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2022 Faculty Election

Colin Wallace

Running for: Educational Policy Committee
  • Teaching Associate Professor
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Appointed: 2014
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder, 2011
  • Candidate Website
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Advisory Board, Center for Faculty Excellence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2019-Present)

Director, UNC Summer Institute for College Teaching (2017-Present)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Faculty Council Representative, Division 3 (College of Arts and Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics), Non-tenured (2015-2018)

Candidate Statement

Education is at the center of my academic activities. My research is in physics and astronomy education research. I study students' conceptual, reasoning, and problem-solving difficulties. This research informs the development of interventions to help students overcome these difficulties. Since coming to UNC, I have taught over 6000 students. As the director of UNC's Summer Institute for College Teaching, I help organize and present a week-long professional development experience for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to help them learn how to effectively implement active learning techniques into their classes. I also serve on CFE’s advisory board and the American Astronomical Society's Education Committee. I would like to continue to serve UNC and its educational mission by being part of the Education Policy Committee.

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