<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Shawn Weatherford
NC State University
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 email: saweathe at ncsu dot edu
 webpage: http://web.mac.com/physics_god

   Shawn is from Corapeake, NC and graduated in 2001 with a BA in Physics and Secondary Science Education from Elon College in Elon, North Carolina. Shawn was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow during his undergraduate studies. For the four years following graduation he taught at Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington, NC as a physics teacher.
    After taking a distance learning course for high school teachers from Bruce Sherwood, Shawn decided to attend graduate school and pursue research in physics education. He began graduate work in Fall 2005 and his research interests are closely related to one of the goals of the Matter & Interactions curriculum. That is, how introductory physics students use computational models to predict 3D visualizations with VPython.
    Shawn is a member of PTEC and closely follows the training of physics teachers at NC State. He stays abreast of innovations in teacher education programs and looks forward to offering insight and advice to academia on collaborations between credential granting institutions and in-service physics teachers. He is also an active member of the North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, holding a membership since 1999.
    Shawn has experience working as a TA in the Matter and Interactions laboratory sections and as a SCALE-UP TA. Shawn and Jeff Polak wrote and produced a series of instructional YouTube videos ( http://www.youtube.com/VPythonVideos ) for new VPython users and implemented the use of these videos in the NC State Matter and Interactions lab curriculum. Shawn graduated from N.C. State in 2011. Shawn currently holds a tenure-track appointment at Saint Leo University, University Campus in Saint Leo, Florida as an Assistant Professor of Physics.


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