Born in England and raised in Australia, I completed my undergrad and masters in
physics at the University of Western Australia before moving to Germany to complete
my PhD in plasma physics. I then completed a teaching diploma back in Australia and
taught high school science for four years. I have been at UCCS since Spring 2013.
With a background in both science and teaching, I enjoy bringing all of my experience
to educating our mechanical engineering students and working with other faculty, in
particular new faculty, to develop their teaching skills.
MAE2200 Materials Engineering
MAE3401 Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems
MAE4510 Senior Design
MAE5011 Engineering Analysis 1
PES1110 Physics 1
MATH Undergraduate (Colorado College)
MA126 Calculus 1
MA117 Probability and Statistics
Since joining MAE, I have been assisting new faculty develop their teaching skills.
Through programs run by the Faculty Resource Center, I have also been able to
reach faculty across the campus. Beginning Fall 2019, this work has become more formalized
Teaching Fellows Program.
FRC Teaching Fellow
Assist faculty to plan a course
Assist faculty to plan and write assessments
Lesson observations of faculty to determine strengths and
areas of improvement
Encouraging Student Engagement in Large Classes, Apr 2020
Managing Disruptive Students, Mar 2020
UCCS Teaching and Learning Conference, Jan 2020
Active Learning Essentials workshop, Nov 2019
Creating Outcome Driven Assessments in the Applied Sciences, Oct 2019
New Faculty Teaching Kickoff Day, Aug 2019
Grad. Dip. Edu.
University of Western Australia, 2007
PhD, Mathematical Physics
Universität Rostock, 2007
BSc (Hons), Physics
University of Western Australia, 2005
UCCS, Fall 2013-present
UCCS, Spring 2013
Colorado College, Summers 2013-2015
St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls, Australia, 2008-2011
4th Judicial District Attorney, 2014
Publications (this is going back a long way!)
Application of linear response theory to magnetotransport properties of dense plasmas, Phys. Rev. E 81, 036409 (2010).
Electrical conductivity of noble gases at high pressures, Phys. Rev. E 76, 036405 (2007).
Coulomb contribution to the direct current electrical conductivity of dense partially ionized plasmas, Phys. Plasmas 14, 062303 (2007).
Linear response treatment of the Hall effect, in Condensed Matter Theories, Vol. 21, Ed. by H Akai, A Hosaka, H Toki and FB Malik (Nova Science, Hauppauge NY, 2007).
The Hall effect in dense noble gas plasmas, Contrib. Plasma Phys. 47, 331--334 (2007).
Linear response treatment of the Hall effect within the Zubarev formalism, J. Phys. A 39, 4723--4726 (2006).
Dynamic structure factor of dusty and low-dimensional plasmas, Contrib. Plasma Phys. 45, 441--449 (2005).