RESEARCH ASSISTANT FACULTY, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
BS, Rice University, 2002
EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2005
PhD, Harvard University, 2010
Jessica is currently a Research Associate on the Integrating Engineering & Literacy project.
Watkins, J., Coffey, J. E., Cooke, T. J., and Redish, E. F. (accepted). "Disciplinary authenticity: Enriching the reforms of introductory physics courses for life-science students." Phys. Rev. ST - PER.
Watkins, J. and Mazur, E. (submitted). "Peer Instruction and student retention in STEM majors."
Dreyfus, B. W., Redish, E. F., and Watkins, J. (2011). "Students' Views of Macroscopic and Microscopic Energy in Physics and Biology." Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings 2011, AIP Conference Proceedings.
Hall, K., Watkins, J., Coffey, J., Cooke, T. J., and Redish, E. F. (2011). "Examining the Impact of Student Expectations on College-level Curricular Reform." American Educational Research Association 2011 Conference.
Watkins, J., Hall, K., Redish, E. F., and Cooke, T. J. (2010). "Understanding How Students Use Physical Ideas in Introductory Biology Courses." Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings 2010, AIP Conference Proceedings.
Watkins, J. and Mazur, E. (2009). "Using JiTT with Peer Instruction." In Just in Time Teaching Across the Disciplines, Eds. S. Simkins and M. Maier. pp. 39-62.
Lasry, N., Mazur, E., and Watkins, J. (2008). "Peer Instruction: From Harvard to Community Colleges." American Journal of Physics, 76, 1066-9.
Crouch, C. Watkins, J. Fagen, A., and Mazur, E. (2006). "Peer Instruction: Engaging students one-on-one, all-at-once." In Reviews in Physics Education Research, Eds. E.F. Redish and P. Cooney.