Dr. Jane Jackson earned a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in physics from ASU in 1965, 1966, and 1970, respectively. Before coming to ASU in 1994 as Co-Director of the Modeling Instruction Program, she was Professor of Physics at Scottsdale Community College, and prior to that she was Assistant Professor of Physics at South Dakota State University.
Dr. Jackson's research interests are Modeling Instruction in high school physics, chemistry, and physical science, especially assessment of science teachers and their students using instruments such as the Force Concept Inventory (FCI).
Hestenes, D., Megowan-Romanowicz, C., Osborn-Popp, S., Jackson, J., Culbertson R., (2011). A Graduate Program for High school Physics and Physical Science Teachers, American Journal of Physics79(9), p.971-979. http://modeling.asu.edu/R&E/Research.html
Hestenes, David and Jane Jackson (1997). Partnerships for Physics Teaching Reform -- a crucial role for universities. In E. Redish & J. Rigden (Eds.) The changing role of the physics department in modern universities. American Institute of Physics. Available at http://modeling.asu.edu
Jackson, Jane (1997). Get Real! A “Methods of Teaching Physics” Course Instructed by a High School Physics Teacher. In E. Redish & J. Rigden (Eds.) The changing role of the physics department in modern universities. American Institute of Physics.
Jackson,Jane Chapman*, Hestenes,David Orlin. Foundation for a School-University Partnership for Science and Mathematics Reform: Year 2. AZ BOARD OF REGENTS(2/3/2005 - 6/30/2006).
Jackson,Jane Chapman*. Foundation for a School-University Partnership for Science and Mathematics Reform. AZ BOARD OF REGENTS(3/1/2004 - 5/31/2005).
Jackson,Jane Chapman*. SCHOOL-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS REFORM. AZ BOARD OF REGENTS(2/15/2003 - 5/30/2004).
In April 2014, High School Modeling Instruction was recognized with the 2014 Excellence in Physics Education Award of the American Physical Society (APS). The APS is the largest professional organization of physicists worldwide. The Award included $5,000. It was presented to David Hestenes, Jane Jackson, and Colleen Megowan at the APS April 2014 meeting in Savannah, Georgia. http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR14/Session/J11
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Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History
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Most of my work is service to the Arizona community for which ASU is responsible. These news stories give examples.
* Harvard Physics of Life Systems (PoLS-T) teacher network: talk by Jane Jackson: “Physics for All Requires Deliberate Practice by Teachers: Why and How” (June 2021, 15 minutes). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoDzvuTgUdo