- I received a BS in physics from the University of Cluj (Romania) and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Came to MU in 2001 and I am currently a Teaching Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
- My interests include improving teaching in undergraduate courses, implementing active learning techniques in the large introductory physics courses, developing online courses, providing TA training and teacher professional development, creating high school curriculum for 9th grade physics, and outreach.
Honors & Awards
2014 President’s Award for Innovative Teaching
2014 Distinguished Service Award from Science Teachers of Missouri
2012 MACADA’s Outstanding Academic Adviser Award in a Faculty Role
2012 MU Excellence in Education Award
2012 MU Excellence in Advising Award
2009 Physics Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award
2008 William T. Kemper Award for Teaching Excellence
2006 Most Inspiring Professor Award, Student-Athlete Advisory Council
2005 Provost Junior Faculty Teaching Award
2004 “Outstanding Professor Award” given by the Men of Engineering Community