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Cassandra Paul

Paul, Cassandra

Assistant Professor,  Physics & Astronomy
Assistant Professor, Science Education Program

Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-5228

Office Hours
Spring 2013
248 Science: Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
or by appointment



  • Ph.D., Physics
    Univ Of Cal-Davis, California, United States, 2012
  • M.S., Physics
    Univ Of Wyoming, Wyoming, United States, 2005
  • B.A., Physics
    Suny College At Oswego, New York, United States, 2002


Dr. Paul received her PhD in physics from the University of California, Davis in 2012. As a member of the Physics Education Research group, she investigated the interactions between students and instructors in interactive classrooms and contributed to the development of the Real-time Instructor Observing Tool (RIOT). Her research interests are under the umbrella of physics and astronomy education and include active learning techniques, assessment, instructor professional development, models/modeling, and graduate student teaching assistants. Dr. Paul is an avid runner, and also enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and of course discussing physics, astronomy, and education.