School of Arts and Sciences
Jonathan W. Alfson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics

Ph.D., Oregon State University
M.S. Oregon State University
B.A. Arizona State University
B.S. Arizona State University

Dr. Jonathan Alfson teaches physics and mathematics courses. With a background in physics education research (PER), his research interests are focused on how students think and learn using external representations, with a particular attention to the coordination of multiple external representations.

Dr. Alfson loves seeing students work together to successfully solve challenging problems. He facilitates a classroom environment where students learn through direct practice, believing that problem-solving skills are best learned through solving problems in a supportive setting.

In his leisure time, Jonathan likes to swim, hike, and backpack.