Judy J Hopp

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

Office: 126E Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-2139
Email: hoppj@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Sixteen years teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels with students diverse in age, preparedness, socio-economical status and ethnicity. Teaching experience in physics, biology and neuroscience courses. Teaching competence includes areas of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Thermodynamics, Optics, Cognitive Neuroscience, Introductory Neuroscience, Human Anatomy and Physiology, among others. Success in developing new courses, new programs (majors) and minors, course curricula and laboratories as well as integrating student-centered teaching methods in the classroom. Experience working with undergraduate students on a variety of independent study experiences including research, peer mentoring and project management.

Teaching Interests: Primary teaching interests include conceptual physics courses, both algebra- and calculus-based introductory physics courses and interdisciplinary courses between physics and neuroscience (e.g. neurophysics). Topics of interest include mechanics, optics, electricity and magnetism, waves and sound, neuroscience and independent work with students.

Research Interests: Research interests lie in two disciplines. One interest is in developing undergraduate research experiences and projects in neural control and plasticity, utilizing behavioral studies in the human oculomotor (eye movement) system. A current focus is examining the cognitive and neurophysiological impacts of sports-related repetitive head impacts using eye-movement characteristics. A second interest is in physics education and the impact of various teaching and learning techniques and outcomes. Much of this work is done in my own classroom exploring different assessment methods, engagement methods and assignments. Finally, I have in interest in how introducing physics in the elementary school classroom impacts school-aged children’s interest in science. This is explored through a service-learning project I do in my introduction to physics classroom where students go into the local elementary school and engage for a physics lesson.

Education

    • Ph D Physiology and Biophysics
      Universtiy of Washington
      Seattle, WA, 2004
    • BS Physics
      Miami University
      Oxford, OH, 1997

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin Stout
        Associate Professor
        Present
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Assistant Professor
        Present
      • Edmonds Community College, Physics
        Instructor
        2005
      • Highline Community College, Physics
        Instructor
        2004 - 2004
      • University of Washington, School of Nursing
        Instructor
        1999 - 2004
      • University of Washington, Physiology and Biophysics
        Teachnig Assistant
        1998 - 1999

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Hopp, J. J. (2010). Identifying Sites of Saccade Amplitude Plasticity in Humans: Transfer of Adaptation Between Different Types of Saccade. Exp Brain Res.
    • Hopp, J. J. (2008). Journal Writing in the Physics Classroom. The Physics Teacher.
    • Hopp, J. J. (2007). Managing Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies in a Child-Care Setting. PACE.
    • Hopp, J. J. (2007). Understanding Food Allergies. PACE.
    • Hopp, J. J., & Fuchs , A. (2006). Amplitude adaptation occurs where a saccade is represented as a vector and not as its components. Vision Research.
    • Hopp, J. J. (2004). The characteristics and neuronal substrate of saccadic eye movement plasticity. Prog Neurobiol.
    • Hopp, J. J., & Fuchs , A. (2002). Investigating the site of human saccadic adaptation with express and targeting saccades. Exp Brain Res.
    • Moon, B. R., Hopp, J. J., & Conley, K. E. (2002). Mechanical trade-offs explain how performance increases without increases cost in rattlesnake tailshaker muscle. J Exp Biol.
    • Hilt, J. Z., Picconatto , O’Brien, A., Pechan, M. J., & Fullerton , E. E. (1999). Symmetry influence on interlayer coupling in epitaxial Co/Cr trilayers grown on MgO (100) and (110) substrates. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.
    • Picconatto , Pechan, M. J., & Fullerton, E. E. (1997). Magnetic anisotropy, coupling, and transport in epitaxial Co/Cr superlattices on MgO (100) and (110) substrates. Journal of Applied Physics.

