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Faculty & Staff - Shemwell

Jonathan Shemwell
330 Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

(207) 581-2411 ph
(207) 581-2423 fax


Assistant Professor of Science Education and
Cooperating Assistant Professor of Physics

Specialty Areas

Science Education Professor, Jon Shemwell strives to build theories of science thinking and learning that inform and propel the design of instruction.  His research interests include cognitive representations, especially mental models; classroom discussion and scientific argumentation; alternative modes of science learning such as using contrasting cases; and assessment.


Stanford University (2011, Ph.D., education)
Johns Hopkins University (1990, M.S., physics)
United States Naval Academy (1989, B.S., physics)

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Education and Human Development
5766 Shibles Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2412
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System