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Contact Information

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, & Engineering
CREATE for STEM Institute
Michigan State University

Wilson Rd., Room 1310A, East Lansing, MI 48824
e: caball14@msu.edu
w: dannycab.github.io
(office) 517-884-5657 (cell) 517-420-5330

Education

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, 2011
    Thesis: Evaluating and Extending a Novel Course Reform of Introductory Mechanics
    Advisor: Prof. Michael F. Schatz [Online]

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) Master of Science in Physics, 2007

  • University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) Bachelor of Science in Physics, 2004

Academic Experience

Positions

  • 2020 – Present, Associate Professor, Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

  • 2018 – Present, Lappan-Phillips Associate Professor of Physics Education, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University

  • 2017 – Present, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Oslo

  • 2013 – Present, Leadership Faculty, CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University

  • 2013 – 2018, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University

  • 2011 – 2013, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder

  • 2011 – 2013, Research Affiliate, School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 2005 – 2011, Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Awards and Honors

  • 2022 Department Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education, Team Member, American Physical Society [Press]

  • 2021 Physical Review PER Editor’s Suggestion (Topic: Quantitative Methods for Education Research): Framework for evaluating statistical models in physics education research [Paper]

  • 2021 Physical Review PER Editor’s Suggestion (Topic: Graduate Physics Education): Physics Graduate Record Exam does not help applicants “stand out” [Paper]

  • 2019 Physical Review PER Editor’s Suggestion (Topic: Computational Physics Education): Physics computational literacy: An exploratory case study using computational essays [Paper]

  • 2019 Physics Education Research Conference Notable Paper [Press]

  • 2019 Featured in MSU Today for Teaching Innovation [Press]

  • 2018 President’s Distinguished Teaching Award, MSU [Press]

  • 2018 Teacher-Scholar Award, MSU [Press]

  • 2017 Featured in MSU Today for NSF grant [Press]

  • 2016 Physics Education Research Conference Notable Paper [Press]

  • 2016 College of Natural Science Teaching Prize, MSU

  • 2015 Thomas H. Osgood Memorial Awards for Faculty Excellence in Teaching, MSU

  • 2014 STEM Gateway Fellow, College of Natural Science, MSU

  • 2011 Tower Award, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 2010 CETL/BP Outstanding Graduate TA Award Finalist, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 2009 CETL/BP Outstanding Graduate TA Award, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 2007 - 2008 Teaching Assistant of the Year, American Association of Physics Teachers

  • 2007 - 2011 Gozuieta Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 2007 Travel Grant, Technical University of Denmark

  • 2006 Tower Award, Georgia Institute of Technology