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David Hammer

Chair, Department of Education
Professor
Director of the Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction
Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy

David Hammer

Chair, Department of Education
Professor
Director of the Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction
Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Phone 617-627-2396
Paige Hall, Room 204
12 Upper Campus Road, Medford, MA
Biography: 

David started at Tufts in 1992, as an assistant professor of Education. He left in 1998 to be a professor of physics and curriculum & instruction at the University of Maryland, but he couldn't stay away—he's been back since 2010. His research is on learning and teaching in STEM fields, mainly physics, and at levels from K-16 and including in his own teaching—David teaches in the Department of Physics as well as in Education. Throughout he's focused on intuitive "epistemologies," how instructors interpret and respond to student thinking, and resource-based models of knowledge and reasoning. 

Education: 
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Science and Mathematics Education
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Physics
B.A., Princeton University, Physics

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