    Abstract

    • Hopp, J. J., & Dillon, A. (2009). Characteristics of memory-guided saccade adaptation in humans. , Society for Neuroscience.
    • Parsons, A. M., Budd, D., Donnelly, M., Hopp, J. J., Tafalla , R., & Wood, S. (2008). C-NERVE (Cognitive Neuroscience Education and Research-Valued Experience) : An undergraduate program. , Society for Neuroscience.
    • Hopp, J. J., & Fuchs , A. (2008). Identifying sites of saccade amplitude plasticity in humans: transfer of adaptation between different types of saccade. , Society for Neuroscience .
    • Hopp, J. J., & Fuchs , A. (2008). Localizing saccadic adaptation in humans: adaptation transfer between different types of saccade. , Neural Mechanisms of Oculomotor and Vestibular Function.
    • Hopp, J. J., Fuchs , A. F., & Kaneko, C. R. (2001). Investigating the site of human saccadic adaptation using targeting and express saccades. , Society for Neuroscience.

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Hopp, J. J., Budd, D., & Wood, S. (2014). Advancing Undergraduate Research Through a Hands-on Research-based Learning Community: The C-NERVE Experience. Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement ,
    • Hopp, J. J. (September, 2014). Going Nuts(less)! Peanut allergies in the classroom and child care centers. Early Childhood Education Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Budd, D., Hopp, J. J., Wood, S., & Donnelly , M. (September, 2014). Advancing Undergraduate Research by Creating a Research Co-op: The C-NERVE Experience. Society for Psychophysiological Research Annual Meeting,
    • Pastika, T., Olinger, N., Donnelly , M., Hopp, J. J., Budd, D., & Krenzer, D. (September, 2014). To Play or Not to Play: Long-term Consequences of Repetitive Sports-related Head Impacts. Society for Psychophysiological Research Annual Meeting,
    • Hopp, J. J. (March, 2014). Taking Physics out of the Classroom and into the Community: Service-learning With an “Elementary” Twist. Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement Conference,
    • Hopp, J. J. (2013). Going Nuts(less): Managing Food Allergies in a Child Care Center. Child Care Conference,
    • Hashmi, M. P., Hopp, J. J., & Schmidt, L. J. (2013). Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholar News. Mayday presentation, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hopp, J. J. (2013). . McNair Scholars Banquet, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hopp, J. J. (April, 2013). Journaling: Connecting the World to the Classroom”. . University of Wisconsin Office of Professional and Instructional Development Spring Conference,
    • Hopp, J. J., Fisher, S., Hartung, K., & Zimmerman, C. (April, 2013). Measuring the Effect of Sports-Related Repetitive Head Impacts on Short-Term Memory Process with the Memory-guided Saccade Task. University of Wisconsin – Stout Research Day,
    • Hopp, J. J., & Gray, A. (December, 2012). Aluminum vs. Composite Softball Bats: A Close Call. University of Wisconsin – Stout STEM Expo, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hopp, J. J. (September, 2011). Eyes and Brain and Learning, Oh My. University of Wisconsin-Stout, STEM Shorts,
    • Hopp, J. J. (September, 2011). Inclusive Design: How do we make it happen?. UW System President’s Summit on Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2011 and UW System Women and Science Opening Workshop 2012,
    • Hopp, J. J., Budd, D., Donnelly, M., Parsons, A. M., Tafalla , R., & Wood, S. (September, 2010). Advancing Cognitive Neuroscience Through A Hands-On Laboratory-Based Learning Community: The C-NERVE Experience. CUR 2010,
    • Dresler, C., & Hopp, J. J. (September, 2010). Targeting Adaptation in Humans: Another Look. Midbrains 2010,
    • Hopp, J. J. (September, 2010). Characteristics and Localization of Saccade Adaptation: Memory vs. Visually-guided. Mitre Corportation, Mitre Corporation, DC.
    • Hopp, J. J., & Dillon, A. (September, 2010). Memory-Guided Saccade Adaptation Differs From Visually-Guided Adaptation: Implications for Motor Learning in Humans. NCUR 2010,
    • Hopp, J. J. (September, 2010). The Eyes Have It: Control Systems, Neural Integration and How the Brain Learns. University of Wisconsin-Barron County,
    • Hopp, J. J., & Muir, G. (January, 2010). Elementary School Physics: An outreach service learning project. American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting,
    • Hopp, J. J. (2009). The Eyes Have It: Control Systems, Neural Integration and How the Brain Learns. Mankato State University, Mankato, MN.
