Katrina Black

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Lecturer, Physics

  • PhD Physics, University of Maine
  • BS Physics, Michigan Technological University

Research Interests

Physics Education Research is concerned, in part, with how physicists and physics students organize and communicate their knowledge of physics.  I am particularly interested in how upper level students bring their understanding of mathematics into the physics classroom, and how it can be appropriately modeled using large-scale, stable knowledge ("conceptions"), small-scale, flexible knowledge ("pieces" or "resources") or a combination of the two.

Recent Publications

  • K.E. Black and M.C. Wittmann, Epistemic Games in Integration: Modeling Resource Choice. AIP Conf. Proc. Volume 951, pp. 53-56