Natasha Grace Holmes

Assistant Professor

 Natasha Grace Holmes

Starts Jan. 1, 2017

Department and Program Affiliations:

Academic focus: 
Physics (physics education research)

Current research project: 
Evaluating student learning in lab courses, designing methods to assess such learning, and developing curricula and pedagogy for lab courses, especially to develop critical thinking and experimentation skills

Previous positions:
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Physics, Stanford University, 2015-2016

Academic background:
Ph.D., Physics, University of British Columbia, 2015
M.Sc., Physics, University of British Columbia, 2011
B.Sc., Physics, University of Guelph, 2009

Last book read:
“Somewhere: The life of Jerome Robbins” by Amanda Vaill

In your own time/when not working:
Attending concerts and shows, hiking, singing in choir, dancing ballet

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Teaching and Learning Physics, physics experimentation and lab courses, and a new course on physics education research

What most excites you about Cornell:
Joining a group of faculty and instructors who are passionate about teaching and learning