Mark Moldwin

Professor

Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering


Contact

Email: mmoldwin@umich.edu

Phone:  (734) 647-3370

Fax: (734) 734-647-3083

Office

1418 Space Research Bldg.
2455 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143
Teaching

Teaching

I love teaching. I have taught at all university levels from freshman introductory physics, to freshman courses for non-science majors, to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. I collaborate with my colleagues in the science education research community to improve my teaching and have conducted research in space science education. I have earned several teaching awards from Florida Tech, UCLA and UM and was rated as a Top 10 Professor by the Associated Students of UCLA.

I developed the first course on Space Weather for non-science majors and wrote the textbook, Introduction to Space Weather (Cambridge University Press).

"Highly Recommended" by ALA Choice

(Faculty Colleagues: request a examination copy from Cambridge)

Textbook Cover

UM Courses Taught

Fall 2016: SPACE103 Introduction to Space Weather and CLIMATE110 The Collapse of Western Civilization

Winter 2016: SPACE 101 Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering

Fall 2015: SPACE103 Introduction to Space Weather and CLIMATE110 The Collapse of Western Civilization

Winter 2015: AOSS 101 Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering

Fall 2014: AOSS 103 Introduction to Space Weather (new course)

Winter 2014: AOSS 101 Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering

Fall 2013: AOSS 370 Introduction to Solar-Terrestrial Physics

Winter 2013: AOSS 101 Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering

Fall 2012: AOSS 477 Space Weather Modeling

Winter 2012: AOSS 101 Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering

Fall 2011: AOSS 574 Physics of the Space Environment

Winter 2011: AOSS 101 Introduction to Rocket Science and the Space Environment

Fall 2010: AOSS 605 Planetary Electrodynamics

Winter 2010: AOSS 477 Space Weather Modeling

Previous UCLA and Florida Tech Courses Taught

(FIT) Physics 1, Physics 2, Thermodynamics, Atmospheric Physics, Space Physics, Plasma Physics, Observational Techniques in Space Physics, Planetary Atmospheres, Whole Earth Course, Satellite Design, Critical Thinking, (UCLA) ESS 200C Space Plasmas, Fiat Lux Seminar: Space Weather, Honor Collegium: The Perils of Space: Intro to Space Weather, Fiat Lux Seminar: ESS 19 The past, present and future of human space exploration, ESS 265 Instrumentation, Data Processing, and Data Analysis in Space Physics, ESS 240 Space Plasma Physics, ESS 219 Planetary and Orbital Dynamics, ESS 7 The Perils of Space: An Introduction to Space Weather, General Education 70: The Origin and Evolution of the Cosmos, Earth and Life, ESS 19 The Physics of Toys, ESS 19 The End of Modern Civilization: Problems and Solutions, ESS 261 Ionospheric Physics

NASA LWS Heliophysics Summer School 2007

(Lead author of Chapter on magnetic structures)

Textbook

Teaching and Mentoring Awards

1998                    Florida Tech Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching
2006-07-08         Associated Students of UCLA Top Ten Professor
2007                    UCLA Motor Board Senior Honor Society “Tip of the Hat” Award
2009                    UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award
2009                    UCLA Fiat Lux Seminar Faculty Recognition Award
2014                    UM Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize
2017                    UM College of Engineering John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award
2017                     named UM Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Articles, Interviews and News about Teaching

2006 UCLA OID Interview

2009 UCLA Today Article on Teaching Award

2014 UM Record Article on TIP Award

2015 UM CRLT Video on TIP Dorm Room Labs

2016 AGU Waldo E. Smith Union Award

2017 UM Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship

2017 M-STEM-M-Engin Faculty Director Position