Todd A Zimmerman

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Chemistry and Physics Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management

Office: 334C Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-1158
Email: zimmermant@uwstout.edu

Research Interests: Research Experience for Faculty/Students Pairs at Undergraduate Institutions, University of Nebraska – Lincoln Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Summer 2009. Research Experience for Faculty/Students Pairs at Undergraduate Institutions, University of Nebraskan – Lincoln Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Summer 2008.

Education

    • Ph D Physics
      University of Wisconsin- Madison
      Madison, WI, 2003
    • BA Physics
      Lawrence University
      Appleton, WI, 1992

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Chemistry and Physics Department
        Associate Professor
        July 2016 -
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout, Chemistry and Physics Department
        Assistant Professor
        July 2010 - June 2016
      • Gustavus Adolphus College, Physics
        Visiting Assistant Professor
        2008 - 2010
      • Madison Area Technical College, Physics
        Faculty Member
        2003 - 2008
      • UW-Madison Liberal Studies and the Arts
        Instructor
        2002 - 2003
      • TRIO Program
        Tutor
        2001 - 2002
      • University of Wisconsin- Madison, Physics Department
        Teaching Assistant
        1997 - 1997
      • University of Minnesota
        Teaching Assistant
        1995 - 1997

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Berg, R., Brand, A., Grant, J. E., Kirk, J. S., & Zimmerman, T. A. Leveraging Recording Mini-Lectures to Increase Student . Online Classtoom , 14(2), Magna Publishing .
    • Zimmerman, T. A., Schmidt, L. J., Becker, T. H., Peterson, J., Nyland, R., & Surdick, R. Narrowing the Gap between Students and Instructors: A Study of Expectstiond. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching & Learning Journal, 7(1).
    • Zimmerman, T. A. Learning Objectives Based Assessment- A SBG Grading Paradigm. The Global Physics Department.
    • Patterson, M., Cochran, A., Ferina, J., Rui, X., Zimmerman, T. A., Sun, Z., Kramer, M. J., Sellmyer, D. J., & Shield, J. E. Early stages of direct L10 FePt nanocluster formation: The effects of plasma characteristics. J. Vac. Sci. Technol. , 28(2).
    • Zimmerman, T. A. Demonstrations to Accompany Sciences. , John Wiley & Sons Inc..
    • Zimmerman, T. A. Building Understanding. , John Wiley & Sons Inc.
    • Schappe, R. S., Keeler, M. L., Zimmerman, T. A., Larsen, M., Feng, P., Nesnidal, R. C., Boffard, J. B., Walker, T. G., Anderson, L. W., & Lin, C. C. Methods of Measuring Electron-Atom Collision Cross Sections with an Atom Trap. Avd. At. Mol. Opt. Phys., 48, 357-390.

    Abstract

    • Kuchta, M. A., & Zimmerman, T. A. Three dimensional measurement and analysis of a mobile-bed stream model with the Microsoft KINECT sensor. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 45(7), 146.

    System Questions

    • Zimmerman, T. A. (System Questions). , John Wiley & Sons Inc..

Presentations

    Panelist

    • Zimmerman, T. A. (August 25, 2016). Classroom Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. University of Wisconsin - Stout New Instructor Workshop, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (May 16, 2013). Hands-on applications of Angelo's teaching strategy. NTLC MayDay, Menomonie, WI.

    Workshop

    • Zimmerman, T. A. (August 3, 2016). Using SageMathCloud in Undergraduate Physics. 2016 PICUP Summer Workshop, River Falls, United States.

    Oral Presentation

    • Zimmerman, T. A., & Schmidt, L. J. (November 6, 2015). Career-Long Successful SoTLing. Teaching Champions Dialogue,
    • Zimmerman, T. A., & Berg, R. (August 13, 2015). How to Design and Deliver Recorded Mini-Lectures. Distance Teaching and Learning Conference, Madison, WI, United States.

