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TEACHING: Germano S. Iannacchione

 

TEACHING ACTIVITY

 

Year Term Activity (Note: F = Fall and S = Spring semesters, graduate)

 

1998 F -

A             PH 1110: General Physics – Mechanics (conference instructor, 2 sections)

B              PH 1120: General Physics – E&M (conference instructor, 2 sections)

1999 ----------------

S -

C              PH 1130: Modern Physics (conference instructor, 2 sections)

D             PH 1120: General Physics – E&M (conference instructor, 2 sections)

E              PH 1130: Modern Physics (lecturer)

 

 

F                              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research (A. Roshi, I. Kapella)

A             Laboratory Coordinator

B              PH 1120: General Physics – E&M (conference instructor, 1 section)

Laboratory Coordinator

2000 ----------------

S -

C              PH 2651: Physics Laboratory (co-lecturer)

PH 1130: Modern Physics (conference instructor, 1 section)

D             PH 2301: Electromagnetic Fields (lecturer)

E -

 

 

F                              ISP –PH GSI-0001: Experimental Study of Fractal Gels

DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research (A. Roshi)

A -

B              PH 1140: Oscillations and Waves (lecturer + conference instructor, 2 sections)

2001 ----------------

S                              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research (S. Barjami, J. Wu)

PHD –PH GSI-699: Dissertation (A. Roshi)

C              PH 2651: Physics Laboratory (co-lecturer)

PH 1130: Modern Physics (conference instructor, 1 section)

D             PH 2301: Electromagnetic Fields (lecturer)

E -

 

 

F                              DR –PH GSI-598 (A. Roshi, S. Barjami, A. Abuzeer)

A             PH 3301: Electromagnetic Theory (lecturer)

B              PH 1140: Oscillations and Waves (lecturer + conference instructor, 2 sections)

ISP –PH GSI-0101: AC Calorimetry Theory and Design

ISP –PH GSI-0102: Application of Experimental Tech. at Low-Temp.

ISP –PH GSI-0105: Magnetic Ordering in 2 and 3 Dimensions

2002 ----------------

S                              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research (S. Barjami, N. Blanchard)

PHD –PH GSI-699: Dissertation (A. Roshi)

ISG –PH GSI-597: Special Topics – E&M (R. Martin)

C              PH 2651: Physics Laboratory (co-lecturer)

PH 1130: Modern Physics (conference instructor, 1 section)

D             PH 1140: Oscillations and Waves (conference instructor, 2 sections)

E -

 

 

F                              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research (S. Barjami)

PHD –PH GSI-699: Dissertation (A. Roshi)

ISG –PH GSI-500: Independent Study/Graduate (G. Matei)

ISG –PH GSI-597: Special Topics – E&M (E. Thoreson)

A             PH 3301: Electromagnetic Theory (lecturer)

B              PH 1140: Oscillations and Waves (lecturer + conference instructor, 2 sections)

2003 ----------------

S                              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research (S. Barjami, D. Qi)

PHD –PH GSI-699: Dissertation (A. Roshi)

C              PH 1110: General Physics – Mechanics (conference instructor, 1 section)

PH 1130: Modern Physics (conference instructor, 1 section)

D             PH 1140: Oscillations and Waves (conference instructor, 2 sections)

ISP –PH GSI-0302: Liquid Crystals

E              ISG –PH GSI-597: Special Topics - Classical Thermo. (A. Roshi, S. Barjami)

ISP –PH GSI-1140: Oscillations and Waves

 

 

F                              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research (S. Barjami, F. Cruceanu)

ISG –PH GSI-500: Independent Study (F. Cruceanu, Q. Dong)

PHD –PH GSI-699: Dissertation (A. Roshi)

A             PH 3301: Electromagnetic Theory (lecturer)

B              PH 1140: Oscillations and Waves (lecturer + conference instructor, 2 sections)

2004 ----------------

S                              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research (S. Barjami, F. Cruceanu)

ISG –PH GSI-525: Independent Study (Qi Dong)

PHD –PH GSI-699: Dissertation (A. Roshi)

C              PH 1110: General Physics – Mechanics (conference instructor, 2 sections)

