Benjamin Pollard


Most people call me Ben.

I am an Assistant Teaching Professor in Physics at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

My research focuses on teaching and learning in physics laboratory courses. I am also involved in community building and organization to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in STEM, including as a core organizer in The Access Network.

Until recently, I was a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Heather Lewandowski and the Physics Education Research group at the University of Colorado Boulder. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder in the field of nano-optics. Before that, I earned my bachelor's degree from Pomona College in physics and computer science.

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