Jennifer Blue

Associate Professor of Physics, Miami University

 

Department of Physics

 

Office: 202 Kreger Hall

 

Mailing Address:

Miami University Department of Physics

500 Spring Street, 217 Kreger Hall

Oxford, Ohio 45056

 

Email: bluejm@muohio.edu

Voicemail: 513-529-1380

Fax: 513-529-5629

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

Selected Publications

 

Adrienne L. Traxler, Ximena C. Cid, Jennifer Blue, and Ramon Barthelemy (forthcoming) Enriching Gender in PER: A binary past and a complex future. Physical Review Physics Education Research. Available now at http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.05107

 

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 (2015) What Do Students Want? Small Group Instructional Diagnoses of STEM Faculty. Proceedings of the 2014 Physics Education Research Conference, pages 43-36. Paula V. Engelhardt, Alice D. Churukian, and Dyan L. Jones, Eds. Melville, NY: American Institute of Physics.

 

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, pages 78-81. Paula V. Engelhardt, Alice D. Churukian, N. Sanjay Rebello, Eds. 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, pages 101-104. Charles Henderson, Mel Sabella, & Chandralekha 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, pages 145-159. Thomas S. Poetter and Jean 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: Vol. 2: No. 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, pages 45-48. K. Cummings, J. Marx, & S. Franklin, Editors. Melville, NY: American Institute of Physics.

 

 

 

External Funding

 

Writing and Inquiry Stories to Explore Science (WISE Science). $93,242 for June 2016-May 2017 from the Improving Teacher Quality program of the Ohio Board of Education. Principal Investigators: 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. Principal Investigators: 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. Principal Investigators: 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. The Principal Investigators: 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. Principal Investigators: 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. The Principal Investigators: 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. Principal Investigators: 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 March 2016