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Degrees:

  • B.S., The University of Arizona, 2015
  • M.S., The Ohio State University, 2019
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2022
Areas of Interest

My research interests are in physics education research, with a focus on studying undergraduate procrastination related to online homework submissions as a means to predict student’s behavior and student course grade. I have also studied undergraduate accuracy and response time to online homework submissions in order to test the effectiveness of our physics course assignments in the classroom. Ultimately, I am asking questions like are students getting faster and more accurate on the skills that they are practicing on their homework? Does the speed and accuracy of students’ responses on the homework translate to speed and accuracy on their tests and exams in class.

Courses Taught
  • Algebra Physics
  • Calculus Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
Publications
  • Nieberding, M., & Heckler, A. F. (2021). Patterns in assignment submission times: Procrastination, gender, grades, and grade components. Physical Review Physics Education Research17(1), 013106.
  • Nieberding, M., Buxner, S., Elfring, L., & Impey, C. (2021). Undergraduate Student Conceptions of DNA and Their Understanding of Basic Science Breadcrumb. Journal of College Science Teaching50(5).
Professional Affiliations
  • American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
  • SACNAS