Jennifer M. Blue

Associate Professor

Jennifer Blue

Office: 202 Kreger Hall

Haverford College BS physics 1991
University of Minnesota MS physics 1994
University of Minnesota PhD science education 1997
Join Miami faculty in 2002

Physics education research is the study of how students learn physics (or have difficulty learning it), how instructors can improve their teaching, and how we can evaluate both the learning and the teaching.

I am interested in how students develop their ideas and abilities. I have studied students’ understanding of forces, of astronomy, and of critical thinking. In addition, I am interested in the classroom environment and how we teach. I have projects going about increasing inquiry-based science teaching in high schools, incivility in the college classroom, and this department’s conversion to SCALE-UP.

And finally, I have a long-standing interest in issues of equity in the classroom, and my collaborators and I have surveyed female science students from elementary school through college.