ISP –PH GSI-0401: Capstone Research (E. Anesta)

D -

E              PH 1140: Oscillations and Waves (lecturer)

 

 

F                              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research (S. Barjami, F. Cruceanu, K. Kashuri)

PHD –PH GSI-699: Dissertation (A. Roshi)

ISG –PH GSI-597: Special Topics – Classical Mechanics (F. Cruceanu)

ISG –PH GSI-597: Special Topics – Quals Exam Review (F. Dick)

A             PH 3301: Electromagnetic Theory (lecturer)

B              PH 1120: General Physics – E&M (conference instructor, 2 sections)

ISP –PH GSI-0401: Liquid Crystal Phases and Phase Transitions (E. Anesta)

2005 ----------------

S                              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research (S. Barjami, F. Cruceanu, K. Kashuri)

PHD –PH GSI-699: Dissertation (A. Roshi)

C              PH 1110: General Physics – Mechanics (conference instructor, 2 sections)

ISP –PH GSI-0501: GRE Preparation (R. Nasto)

SUF –HU GSI-PH02: Sufficiency (G. Petrousky)

D             PH 1140: Oscillations and Waves (lecturer + conference instructor, 4 sections)

ISP –PH GSI-0502: AC-Calorimetry (J. Liu)

E -

 

 

F                              PH 522: Statistical Mechanics (lecturer)

ISG –PH GSI-525: Quals Exam Review (A. Adamczyk, K. Kashuri)

DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research: (F. Cruceanu, E. Ilo-Okeke, K. Kashuri, M. Mahat, C. Rehm, K. Sigdel)

A -

B              ISP –PH GSI-0505: GRE Physics Prep. (K. Glynn, H. Hanson, D. Wolfson)

2006 ----------------

S                              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research: (F. Cruceanu, K. Kashuri, K. Sigdel, M. Mahat, R. Basu)

C              PH 1130: Modern Physics (lecturer)

D             PH 1140: Oscillations and Waves (lecturer)

E -

 

 

F                              PH 522: Statistical Mechanics (lecturer)

ISG –PH GSI-597Q: Physics Qualifying Exam Review

DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research: (R. Basu, K. Kashuri, M. Mahat, N. Pradhan, K. Sigdel)

PHD –PH GSI-699: Dissertation (F. Cruceanu)

A             ISP –PH GSI-0603: Physics GRE Review

B -

2007 ----------------

S                              DR –PH GSI-598: Dir. Res.: (R. Basu, K. Kashuri, M. Mahat, N. Pradhan, K. Sigdel, M.Waegel)

C -

D -

E -

 

 

F                              PH 522: Statistical Mechanics (lecturer)

ISG –PH GSI-597Q: Physics Qualifying Exam Review

DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research: (R. Basu, K. Kashuri, N. Pradhan, K. Sigdel)

A             IS/P –PH GSI-0704: Physics GRE Review

B              PH 1121: Principles of Physics. – E&M (conference instructor, 1 section)

2008 ----------------

S                              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research: (R. Basu, K. Kashuri, N. Pradhan, K. Sigdel)

C -

D             PH 4206: Statistical Mechanics (lecturer)

E -

 

 

F                              PH 522: Statistical Mechanics (lecturer)

ISG –PH GSI-597Q: Physics Qualifying Exam Review

DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research: (R. Basu, K. Kashuri, N. Pradhan, K. Sigdel)

A             PH 1110: General Physics. – Mechanics (conference instructor, 1 section)

IS/P –PH GSI-0804: Physics GRE Review

B              PH 1121: Principles of Physics. – E&M (conference instructor, 1 section)

2009 ----------------

S                              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research: (R. Basu, K. Kashuri, N. Pradhan, K. Sigdel)

C -

D -

E -

 

 

F                              PH 522: Statistical Mechanics (lecturer)

ISG –PH GSI-597Q: Physics Qualifying Exam Review

DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research: (R. Basu, K. Kashuri, N. Pradhan, K. Sigdel)

A             PH 1110: General Physics. – Mechanics (conference instructor, 1 section)

IS/P –PH GSI-0907: Physics GRE Review

B              PH 1120: General Physics – Electricity and Magnetism (conference instructor, 1 section)

