College of Science

Qing Ryan joins Department of Physics and Astronomy at Cal Poly Pomona

Qing Ryan joins Physics and Astronomy Dept at Cal Poly Pomona

Dr. Qing Ryan has accepted an offer to join the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Cal Poly Pomona. Her tenure track appointment as an assistant professor will begin in Fall 2015.

Qing has a research background in investigating problem solving at both the introductory and upper-division level. Her research in introductory physics involves using web-based computer coaches to improve students’ problem-solving skills. Her current research interest is focused on designing customizable computer coaches that could provide different levels of coaching to different students.  She is also interested in studying student difficulties and designing research-based conceptual assessments in junior-level electrodynamics. Her current research seeks to characterize student difficulties with boundary conditions and complex exponentials.

Qing is currently a post-doctoral researcher working on the course transformation of upper-division electrodynamics taught at the University of Colorado Boulder. She completed her PhD work in the Physics Education Research group at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cites.