Manher Jariwala

Manher Jariwala

Lecturer (Master Lecturer)
Office: PRB, Room 251. 617-353-5766
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Research Interests:

Physics Education Research

I work in the field of physics education research (PER) and am interested in the impact of student-centered, active-engagement, interactive learning environments on students, on instructors, and at the institutional level. Current research projects investigate the implementation of large-scale research-based assessments of student learning, the use of computer simulations in group-centered learning activities, the development of communities of practice formed by undergraduate Learning Assistants working with graduate Teaching Fellows and faculty, and the self-efficacy beliefs of women and underrepresented minorities in physics classes.

Selected publications:

“Participation rates of in-class vs. online administration of low-stakes research-based assessments ”, Manher Jariwala, Jayson Nissen, Xochith Herrera, Eleanor W. Close, and Ben Van Dusen, Proceedings of the 2017 Physics Education Research Conference, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017, edited by L. Ding, A. Traxler, and Y. Cao.

“Performance differences for in-class and online administration of low-stakes research-based assessments ”, Jayson Nissen, Manher Jariwala, Xochith Herrera, Eleanor W. Close, and Ben Van Dusen, Proceedings of the 2017 Physics Education Research Conference, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017, edited by L. Ding, A. Traxler, and Y. Cao.

“In-class vs. Online Administration of Concept Inventories and Attitudinal Assessments”, Manher Jariwala, Jada-Simone S. White, Ben Van Dusen, and Eleanor W. Close, Proceedings of the 2016 Physics Education Research Conference, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016, edited by D. L. Jones, L. Ding, and A. Traxler, doi:10.1119/perc.2016.pr.039.

“Self-Perception of Teaching Fellows and Learning Assistants in Introductory Physics Classes”, Alex Becker, Bennett Goldberg, and Manher Jariwala, Proceedings of the 2016 Physics Education Research Conference, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016, edited by D. L. Jones, L. Ding, and A. Traxler, doi:10.1119/perc.2016.pr.007.

“Teaching the Conceptual History of Physics to Physics Teachers”, Peter Garik, Luciana Garbayo, Yann Benétreau-Dupin, Charles Winrich, Andrew Duffy, Nicholas Gross, and Manher Jariwala, Science & Education (2015) 24: 387. doi:10.1007/s11191-014-9731-9.

For a full list of publications, please see the attached CV.

Education:

  • Ph. D. in Physics, University of Maryland
  • B.S. in Physics, Stanford University

Honors/Awards:

  • Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, Office of the President, Boston University (2016)
  • Neu Family Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University(2015)
  • Gitner Family Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology(co-recipient), Office of the Provost, Boston University (2014)

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