    Short Talk at a Workshop

    Poster

    • Zimmerman, T. A. (July 29, 2014). Learning Objectives Based Assessment in a University Physics Course. American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Zimmerman, T. A., & Hanna, G. (April, 2014). Student Course Performance with Objectives Based Assessing. OPID Summer Conference, Green Lake, WI.
    • Kuchta, M. A., Nadziejka, B., & Zimmerman, T. A. (October, 2012). Box Kinect and Em2 stream table: Tools for analysis of Quaternary fluvial geomorphology. LU-R1 Research Project Poster Presentations,
    • Ferina, J., Cochran, A., Patterson, M., Shield, J., Zimmerman, T. A., Sun, Z., Litwinovicz, V., & Rasmussen, P. (2008). In Situ L10 Ordering of FePt Clusters: Target Current and Electron Density. MRSEC Summer Research ,
    • Larsen, M., Zimmerman, T. A., Boffard, J. B., Anderson, L. W., & Lin, C. C. (2002). use of an Atom trap for Measuring Electron-Impact Excitation Cross Sections Out of the Excited States of Rubidium. DAMOP01 Meeting of the American Physical Society, Williamsburg, VA.
    • Zimmerman, T. A., Larsen, M., Boffard, J. B., Anderson, L. W., & Lin, C. C. (May, 2001). Measurement of Electron-impact Excitation Cross Sections Using Trapped RB Atoms. DAMOP01 Meeting of the American Physical Society, London, Canada.
    • Keeler, M. L., Boffard, J. B., Zimmerman, T. A., Walker, T., Anderson, L. W., & Lin, C. C. (1999). Use of Trapped Rb Atoms as a Target for Measurements of Electron-Impact Cross Sections. Meeting of the American Physical Society, Atlanta, GA.

    Uncategorized

    • Zimmerman, T. A., & Liss, M. (May, 2014). Analysis of Glass via SEM Methods. STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Sargeant, M., & Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2014). Analysis of Human Hair. STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zafft, & Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2014). Analysis of Rock Climbing Equipment . STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A., & Mackert, A. (May, 2014). Binary Space Partitioning Collision . STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Schindhelm, D., Boots, E., Glodowski, & Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2014). Bullet Collision Detection in Games. STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A., Bliss, M., Carlson, M., & Schimmel, C. (May, 2014). Collision Detection in 3 Dimensions Using Octress. STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Binder, C., Oldenburg, K., Felton, R., & Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2014). Comparing Orders of Runge-Kutta . STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A., & Lampley, C. (May, 2014). Degradation of coins viewed under Scanning Electron Microscopes. STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A., Nelson, J., Canada, R., & Polsean, E. (May, 2014). Detection of High Speed Collisions in Computer Simulations. STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Voeller, S., & Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2014). Elemental Analysis of Silicone Bracelets Using Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy. STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Felch, B., Tepp, D., Elliott, W., & Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2014). Euler-Richardson Vs. Other Integration Methods. STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A., & Zyla, L. (May, 2014). Impulse vs. Penalty Collision Resolution. STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Flaten, Z., & Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2014). Qualitative Analysis of Biological Fixation Techniques. STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Flaherty, M., Loberger, M., Ryan, D., & Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2014). Spatial Partitioning for Collision Detection. STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A., Holcombe, A., Pendleton, J., & Redmann, M. (May, 2014). Spatial Partitioning with Octrees. STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hillstead, J., & Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2014). Stability of Silver Nanoparticles in a Colloidal Suspension over Given Time. STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A., Berg, R., & Kirk, J. (January, 2014). Leveraging Recorded Mini-Lectures to Increase Student Learning. January Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (August, 2013). Why I SoTL. UW-Stout New Facilty Workshop,
    • Shafer, K., Karunanithy, C., & Zimmerman, T. A. (July, 2013). Comparative study on heating and cooling behaviors of sauce pans using thermal imaging. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, MO.
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (May 16, 2013). Adventures of a Scientist in SoTLand- UW-Stout's Own Verson of SoTL. NTLC MayDay, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (May 16, 2013). Communities of Practice- Unconventional applications: Learning Objectives Based Assessment panel facilitator. NTLC MayDay, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (April, 2013). Student Use of Feedback in Learning Objectives Based Assessment . OPID Spring Conference , Madison, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (January, 2013). Learning Objectives Bassed Assessment and Student Study Habits. American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting , New Orleans, LA.
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (2012). Clarifying Expectations: Enhancing Learner Engagement. UW System Women & Science Program Spring Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
    • Kuchta, M. A., & Zimmerman, T. A. (2012). Scaling the Fourth Dimension: Improving student knowledge development using high speed and time lapse video. UW-System Women & Science Program, Menomonie, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (October, 2012). Learning Objectives Based Assessment. The Next Grading Paradigm, Wisconsin Area Physics Teachers Association Fall Meeting, Platteville, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (September, 2012). Learning Objectives Based Assessment: Focusing Students on Content Mastery . Women & Science Opening Workshop for New STEM Educators,
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (August, 2012). Clarifying Expectations: Enhancing Learner Engagement. New Faculty Workshop, Menomonie, WI.
    • Peterson, J., Surdick, R., Schmidt, L. J., & Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2012). Student Expectations & Motivations: What We Learn the 2nd Year. Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Mayday Event,
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2012). Calibrated Peer Review: Engaging Students in the Peer Review Process. UW System Women & Science Program Spring Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A., & Severson, L. (April, 2012). Computer Modeling of Magnetic Particles . Research Day,
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (February 24, 2012). Calibrated Peer Review. Northwest Regional Showcase: Tools for Teaching, Eau Claire, WI.
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2011). Calibrated Peer Review: Improving Student Writing While Minimizing Teacher Workload. MayDay,
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2011). Intro to Calibrating Peeer Review. Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Mayday Event,
    • Zimmerman, T. A. (January 19, 2011). Calibrated Peer Review: More Writing Assignments without More Work, NTLC Jan.. Professional Development Workshop Sessions,
    • Zimmerman, T. A., Patterson, M., & Young, P. (October 27, 2007). Implementing Faculty-Flexible Lecture-Lab Instruction in Physics. Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers, Milwaukee, WI.

Applied Research

    Uncategorized

    • SageMath, Inc (Seattle, WA)
      (June 2016 - Present)
    • (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
      (June 2009 - July 2009)
    • (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
      (June 2008 - August 2008)
    • (University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI)
      (May 2007 - January 2008)
    • (University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI)
      (August 1997 - August 2003)
    • (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)
      (August 1995 - August 1997)
    • (Lawrence Universi, Appleton, WI)
      (August 1991 - May 1992)
    • (State University of New York-Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY)
      (June 1991 - August 1991)
    • (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)
      (June 1990 - August 1990)

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Zimmerman, T. A. UW‐Stout Development Grant to attend Teaching Professor Conference in SP14. (Not Funded).
    • Zimmerman, T. A. Clarifying Expectations to Improve the Learner-Instructor Working Relationship: A Conduit for Enhancing Learner Engagement, Slef-Efficacy, and Metacognition. Sponsored by OPID, $31969 (Funded).
    • Zimmerman, T. A. Leveraging Technology to Meet Classroom Challenges. Sponsored by UW-Systems Curriculum Redesign Grant Program, $5939 (Funded).
    • Zimmerman, T. A., & Basyrov, A. K. WeBWork Adoption in Physics Course. Sponsored by DUE-TUES Type 1 Project, $198761.
    • Klefstad, J., Broeren, C., Bendel, C., Ghenciu, P. I., Little, A. M., & Zimmerman, T. A. Implementation, evaluation, and assessment of the Common Core Standards utilizing a professional learning community (PLC) framework in small, rural school districts. Sponsored by Wisconsin ESEA Improving Teacher Quality Program, $374521 (Not Funded).
    • Zimmerman, T. A. Blue Computational Facilities: Modeling Magnetic Properties of Nanomagnetic Materials. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout Faculty Research Initiative Grant (Not Funded).
    • Zimmerman, T. A. Flexible Physics Instruction in an Integrated Lecture/Lab Environment. Sponsored by Co-PI on NSF Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Grant, $200000 (Funded).