    • Hopp, J. J. (September, 2009). The Eyes Have It: Control Systems, Neural Integration and How the Brain Learns. Miami University Arfken Scholar, Oxford, OH.
    • Dillon, A., Haase, C., & Hopp, J. J. (April, 2009). Characteristics of memory-guided saccade adaptation in humans. University of Wisconsin System Posters in the Rotunda,
    • Dillon, A., Haase, C., & Hopp, J. J. (April, 2009). Characteristics of memory-guided saccade adaptation in humans. University of Wisconsin-Stout Research Day,
    • Grinager, J., & Hopp, J. J. (September, 2008). Caddisfly Larvae Visual System: Response to Light. University of Wisconsin System Posters in the Rotunda,
    • Grinager, J., & Hopp, J. J. (September, 2008). Caddisfly Larvae Visual System: Response to Light. University of Wisconsin Undergraduate Research Symposium,
    • Hopp, J. J., & Grinager, J. (September, 2008). Caddisfly Larvae Visual System: Response to Light. University of Wisconsin-Stout Research Day,
    • Hopp, J. J. (May, 2008). Journal Writing in the Science Classroom. University of Wisconsin Women and Science Spring Conference,
    • Hopp, J. J. (January, 2007). Seeing Physics Outside the Classroom Through Journal Writing. American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting,
    • Hopp, J. J., & Fuchs, A. F. (September, 2006). Saccade amplitude adaptation occurs where the saccade command is as a vector and not as components. Adaptive Brain Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Hopp, J. J. (September, 2006). The Eyes Have It: Control Systems, Neural Integration and How the Brain Learns. Applied Science Seminar,
    • Hilt, J. Z., Picconatto , O’Brien, A., Pechan, M. J., & Fullerton , E. E. (September, 1998). Symmetry influence on interlayer coupling in epitaxial Co/Cr trilayers grown on MgO (100) and (110) substrates. 3rd International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers,
    • Picconatto , O'Brien, A., Hiltz, Z., Pechan, M. J., & Fullerton, E. E. (September, 1997). Magnetic Anisotropy and Coupling in Epitaxial Co/Cr Trilayers on MgO (100) and (110) Substrates. Meeting of the American Physical Society,
    • Picconatto, Pechan, M. J., Kelly , D. M., Schuller , I. K., & Fullerton, E. E. (September, 1996). Anisotropy and Coupling in Fe/Cr and Co/Cr Superlattices as Determined by Vibrating Sample Magnetometry. International conference of Physics Students,
    • Picconatto , Pechan, M. J., & Fullerton, E. E. (September, 1996). Magnetic Anisotropy, Coupling, and Transport in Epitaxial Co/Cr Superlattices on MgO (100) and (110) Substrates. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference,
    • Picconatto , Pechan, M. J., Kelly, D. M., & Schuller, I. K. (September, 1996). Relationship Between Saturation Field and Remnant Moment in Fe/Cr Superlattices. Meeting of the American Physical Society,

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Hopp, J. J. Research Incubator Grant. $9000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Professional Development Grant. $1000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Professional Development Grant. $3200 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Wisconsin Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program. $140000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Wisconsin Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program. $355000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Wisconsin Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program. $115000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. C-NERVE 2.0: Research Experiences in Cognitive, Social, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. Sponsored by NSF, $400000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Curriculum Incubation Grant. $9000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Professional Development Grant. $1800 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Professional Development Grant. $2000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Research Incubator Grant. $10000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Curriculum Incubation Grant. $8000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Faculty Research Initiative Grant. $8000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Laboratory Modernization Grant. $118000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Curriculum Incubation Grant. $9000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Curriculum Incubation Grant. $11000 (Funded).
    • Hopp, J. J. Laboratory Modernization Grant. $38000 (Funded).

