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Department of Physics

J.T. Laverty

J.T. LavertyAssociate Professor
36C Cardwell Hall
(785) 532-1526
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Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2013

Research Area

Physics Education Research
  • Developing and Improving Assessments in Undergraduate Physics
  • Investigating Scientific Practices in Undergraduate Physics
  • Transforming Physics Courses to include Scientific Practices

Research Support

  • National Science Foundation

Graduate Advisees

  • Bill Bridges
  • Tyler Garcia
  • Amali Jambuge
  • Amogh Sirnoorkar

Recent Selected Publications

Adrian C. Cairns, Caleb Linville, Tyler Garcia, Bill Bridges, Scott Tanona, Jonathan Herington, and James T. Laverty. A phenomenographic study of scientists’ beliefs about the causes of scientists’ research misconduct. Research Ethics. 2021;17(4):501-521. [link]

Kelli Shar, Rosemary S. Russ, and James T. Laverty. Student epistemological framing on paper-based assessments. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16, 020101  (2020). [link]

Bain K, Bender L, Bergeron P, Caballero MD, Carmel JH, Duffy EM, et al. (2020) Characterizing college science instruction: The Three-Dimensional Learning Observation Protocol. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0234640. [link]  

Rebecca L. Matz  and Cori L. Fata-Hartley  and Lynmarie A. Posey  and James T. Laverty  and Sonia M. Underwood  and Justin H. Carmel  and Deborah G. Herrington  and Ryan L. Stowe  and Marcos D. Caballero  and Diane Ebert-May  and Melanie M. Cooper. Evaluating the extent of a large-scale transformation in gateway science courses. Science Advances 4, 10 (2018). [link]

James T. Laverty and Marcos D. Caballero. Analysis of the most common concept inventories in physics: What are we assessing? Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 14, 010123 (2018). [link]