Tesfaye Kibret

Term Instructor
Physics and Astronomy
CPSB 202N
907.786.1192
tgkibret@alaska.edu

Education

  • University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Germany
    • PhD studies in Education, December, 2012 – April, 2016
  • Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Science, Ethiopia
    • Master of Science in Physics, September 2001 – July 2003
  • Dilla College of Teacher Education and Health Sciences, Debub University, Ethiopia
    • Bachelor of Education in Physics, November 1996 – July 2000

Teaching Responsibilities

Currently teaching the following courses at Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA:
  • Basic Physics I laboratory
  • Basic Physics II laboratory
  • General Physics II Laboratory
  • Basic Physics I Problem Solving
  • General Physics I Problem Solving

Professional & Department Service

Taught the following undergraduate level physics courses:
  • University/Country: Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA
    • Basic Physics I laboratory
    • Basic Physics II laboratory
    • General Physics I laboratory
    • General Physics I Problem Solving
    • Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology Lab (Astronomy A104L)

Research Interests

Physics/Science Education:
  • Use of students’ performance feedback data for adaptive planning and teaching
  • Cognitive activation/critical thinking
  • Inquiry based teaching and learning
  • Teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge
  • Formative assessment of representational competence
  • Problem solving

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics:

  • Transport properties and spin dynamics

Publications

Getinet T (2016). Lesson Planning and Students’ Performance Feedback Data Use. PhD Dissertation, University of Koblenz- Landau, Germany. https://kola.opus.hbz-nrw.de/files/1309/diss_kibret.pdf

Abdisa G. & Getinet T. (2012). The Effect of Guided Discovery on Students’ Physics Achievement, Lat. Am. J. Phys. Educ. 6(4), 530 - 537.

Getinet T. (2012). Effect of Instructional Interventions on Students Learning Gains: An Experimental Research, Lat. Am. J. Phys. Educ. 6(2), 187-195.

Getinet T.(2011). Practices and Problems in Teaching and Learning Physics at Preparatory Schools in SNNPR of Ethiopia, Staff and Educational Development International,15(3), 155‐174.

Getinet T.(2011). Impact of Role Change in Teaching and Learning Physics on Students, Staff and Educational Development International, 15 (1), 53‐62.

Getinet T. (2010). High field dc electrical conductivity in silicon, Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics, 48, 2010, 192 -195.

Getinet T.( 2010). Hole Drift Mobility, Hall Coefficient and Coefficient of Transverse Magnetoresistance in Heavily Doped p‐type Silicon, International Journal of Pure and Applied Physics, 6 (2), 2010,109 -115.

Getinet T. (2007). Students Understanding of the Basic Concepts of Newtonian Mechanics vis‐à‐vis Lecture Method: The case of Dilla University, The Ethiopian Journal of Higher Education (EJHE), 4(2), 23 ‐35.

Getinet T. (2006). Causes of High Attrition Among Physics PPC Students of Dilla University, The Ethiopian Journal of Education (EJE), 26(1), 53‐66.

Getinet T. (2005). Hall coefficient and coefficient of transverse magnetoresistance of Intermediately doped n‐type silicon with mixed scattering, Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Science, 43, 2005,104 ‐ 108.

Career History/Work Experience

Other Trainings
  • Attended the following PhD level courses in Science and Mathematics Education, at College of Education, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia:
    • Fundamentals of Curriculum Theories and Development in Science and Mathematics Education
    • Advanced Quantitative Research Designs and Statistics in Education
    • Advanced Learning Theories and Applications in Science and Mathematics Education
    • Advanced Qualitative Research methods in Education
    • Conceptual Change in Physics
    • Solid State Physics
  • Attended a one year higher diploma at Dilla University and awarded a license of Professional Teacher Educator
Academic Employment History (Work Experience)
  • Term Instructor, August 2016 - present
    • Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA
  • Assistant Professor, July 2010 - November 2012
    • Department of Physics Education, Institute of Educational Research, College of Education, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Lecturer, July 2008 - July 2010
    • Department of Physics Education, College of Education, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Lecturer, July 2003 – July 2008
    • Department of Physics, Dilla University, Ethiopia
  • Graduate Assistant, September 2000 - August 2001
    • Dilla College of Teacher Education and Health Sciences, Debub University, Ethiopia

Teaching Experience
Taught the following undergraduate level physics courses:

  • University/Country: Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA
    • Basic Physics I laboratory
    • Basic Physics II laboratory
    • General Physics I laboratory
    • General Physics I Problem Solving
    • Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology Lab (Astronomy A104L)
  • University/Country: Department of Physics (Dilla University, and Addis Ababa University), Ethiopia.
    • Mechanics & Heat (Algebra based)
    • Mechanics & Heat (Calculus based)
    • Electricity & Magnetism (Algebra based)
    • Electricity & Magnetism (Calculus based)
    • Classical Mechanics
    • Introduction to Modern Physics
    • Introduction to Optics
    • Wave and Optics
    • Statistical physics I
    • Electronics, I & II
    • Electrodynamics I
    • Solid State Physics, I & II
    • Introduction to Physics Laboratory
    • Physics Laboratory I
    • Physics Laboratory II
    • Physics Laboratory III

Taught the following graduate level courses at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia:

  • Quantitative Research Methods in Education
  • Research Methods in Physics Education

Mentoring, couching and supervising:

  • Mentored, coached & supervised hundreds of undergraduates in their teaching practices (practicum) and research projects. (Dilla University and Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia).
  • Supervised 12 graduate students in their master thesis work in physics education (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia).

 

Duties & Responsibilities

Assignments & Responsibilities (Volunturee Experience)
Served in different academic administrative positions & committees:
  • Chairman of Physics Department, Dilla University, Ethiopia.
  • Assistant Head of Continuing Education Program, Dilla University, Ethiopia.
  • Head of teaching and learning support unit in the center of teaching learning support and academic skills enhancement, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
  • Research and Publication Committee, Dilla University, Ethiopia.
  • Head of Discipline Committee for Academic support staff, Dilla University, Ethiopia.
  • Student placement committee, Dilla University, Ethiopia.
  • Internal audit for Physical Society Association, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
  • Managing editor of IER FLAMBEAU, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
  • Module Approval Committee, Dilla University and Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.