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Dr Karen Jo Matsler

Assistant Professor of Practice, Science
Last Updated: August 4, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Physics education, effective professional development for educators

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Physics Education, Education Research, Student Teaching Mentorship

Biography

Biography

Secondary educator for over 20 years, Curriculum Supervisor 3 years, UTeach Master teacher 10 years

Memberships

    • 2000 to Present American Association of Physics Teachers
      Board of Directors
      AAPT's mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.
    • 2000 to Present Physics Teaching Resource Agents
      Director
      PTRA provides professional development on physics content, teaching techniques based on research in physics education, and integration of technology into curriculum.The program maintains a nationwide cadre of accomplished high school teacher-leaders who are trained and continually involved in professional development.
    • 1995 to Present Texas Science Education Leadership Association
      President, Secretary
      TSELA provides leadership for the improvement of science instruction.
    • 1990 to Present Science Teacher Association of Texas
      secretary, executive board
      STAT is a statewide organization of elementary, middle level, and high school teachers, college educators, supervisors of science, principals and others dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of science education in our schools.
    • 1989 to Present Texas Section American Association of Physics Teachers
      President, Section Representative
      TSAAPT was established in 1930 with the fundamental goal of ensuring the “dissemination of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching.”
    • 1980 to Present National Science Teacher Association
      Science Scope Editorial Board
      The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.

Awards and Honors

    • Nov  2017 Skoog Cup College Faculty Award sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Texas Tech University
    • Mar  2014 Katherine Mays Award sponsored by Texas Section of American Association of Physics Teachers
    • May  2011 APS Excellence in Education sponsored by American Physical Society
    • Jul  2008 Homer Dodge Distinguished Service Citation sponsored by American Association of Physics Teachers
    • May  2002 Lamar High School Teacher of the Year sponsored by Lamar High School
    • Mar  2000 RadioShack National American Teacher Award sponsored by Radio Shack

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Mar 2021 to Feb 2024 Preparing Secondary Teachers and Students for Quantum Information Science sponsored by  -  $998448
      (Funded)
    • Jan 2020 to Mar 2022 Preparing Secondary Teachers to Teach Quantum Information Science sponsored by  -  $97718
      (Funded)

