Department of Physics
Additional Positions at AU
- Faculty Liaison, Pre-engineering Program
Teresa Larkin is an Associate Professor of Physics Education in the Department of Physics. She also serves as Faculty Liaison to the Pre-engineering Program at American University.
Dr. Larkin received her BS and MS degrees in Engineering Physics from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD in 1982 and 1985, respectively. She received her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with special emphasis in Physics and Science Education from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS in 1997.
Dr. Larkin’s research interests primarily involve the assessment of student learning in introductory physics courses. She makes use of writing as a learning and assessment tool for understanding how non-majors learn physics. Embedded within this research is the study of how the formal assessment of student learning styles can enhance learning in physics. An additional focus of her research involves studying the role of technology as an assessment and learning tool.
PhD, Curriculum Instruction, special emphasis in Physics and Science Education, Kansas State University
MS, Engineering Physics, research emphasis in Solid State Physics, South Dakota State University
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