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Curriculum Vitae - Heidi S. Fencl

Dept. of Physics                                                                                  

EDUCATION

Ph.D.    Ohio State University, Physics, December 1992

Thesis Topic: Photoerosion in Astrophysical Environments

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

§         8/01 to present :  Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

§         9/96 to 6/01: Director, University of Wisconsin System Women and Science Program; Coordinator, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Science Outreach Office.

§         8/93 to 8/96: Assistant Professor of Physics, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.

Course responsibilities included:  astronomy, environmental studies, introductory physics, electrodynamics, senior seminar, and associated labs.

§         1/93 to 6/93: Lecturer, Department of Physics, The Ohio State University—Mansfield.

§         3/92 to 12/92: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Physics, The Ohio State University.

§         9/87 to 3/92: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, The Ohio State University.

 

HONORS

§         National Merit Scholarship

§         Sigma Pi Sigma

§         Phi Beta Kappa

§         Dept. of Physics and Astronomy Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, UNL

§         Shell Award for Teaching Excellence, OSU

§         Department of Physics Teaching Award, OSU

§         WI Assoc. for Middle Level Education’s 1998 Institutional Service Award

§         Honorable Mention, 2000 Maria Mitchell Women in Science Award

§         2001 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Faculty Development to Enhance Undergraduate Teaching and Learning (TIAA-CFRE), Certificate of Excellence

 

GRANTS RECEIVED OR ADMINISTERED

§         Principal Investigator and Director for Eisenhower Professional Development Program Grant, “SUMS:  SUMmer Science Workshops for Teachers,” 2001.

§         Co-Principal Investigator for UWS Women and Science Program On Campus Initiatives Award, 2001.

§         Co-Principal Investigator for Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, “Distance Education Format Astronomy Course,” 2000-01.

§         Principal Investigator and Director for The Undergraduate Initiative of the Unified Grant Program, “Opening Workshops for New UWS Science, Mathematics and Engineering Educators,” 1998-2000.

§         Principal Investigator and Director for Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Grant, “Course Reform Initiative in Science and Mathematics,”  1998-99.

§         Principal Investigator and Director for Eisenhower Professional Development Program Grant, “In-Service Science Training for Teachers: A Comprehensive Approach,” 1998-2001.

§         Director for Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation Grant, “Science, Gender and Community: A Faculty Enhancement Model,” 1997-1999.

§         Principal Investigator and Director for The Undergraduate Initiative of the Unified Grant Program, “Curriculum Reform Institute for UW System Science and Mathematics Faculty,” 1997-1998.

§         Principal Investigator and Director for Eisenhower Professional Development Program Grant, “Wisconsin Operation Chemistry: A Training Initiative for K-3rd Grade Teachers,” 1997.

§         Director for Eisenhower Professional Development Program Grant, “Wisconsin’s Operation Chemistry: A Multiyear Training Initiative for 4th-8th Grade Teachers,” 1996-98.

§         Principal Investigator for Concordia College Centennial Scholars Grant, “Factors Affecting the Retention in Introductory Physics Classes,” 1995.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

§         Editorial board for the Journal of International Women’s Studies.

§         AWIS Education Committee

§         District VI Director for Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers

§         Project Kaleidoscope Class of 2001 Mentor

 

MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of Physics Teachers                      Project Kaleidoscope

Council of Undergraduate Research                                           (Class of 1994)

American Physical Society                                               Sigma Xi

Forum on Education                                                  WI Society of Science Teachers

Forum on Physics and Society                             

Committee on the Status of Women in Physics                          

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Educational Publications and Professional Presentations

Fencl, H.  Contributing author on pedagogies and institutional change.  In C. Nye, J. Ross, and L. Mumford (eds.), Flickering Clusters: Insights in Science, Diversity, and Collaborative Communities, Madison: UW Press (in press).

Fencl, H.  “An Overview of Gender-Conscious Teaching.”  In L.R. Prieto and S.A. Meyers, The Teaching Assistant Training Handbook: How to Prepare TAs for Their Responsibilities, Stillwater:  New Forum Press (2001).

Fencl, H.  “Reaching All Students:  Supporting Diversity in a Science Classroom,” invited session, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Chicago (January, 2001).

Fencl, H.  “Bubble Gum, Cabbage Juice, and Big Max:  Connecting College and K-8 Students to Do Science,” Project Kaleidoscope Faculty for the 21st Century 2000 National Assembly, Tucson (December, 2000).

Stewart, B. and Fencl, H.  “Focusing on K-16 Connections” featured case study, Project Kaleidoscope Faculty for the 21st Century 2000 National Assembly, Tucson (December, 2000).

Fencl, H.  “Gender and Climate in the Science Classroom,”  Opening Workshop for New UWS Science, Mathematics and Engineering Educators, Madison, WI  (October, 2000).

Fencl, H.  “In-Service Science Training for Teachers,” invited session, UWS Grants Dissemination Conference 2000, Madison (October, 2000).

Fencl, H.  “Illuminating Light”, Workshop to 33rd Convention of Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers, La Crosse, WI (April, 2000).

Fencl, H.  Contributing author.  In Transforming Women’s Education:  The History of Women’s Studies in the University of Wisconsin System, Madison:  UW Press (1999).

