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David Hammer

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Tufts University
Department of Education
Paige Hall, Office 204
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.2396
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David Hammer

Department Chair
Professor of Education and Physics
Director of STEM Education Program

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Science and Mathematics Education
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Physics
  • B.A., Princeton University, Physics

David started at Tufts in 1992, as an assistant professor of Education. He left in 1998 to be a professor of physics and curriculum & instruction at the University of Maryland, but he couldn't stay away—he's been back since 2010. His research is mainly in science education, K-16, and in that mainly in physics, including in his own teaching—David teaches in the Physics as well as in Education. Since coming to Tufts he's been working with the CEEO in engineering education research. Throughout he's focused on intuitive "epistemologies," how instructors interpret and respond to student thinking, and resource-based models of knowledge and reasoning.

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