Courses

      • SCIE 4607-001 CLINICAL TEACH SECONDARY GRADE
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SCIE 4107-001 CLINICAL TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SCIE 4607-001 CLINICAL TEACH SECONDARY GRADE
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SCIE 4107-001 CLINICAL TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SCIE 4607-001 STUDENT TEACH SECONDARY GRADES
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SCIE 4107-001 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SCIE 4607-001 STUDENT TEACH SECONDARY GRADES
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SCIE 4107-001 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SCIE 4607-001 STUDENT TEACH SECONDARY GRADES
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SCIE 4107-001 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SCIE 4607-001 STUDENT TEACH SECONDARY GRADES
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SCIE 4107-001 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SCIE 4607-001 STUDENT TEACH SECONDARY GRADES
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SCIE 4107-001 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SCIE 4607-001 STUDENT TEACH SECONDARY GRADES
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SCIE 4107-001 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BIOL 4343-001 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112734)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BIOL 4343-101 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112734)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BIOL 4343-102 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112734)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • GEOL 4343-001 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112704)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • GEOL 4343-101 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112704)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • PHYS 4343-001 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112800)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • PHYS 4343-101 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112800)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • PHYS 4343-102 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112800)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SCIE 4607-001 STUDENT TEACH SECONDARY GRADES
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SCIE 4107-001 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BIOL 4343-001 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112734)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • BIOL 4343-101 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112734)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • BIOL 4343-102 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112734)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • GEOL 4343-001 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112704)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • GEOL 4343-101 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112704)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • GEOL 4343-102 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112704)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • PHYS 4343-001 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112800)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • PHYS 4343-101 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112800)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • PHYS 4343-102 RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH
        (Course Id: 112800)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SCIE 4607-001 STUDENT TEACH SECONDARY GRADES
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SCIE 4107-001 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • BIOL 3310-031 SELECTED TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 107658)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • BIOL 3310-032 SELECTED TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 107658)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • GEOL 4305-031 SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOLOGY
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108130)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • GEOL 4305-032 SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOLOGY
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108130)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • PHYS 4391-031 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108575)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • PHYS 4391-032 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108575)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SCIE 4607-001 STUDENT TEACH SECONDARY GRADES
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SCIE 4107-001 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • BIOL 3310-031 SELECTED TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 107658)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • BIOL 3310-032 SELECTED TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 107658)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • GEOL 4305-031 SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOLOGY
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108130)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • GEOL 4305-032 SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOLOGY
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108130)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • PHYS 4391-031 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108575)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • PHYS 4391-032 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108575)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SCIE 4607-001 STUDENT TEACH SECONDARY GRADES
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SCIE 4107-001 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • BIOL 3310-031 SELECTED TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 107658)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • BIOL 3310-032 SELECTED TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 107658)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • GEOL 4305-031 SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOLOGY
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108130)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • GEOL 4305-032 SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOLOGY
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108130)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • PHYS 4391-031 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108575)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • PHYS 4391-032 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108575)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SCIE 4607-001 STUDENT TEACH SECONDARY GRADES
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SCIE 4107-001 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching | Course Id: 108291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • BIOL 3310-031 SELECTED TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 107658)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • BIOL 3310-032 SELECTED TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 107658)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • GEOL 4305-031 SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOLOGY
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108130)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • GEOL 4305-032 SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOLOGY
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108130)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • PHYS 4391-031 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108575)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • PHYS 4391-032 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108575)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SCIE 4607-001 STUDENT TEACH SECONDARY GRADES
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SCIE 4107-001 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SCIE 4192-001 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching Supplemental | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SCIE 4192-002 SEL TOP SCI
        (Topic: Student Teaching Supplemental | Course Id: 108291)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SCIE 1102-002 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SCIE 4607-001 STUDENT TEACH SECONDARY GRADES
        (Course Id: 111803)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SCIE 4107-001 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 111802)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SCIE 1101-001 STEP 1: INQRY APPRCH TEACHING
        (Course Id: 108273)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SCIE 1102-001 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SCIE 1102-002 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • BIOL 3310-031 SELECTED TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 107658)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • BIOL 3310-032 SELECTED TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 107658)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • PHYS 4391-031 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108575)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • PHYS 4391-032 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Research Methods | Course Id: 108575)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SCIE 1101-001 STEP 1: INQRY APPRCH TEACHING
        (Course Id: 108273)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SCIE 1102-001 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SCIE 1102-002 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SCIE 1102-003 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SCIE 1101-002 STEP 1: INQRY APPRCH TEACHING
        (Course Id: 108273)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SCIE 1101-004 STEP 1: INQRY APPRCH TEACHING
        (Course Id: 108273)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SCIE 1102-001 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SCIE 1102-002 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ECED 5312-001 SCI INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
        (Course Id: 111780)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SCIE 1102-001 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SCIE 1102-002 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SCIE 1102-003 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ECED 4312-003 SCIENCE/HEALTH EARLY & ELEM ED
        (Course Id: 111513)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ECED 4312-005 SCIENCE/HEALTH EARLY & ELEM ED
        (Course Id: 111513)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SCIE 1101-002 STEP 1: INQRY APPRCH TEACHING
        (Course Id: 108273)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SCIE 1101-004 STEP 1: INQRY APPRCH TEACHING
        (Course Id: 108273)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SCIE 1102-001 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SCIE 1101-001 STEP 1: INQRY APPRCH TEACHING
        (Course Id: 108273)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SCIE 1101-002 STEP 1: INQRY APPRCH TEACHING
        (Course Id: 108273)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SCIE 1102-001 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SCIE 1102-002 STEP 2: INQUIRY LESSON DESIGN
        (Course Id: 108274)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011

Service to the Profession

    • 2000 to  2021
      Program Coordinator
      Physics Teaching Resource Agents
      National supervision of physics support for K-16 educators
    • 2013 to  2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      National Science Teacher Association
      On Science Scope Review Board, currently volunteer to review submissions
    • Jan 2016 to  Jan 2019
      Board of Directors
      American Association of Physics Teachers
    • 2009 to  2013
      Board of Directors (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Texas Section of American Association of Physics Teachers
      Presidential Chain, Section Representative
    • 2008 to  2009
      Officer, President/Elect/Past
      Texas Science Education Leadership Association