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Rachel Henderson

Assistant Professor
Physics Education & Outreach
Biomedical-Physical Sciences Bldg.
567 Wilson Rd., Room 2173


2018: Ph.D., West Virginia University
2014: M.S., West Virginia University
2012: B.S., Slippery Rock University

Professional Activities & Interests / Biographical Information

Rachel is an assistant professor working closely with Dr. Danny Caballero in the Physics Education Research Lab (PERL). Her research focus is on developing formal structures to support transformed physics laboratories while developing assessment tools and practices for understanding student learning in these laboratory courses. More broadly, she is interested in the development of instructional pedagogies and assessment tools that can be used for improving learning for all students while at the same time proving additional support for underrepresented students.

In addition to research, Rachel currently serves as a member-at-large on the American Physical Society Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public (APS-FOEP). Most of her service to the forum has been dedicated to publishing newsletter articles highlighting outreach experiences from the perspective of graduate students and other early career individuals.