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Fellowship

    • Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, UW System (September 2012)

    Honor

    • Tenure to the University of Wisconsin- Stout, (2011)

Professional Memberships

  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • Society of Neuroscience
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Service

    Department / School

    • Faculty Mentor, Department of Physics (September 2007 - Present)
    • Committee Member, College Level Promotion Committee (September 2011 - May 2012)
    • Committee Member, University Level Promotion Committee (September 2010 - May 2011)
    • Committee Member, College Level Promotion Committee (September 2005 - May 2006)

    College

    • Optometry Advisor, Applied Science Program (September 2010 - Present)
    • Committee Member, General Departmental Expectations, Department of Physics (September 2005 - Present)
    • Committee Member, College Level Promotion Committee (2005 - 2013)
    • Committee Member, Applied Science Biotechnology Concentration (September 2006 - 2012)
    • Applied Science Program Advisory Committee (2006 - 2012)
    • Interviewer, STEM Scholars (September 2011 - May 2012)
    • Committee Chair, College Level Promotion Committee (2011)
    • Freshman Orientation Leader, Applied Science Program (June 2009 - June 2010)
    • Committee Member, Search Committee for Biotech/Nanotech DIN faculty hires (2008)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Committee Member, Personnel Policies Committee (September 2012 - Present)
      • Undergraduate Student Research Advisor, The effect of sports-related, non-concussive repetitive head impacts during adolescence on short-term memory processing (2012 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Chancellors Athletic Advisory Council (September 2011 - Present)
      • Representative, Faculty Athletic (September 2011 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Hall of Fame Committee (September 2011 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Positive Action Committee (September 2011 - Present)
      • Director, UW Stout Oculomotor Facility (September 2008 - Present)
      • Undergraduate Student Research Advisor, Retinal vs. Spatial Coding in Memory-guided saccades (2014)
      • Honors Project Advisor, The Physics of Triple Jump (2014)
      • Committee Member, ADA/504 Committee (September 2006 - 2014)
      • Faculty Advisor, Cognitive Neuroscience Education and Research Valued Experience Team (September 2005 - 2014)
      • Advisor , Assessment of the Caddisfly Visual System’s Response to Light (2013)
      • Peer Mentoring Advisor, Lab and In Class Mentoring (2013)
      • Peer Mentoring Advisor, Lab Mentoring (2013)
      • Committee Member, Student Disciplinary Hearing Committee (September 2007 - December 2013)
      • Project Management Advisor, Elementary School Project Management (2012)
      • Advisor , Measuring the Effect of Sports-Related Repetitive Head Impacts on Short-Term Memory Processes with the Auditory Oddball and Memory Guided Saccade Tasks (2012)
      • Committee Member, Search Committee for Asst. Director of Disability Services (2012)
      • Peer Mentoring Advisor, Small Working Groups Mentoring (2012)
      • Undergraduate Student Research Advisor, Comparison of Targeting and Memory-guided Saccade Adaptation (2011 - 2012)
      • Developer, UW Stout Scholar Athlete Award (September 2011 - May 2012)
      • Committee Member, Institutional Review Board (September 2009 - May 2012)
      • Advisory Board Member, Applied Science Program (September 2006 - May 2012)
      • Advisory Board Member, Science Education Program (September 2006 - May 2012)
      • Honors Project Advisor, Analysis of Softball Bats: Composite vs. Aluminum (2011)
      • Project Management Advisor, Elementary School Project (2011)
      • Undergraduate Student Research Advisor, Examination of Corrective Saccade Occurrences as a Result of Targeting Saccade Adaptation (2011)
      • Peer Mentoring Advisor, Lab and In Class Mentoring (2011)
      • Peer Mentoring Advisor, Lab Mentoring (2011)
      • Interviewer, STEM Scholars (2011)
      • Faculty Panel, CNERVE, May Day Professional Development Program (September 2010 - May 2011)
      • Committee Member, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Student Travel Award Committee (September 2010 - May 2011)
      • Committee Member, Personnel Committee for tenure-track faculty search (September 2010 - January 2011)
      • Peer Mentoring Advisor, Lab and In Class Mentoring (2010)
      • Peer Mentoring Advisor, Lab Mentoring (2010)
      • University Level Promotion Committee (2010)
      • Undergraduate Student Research Advisor, Comparison of Targeting and Memory-guided Saccade Adaptation (2009 - 2010)
      • Committee Member, Search Committee for Head Teacher, Child and Family Study Center, School of Education (September 2009 - May 2010)
      • Committee Member, Student Research Grant Committee (September 2009 - May 2010)
      • Undergraduate Student Research Advisor, Characteristics of Memory-guided Saccade Adaptation in Humans (2009)
      • Undergraduate Student Research Advisor, Characteristics of Memory-guided Saccade Adaptation in Humans (2008 - 2009)
      • Committee Member, Search Committee for Biotech/Nanotech DIN faculty hires (September 2008 - May 2009)
      • Committee Member, Search Committee for Director of Disability Services (September 2008 - May 2009)
      • Undergraduate Student Research Advisor, Caddisfly Larvae Visual System: Response to Light (2006 - 2008)
      • Faculty Panel, Experiences for New Faculty, Professional Development Week Program (September 2007 - May 2008)
      • Committee Member, Personnel Committee for tenure-track faculty search (September 2007 - May 2008)
      • Advisor , Assessment of the Caddisfly Larvae Visual System’s Response to Light and Color (2007)
      • Honors Project Advisor, Lasik Surgery (2007)
      • Advisor , Assessment of the Caddisfly Visual System’s Response to Light (2006)
      • Advisory Board Member, UW Stout Science Education Program (September 2006)

