Jennifer Blue

Professor of Physics, Miami University

Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Affiliate of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Email: bluejm [at]

Voicemail: 513-529-1380


Mailing Address:

Miami University Department of Physics

500 E. Spring Street, 217 Kreger Hall

Oxford, Ohio 45056



Courses Taught


Astronomy and Space Physics (PHY 111)

Observational Foundations of Astronomy (PHY 211)

Physics by Inquiry (PHY 215)

Teaching Assistant Seminar (PHY 689)

Graduate Student Teaching Enhancement (GSC 601)

College Teaching (GSC 602)

Academic Cultures (GSC 603)



Graduate Student Research Supervised


Ikaika McKeague-McFadden, Physics MS 2020

Patrick Carroll, Physics MS 2019

William Patrick Boyle, Physics MS 2017

Mary Elizabeth Mills, Physics MS 2011

Adam Hicks, Physics MS 2009


Undergraduate Student Research Supervised


Gabie Dawson, Physics BS expected 2024

Katy Mevis, Biomedical Engineering BS expected 2024

Ellison Brennan, Teacher Education BS expected 2023

Alexa Draper, Physics and Math BS, Spanish BA expected 2023

Alison Page, Physics and Psychology BAs expected 2023

Nathan Bantz, Teacher Education BS, Physics BA expected 2022

Jay Chen, Teacher Education BS expected 2021

Orion Kolev, Physics and Mathematics BS 2021

Max Gottliebson, Physics BS 2020

Anne Hubbard, Physics BS 2020

Hayley Johnson, Teacher Education BS 2019

Aesa McComb, Teacher Education BS 2019

Cassidy Wilson, Teacher Education BS 2019

Abigail Hurley, Physics BS 2018

Nicholas Bradshaw, Teacher Education BS 2018

Johnny Yahl, Teacher Education BS 2018

Stone Oliver, Physics BS 2018

Patrick Carroll, Physics BS 2017

Nikita Moore, Teacher Education BS 2017

Alexander Staron, Physics BS 2017

Nathanael Bell-Pactat, Physics BS 2016

William Patrick Boyle, Physics BA 2015

Adam Maple, Physics BA 2008

Keith Rusnak, Teacher Education BS 2007

Joshua Jacob, Physics BA 2006



Selected Publications


Adrienne Traxler and Jennifer Blue (2020) “Sex and Gender as Non-binary: What Does this Mean for Physics Teachers? The Physics Teacher 58(6), 395-398.


Adrienne Traxler and Jennifer Blue, “Disability in Physics: Learning from Binary Mistakes,” in Physics Education and Gender: Identity as an Analytic Lens for Research, edited by Allison J. Gonsalves and Anna T. Danielsson (Springer Nature Switzerland 2020), pp. 129-152. This chapter was highlighted by Springer for Pride Month in June 2021.


Jennifer Blue, Adrienne Traxler, and Geraldine Cochran (2019) Resource Letter: GP-1: Gender and Physics. American Journal of Physics 87(8), 616-626.


Jennifer Blue, Amy Summerville, and Brian Kirkmeyer (2019) Social belonging among engineering students in early required courses. American Association for Engineering Education’s Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference Proceedings, 2019, Crystal City, VA, Paper ID #24844.


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.


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 (2018) Assessing astronomy students’ views about the nature of scientific inquiry. Physical Review Physics Education Research 14(1), 010141.


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..


Jennifer Blue, Gregg W. Wentzell, and Matthew J. Evins (2015) 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.


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.



Current External Funding


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.


REU Sites: Miami University, $355,531 for September 2018-August 2022 from the National Science Foundation. Co-PIs: Herbert Jaeger and Jennifer Blue.



Copyright Jennifer Blue

Last Updated July 2021