CITL Faculty Fellow (2017–18); STEM Teaching & Learning Community (2018)
Stephanie Bailey is a Lecturer in the Physics Department at UC Santa Cruz. She earned her B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. in Physics at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her teaching at UCSC focuses primarily on introductory physics for life science majors. She enjoys developing and using engaging pedagogical techniques that will help students learn physics more effectively. She is committed to serving undergraduates and increasing the number of STEM graduates at UCSC, with those graduates reflecting the diversity of the UCSC population. As a CITL Faculty Fellow, she focused on assessing and quantifying the influences of demographics, educational background and preparation, study habits and approaches to problem solving, interest/attitudes/beliefs about learning physics, goals, and social experiences on student performance in an introductory physics course designed for life science majors. As a participant in the STEM Teaching & Learning Community, she enjoys being part of a community of peers and learning together about improving instructional practice.