    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, Conference

    • Wisconsin Space Conference Journal (2014 - 2015)

    Reviewer, Journal

    • Journal of Student Research (2012)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Fellowship

    • Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, University of Wisconsin Office of Professional and Instructional Development (2013)

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers

Service

    Department / School

    • Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics Personnel Department (August 2016 - Present)
    • Advisory Board, Applied Science Program (2014 - Present)
    • Advisory Board, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Program (2013 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Physics Faculty Hiring Committee (2013 - Present)
    • Committee Member, UW-Stout Physics AP Exam Ad-Hoc Committee (2012 - Present)
    • Faculty Mentor (2011 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Physics Curriculum Committee (2010 - Present)
    • Committee Member, University Physics Textbook Selection Ad-Hoc Committee (2010 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Geometric Algebra Faculty Reading Group (2015)
    • Stout Curriculum Revisions , University Physics I (2014)
    • Committee Member, Lab Manager Hiring Committee (2012)
    • Committee Member, MATC Departmental Budget Committee (2006 - 2008)
    • Committee Member, MATC Departmental Curriculum Committee (2006 - 2008)
    • Member, MATC Center on New and Converging Technologies (2005 - 2008)
    • Committee Member, MATC Departmental Assessment Committee (2005 - 2008)

    College

    • Applied Optics and Photonics (PHYS 335) (2015 - Present)
    • Developer, Classical Mechanics (PHYS 381) (2015 - Present)
    • Developer, Electricity and Magnetism (PHYS 382) (2015 - Present)
    • Developer, Modern Physics (PHYS 283) (2015 - Present)
    • Developer, Quantum Mechanics (PHYS 383) (2015 - Present)
    • University Physics I (PHYS-281) (2015 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Student Technology Fee Committee (2012 - 2014)
    • Counseling and Guidance course (June 2006)
    • Educational Phychology Course (June 2006)
    • Teaching in Higher Education, Graduate 8100, university of Minnesota (1997)
    • Techniques of Instruction, Curriculum and Instruction 5156, University of Minnesota (1996)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Advisory Board Member, Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center (2012 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Nanoscience and Materials Concentration Committee (2010 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Personnel Policies Committee (August 2015 - July 2019)
      • Committee Member, Faculty and Academic Staff Professional Development Grants Review Committee (August 24,2016 - May 31, 2018)
      • Committee Chair, All University Associate Professor Promotion Committee (2016 - 2017)
      • Committee Member, Positive Action, Ethics and Competition Review Committee (2016 - 2017)
      • Committee Vice Chair, Personnel Policies Committee (September 2016 - May 2017)
      • Chairperson, All College Associate Professor Promotion Committee (September 2016 - January 2017)
      • Committee Member, Emerging Instructional Technologies Committee (2012 - 2016)
      • Representative, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Representative (2011 - September 30, 2016)
      • Developer, Online Teaching (January 22, 2015)
      • Committee Member, January Professional Development Week Committee (2012 - 2014)
      • Note taker, Engagement Session (2013)
      • Participant, (2012 - 2013)

    Professional

    • Committee Member, Prior Learning Assessment Committee (2011 - 2014)
    • Member, NTLC Assessment Sharing Community (2013)
    • Member, Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Summer Institute (July 2013)
    • Member, OPID Faculty College (May 2012 - May 2013)
    • NTLC Sharing Community on Calibrated Peer Review (2011)
    • Member, Council for Undergraduate Research (1992)

    Community

    • Member, LOBA Community of Practice (2012 - 2013)
    • Learning Objectives Based Assessment Sharing Community (2011)