red Supported Site University of Alabama: Faculty

  • Dr. Patrick LeClair , Associate Professor, Physics, is the Principal Investigator/Project Director. Dr. LeClair oversees project management and the development of physics courses. He coordinates the TIR activities, coordinates work with ASIM to further collaboration and student learning experiences, serves as an academic advisor for students on the revised education track, works with recruitment efforts, and team-taught the physics pedagogy course with the TIR.
  • Dr. J. W. Harrell , Professor, Physics, is Principal Investigator/Project Director. Dr. Harrell oversees project management and the development of physics courses. He coordinates the TIR activities.
  • Dr. Stanley Jones , Professor Emeritus, Physics is Co-Principal Investigator. He helped develop and team-taught the physics pedagogy course with Dr. LeClair, and he developed and team-teaches with the TIR the physics course for elementary education majors.
  • Dr. Tim Mewes , Associate Professor, Physics is Co-Principal Investigator. He oversees assessment of the PhysTEC program, reform of the PH10x courses, and assists with the Physics Forum.
  • Dr. Dennis W. Sunal , Professor, Science Education, is Co-Principal Investigator. He oversees teacher education coursework, the Teacher Advisory Group, early learning experiences, and evaluation. Dr. Sunal is the contact person for the certification process.
  • Dr. Cynthia Szymanski Sunal , Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, is Co-Principal Investigator. She coordinates communications between the Physics and Curriculum & Instruction teacher education programs, works with recruitment efforts, is a liaison with public schools, and coordinates activities with the UA Office of Clinical Placements.