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Gerd Kortemeyer
Gerd Kortemeyer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Department: Physics
Address: E-187 Holmes
Phone: (517) 353-3871
Email: kortemey@msu.edu

Background: I earned my Diplom ("M.Sc.") in Physics from the Universität Hannover, Germany, and my Ph.D. in Physics from Michigan State University, both with an emphasis on Theoretical Nuclear Physics. After my Ph.D., I worked in the MSU Division of Science and Mathematics Education (DSME) as the Director of the Laboratory for Instructional Technology in Education (LITE) and the LON-CAPA Project. My appointment is currently split 75% LBC and 25% DSME, with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. As it turns out, I am exactly as old as LBC.

Research and Teaching: My research focus is on the use of technology in physics education at the postsecondary level. I am looking forward to connecting my research and my teaching in the interdisciplinary environment of LBC.

Outreach: My work with the LON-CAPA Project frequently brings me in collaboration with high-College teachers. I am currently on the faculty advisory board for Science Theatre, where I used to be a member as a graduate student.

Awards:

* Sloan-C, Most Outstanding Effective Practice Award, 2004
* Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes; 2003 Computer World 21st Century Achievement Award (Education and Academia)

Selected Publications:

* Gerd Kortemeyer, Matthew Hall, Joyce Parker, Behrouz Minaei-Bidgoli, Guy Albertelli II, Wolfgang Bauer, and Edwin Kashy, Effective Feedback to the Instructor from Online Homework, Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Volume 9, Issue 2, (2005)
http://www.lon-capa.org/papers/feedback.pdf
* G. Kortemeyer et al., Coprozessoren Programmierung mit Turbo Pascal und C++, IWT Verlag (International Thompson Publishing), Vaterstetten, Germany, ISBN 3-88322-439-1 (1993)
* G. Kortemeyer, W. Bauer, K. Haglin, J. Murray and S. Pratt, Causality Violations in Cascade Models of Nuclear Collisions, Phys. Rev. C52, 2714 (1995),
* G. Kortemeyer, F. Daffin and W. Bauer, Nuclear Flow in Consistent Boltzmann Algorithm Models, Phys. Lett. B374, 25 (1996)
* G. Kortemeyer, "Energy Innovation", "Nuclear Stockpile Reliability", "Nuclear Stockpile Security" (script and video material compilation),"Feynman lives!" (background research and video material compilation), CNN (Cable News Network) Atlanta (1996)
* G. Kortemeyer, W. Bauer, and G. J. Kunde, Isospin dependent multi-fragmentation in 112Sn+112Sn and 124Sn+124Sn collisions, Phys. Rev. C55, 2730 (1997)
* G. Kortemeyer and W. Bauer, Multimedia Collaborative Content Creation (mc3) ­ the MSU LectureOnline System, Journal of Engineering Education 88 (4), 421 (1999)



Honors
    2012 -American Physical Society, Outstanding Referee Award
    2010 -Lyman Briggs College Graduating Class Honorary Faculty Certificate
    2009 -LON-CAPA/ELAN III/eÜbungen: European eLearning Award, Finalist
    2008 -Teacher Scholar Award, Michigan State University
    2004 -LON-CAPA: Sloan-C, Most Outstanding Effective Practice Award
    2003 -LON-CAPA: ComputerWorld 21st Century Achievement Award, Winner, Education & Academia Category


Grants
    Course Weaver Corporation, (Kortemeyer, Raeburn), MSU LON CAPA Support, Maintenance, and Research Agreement [2015 -2015] $176,545
    Course Weaver Corporation Research Grant, (Kortemeyer), MSU LON CAPA Support, Maintenance, and Research Agreement [2014 -2014] $194,200
    State of Lower Saxony, Germany, eÜbungen, (Gerd Kortemeyer), ELAN III [2007 -2011] $0
    National Science Foundation, (Libarkin, Kortemeyer), Collaborative Research: Community development of an expanded Geoscience Concept Inventory: A webcenter for question generation, validation and online testing [2007 -2011] $333,048
    Concord Consortium, (Gerd Kortemeyer), Ready to Teach [2004 -2004] $0
    NSF DUE, (Gerd Kortemeyer), Diagnostic Question Clusters: Development and Testing in Introductory Geology and Biology [2003 -2009] $0
    NSF Information Technology Grant, (Gerd Kortemeyer), Investigation of a Model for Online Creation and Sharing in Educational Settings [2001 -2006] $0