IS/P –PH GSI-0910: Physics Graduate Application and GRE Review

2010 ----------------

S                              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research: (K. Kashuri, S. Algarni, E. Tyree)

PHD -PH GSI-699: PHD Dissertation (R. Basu, N. Pradhan, K. Sigdel)

C              IS/P –PH GSI- 1001: Environmental Physics Research Review (G. Bowman)

IS/P –PH GSI- 1002: Research Proposals in Physics (G. Bowman)

D             IS/P –PH GSI- 1003: Introduction to Thermodynamics (N. Hoars)

IS/P –PH GSI- 1004: General Physics: Mechanics (C. Mahoney)

IS/P –PH GSI- GB01: Environmental Physics Research Review (G. Bowman)

IS/P –PH GSI- GB02: Research Proposals in Physics (G. Bowman)

E              DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research: (S. Algarni, E. Tyree)

ISG –PH GSI-597: Digital Laser Light Scattering Experiment (S. Algarni)

 

 

F                              PH 522: Statistical Mechanics (lecturer)

PH 597C: Special Topics: Current Topics in Physics (10 students)

DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research: (K. Kashuri, S. Algarni, P. Kalakonda, E. Tyree)

PHD -PH GSI-699: PHD Dissertation (K. Sigdel)

A             IS/P –PH GSI-4007: Physics GRE Review (5 students)

IS/P –PH GSI- 1003: Introduction to Thermodynamics (N. Hoars)

B              PH 1120: General Physics – Electricity and Magnetism (conference instructor, 1 section)

2011 ----------------

S                              PH 597C: Special Topics: Current Topics in Physics (11 students)

ISG –PH GSI-597: Thermodynamics and Phase Transitions (S. Algarni)

DR –PH GSI-598: Directed Research: (S. Algarni, P. Kalakonda, E. Tyree)

PHD -PH GSI-699: PHD Dissertation (K. Kashuri, K. Sigdel)

C -

D -

E -

 

 

 

NEW COURSES AND INNOVATIONS:

 

1.                  Instituted Quiz Competitions into the lectures for PH 2301: Electromagnetic Fields. 

Twice before each exam, students must prepare a single, exam-level, problem complete with a separate solution.  The problem is then exchanged with a fellow student and given 15 minutes to complete.  The student is graded 1/2 on the question generated and 1/2 on answering and critiquing the exchanged problem.  This allows an evaluation of what the students are expecting on the exam, promotes discussion among the students, and introduces “game theory” to encourage careful construction of the problem (i.e., if the problem is too easy then fellow students benefit).

 

2.                  ISP -PH GSI-xxxx: Independent Study - Liquid-Crystals

A 3 credit undergraduate 3000-4000 level course on liquid crystals, mesophases, and a mean-field description of phase transitions.  First offered D-term 2003.

 

3.                  ISG -PH 500: Independent Study - Qualifying Exam Preparation: E&M.

A 1-credit course offered in the Fall to physics graduate students preparing to take the Physics Qualifying Exam (usually given in January) as a preparation for the Electromagnetic Section.

            Offered Fall 2001 and Fall 2002.

 

4.                  ISG -PH 597 Special Topics: Electromagnetics.

A 1-credit course offered in the Fall to physics graduate students preparing for the Electromagnetics Section of the Physics Qualifying Exam (usually given in January).  The focus in on weak students and differs from ISP -PH 500 described above in that the student must first sit through and pass the undergraduate PH 3301: Electromagnetic Theory course followed by 7 weeks of problem solving.  Offered Fall 2000.

 

5.                  ISG -PH 597: Special Topics - Classical Thermodynamics and Phase Transitions

A 1-3 credit graduate course on classical thermodynamics and introduction to phase transitions from an experimental point of view.  Liquid-crystals are a central theme and used as examples.  It is intended as preparation for

PH 522: Statistical Mechanics.  Offered E-term (summer) 2003.

 

 

EVALUATIONS:

 

Detailed summary of all undergraduate student evaluations (current as of 16 May 2003)

 

Some course trends for Specific Perceptions section of Blue form:

(SD = strongly disagree, D = disagree, A = agree, and SA = strongly agree;

specific questions are listed in the summary on the next page with SA being the most

positive perception.)

