Suzanne White Brahmia

Associate Professor of Teaching

Director, STEM TRIAD

Director, Extended Physics Program

Email: brahmia "at" physics "dot" rutgers"dot"edu

Telephone Numbers:
    Office: (848) 445-8757
    MSLC: (848) 445-3123
    FAX: (732) 445-4343

Office: Serin W127
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    136 Frelinghuysen Road
    Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 USA

Extended Analytical Physics


Physics, the First Science

My Publications

My Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Sketch (updated January 2013)

The passion for adventure that led me to become Peace Corps physics teacher in Gabon, Africa transformed into a passion for teaching that drives everything I do. While in graduate school at Cornell University I pursued my love of physics by doing research in solid state physics.  Though my brain was happy, my social conscience wasn't satisfied so I decided to devote my career to researching and practicing the best methods of teaching physics. I came to Rutgers University to head the Extended Physics program and help run the Math and Science Learning Center . I have been teaching the Extended Analytical Physics course for ~150 under prepared engineering physics students ever since. Many of the students are female and/or underrepresented ethnic minorities.

My course provides a laboratory for testing various teaching theories and innovations. I work very closely with Eugenia Etkina in the Graduate School of Education. When I am not teaching and working with others to improve their courses, these are the projects that I currently work or collaborate on: