Laura Mccullough

Professor, University of Wisconsin System
Chemistry and Physics Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Office: 126C Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-2536
Email: mcculloughl@uwstout.edu

Teaching Interests: Introductory physics courses, meteorology, and light & color

Research Interests: Gender and science, physics education research

Education

    • Ph D Science Education
      University of Minnesota
      Twin Cities, MN, 2000
    • MS Physics
      University of Minnesota
      Twin Cities, MN, 1997
    • BA Physics
      Hamline University
      MN, 1994

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin System, Physics Department
        Professor
        August 2010 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Physics
        Department Chair
        January 2008 - July 2014
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout, Physics Department
        Associate Professor
        August 2004 - July 2010
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout, Physics Department
        Assistant Professor
        August 2000 - July 2004

Intellectual Contributions

    Book

    • Mccullough, L. E. (2016). Women in Physics. , UK Institute of Physics (Concise Physics series).

    Reprints of two articles

    • Mccullough, L. E. (2014). "Women in Physics: A Review" and "Gender in the Physics Classroom" (Reprints of two articles). , AAPT Press.

    Book, Chapter

    • Mccullough, L. E. (2012). Women in College Physics Classes: Does Gendered Context Affect Performance?. , Milwaukee, WI: ASQ Press.
    • Mccullough, L. E. (2012). Hey, You Got Science in my Fiction!. , Des Moines, IA: Mad Norwegian Press.

    Conference Proceeding

    • Mccullough, L. E. (2011). Gender Differences in Student Responses to Physics Conceptual Questions Based on Question Context. , Menomonie, WI: ASQ STEM Agenda.
    • Mccullough, L. E. (2002). Gender, math and the FCI. , AIP.
    • Mccullough, L. E., & Meltzer, D. (2001). Differences in male/female response patterns on alternative-format versions of FCI items. , AIP.

    Journal Article

    • Mccullough, L. E. (2011). Nibbled to Death by Ducks. Academic Leader, 27(8).
    • Mccullough, L. E. (2011). Women's Leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Barriers to Participation. Forum on Public Policy, 2.
    • Mccullough, L. E. (2007). Gender in the Physics Classroom. Physics Teacher, The, 45, 316.
    • Mccullough, L. E. (2006). Science News in the Science Classroom. Journal of College Science Teaching, 36(3), 30-33.
    • Mccullough, L. E. (2004). "Like a family": What works to create friendly and respectful student-faculty interactions.. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, 10(3), 229-242.
    • Mccullough, L. E. (2004). Gender, Context, and Assessment. Journal of International Women's Studies, 5(4).
    • Mccullough, L. E. (2003). What Works? Increasing the participation of women in undergraduate physics. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 9(3/4), 239-258.
    • Mccullough, L. E. (2002). Women in Physics: A Review. Physics Teacher, The, 40(2).
    • Mccullough, L. E. (2002). Standardized testing in physics via the world wide web. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 6(3).

    Letter to the Editor

    • Mccullough, L. E. (2003). Letter to the Editor (Letter to the Editor). Physics Today, 56(7), 17.

    Article in newsletter

    • Mccullough, L. E. (2001). A Pipeline in Need of Patching: The Steady Drain of Female Potential from Physics (Article in newsletter). .

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Mccullough, L. E. (January, 2013). Supporting PER as a Physics Department Chair. American Association of Physics Teachers, New Orleans, LA.
    • Mccullough, L. E. (July, 2011). Gender Differences in Student Responses to Physics Conceptual Questions Based on Question Context. ASQ STEM Agenda Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Mccullough, L. E. (March, 2011). Women's Leadership in STEM. Oxford Round Table, Oxford, England.
    • Mccullough, L. E. (January, 2011). Gender in PER: A Retrospective. American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.
    • Mccullough, L. E. (October, 2010). The Current Status of Women in Physics. Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers annual meeting, River Falls, WI.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Lawler, M., Mccullough, L. E., & Deery, K. Soft Skills-Hard Science: Teaching Soft Skills to Enhance Employment Outcomes for STEM Students with Disabilities. Sponsored by National Science Foundation Grant , $414812.00.
    • Mccullough, L. E. Soft Skills - Hard Science: Teaching Soft Skills to Enhance Employment Outcomes for STEM Students with Disabilities. Sponsored by NSF, $448742 (Funded).
    • Christie, D., Hong, Y., & Mccullough, L. E. Interactive Physics Game to Enhance Students’ Problem Solving Skills. Sponsored by UW System Curricular Redesign Grant Program: Leveraging Technology to Meet Classroom Challenges, $7187.

    Contract

    • Zimmerman, T. A., & Mccullough, L. E. Attendance and Presentation at the National Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Sponsored by UW-Stout Professional Development Grant (Not Funded).

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Journal

    • Physical Review Special Topics-Physics Education Research (2010 - Present)
    • American Journal of Physics (2004 - Present)
    • Journal of College Science Teaching (2001 - Present)
    • The Physics Teacher (2000 - Present)

    Reviewer, Program

    • Fulbright Scholar Program

      Reviewer for application to the Fulbright Scholar Program in the area of Physics Education Research. (February 2011 - 2014)

    Reviewer, Scholarship

    • NSF STEM STARS

      One of 4 reviewers of applications for the NSF STEM STARS Scholarship for Applied Science students (February 2011 - May 2011)

    Editor, Conference Proceedings

    • Proceedings of the Physics Education Research Conference (2005 - 2007)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • Outstanding Educator Award--College of STEM, (2015)
    • Chancellor's Leadership Development Award for Women, UW-Stout Chancellor's Office (2008)
    • Merle Price Faculty Award Recipient, (2006)
    • Outstanding Teaching Award, UW-Stout (2003)

    Honor

    • Tenure to the University of Wisconsin- Stout, (2006)

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • National Association of Research in Science Teaching

Service

    Department / School

    • Faculty Mentor, New Faculty (September 2010 - Present)

    Professional

    • Advisory Board Member, UW-System Women and Science Program (2002 - Present)
    • Member, American Association of Physics Teachers Meetings Committee (2014 - 2016)
    • Committee Chair, American Association of Physics Teachers, Committee on Professional Concerns (February 2013 - 2015)
    • Member, Physics Education Research Leadership Organizing Council (February 2011 - May 2013)
    • Advisory Board Member, American Association of Physics Teachers, AAPT Publications (February 2007 - May 2010)