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Kathleen Harper

  • Senior Lecturer, Dept of Engineering Education
  • Room #244
    203 Hitchcock Hall
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-688-7538

About

Ph. D., Physics, The Ohio State University, 2001
M. S., Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 1996
B.S.E., Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 1993

Honors

  • Homer L. Dodge Distinguished Service Citation, American Association of Physics Teachers, presented July 2015
  • Honorable Mention for excellence in K-12 publishing from the Chicago Book Clinic for Glencoe physics:  Principles and problems (2013)
  • Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society, awarded December 2011 (lifetime award)
  • 2003 POD Innovation Award, Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (formerly known as the Bright Idea Award)
  • 1999 Hazel Brown Teaching Award, OSU Department of Physics
  • 1999 Boyer Award for Excellence in Instructional Innovation, OSU College of Engineering
  • 1995 Graduate Dean's Instructional Excellence Award, CWRU
  • 1994 Graduate Dean's Instructional Excellence Award, CWRU
  • NSF Graduate Research Trainee Fellowship, The Ohio State University
  • Clare Booth Luce Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University

Research Area(s)

Problem Solving, general topics in physics and engineering education

Publications

  • Kathleen A. Harper, “Rethinking the Exam Review Experience to Impact Student Views of Physics,” submitted to The Physics Teacher (in review).
  • Kathleen A. Harper, “A Workshop to Aid High School Science Teachers in Developing Engineering Design Activities,” submitted to Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference (in review).
  • Kathleen A. Harper, “A Course in Puzzles, Games, Problem Solving, and Engineering Design,” submitted to Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference (in review).
  • Ted M. Clark, Lin Ding, Richard J. Freuler, & Kathleen A. Harper, “Investigating Breadth of Approach in First-Semester Software Design,” submitted to Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference (in review).
  • Richard J. Freuler & Kathleen A. Harper, “Impact of an In-depth Design Project on First-Year Students’ Teamwork Development,” submitted to Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference (in review).
  • Kathleen A. Harper, “Evaluation of a Peer-Review of Writing Exercise in a Cornerstone Design Course,” Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference, June 2015 (ASEE, 2015).
  • Kathleen A. Harper, Hannah C. Zierden, Kevin Wegman, Krista M. Kecskemety & Rachel L. Kajfez, “The Professional Development of Teaching Assistants Through Design,” Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference, June 2015 (ASEE, 2015).
  • Kerry Meyers, Gregory Bucks, Kathleen A. Harper, & Victoria Goodrich, “Multi-Institutional Evaluation of Engineering Discipline Selection,” Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference, June 2015 (ASEE, 2015).
  • Kathleen A. Harper, Jonathan P. Ruffley & Lisa M. Abrams, “A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of a First-Year Honors Engineering Program,” Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2014 (ASEE, 2014).
  • Kathleen A. Harper, Gregory R. Baker, & Deborah M. Grzybowski, “First Steps in Strengthening the Connections Between Mathematics and Engineering,” Proceedings of the 2013 ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 24, 2013 (ASEE, 2013).
  • Brooke Morin, Krista M. Kecskemety, Kathleen A. Harper, & Paul A. Clingan, “The Inverted Classroom in a First-Year Engineering Course,” Proceedings of the 2013 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, June 25, 2013 (ASEE, 2013).
  • Jenna Tague, Jennifer Czocher, Gregory Baker, Kathleen Harper, Deborah M. Grzybowski & Rick Freuler, “Engineering Faculty Perspectives on Mathematical Preparation of Students,” Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Engineering Education and Research, Marrakesh, Morocco, July 1-5, 2013.
  • Kathleen A. Harper, Richard J. Freuler, John T. Demel, & Stuart H. Brand, “Continuing the Comparison Between Graphical and Text-Based Programming Instruction,” Proceedings of the 2013 ASEE North-Central Section Conference, Columbus, OH, April 6, 2013 (ASEE, 2013).
  • Paul W. Zitzewitz, David G. Haase, & Kathleen A. Harper, Glencoe Physics: Principles and Problems (The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2013). *recipient of an Honorable Mention for excellence in K-12 publishing from the Chicago Book Clinic.
  • Kathleen A. Harper, “Grading Homework to Emphasize Problem-Solving Process Skills,” The Physics Teacher, Vol. 50 (7), 424-426 (2012).
  • Kathleen A. Harper, “Grading Without Losing all of Your Time (and Your Mind!),” The Physics Teacher, Vol. 49, No. 9, 584-585 (December, 2011).