Michael Loverude
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Michael Loverude

Professor of Physics

Department Vice Chair and Catalyst Center Director

Physics Education Research

Education

 

External Grants and Fellowships (Funded)

National Science Foundation CCLI grant DUE-0817335: “Collaborative Proposal:  Teaching and Learning of Thermal Physics,” PI:  Loverude (in collaboration with PIs J. Thompson, University of Maine, and D. Meltzer, Arizona State University - Polytechnic Campus).  CSUF Portion:  $160,000.

National Science Foundation CCLI grant DUE-0341560, Collaborative Proposal:  Research-Based Labs in Introductory Physics, PI:  Loverude (in collaboration with PIs S. Kanim, New Mexico State University, and L. Ortiz, Arizona State University).  CSUF portion $142,000.

Boeing grant: A Proposal to Enhance Physics / Chemistry 102, “Physical Science for Future Elementary Teachers,” (in collaboration with Barbara Gonzalez and Roger Nanes), $20,000 per year, 2005-2006 and 2006 - 2007 academic years. 

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“An inquiry-based course in chemistry and physics for preservice K-8 teachers,” M. E. Loverude, B. L. Gonzalez, and R. Nanes, accepted for publication in Physical Review Special Topics:  Physics Education Research and for inclusion in upcoming book by Physics Teacher Education Coalition, edited by D. Meltzer and P. Shaffer. 

M.E. Loverude, “Investigating Student Understanding for a Statistical Analysis of Two Thermally Interacting Solids,” in 2010 Physics Education Research Conference, M. Sabella, C. Singh, S. Rebello, eds., AIP Conference Proceedings (2010).

“Identifying and addressing student difficulties with the concept of pressure in a static liquid,” M.E. Loverude, C.H. Kautz, and P.R.L. Heron, American Journal of Physics 78. 75 – 85, January 2010. 

 “Student understanding of basic probability concepts in an upper-division thermal physics course,” Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings 2009.

 “A research-based interactive lecture demonstration on sinking and floating,” M.E. Loverude, American Journal of Physics 77, 897 – 901, September 2009.

 “Curriculum design for the algebra-based course: Just change the `d's to deltas?”, M. E. Loverude, S. E. Kanim, and L. Gomez, invited paper in Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, pp. 34-37, July 2008.

 “An interdisciplinary study of student ability to connect particulate and macroscopic representations of a gas,” K. Monteyne, B. L. Gonzalez, and M. E. Loverude, contributed paper in Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, pp. 163-166, July 2008.

“A failing grade for physics content examinations,” S.E. Kanim, and M.E. Loverude, The Physics Teacher 44, pp. 101-105,February 2006.

 “Student understanding of the ideal gas law. Part I:  A macroscopic perspective,” C.H. Kautz, P.R.L. Heron, M.E. Loverude, and L.C. McDermott, American Journal of Physics 73, 1056 – 1063, October 2005.

“Student understanding of gravitational potential energy and the motion of bodies in a gravitational field,” M.E. Loverude, Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, July 2004.

 “Helping students develop an understanding of Archimedes’ Principle:  Development of research-based instructional materials,” P.R.L. Heron, M.E. Loverude, P. S. Shaffer, and L.C. McDermott, American Journal of Physics 71, No. 11, pp. 1188 - 1195, November 2003.

“Helping students develop an understanding of Archimedes’ Principle:  Research on Student understanding,” M.E. Loverude, C. H. Kautz, and P.R.L. Heron, American Journal of Physics 71, No. 11, pp. 1178 - 1187, November 2003.

 “Measuring the effectiveness of research-based curriculum at a university serving a diverse student population,” M.E. Loverude, invited paper in Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, July 2003.

“Do students conceptualize energy as a material substance?” M.E. Loverude, Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, July 2002.

 “Student understanding of the first law of thermodynamics:  Relating work to the adiabatic compression of an ideal gas,” M.E. Loverude, C.H. Kautz, and P.R.L. Heron, American Journal of Physics 70, No. 2, pp. 137-148, February 2002

“Student Understanding of Density: A Cross-Age Study,” R.Yeend, M.E. Loverude, and B.S. Gonzalez, Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, July 2001.

“An active introduction to evolution,” The American Biology Teacher 60 (2), February 1998, pp. 132-136 (with Michael C. Lach).

 

Reports and other non-peer-reviewed publications

“Collaboration, A Working Group Report from the Foundations and Frontiers in Physics Education Research Conference,” M. Stetzer and M.E. Loverude, American Physical Society Forum for Education Newsletter Fall 2009.

Costa, V., Gonzalez, B., Loverude, M., Tommerup, M., Carlson, G., Yopp-Edwards, R., and Renne, C. (2009). Undergraduate Science Preparation for Future Elementary/Middle School Teachers at California State University Fullerton. Report to the California State University Chancellor’s Office.  Fullerton, CA:  CATALYST Center.

 “Querying Other Fields, A Working Group Report from the Foundations and Frontiers in Physics Education Research Conference, A. Elby and M.E. Loverude, American Physical Society Forum for Education Newsletter Fall 2005.