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Jayson Nissen
PhD Student

214 Bennett Hall
Orono, ME 04469

Office Phone: (207) 581-1022
Email: jayson.nissen<at>

Jayson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at Montana State University in 2010. He has been a member of the Physics Education Research Laboratory since Fall 2010.

He is currently working on the Teaching Assistant development program and the implementation of the Learning Assistant Program within the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership.

Jayson has been teaching in the courses Intuitive Quantum Physics (PHY 105), Algebra Physics I (PHY 107), and Calculus Physics II (PHY 122) at the University of Maine.

In his research, Jayson is using the Experience Sampling Method to look at the impact of the Learning Assistance Program on subjective student experiences relative to student learning within the course. His research also focuses on gender aspects within the introductory physics courses and the impacts of stereotype threat on student learning and experience.

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The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469