My research is currently focused on the development of contemplative practices for the university physics curriculum based on our evolving understanding of the human mind from cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience.  These practices are aimed at addressing some of the most fundamental objectives of a liberal arts physics education, including effecting conceptual change, the development of self-knowledge, the recognition of connections between physics and human society, and the inclusion and retention of women and other historically underrepresented minorities in the field of physics.  Thus far, our collection consists of a wide range of practices, including metacognitive and meta-affective writing, meditations on our sensory and embodied experience of the physical world, and contemplative videography essays.

If you are a Northwestern undergraduate interested in being part of my research group, please email me to set up a meeting.