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June 12th 2017:Inspiring Student Motivation and Deep Learning: An Interview with Yevgeniya Zastavker

In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Yevgeniya Zastavker, associate professor of physics at Olin College. Through her work at Olin, Yevgeniya focuses on creating curricular and pedagogical structures as well as academic cultures that facilitate students' interests, motivation, and desire to persist as learners. Dr. Zastavker's work also places emphasis on the issues of women and minorities in science/engineering and developing and supporting learning environments for a diverse learner population. Join Yevgeniya and Dave as they delve into the factors which impact students' motivati

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Yevgeniya Zastavker

Yevgeniya V. Zastavker, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Physics at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and a Visiting Professor at Northeastern University. She earned her B.S. degree in Physics from Yale University in 1995 and her Ph. D. degree in Biological Physics from MIT in 2001. Dr. Zastavker's research focuses on innovative pedagogical and curricular practices at the intersection with the issues of gender and diversity. Her current projects seek to understand students’ motivational attitudes in a variety of educational environments, the role of discourse in teamwork environments, students’ epistemologies, and the effect of Northeastern’s Student Assessed Integrated Learni
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