Shannon Willoughby

Email: shannon.willoughby @
Phone: 406-994-1673
Fax: 406-994-4452
Barnard Hall 224, MSU, Bozeman, 59717-3840, MT

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Curriculum Vitae


Biographical Sketch:

  • M.S., Ph.D. Physics, Tulane University 2003
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines 2003-2005.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, 2004-2005.

Research Interests 

 Current grant activity:

  • National Science Foundation NRT-IGE: Fostering Effective Oral Communication Skills for STEM Graduate Students (abstract available here).
  • National Science Foundation DRL: Designing a Middle Grades Spatial Skills Curriculum (abstract available here).

Most recent Publications:

  • "Epistemic Beliefs of non-STEM Majors Regarding the Nature of Science: Where They Are And What We Can Do."  S. D. Willoughby and K. Johnson.  American Journal of Physics. (Available here.)

  • "Applicability of the Newtonian Gravity Concept Inventory to introductory college physics classes" K Williamson, E. Prather and S. D. Willoughby.  American Journal of Physics. (Available here.)


Academic Responsibilities:

Classes being taught by Dr. Willoughby this semester are listed below.

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