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Curriculum Vitae for Eleanor C Sayre

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Eleanor C Sayre
Kansas State University
Physics Department
116 Cardwell Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


2007 Doctor of Philosophy (Physics), University of Maine, Orono, Maine. Plasticity: Resource Justification and Development Advisor: Dr. Michael C Wittmann Dissertation

2005 Master of Science in Teaching (Physics), University of Maine, Orono, Maine. Resource Selection in Nearly-Novel Situations Advisor: Dr. Michael C Wittmann Thesis

2002 Bachelor of Arts (Physics), Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.

Professional Experience

  • 2011-present: Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
  • 2009-2011: Visiting Assistant Professor and Lilly Teaching Fellow, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • 2007-2009: Postdoctoral Researcher, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Advisor: Dr. Andrew Heckler
  • 2002-2007: Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Maine, Orono, Maine. Advisor: Dr. Michael C. Wittmann
  • 2004-2007: Physics Tutor, Husson College, Bangor, Maine
  • 2004-2006: Physics Instructor, The Princeton Review, Maine

Research Interests

  • Improving and extending the theoretical bases for physics education research.
  • Investigating the interplay between physics and mathematics understanding.
  • Learning and forgetting in introductory physics classes.
  • Developmental trends for pre-service physicists.
  • Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods education research.

Some recent papers