Fencl, H.  “UW Oshkosh Science Outreach:  Connecting Undergraduates with K-8 Students,” Sigma Xi 1999 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN  (November, 1999).

Fencl, H. and Garb, F.  “Changes Across the Curriculum:  One Course at a Time,”  Sigma Xi Forum on Reshaping Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education:  Tools for Better Learning, Minneapolis, MN (November, 1999).

Fencl, H.  “Leadership and Diversity  Valuing the Strengths of Others,”  Leadership Experience and Development Program, Oshkosh, WI  (November, 1999).

Fencl, H.  “Gender and Climate in the Science Classroom,”  Opening Workshop for New UWS Science, Mathematics and Engineering Educators, Madison, WI  (October, 1999).

Fencl, H.  “Trends in Science Education,”  UW Colleges Science Curriculum Development Meeting, Menasha, WI  (September, 1999).

Fencl, H.  “Chemistry for Kids”, Invited Workshop to 32nd Convention of Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers, Lake Geneva, WI (April, 1999).

Fencl, H.  “Electrifying Explorations”, Invited Workshop to 32nd Convention of Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers, Lake Geneva, WI  (April, 1999).

Fencl, H. and Mueller, E.  “Hands-On Science Teaching,”  Lutheran Schools Staff Development Workshop, Menasha, WI  (March, 1999).

Fencl, H.  “Keeping Girls in Science,”  UW Oshkosh Middle School Conference, Appleton, WI  (March, 1999).

Fencl, H., Harvey, L.C., McNeal, A., Morrison-Shetlar, A., and Temple, L.  “Hands-on, Heads-on Teaching Techniques”, Project Kaleidoscope 1998 National Assembly, Chicago, IL, (September, 1998).

Fencl, H.  “University of Wisconsin System: Encouraging Systemic Science Education Reform”, Joint Meeting of APS/AAPT, Columbus, OH, (April, 1998).

Fencl, H.  “Sample of Hands-On Science Workshops”, 31st Convention of Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers, Appleton, WI  (April, 1998).

Fencl, H.  “Hands-On Earth Science,”  Neenah Staff Development Workshop, Neenah, WI  (March, 1998).

Fencl, H., “University of Wisconsin System Women and Science Program” CIC WISE Best Practices Workshop, Purdue (May, 1997).  Published in Best Practices Guidebook: The Classroom, Jane Zimmer Daniels (ed.), available from the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, Champaign, IL.

Fencl, H., “Encouraging Girls in Science” 30th Annual Convention of Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers, Milwaukee, WI (April, 1997).

Aho, E., Fencl, H., and Osterberg, C., “Community and the Science Classroom: Challenge and Successes” The Collaboration Faculty Development Conference, Bloomington, MN (November, 1995).

Clark, B.C., Fencl, H.S., Jones, R.S., Kolnicki, G.W., Mulligan, B., and Stanton, N., The World of Energy: Class Notes for Physics 103/104 (1992).

Clark, B.C., Fencl, H.S., Jones, R.S., Kolnicki, G.W., Mulligan, B., and Stanton, N., Technical Writeups for Physics 103/104 (1992).

Astrophysical Publications and Presentations

Fencl, H.  “Figuring Out Gamma Ray Bursters,” UW LaCrosse Department of Physics Colloquium, LaCrosse (October, 2000).

Fencl, H.S., Boyd, R.N. and Hartmann, D.H. “Secondary Scattering of Gamma-Ray Bursters” Joint Meeting of the American Physical Society and American Assoc. of Physics Teachers, Washington, DC  (April 1995)

Fencl, H.S., Boyd, R.N. and Hartmann, D.H. “Afterglows from Gamma-Ray Bursters: A Way to Estimate the Burster Distance Scale?”, Astrophysical Journal 407, L21 (1993)

Fencl, H.S., Boyd, R.N. and Hartmann, D.H. “Gamma-Ray Line Afterglow from Burst Environments”, Astrophysical Journal 401, 120 (1992)

Fencl, H.S., Boyd, R.N. and Hartmann, D.H. “Gamma-Ray Line Afterglow form Burst Environments”, Gamma-Ray Bursts: Huntsville, AL 1991, AIP Conference Proceedings 265, W. S. Paciesas and G.J. Fishman, eds., 267 (1992)

Fencl, H.S., Boyd, R.N. and Hartmann, D.H. “Photoerosion and Pair Annihilation as Diagnostics for Gamma-Ray Bursters” 180th American Astronomical Society Meeting, Columbus, OH (June, 1992)

Fencl, H.S., Boyd, R.N. and Hartmann, D.H.  “Secondary Gamma-Rays from Bursters” Spring Joint Meeting of the APS and AAPT, Washington, DC (April, 1992)

Boyd, R.N. and Fencl, H.S.  “Photoerosion and the Abundances of  7Li, 9Be, 10B and 11B Near Active Galactic Nuclei”, Astrophysical Journal 373, 84 (1991)

Fencl, H.S., Boyd, R.N. and Hartmann, D.H. “Gamma-Ray Line Afterglow from Burst Environments” Huntsville Gamma-Ray Burst Workshop, Huntsville, AL (October, 1991)

 

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