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 all individuals 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 with to set up a meeting. Please include a writing sample and a resume, if available.

Recent Publications:

Zosia Krusberg and Meredith Ward. Classical physics and human embodiment: The role of contemplative practice in integrating formal theory and personal experience in the undergraduate physics curriculum. The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry 5(1), 57 (2018).