Resume

 

Education

  • B.S., physics with honors, Bates College, 1968
  • M.S., experimental nuclear physics, Rutgers University, 1970
  • Ph.D., experimental nuclear physics, Rutgers University, 1973

Postions Held

  • 2012– Professor of Physics Emerita, Ripon College 
  • 2001-2011 Chair, Department of Physics
  • 2005-2012  Harrison E. Farnsworth ’18 Professor of Physics
  • 1999-2006 May Bumby Severy Distinguished Service Professor
  • 1988-2001  Professor of Physics, Ripon College (full time beginning in 1980)
  • 1988-1994  Professor of Physics and Chair of the Department
  • 1982-1988 Associate Professor of Physics (part time)
  • 1975-1982 Assistant Professor of Physics (part time) Ripon College
  • 1973-1975 Postdoctoral Research Associate in experimental nuclear physics at Florida State University

Professional Activities

  • American Physical Society (Nuclear and Astrophysics Divisions, Forum on Education)
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers (vice president and program chair, 1985-86; president, 1986-1988)
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Association for Science Education (UK)
  • Ripon College Goals 2000 Project participant (1997-2001)
  • Founding member, Wisconsin Elementary and Middle-Level Science Teachers (WEST). Member of WEST Science Grant Committee, 1996-present; member of nominating and elections committee 1994-1997; president, 1999-2000; member of Visitors in Scienct Investigating Together (VISIT) task force (1988-1995)
  • Instructor, Ripon College Advance College Experience (ACE) Program (Summers, 1987-1995 and 1998)
  • Guest lecturer in science education, Science Department, School of Education, University of Wales Bangor (UK) (November 1996)
  • Consultant to evaluate K-12 science program in Oakfield School District (1995)
  • Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Awards and Recognition Committee (1989-1990)

    Grants, Awards and Honors
  • Election to the Honorary Order of the Ivorites
  • National Space Grant Foundation mini-grant to design and teach a professional development course about the solar system for in-service and pre-service teachers (2010)
  • Promising Practices Award from PK-16 Leadership Council for Project Madog (2003)
  • Eisenhower Professional Development Program grant to support Project Madog: Investigating Science, Mathematics and Technology in Wisconsin and Beyond (2002)
  • Award for Innovative Teacher of Physics from Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers (1997)
  • Eisenhower Professional Development Grant for the project Integrated Elementary Science Sharing Group and Activity Workshops in cooperation with CESA 6 and school districts of Ripon, Green Lake, Berlin, Markesan, Wautoma, Omro, Princeton, Oakfield and Rosendale-Brandon (1994-1997)
  • WEST Summer Science Grant for project Summer Science Days (and Night!) in Markesan School District (1996)
  • Ripon College Scholarly/Artistic Grant for partial support of sabbatical leave project Primary Science in Wales (1996)
  • Grant from Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association for partial support of sabbatical leave project Primary Science in Wales (1996)
  • WEST Distinguished Leadership in Science Education Award (April, 1995)
  • Eisenhower Grant for project Activity Workshops and Telecommunication Network for Support of Integrated Elementary Science and Mathematics in cooperation with CESA 6, Ripon, Berlin, Green Lake and Wautoma school districts (1993)
  • Friend of Poynette School District (November 1992)
  • Eisenhower Grant for project Activity Workshops and Telecommunication Network for Support of Integrated Elementary Science and Mathematics in cooperation with CESA 6, Ripon, Berlin, Green Lake and Wautoma school districts (1992)
  • Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award (April 1990)
  • Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Regional Award for Excellence in Science Education for CESA 5 Region (April 1990)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

    Recent Publications and Presentations in Science Education

  • “Developing Subject Knowledge in New Teacher,” Science Teacher Education (30 april, 2011) pp. 16-17
  • “An Umbrella for All Seasons”, Primary Science Review (Vol. 57, March/April, 1999) pp. 8-9.
  • “The Extraordinary Impact of Science Outreach”, Impact: Views on Science Education, Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (Vol. 2, Fall 1994).
  • “Home is Where the Science Is”, Mary Williams-Norton, Marycarol Reisdorf and Sallie Spees. Science and Children (Vol. 27, No. 6, March 1990) pp. 12-15.