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Wilson J. Gonzalez - Espada

Professor of Physics and Science Education
Program/Dept: Physics, Earth Science and Space Systems Engineering
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: Ph. D., Science Education, The University of Georgia, 2001. M.A., Science Education, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico at San Germán, 1997. B.A., Secondary Education – Physics, University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras, 1993.
Research Interests: Physics education research, science assessment, public perception of science, scientific literacy, science communication, multicultural education.


Dr. Wilson J. González-Espada, originally from Caguas, Puerto Rico, is a professor of physics and science education at MSU. In 2001, under the mentorship of Dr. J. Steve Oliver, González-Espada finished his doctoral degree at the University of Georgia, where he studied the contextual and culturally relevant teaching of physics in Puerto Rico. His teaching experience includes two years as a high school physics and math teacher, and 16 years teaching physics, physical science and science methods classes at the postsecondary level. His scholarly interests include science teaching and learning, physics education research and science outreach. González-Espada volunteers as a science communication officer for Ciencia Puerto Rico, an international non-profit organization aimed at promoting the STEM disciplines among Latinos.


Contact Info:

 405A Lappin Hall
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.
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