Andrew Gavrin, Ph.D.
My primary scholarly activities are physics education and magnetic materials research. I am a co-developer of the Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) instructional method. I have used magnetic domain imaging and magnetometry to investigate nanostructured ferromagnets, including granular Co-Ag, granular Ni-Al2O3, and Nd-Fe-B.
Gregor M. Novak, Evelyn T. Patterson, Andrew D. Gavrin, and Wolfgang Christian, Just-In-Time Teaching: Blending Active Learning with Web Technology, (Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1999).
Kathleen A. Marrs, Robert E. Blake, and A. Gavrin, "Use of Internet-based Warm Up Exercises to Determine Students’ Prior Knowledge and Misconceptions in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics", J. Coll. Science Teaching, 33 (1), 42 (2003).
Prasanna Shah and A. Gavrin “Effect of varying sputtering parameters on the observation of magnetic domains using high resolution bitter microscopy technique” J. Appl. Phys. 99, 08H305 (2006).
Prasanna Shah and A. Gavrin, “Synthesis of nanoparticles using high-pressure sputtering for magnetic domain imaging”, J. Magn. Magn. Mater., 301, 118-123, 2006
A. Gavrin “Using JiTT in the Physical Sciences” in Just in Time Teaching: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy eds. S. Simkins, M. Maier, Stylus Publishing, LLC, Sterling, VA (2009).
A. Gavrin, “Respecting our Students” The Physics Teacher 53, 412 (2015).
Gavrin, A. and Lindell, R. “Engaging Students in a Large Enrollment Physics Class Using an Academically Focused Social Media Platform”, The Physics Teacher, 55 176 (2017).
American Physical Society (APS)
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)