Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
About Me (Bio):
Amy Robertson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at Seattle Pacific University. She recently completed her Ph.D. with the Physics Education Group at the University of Washington, where she studied student and teacher reasoning about topics related to the particulate nature of matter. She currently coordinates the Learning Assistant Program at SPU and is working to develop new ways of assessing K-12 teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge, attention to the disciplinary substance of student ideas, and perceptions of science and of self as a member of the scientific community. This research is part of the broader effort of the Energy Project to provide quality teacher preparation and growth in proximal formative assessment skills for instruction on the topic of energy. Amy also has a particular interest in the theory and methodology of quantitative and qualitative research in the physics education research community.