A Bit About Me:

                How do I know about this stuff?

I was introduced to studio learning environments from the pioneers of the Student Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) at North Carolina State University (NCSU). As a graduate student, I had the privilege of working with Dr. Robert Beichner and Dr. John Risley initially as a teaching assistant and subsequently as a lead instructor for SCALE-UP introductory physics courses at NCSU.

I have completed my work at NCSU, yet the experiences of working in the SCALE-UP courses continue to influence my teaching approach. For all courses that I teach, I place an emphasis on the integration of active learning techniques. While such an approach takes additional effort versus preparing a traditional lecture style class, I consider the endeavor to be well worth it. For those who decide to take the plunge into the studio approach, I wish you the best! In my experience, the community of studio instructors is quite supportive. I hope that this website will be a useful starting point for you. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if you have additional resources to add to this website!

Dr. Evan Richards

Lee College