 

PH 1130: Modern Physics – Conference Instructor

 

Term                SD       D         A         SA       Number of Evaluations

E98-99                        0%       3%       44%     53%     9          (as lecturer)

C98-99            0%       13%     66%     21%     22

C98-99            1%       7%       65%     27%     21

C99-00            0%       3%       56%     41%     14

C00-01            0%       3%       50%     47%     25

C01-02            0%       4%       51%     45%     18

C02-03            n/a  (evaluations not entered properly)

 

PH 1140: Oscillations and Waves – Combined Lecture / Conference Instructor

 

Term                SD       D         A         SA       Number of Evaluations

B00-01            1%       7%       56%     36%     21

B01-02            2%       8%       44%     46%     17

B01-02            4%       4%       44%     48%     25

B02-03            1%       7%       50%     42%     43

 

PH 2301/3301: Electromagnetic Fields/Theory (D/A terms) – Lecturer

 

Term                SD       D         A         SA       Number of Evaluations

D99-00            7%       11%     37%     45%     18

D00-01            4%       12%     50%     34%     17

A01-02            0%       9%       52%     39%     6

A01-02            0%       0%       14%     86%     2  (accidentally listed as 3310)

A02-03            0%       3%       64%     33%     9

 


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT EVALUATIONS: SUMMARY AS OF 16 MAY 2003

 

Selecting instructor: IANNACCHIONE, G S

Summary consists of 27 courses with 467 students

 

Key:     NA = Not Applicable,  SD = Strongly Disagree, D = Disagree, A = Agree,

SA = Strongly Agree

 

NA    SD      D      A      SA

           1%    5%   51%   43% Specific Perceptions:

  14     2     11     248    192     The instructor established clear objectives for the course.

    8     2     11     248    198     The instructor organized the course well.

    4     3     22     197    241     The instructor was well prepared to teach each class.

    4     4     24     183    252     The instructor communicated well.

    5     2     14     177    269     The instructor demonstrated a good understanding of the material

being taught

    7     2     15     219    224     The instructor used the blackboard/visual aids in an effective

manner.

    8     6    47      247    159     The instructor used class time effectively.

131     7    25      198    106     The instructor assigned homework that aided my learning.

112     8    22      215    110     The instructor used evaluations that were good measures of the

material covered.

  42     3    21      220    181     The instructor provided adequate assistance outside of the

classroom.

  17   17    56      252    125     The instructor stimulated my interest in the subject matter.

  18   10    41      257    141     The instructor challenged me to extend my capabilities.

  10     4    11      210    232     The instructor seemed really concerned about students.

  13     7    30      210    207     The instructor was well above average.

 

       3%    12%   64%   21%    For Laboratory Courses

 234    7    21      154      51     The instructor showed me how to use laboratory equipment

properly.

 226    3    24      159      55     The instructor provided adequate time to complete experiments.

 222  16    41      145      43     The instructor clearly defined the requirements for preparing lab

reports.

 

      4%     12%    64%   20%   Part II: General Perceptions

  48    81  103     205      30     The textbook(s) helped me to learn the subject matter.

  17    10    76     242    122     The material to be learned in this course was difficult.

  20      1      4     328    114     The room used for the course was acceptable.

138      3      7     259      60     The lab and/or computer equipment was in good operating

condition.

  30    11    74      271     81     I rate myself in general as an excellent student.

  23      9    42      321     72     I had a good understanding of material that was prerequisite for the

course/lab.

  20      8    51      276   112     I learned a lot in this course.

 

 

Student year profile: 172 first yr, 112 second yr, 81 third yr, 75 fourth yr, 27 fifth yr

 

Student major profile: 6 Chemical Engineering, 16 Civil and Environmental Engineering, 91 Electrical and Computer Engineering, 119 Mechanical Engineering, 17 Chemistry and Biochemistry, 56 Computer Science, 41 Biology and Biotechnology, 7 Management, 8 Mathematical Sciences, 62 Physics, 7 Biomedical Engineering, 1 Humanities and Arts, 36 Other.