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PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, special emphasis in Physics and Science Education, Kansas State University
MS, Engineering Physics, research emphasis in Solid State Physics, South Dakota State University
Area of Expertise:
Physics education research, technology for teaching and learning, interactive digital video, learning styles, classroom assessment, use of writing in the science classroom, program evaluation, women in science and engineering
Teresa Larkin is involved with Physics Education Research (PER) and has published widely on topics related to the assessment of student learning in introductory physics and engineering courses. She has been an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) for more than 20 years. Larkin served on the board of directors for ASEE from 1997 to 1999, as chair of Professional Interest Council (PIC) III, and as vice president of PIC. Larkin has received numerous national and international awards including the ASEE Distinguished Educator and Service Award from the Physics and Engineering Physics Division in 1998. Larkin received the Outstanding Teaching in the General Education Award from AU in 2000. From 2000 to 2001, she served as a National Science Foundation ASEE visiting scholar. In 2010, she was honored at the XI Conference on Engineering and Technology Education (INTERTECH 2010) in Brazil, with an award in Recognition of Global Outreach and Contributions to the Fields of Engineering and Technology Education Worldwide. She is the author of an upcoming book chapter: "Women’s Leadership in Engineering," in Gender and Women’s Leadership: A Reference Handbook(SAGE Publications, 2010).
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