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Physics and Astronomy
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #11077
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1077
Phone: 270-745-4357
Fax: 270-745-2014

Dr. Scott Bonham

Dr. Scott Bonham

Associate Professor & Center for Faculty Development Faculty Teaching Fellow

Office:  Garrett Conference Center 205A
Phone:  (270) 745-4621


PHYS 201 - College Physics I
PHYS 207 - College Physics I Laboratory


As I finished up my doctorate, I found myself more interested in why physics is so hard for many students than what I was studying. I decided to focus on that and developing tools to help students learn physics, particularly using computers and the world wide web. I took the lead on developing the department's Interactive Classroom, am revamping the College Physics courses, and am particularly interested in good uses of web-based homework.

Professional Interests:

Revamping Physics 201/202 course and laboratory
Graphing and Drawing applets for web-based homework
Web-based homework for RealTime Physics


Post Doc North Carolina State University University Physics Education 1997-2000
Ph.D. University of Illinois Physics (Thin Films and Surface Science) 1997
M.S. University of Illinois Physics 1991
B.S. Case Western Reserve University Physics 1989

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