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Kathleen M Koenig

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 511G Teachers College
Tel: 513-556-0391

Dr. Kathy Koenig is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment between Science (STEM) Education and the Department of Physics.  Prior to coming to the University of Cincinnati, she taught high school physics for 6 years at Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati, OH.  She later earned her PhD in Physics Education and spent 6 years as a faculty member in the Department of Physics at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.  Her research interests include the implementation and evaluation of teaching pedagogies that support student success and retention in introductory college-level STEM courses (primary focus is physics), along with the development and evaluation of curriculum that targets K-16 student scientific reasoning abilities.  Dr. Koenig’s research has attracted over $6.1 million from NSF and NIH since 2006, and her published research appears in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals including Science and Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research as well as journals for practicing educators such as Journal of College Science Teaching and Science Scope.  She has also received approximately $0.5 million to support efforts in K-12 in-service teacher training.  She has presented 16 invited talks at international and national forums along with over 100 contributed talks and posters at national and international forums.  She was a 2013 Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education Honoree, a two time Darwin T. Turner Breakfast of Champions Awardee (2012, 2015) and has been awarded the 2011 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology at the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning as well as the 2009 Presidential Early Career Achievement Award.  

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