1971 Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln - Physics
1966 MS, University of Nebraska, Lincoln - Physics
1963 BA, Concordia College (Minnesota) - Physics and Mathematics
1971 - 2003 Joliet Junior College, Physics Professor
1973 - 1978 Joliet Junior College, Evening Program Coordinator (On-campus)
1985 - 1989 Joliet Junior College, Chairman of the Physical Science Department
1991 - 1993 PI and Project Director, JJC Physics Enhancement Project -NSFs ILI program
1991 - 1992 PI and Co-Project Director, Pilot CC Physics Curriculum Development Workshop Project -NSFs CCD program
1992-1993 PI and Co-Project Director, CC Physics Pilot Workshop Project - NSFs FE program
1993-1994 PI and Co-Project Director, CC Physics Workshop Project - NSFs FE program
1993 - 1996 Co-Project Director, MBL for TYC Introductory Physics Courses, -NSFs ILI program
1994 - 1997 PI and Co-Project Director, CC Physics Faculty Development Project - NSFs FE program
1996 - 2001 PI and Co-Project Director, TYC Physics Workshop Project - NSFs FE program
1997- 2000 PI and Project Director, Joliet Junior Colleges Introductory Physics for the 21st Century Project - NSF ILI Program
1999- 2003 PI and Co-Project Director, Two-Year College Physics Workshops for the 21st Century Pilot Project - NSF ATE Program
2000- 2004 PI and Co-Project Director, Magnetism Tools for Learning and Assessment - NSF CCLI Program
2001- present PI and Co-Project Director, Two-Year College Physics Workshops for the 21st Century Project - NSF ATE Program
2001- present PI and Co-Project Director, Electrostatic Tools for Learning and Assessment - NSF CCLI Program
Putting the Pieces Together: A Guide Book for leaders of Coalitions of Two- and Four-year Colleges and Universities with Patricia Cunniff and Barbara L. Smith, 1995;
"The Impact of Physics Education Research on the Teaching of Scientists and Engineers at Two Year Colleges," The Changing Role of Physics Departments in Modern Universities: Proceedings of ICUPE, E. F. Redish and J. S. Rigden (Ed.) American Institute of Physics, Woodbury, NY, 267-287 (1997);
Ranking Task Exercises in Physics T. L OKuma, D. P. Maloney and C. J. Hieggelke (Eds.) Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ (2000).
"Surveying Students' Conceptual Knowledge of Electricity and Magnetism," D. Maloney, T. OKuma, C. Hieggelke, and A. Van Heuvelen, scheduled to be published in the Physics Education Research Supplement of the Am. J. Physics (2001)
Ranking Task Exercises in Physics: Sudent Edition T. L O'Kuma, D. P. Maloney and C. J. Hieggelke (Eds.) Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ (2004).
Activities - (selected):
CSE, CSM, & CSEM: Three instruments have been developed (with Dave Maloney, Tom O'Kuma, and Alan Van Heuvelen) which are called the Conceptual Survey on Electricity (CSE), Conceptual Survey on Magnetism (CSM), and Conceptual Survey on Electricity and Magnetism (CSEM). They deal with E & M and can be used in pre-instruction and post-instruction modes for the algebra/trigonometry-based and calculus-based introductory, college-level physics courses. They have undergone extensive revision and have been reviewed by many college/university physics educators. Data from over 5000 students from over 30 different institutions (two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and universities including one in Europe) have been collected. The data (1999) for the CSEM show that 31% correct for calculus-based students and 25% for algebra/trigonometry-based students on the pre-test. Post-instruction results only rise to 47% for calculus-based students and 44% correct for algebra/trigonometry-based students.
Contributed Talks: "Using Bar Charts in Introductory Physics" with T. OKuma and A. Van Heuvelen, 1996 AAPT Winter Meeting, January 1996; "Rotation Ranking Tasks and Conceptual Exercises" National AAPT Summer Meeting, August 1998; "Developing Conceptual Surveys in Electricity and Magnetism" with T. OKuma, A. Van Heuvelen and D. Maloney, National AAPT Summer Meeting, August 1998 and Illinois Section of AAPT, October 1998; "TIPER (Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research)," with T. OKuma and D. Maloney, National AAPT Summer Meeting, August 1999; "Surveying Students' Conceptual Knowledge of Electricity and Magnetism", Illinois Section of AAPT, October 1999.
Invited Talks: "The Design and Implementation of Concept-Oriented Technology in the Introductory Physics Laboratory" part of a three-part symposium at the 1993 NSTA National Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 3, 1993; "Shaping the New Math-Science Learning Environment by Revitalizing the Faculty Along with the Curriculum" with T. OKuma & E. Telles (NSF) delivered at the AACC Convention, Portland OR, April 1993; "The Design and Implementation of Concept Oriented Technology (COT) in the Introductory Physics Laboratory," Summer 1993 AAPT Meeting, August 1993; "Computer and Video Technology in the Introductory Physics Lab," Illinois CC Boards Teaching and Learning Conference, Peoria, IL, October 1993; "Uses of a Bulletin Board System (BBS)," 1994 AAPT Winter Meeting, January 1994; "The Design and Implementation of Concept Oriented Technology (COT) in the Introductory Physics Laboratory," Summer 1993 AAPT Meeting, August 1993; "What it Takes to Teach at a Community College", part of the session on "Connecting Graduate Education to Teaching Needs" with R. Adelberger, K. Heller, P. Heller, L. McDermott and P. Shaffer, 1995 AAPT Winter meeting, 1995 March APS meeting, & 1995 April meeting of APS; "Two-Year College Physics Workshop Network" with T. O'Kuma, AAPT Winter meeting, January 1995; "What It Takes to Teach at a Community College," 1995 AAPT Summer meeting, August 1995; "Introductory Physics Conference" with Tom OKuma, Winter 1997 AAPT Meeting, January 1997; "Introductory Physics Laboratories for the 21st Century", Joint AAPT/APS Meeting, April 1997; "Physics for All Americans: The Two-Year College and Education in the 21st Century," with T. OKuma, 1999 AAPT Summer meeting, August 1999.
Workshops: "Integrating Video Analysis, MBL, and Spreadsheet Modeling," with Priscilla Laws and others at the Summer Meeting of AAPT, August, 1994 & Winter Meeting of AAPT, January, 1995; "Ranking Tasks," with T. OKuma and D. Maloney, Summer meeting of AAPT, August 1996 and the Winter Meeting of AAPT, January 1997; "A Model Two Year College Physics Workshop" at the City Colleges of Chicago Teaching and Learning Institute, June 1997; "MBL/CBL Workshop for Chemistry, Physics and Biology," with T. OKuma at LCI workshop, Brainerd, MN, July 1997; "Linked Conceptual Exercises," with T. OKuma and D. Maloney, Winter meeting of AAPT, January 2000.
Professional Organizations: American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) member since 1963; American Physical Society (APS) member since 1966; Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (ISAAPT) member since 1971; National Science Teachers Association since1993; Senior Member of Robotics International (RI) of The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) since 1983.
Services: Chairman (1991 & 92) & Member of the AAPT Committee on Two-Year Colleges (1989-93); U.S. Delegate to Third US/Japan/China Conference on Physics Education (July 26-30, 1993; Zhaoqin, Guangdong, China); US Delegate, presented MBL workshop and poster paper at the 5th Inter-American Conference on Physics Education, Texas A&M University (July 1994); Member of the Steering Committee for the NSF/AAPT TYC 21 Project (1993-96); At-Large TYC member of AAPT Executive Board (1996-2000).