Patrick Kohl

Teaching Professor, Department of Physics

Patrick KohlI’m strongly committed to figuring out the best possible methods for teaching physics at the Colorado School of Mines. Studio physics plays a very large role in that. My background is in physics education research, meaning that I take a research-based approach to iteratively evaluating and improving courses that I’m involved with. My publications in the past few years have involved the process of taking a traditional course and transforming it into a Studio mode, gender gaps in both introductory and upper-division physics courses, and some work with the assessment tools available to us. Feel free to drop by if you’d like to learn more.


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  • PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • BS, Western Washington University

Research Areas

  • Physics Education Development
  • Studio Physics