My full CV can be found here.


  • Assistant Professor, Laboratory for Atomic and Solid State Physics, Department of Physics, Cornell University (2017 – present)
  • Post-doctoral researcher, Physics Department, Stanford University (2015 – 2016)
  • PhD in Physics Education Research, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of British Columbia (2011 – 2014)
  • MSc. in Physics Education Research, Dept Physics & Astronomy, UBC (2009 – 2011)
  • BSc. in Physics, Dept. of Physics, University of Guelph (2005 – 2009)

Other activities

  • Executive Coordinator, UBC Let’s Talk Science (May 2012 – August 2014)
  • Coordinator, Teaching Assistant Professional Development Program, Dept. Physics & Astronomy, UBC (March 2010 – May 2012)
  • Teaching Assistant and Head Teaching Assistant, Dept. Physics & Astronomy, UBC
    • Phys 107/109 – Introduction to Experimental Physics (Sept 2010 – Dec 2014)
    • Astro 310 – Exploring the Universe I: The Solar System (Sept 2009 – April 2010)


UBC physics class drops ‘by-rote’ experiments to boost critical thinking” by Chris Balma at UBC Science

How Lab Courses Can Teach More Than Science” by Charles Q. Choi for Inside Science

Stanford research shows how to improve students’ critical thinking about scientific evidence” by Bjorn Carey at Stanford University (also linked through Graduate School of Education)

Teaching long-term critical thinking” on Inside Higher Ed

Science Education Research” interview on UBC Sharing Science