Dr. Moser hails from the farmlands of Pennsylvania and earned his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Connecticut. He teaches introductory physics and advanced courses, including Medical Physics, Revolutions of 20th Century Physics, and Biophysics: Structure and Motion. He strives to connect all physics topics to students’ career interests and he was a key cog in developing UNE’s new Biophysics Minor. Dr. Moser’s research efforts center on the development of new laboratory activities and he enjoys working with research students to develop engaging and stimulating classroom models that connect with other disciplines. He co-advises the Math Club and co-chairs the Academic Curriculum Committee. When not on campus, Dr. Moser enjoys climbing the mountains of Maine, taking walks on the beach with his wife, and reading spiritually uplifting literature.
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
Lebanon Valley College
Physics Education Research (PER)
Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences (IPLS)
Dr. Moser's current interest is Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences, which includes the development of new laboratories, kinesthetic classroom models, and activities that cross disciplinary boundaries. Summer 2015 projects included the experimental study of a magnetic energy demonstration with applications to chemical kinetics, reconstruction and advanced quantitative measurements for a kinesthetic circulatory system model, and the assembly of advanced laboratory equipment (i.e. the department’s new optical tweezer laser system). Future work will focus on developing labs and classroom models for a a paired offering of PHY 110: General Physics with BIO 245: Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology (AP&P). Research students are encouraged to bring their own interests to the lab in order to design experiments and pursue measurements related to their future careers.
Physics Education Research (PER); Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences (IPLS); Medical Physics pedagogy
E. Whitmore, J. Vesenka, D. Grimm, B. Moser, and R. Lindell, A kinesthetic circulatory system model for teaching fluid dynamics, 2015 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings. (submitted)
B. Moser and J. Vesenka, Studio Physics: No Student Left Unnoticed, NEFDC Exchange, Vol. 36 No. 5, Spring 2013.
B. Moser and G. N. Gibson, Ultraslow Dissociation of the H2+ Molecular Ion via Two-color Ultrafast Laser Pulses, Phys. Rev. A, Rapid Comm. 80, 041402(R), 2009.
Other Scholarly Activity
B. Moser, talk: Making Sense of Y-Intercepts in Introductory Laboratories, American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, San Diego, CA. January 3-6, 2015.
E. Whitmore, K. Misaiko, B. Moser, D. Grimm, and J. Vesenka, poster: A Kinesthetic Circulatory System Model for Teaching Fluid Dynamics. Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences Conference, Arlington, VA. March 14-16, 2014.
J. Tenny, B. Moser, P. Bilotta, J. Vesenka, and M. Lawrence, poster: Utilizing the Motion Analysis Lab to Incorporate Biological Applications into Introductory Physics, Gordon Research Conference: The Complex Intersection of Biology and Physics, South Hadley, MA. June 8-13, 2014.
B. Moser and J. Vesenka, 1- hour contributed workshop: Modeling Instruction in Science, New England Faculty Development Consortium Winter Meeting, Worcester, MA. November 15, 2013.
B. Moser, talk: Clickers in Small Classrooms: A Help or Hindrance? American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, Portland, OR. July 13-17, 2013.
B. Moser and K. Misaiko, poster: A Nontraditional Modern Physics Class for the Life Sciences, American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, Portland, OR. July 13-17, 2013. B. Moser and J. Vesenka, talk: Progress Implementing Multiple Assessments for Student Placement in Introductory Physics, American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, Jacksonville, FL. Jan. 9-12, 2011. K. Barker, B. Moser, S. Johnson, D. Burchsted, talk: Course Portfolios: A Tool for Developing Reflective Faculty and Community, New England Faculty Development Consortium Spring Meeting, Westford, MA. May 21, 2010. Interdisciplinary Research Institute on STEM Education (I-RISE), 2013. Scholars from diverse backgrounds gathered for 2.5 weeks (Aug. 3-21) to observe, document, and reflect on a professional development program in energy education.