Susan M Nossal

Title Associate Scientist//Director, Physics Learning Center (Associate Faculty Associate) Phone (608) 262-9107 Office 2338a Chamberlin Hall E-mail nossal@physics.wisc.edu Research Area Atmospheric Physics/Optical Spectroscopy Research Interests Application of atomic physics, optical spectroscopy, and astrophysical techniques to studies of solar-terrestrial interactions, upper atmospheric physics, and the Earth’s climate; climatology of upper atmospheric hydrogen; climate change (http://www.astro.wisc.edu/wham) Teaching Interests Introductory physics; atmospheric physics; climate change; optics; educational equity and diversity; Director, Physics Learning Center The Physics Learning Center provides small group academic support for students potentially feeling isolated at the University (e.g. returning adult students, students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, students in the first generation of their family to attend college, students with disabilities, students from small rural schools, international students). We also work with students who did not take physics in high school and those who are experiencing difficulties with the course material. Physics Learning Center staff provide ongoing teacher training and supervision to undergraduate peer mentor tutors who lead small study groups for the introductory physics students participating in our program. (physics.wisc.edu/plc) Curriculum Vitae
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