A National Board-Certified Instructor with 20 years of experience, Eric has taught just about every type of physics class you can think of from standard track high school through the college level. In addition to teaching physics, he has also taught a variety of levels of math ranging from pre-algebra through calculus. He is currently teaching at a public high school and community college in central Illinois. Eric has long been involved in physics education research and focused on utilizing research-based learning tools in his courses; over the past decade he has helped develop activities for the U of I physics curriculum. Eric joins the team with the unique experience of having adapted some of the U of I Physics course materials (such as online homework and iOLab activities) for his high school courses.
"I think my biggest role as a physics instructor is to facilitate students in becoming engaged, independent life-long learners. I think the role of an effective educator should be (and always has been) to motivate, to inspire, to encourage and to challenge students to grow to their highest potential and become critical problem solvers far beyond the classroom walls." - Eric