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About Eleanor

Dr. Eleanor Sayre is a Professor of Physics at Kansas State University and co-Director of the Professional development for Emerging Education Researchers (PEER) Institute.  Her lab conducts research on how university faculty members become better at their jobs, including their pedagogical practices as well as their growing expertise in leading research labs. Her lab also conducts research on how physics undergraduates plan for professional life after graduation, linking their growing technical knowledge with their perceptions of what it means to do physics. Through her work with PEER, she supports other research community members: nudging papers to publication, consulting on grants, and facilitating ethical access to data.  She is passionate about supportive and humane research mentorship for emerging researchers from undergraduates to faculty embarking on new research programs.


Fulbright Research Chair in STEM Education, University of Calgary, 2017-2018


Physics Education, Ohio State University, 08/2007-06/2009


Physics, University of Maine , 12/2007


Teaching Physics, University of Maine , 08/2005


Physics, Grinnell College, 05/2002

Interested in
  • Mentoring
  • Mentorship
  • Speaking
  • Consulting
  • DEI/STEM Community Engagement
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