Ian D. Beatty
Prof. Beatty earned a Ph.D. in Physics Education Research in 2000, the first PER doctoral degree awarded by the UMass Physics Department. He became a postdoctoral research associate and, in 2006, a research faculty member in the UMass Scientific Reasoning Research Institute. From 2000 to 2009 he participated in several research projects and supported the institute’s general operations and technical infrastructure. In early 2009 he moved to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with two of his colleagues to found the UNCG Physics Education Research Group. Prof. Beatty’s areas of expertise and interest include physics, educational research, information technology, and in-service teacher professional development. He is particularly interested in the intersection between pedagogy and technology. He has developed computer software, web sites, and dynamic web applications to support both instruction and research. He currently manages Teacher Learning of Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment, a five-year, US$2.5M project funded by the US National Science Foundation to study teacher learning and professional development related to formative assessment and “classroom response systems.” Since 1992, Beatty has collaborated with Prof. Gerace on international outreach work to South Africa, Argentina, Cyprus, Uganda, Scotland, Singapore, and Switzerland, presenting or co-presenting talks, workshops, and classes, and consulting on research projects. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina and the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. Prof. Beatty likes travel, ethnic food, photography, wilderness sports, and finding new ways to think about things.
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