Ph.D. in Physics, University of Connecticut
M.S. in Physics, University of Delaware
B.S. in Physics, Lebanon Valley College
Dr. Brad Moser joined the faculty at Plymouth State in Fall 2022 after 13-years of physics teaching experience at various institutions in the Northeast. While earning a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Connecticut, he discovered and was captivated by the findings of Physics Education Research. He dove into full time education at the University of New England, teaching introductory physics in a small studio-setting with Modeling Instruction, a research-backed guided-inquiry approach to teaching physics that organizes instruction around a coherent storyline of model development. Discovering that his students were primarily life science majors, Dr. Moser then adopted the Introductory Physics for Life Sciences curricula, inspired by the dual goal of using research-based instructional methods and applying physics content to his students’ career interests. After short teaching stints at Deerfield Academy and Hamilton College, he’s settled at Plymouth State to teach physics and astronomy.
Dr. Moser is the new director of Astronomy Programming at Plymouth State University. Facilities include the Mark Sylvestre Planetarium and a rooftop Observatory with a 14-inch Meade LX200 telescope, both located in Boyd Hall.
Since 2020, Dr. Moser hosts the STEM education podcast Physics Alive. Each episode, you can learn about exciting, forward-thinking, and practical developments from physics and STEM education research and inspiring educators. Dr. Moser speaks with teachers who employ innovative and active learning styles, researchers on the frontiers of physics education, practitioners who use physics in their careers, and catalysts for change on important social issues in the STEM community.
Dr. Moser enjoys every opportunity to climb mountains and has already summited over 80 of the 4000-foot peaks in the Northeast. You can also find him practicing yoga, designing boarding games, and playing the handpan (a steel drum that looks like a UFO). He’s quite pleased to be living in New Hampshire with his wife and son.
Physics I and II
University Physics I and II
B. Moser, Teach Poiseuille First — A Call for a Paradigm Shift in Fluid Dynamics Education, The Physics Teacher, 59, 552 (2021)
T. Allen, A. Chally, B. Moser, R. Widenhorn, Sound Propagation, Reflection, and Its Relevance to Ultrasound Imaging, The Physics teacher, 57, 134 (2019)
E. Whitmore, J. Vesenka, D. Grimm, B. Moser, and R. Lindell, A kinesthetic circulatory system model for teaching fluid dynamics, 2015 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, p. 359
B. Moser and J. Vesenka, Studio Physics: No Student Left Unnoticed, NEFDC Exchange, Vol. 36 No. 5, Spring 2013