Faculty Profile for Dr. Hunter G Close

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Dr. Hunter G Close
Associate Professor — Physics
RFM 3227
phone: (512) 245-2131

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Sault, T. M., Close, H. G., & Wolf, S. F. (2018). Student Cognition in Physics Group Exams. American Institute of Physics. https://doi.org/10.1119/perc.2018.pr.Sault
  • Daane, A. R., Haglund, J., Robertson, A. D., Close, H. G., & Scherr, R. E. (2018). The pedagogical value of conceptual metaphor for secondary science teachers. Science Education, 102(5), 1051–1076. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1002/sce.21451
  • Wolf, S. F., Sault, T. M., & Close, H. G. (2018). Information flow in group exams. American Institute of Physics.
  • Close, E. W., Mailloux-Huberdeaus, J.-M., Close, H. G., & Donnelly, D. (2018). Characterization of time scale for detecting impacts of reforms in an undergraduate physics program. In AIP Conference Proceedings: 2017 Physics Education Research Conference. American Institute of Physics.
  • Close, E. W., Mailloux-Huberdeau, J.-M., Close, H. G., & Donnelly, D. (n.d.). Characterization of time scale for detecting impacts of reforms  in an undergraduate physics program.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: Excellence in Teaching award, College nominee. January 1, 2011 - January 1, 2012
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Excellence in Teaching award, Department nominee. January 1, 2011 - January 1, 2012
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Finalist Best Teaching Idea competition, for the Physics Interview Project, Seattle Pacific University. January 1, 2009

Selected Grants

  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Other), Close, Hunter G (Other), Zong, Ziliang (Other), Collins, Kristina Henry, Kim, MiHyun, Guirguis, Mina S. Coding Across the Disciplines: Computer Science Collaborative in Texas, WeTeach CS Program at UT Austin’s Center for STEM Education, Institutional (Higher Ed), $100000. (Submitted: January 9, 2017, Funded: January 13, 2017 - August 15, 2017). Grant.
  • Close, Hunter G (Principal). Programming for physics students using GlowScript Blocks, Instructional Technologies Support, Texas State University, $5000. (Funded: March 2017 - October 2017). Grant.
  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Other), Close, Hunter G (Other), Zong, Ziliang (Other), Collins, Kristina Henry, Kim, MiHyun, Guirguis, Mina S. Coding Across the Disciplines: Computer Science Collaborative in Texas, WeTeach CS Program at UT Austin’s Center for STEM Education, Institutional (Higher Ed), $100000. (Submitted: January 9, 2017, Funded: January 13, 2017 - August 15, 2017). Grant.
  • Roundtree, Aimee (Principal), Zong, Ziliang (Co-Principal), Close, Hunter (Co-Principal), Collins, Kristina (Co-Principal), Guirguis, Mina (Supporting), Kim, MiHyun (Supporting). Coding Across the Disciplines: Computer Science Collaborative in Texas, WeTeach CS Program at UT Austin’s Center for STEM Education, State, $100000. (Funded: January 13, 2017 - August 15, 2017). Grant.
  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Co-Principal), Close, Hunter G (Co-Principal). Computer Modeling and Visualization App for Science Teachers and Students, Speed Networking for Research Multidisciplinary Team Incentive, Texas State University, $2200. (Funded: 2016 - Present). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Chair
PhysTEC site visit
April 27, 2018-Present
Member
Registration and Academic Calendar Committee
August 2017-Present
Texas-area Computation Users Support Person
Partnership for Integration of Computation into Undergraduate Physics
March 2017-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Computers & Education
July 2016-Present
Reviewer / Referee
The Physics Teacher
June 2016-Present