Eric Brewe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Physics & Science Education
Eric Brewe, PhD, is an associate professor in physics and science education at Drexel University. His research into the teaching and learning of physics at the university level includes developing curriculum for the Modeling Instruction course, leading inquiries into the role of Modeling Instruction in promoting student learning, participation, retention and persistence, and enhanced attitudes toward science and equity. This research has led to describing the role of participation in learning using primarily quantitative measures including the use of Network Analyses, and recently Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In addition to research on post-secondary physics, Brewe has been involved in preparing future physics teachers through Modeling Workshops, and as co-editor of the PhysTEC sponsored book, “Recruiting and Educating Future Physics Teachers: Case Studies and Effective Practices”. He helped to found the American Physical Society’s Topical Group on Physics Education Research (GPER) and served as the founding chair. He was elected as APS fellow in 2018.