Laura Mccullough

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

Office: 126C Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-2536

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

Research Interests: Gender and science, physics education research


    • 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
        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

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • 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)


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

Professional Memberships

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