Mark Paddock

Mark Paddock

Ph.D UC San Diego 1991


Office: MHA 1623
Phone: (858) 534-2504

Research Statement

Obtained Ph.D. in physics (biophysics) and have twenty additional years of academic teaching and research experience. Currently hold a Assistant Teaching Professor position in the Department of Physics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Have taught over 3,000 students at UCSD, predominantly in the Physics 1 series, with great success and consistently favorable student evaluations. Utilize iClicker technology to engage students in lecture to encourage think pair share strategies and receive immediate feedback for problem solving strategy. Assisting with development of state-of- the-art online technology Kudu for engaged textbook, pre-lecture and homework assignments to encourage student participation and responsibility. Developed new demonstrations to engage students in physics 1 and physics 2 lecture and laboratory courses. Currently recording a set for Physics 1A. Developed core course on Genetics and Physiology of Photosynthetic Microorganisms for the Biofuels Science Technician Certificate Program, part of the EDGE (Educating and Developing workers for the Green Economy) initiative. Supervised students and
postdocs on projects and initiated international collaborations in UCSD research laboratories in physics, chemistry and biology. Have used this portal to connect undergraduate and underrepresented students to direct hands-on research at UCSD.