Office: Old Admin 125
Bachelor's degree from University of Minnesota in teaching and 20 years of teaching science in middle and high school classrooms, along with a PhD in Learning and Technology.
Teach education classes in the education department. I taught school in Minnesota and Nevada, where I was a department chair, a coach, an advisor, and mentor at various times in my career.
I have written 3 interactive eBooks designed to teach science to middle and high school students in the areas of Critical Thinking and Weather and Climate.
1st year professor so I'm learning as I go.
My research interests revolve around memory and how teachers can develop lessons and content to lower the cognitive demands on our working memory. I used some of the principles from the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning to write and produce interactive eBooks for science students.
I enjoy hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoors with my wife and our dog whenever I can can get outside.