    Professional

    • Representative, University of Wisconsin System Women and Science Program Representative (2009 - Present)
    • Food Allergy Educator, Department of Education (September 2005 - Present)
    • Participant, Project Shift (September 2009 - May 2010)
    • Attendee, Meeting, Think Tank on Cluster Hiring (June 2006)

    Community

    • Officer, Secretary, Menomonie Theatre Guild (2012 - Present)
    • Various activities, C-NERVE Outreach (2011 - Present)
    • Human Resources, STEPS program for Girls in Science (2010 - Present)
    • Volunteer, Local Elementary School (2009 - Present)
    • Member, Wakanda Elementary School PTO (2007 - Present)
    • Instructor, College for Kids (2006 - Present)
    • Food Allergy Educator, School District of the Menomonie Area (2006 - Present)
    • Officer, President/Elect/Past, Menomonie Area Aquatics Club (2013 - 2014)
    • GIFT (youth ministry) instructor, St. Joseph Parish (2006 - 2014)
    • Parent Advisory Board, School District of the Menomonie Area (2012 - 2013)
    • Interim Secretary, Wakanda Elementary School PTO (2011 - 2012)
    • President, Wakanda Elementary School PTO (2007 - 2011)
    • Interim Director, STEPS program for Girls in Science (2006 - 2011)
    • Co-presenter, Adventures for Women in Science (2010)
    • President Elect, Wakanda Elementary School PTO (2009 - 2010)
    • Volunteer, Wakanda Elementary School Science Instruction (2007 - 2009)
    • Consultant, Food Allergy Policy, School District of the Menomonie Area (2007)
    • Presenter, Girls + Science + Math = Opportunities (2006)