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Wilcox, Bethany R Assistant Professor


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  • Bethany Wilcox is a member of the Physics Education Research group. Her research interests include understanding and addressing students' difficulties utilizing sophisticated mathematical tools and techniques in the context of physics problem solving. In addition to investigating students' difficulties in the context of a single course, she is also interested in understanding how these difficulties change longitudinally as students advance through the curriculum and encounter these mathematical tools in multiple contexts. She is also interested in the development of research-based and validated assessments of student learning that can be used to measure the impact of curricular changes or compare student learning across courses and institutions. In particular, she is utilizing advanced testing theories to explore viable options for creating modular assessments that can address variations in content coverage in across courses.


  • Physics Education Research


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courses taught

  • PHYS 1230 Light and Color for Nonscientists (Spring 2019)
  • PHYS 3310 Principles of Electricity and Magnetism 1 (Fall 2018)
  • PHYS 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)


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