Articles
    2012 Steven F. Wolf, Daniel P. Dougherty, and Gerd Kortemeyer, Empirical Approach to Interpreting Card-Sorting Data, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 8, 010124 [15 pages] (2012)
    2012 James T. Laverty and Gerd Kortemeyer, Function Plot Response: A Scalable System for Teaching Kinematics Graphs, American Journal of Physics, 80, Issue 8, 724-733 (2012)
    2012 Steven F. Wolf, Daniel P. Dougherty, and Gerd Kortemeyer, Rigging the deck: Selecting good problems for expert-novice card-sorting experiments, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 8, 020116 [7 pages] (2012)
    2012 James T. Laverty, Wolfgang Bauer, Gerd Kortemeyer, and Gary Westfall, Want to Reduce Guessing and Cheating While Making Students Happier? Give More Exams!, The Physics Teacher 50, 540-543 (2012)
    2010 Gerd Kortemeyer, Apparatus for Teaching Physics: Experimenting with Constant Current and Voltage Sources, The Physics Teacher, Volume 48, Number 1, 68-69 (2010)
    2010 Gerd Kortemeyer and Catherine Westfall, The Physical Tourist: A European Study Course, Physics in Perspective, Volume 12, Issue 1, 89-99 (2010)
    2010 Gerd Kortemeyer and Peter Riegler, Large-Scale E-Assessments, Prüfungsvor- und - nachbereitung: Erfahrungen aus den USA und aus Deutschland, Zeitschrift für E-Learning, Volume 5, Issue 1, (2010)
    2010 Émerson Cruz, Brian O'Shea, Werner Schaffenberger, Steven Wolf, and Gerd Kortemeyer, Tutorials in Introductory Physics: The Pain and the Gain, The Physics Teacher, Volume 48, 453-457 (2010)
    2010 Peter Riegler and Gerd Kortemeyer, Praxisbericht: Mehrwert freier elektronischer Übungsaufgaben in MINT-Fächern, Zeitschrift für E-Learning, Volume 5, Issue 3, (2010)
    2009 Gerd Kortemeyer, Gender differences in the use of an online homework system in an introductory physics course, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5, 010107 [8 pages], (2009)
    2009 Gerd Kortemeyer and Catherine Westfall, History of Physics: Outing the Hidden Curriculum?, The American Journal of Physics, Volume 77, Issue 10, 875-881 (2009)
    2009 Gerd Kortemeyer and Peter Riegler, Automatisch bewertete Übungsaufgaben und Übungsmaterialien, Die Neue Hochschule, Band 50, Heft 2/09, 34-37 (2009)
    2009 Susanne Bellmer, Peter Riegler, Gerd Kortemeyer, and Gerd von Cölln, Projektbericht: VITA - Virtual Teaching Assistant, E-learning and Education (eleed) Journal, No. 5 (2009)
    2009 Gerd Kortemeyer, Gender differences in the use of an online homework system in an introductory physics course, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5, 010107 [8 pages], (2009)
    2009 Susanne Bellmer, Gerd Kortemeyer, and Peter Riegler, Computerbewertete Übungen in mathematischen, technischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Grundlagenfächern, book chapter in Auf dem Weg zu exzellentem E-Learning – Kooperation und Vernetzung der Hochschullehre in Niedersachsen (Hans–Jürgen Appelrath and Leonore Schulze (ed.)), Waxmann Verlag (Münster, New York, Müchen, Berlin), ISBN 978-3-8309-2122-6 (2009)
    2008 Peng Han, Gerd Kortemeyer, Bernd J. Krämer, Christine von Prümmer, Exposure and Support of Latent Social Networks Among Learning Object Repository Users, Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS), Volume 14, Issue 10 (2008)
    2008 Gerd Kortemeyer, A Polarizer Demo Using LCDs, The Physics Teacher, Volume 46, Number 1, 58 (2008)
    2008 Gerd Kortemeyer, Edwin Kashy, Walter Benenson, and Wolfgang Bauer, Experiences using the open-source learning content management and assessment system LON-CAPA in introductory physics courses, The American Journal of Physics, Volume 76, Issue 4&5, 438- 444 (2008)
    2008 Peng Han, Gerd Kortemeyer, Bernd J. Krämer, Christine von Prümmer, Exposure and Support of Latent Social Networks Among Learning Object Repository Users, Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS), Volume 14, Issue 10 (2008)
    2007 Gerd Kortemeyer, Correlations between student discussion behavior, attitudes, and learning, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3, 010101 [8 pages], (2007)
    2007 Gerd Kortemeyer, The Challenge of Teaching Introductory Physics to Premedical Students, The Physics Teacher, Volume 45, Number 9, 552-557 (2007)
    2006 Gerd Kortemeyer, Wolfgang Bauer, Walter Benenson, and Edwin Kashy, Retaking a Test Online, The Physics Teacher, Volume 44, Number 4, 235-239 (2006)
    2006 Gerd Kortemeyer, An analysis of asynchronous online homework discussions in introductory physics courses, The American Journal of Physics, Volume 74, Issue 6, 526-536 (2006)
    2005 Gerd Kortemeyer, Matthew Hall, Joyce Parker, Behrouz Minaei-Bidgoli, Guy Albertelli II, Wolfgang Bauer, and Edwin Kashy, Effective Feedback to the Instructor from Online Homework, Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Volume 9, Issue 2, (2005)