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Elizabeth Gire

PhD., Physics, 2007, UCSD
M.S., Physics, 2003, UCSD
B.S., Astrophysics, 2001, UCLA
Assistant Professor
Office: MN 421
Laboratory: MN 424
Phone: 901-678-1668

Dr.Elizabeth Gire


Dr. Gire is an Assistant Professor of Physics who conducts research in the area of Physics Education. Specifically, she is interested in students’ fluency with external representations when learning physics and solving physics problems, and in the professional development of physics majors, including their epistemological and metacognitive development. She uses research-based pedagogical strategies in her courses, encouraging students to be actively engaged with the course content.

She is the undergraduate advisor for the physics department, the advisor for the department’s Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma chapters, and is on the faculty advisory board for the University of Memphis TigersTeach program.

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