Associate Professor of Physics, Miami University
Affiliate, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Office: 202 Kreger Hall
Miami University Department of Physics
500 E. Spring Street, 217 Kreger Hall
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Courses Taught Regularly
Physics by Inquiry (PHY 215)
Astronomy and Space Physics (PHY 111)
Observational Foundations of Astronomy (PHY 211)
Teaching Assistant Seminar (PHY 689)
Graduate Student Teaching Enhancement (GSC 601)
College Teaching (GSC 602)
Academic Cultures (GSC 603)
Jennifer Blue, Adrienne L. Traxler, and Ximena C. Cid (2018) Gender in physics: Insights from physics education. Physics Today 71(3), 40-46.
Jennifer Blue, Amy Summerville, Brielle Johnson, and Brian Kirkmeyer (2018) Succeeding but doubting: Effects of gender on performance and self-perception in early engineering courses. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT, Paper ID #21737.
Amy Summerville, Brian Kirkmeyer, and Jennifer Blue (2018) How “what might have been” can shape what’s yet to come: Preliminary evidence for counterfactual thoughts as an intervention in early engineering courses. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT, Paper ID #21740.
Jennifer Blue (2018) Assessing astronomy students' views about the nature of scientific inquiry. Physical Review Physics Education Research 14(1), 010141.
Jennifer Blue, Brielle Johnson, Amy Summerville, and Brian Kirkmeyer (2018) Beliefs and behaviors of first-generation and low-income students in early engineering courses. American Association for Engineering Education’s Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference Proceedings, 2018, Crystal City, VA, Paper ID #21759.
Stone Oliver, Alexander Staron, and Jennifer Blue (2018) A review of Eric Mazur's Principles and Practice of Physics. The Physics Teacher 56(1), 27-28.
Jennifer Blue, Lana Rucks, and Charles Setterfield (2016) Improving teaching practices of STEM teachers: The teacher synergistic institute in Warren County. Ohio Journal of Teacher Education 30(2), 40-59.
Adrienne L. Traxler, Ximena C. Cid, Jennifer Blue, and Ramon Barthelemy (2016) Enriching gender in PER: A binary past and a complex future. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 12 (2), 020114. Available at http://journals.aps.org/prper/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.12.020114.
Beth Dietz and Jennifer Blue (2015) Alternatives to the SGID: Instructor-administered mid-term evaluations for formative assessment. Published on the Center for Teaching Excellence Blog Site March 11, 2015. Access at http://blogs.miamioh.edu/cte/2015/03/11/alternatives-to-the-sgid-instructor-administered-mid-term-evaluations-for-formative-assessment/.
Jennifer Blue, Gregg W. Wentzell, and Matthew J. Evins (2014) What do students want? Small group instructional diagnoses of STEM faculty, Proceedings of the 2014 Physics Education Research Conference, 43-46. P.V. Engelhardt, A.D. Churukian, and D.L. Jones, Editors. doi:10.1119/perc.2014.pr.007.
Jennifer Blue, Mary Elizabeth Mills, and Ellen Yezierski (2013) Self-efficacy in introductory physics in students at single-sex and coeducational colleges. Proceedings of the 2012 Physics Education Research Conference, 78-81. P.V. Engelhardt, A.D. Churukian, N.S. Rebello, Editors. Melville, NY: American Institute of Physics.
Jennifer Blue, S. Burcin Bayram, and S. Douglas Marcum (2010) Creating, implementing, and sustaining an advanced optical spectroscopy laboratory course. American Journal of Physics. 78(5), 503-509.
Jennifer Blue and Joshua Jacob (2009) Student perceptions of an introductory laboratory course. Proceedings of the 2009 Physics Education Research Conference, 101-104. C. Henderson, M. Sabella, & C. Singh, Editors. Melville, NY: American Institute of Physics.
Jennifer Blue (2009) Southwest Ohio science institutes: A partnership model for professional development. Ohio Journal of Teacher Education 22(1), 30-34.
