harvard University
* M.A. in Physics – Masters, Quantum Field Theory, 1984, Harvard University
* B.Sc. summa cum laude with highest distinction, Physics, 1982, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
* B.Sc. summa cum laude with highest distinction, Mathematics, 1982, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I have 18 years of experience teaching physics and history of science at the Cégep level, as well as many years of teaching physics courses at the university level.
I have been using various active learning techniques such as flipped classroom and peer instruction for over 10 years.
In the last 4 years I have been incorporating reflective writing and using pictures and drawings instead of equations to learn abstract concepts in my courses.
I have 30 years of research experience in theoretical physics.
I have 48 published papers that can be found at one of the following websites:
PHYSICS - Forget the Math! Draw pictures to learn abstract concepts in the wave theory of lightSee details
Incorporating the following active learning pedagogy in my physics and history of science courses:
- Flipped classroom,
- Reflective writing,
- Peer Instruction,
- Using pictures and
- drawings instead of equations to learn abstract concepts
Getting Cégep and undergraduate students involved in my theoretical physics research.
Research in particle physics and cosmology, in particular 21 cm cosmology, cosmic strings, neutrino physics, and using machine learning to detect new physics.