Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics
Brooks College Partnership:
Frederik Meijer Honors College
Professor Ambrose currently team-teaches an interdisciplinary sequence of courses for non-science majors in the GVSU Honors College(HNR 243/244). The course focuses on examining the function of the human body through and understanding of physics, chemistry and physiology. Students also gain and understanding of the scientific method and conduct research that is presented at the annual Student Scholarship Day.
Professor Ambrose is currently conducting investigations of student understanding of topics in mechanics, optics, and quantum physics. He has developed, tested, and assessed research-based curricular materials as well as supervised senior research projects in physics education research.
RECENT AWARDS AND HONORS
2006 GVSU Pew Teaching Excellence Award
NSF CCLI-EMD Grant: “Developing a Tutorial Approach to Enhance Student Learning of
GVSU Summer Student Scholars Award: “Assessing Student Learning in the Introductory
Physics Laboratory: Friction and Conservation of Linear Momentum
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (since 2005)
In addition, Professor Ambrose is an avid ballroom dancer and runner. He also enjoys cooking and is a member of his church’s choir.
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