Jennifer Blue, Beverley A.P. Taylor, Jan Yarrison-Rice, and Herbert Jaeger (2009) Assessing scientific research skills. In Designing Effective Assessment: Principles and Profiles of Good Practice, pages 91-95. T.W. Banta, E.A. Jones, and K.E. Black, Editors. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Debra Gann and Jennifer Blue (2009) Converging paths: Girls, science, and teachers. In The Art and Science of Partnership, 145-159. T.S. Poetter and J.F. Eagle, Editors. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Jennifer Blue & Debra Gann (2008) When do girls lose interest in math and science? Science Scope 32(2), 44-47.
Jennifer Blue and Stephen Kanim (2008, Spring) A Ph.D. in physics education research. American Physical Society Forum on Education Newsletter, 10-12.
Jennifer Blue, Beverley A.P. Taylor, and Jan Yarrison-Rice (2008) Full-cycle assessment of critical thinking in an ethics and science course. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 2(1), Article 10. Available at http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1078&context=ij-sotl
Jennifer Blue and Jane Butler Kahle (2005) The evidence base for sciences: Classroom assessment in science education. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Education, Availaable at http://ims.ode.state.oh.us/ode/ims/rrt/research/Topic_Science.asp [Authors not identified online.]
Jennifer Blue and Jane Butler Kahle (2005) The evidence base for sciences: Physical sciences. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Education, Available at http://ims.ode.state.oh.us/ode/ims/rrt/research/Topic_Science.asp [Authors not identified online.]
Jennifer Blue and Patricia Heller (2004) Using matched samples to look for sex differences. Proceedings of the 2003 Physics Education Research Conference, 45-48. K. Cummings, J. Marx, & S. Franklin, Editors. Melville, NY: American Institute of Physics.
REU Sites: Miami University, $355,531 for September 2018-August 2021 from the National Science Foundation. Co-PIs: Herbert Jaeger and Jennifer Blue.
Miami University Robert Noyce Scholars Program. $1,172,821 for May 2017-April 2022 from the National Science Foundation. PIs: Nazan Bautista, Tammy Schwartz, Jeffrey Wanko, Ellen Yezierski, and Jennifer Blue.
Writing and Inquiry Stories to Explore Science (WISE Science II). $96,558 for January 2017 – May 2018 from the Improving Teacher Qualiry program in Ohio. PIs: Susan Hershberger, Jennifer Blue, and Tammy Schwartz.
Writing and Inquiry Stories to Explore Science (WISE Science). $93,242 for June 2016-May 2017 from the Improving Teacher Quality program in Ohio. PIs: Susan Hershberger, Jennifer Blue, and Tammy Schwartz.
A Preliminary Investigation of a Social Cognitive Intervention in Early Courses. $367,563 for September 2015 - June 2019 from the National Science Foundation. PIs: Amy Summerville, Jennifer Blue, and Brian Kirkmeyer,
Building Capacity for Miami University Robert Noyce Scholars. $74,956 for July 2015-June 2016, funded by the National Science Foundation. PIs: Nazan Bautista, Jeffrey Wanko, Tammy Schwartz, Jennifer Blue, and Ellen Yezierski.
The High School STEM Teacher Synergistic Institute, $15,660 subcontract for January 2011-December 2013, with a no-cost extension through December 2014. The grant was $845,975, funded by the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation. PIs: George Sehi and Thomas Singer, Sinclair Community College; Daniel Hall, Miami University; Thomas Isaacs, Warren County Educational Services Center; and Melinda McCarty-Stewart, Mason High School.
Science Content, Communication, and Argument. $159,765 for July 2013-August 2014, funded by the Ohio Department of Education. PIs: Susan Hershberger and Jennifer Blue.
Scaffolding Physical Science Inquiry through Reflective Writing, $120,488 for January 2012-May 2013, funded by the Improving Teacher Quality program of the Ohio Board of Regents. PIs: Susan Hershberger, Jennifer Blue, Paula Saine, and Valerie Ubbes.
Ohio Science Institutes, Grades 3-6, $483,008 for February 2006 – June 2007, $683,059 for July 2007 –June 2008, $626,593 for July 2008 – June 2009. Funded by the Ohio Department of Education. PIs: Terry McCollum, Miami University Department of Teacher Education, Jennifer Blue, and John Rowe and Kevin Stinson, Cincinnati Public Schools.
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Last Updated June 2018