PROMOTION REPORT - INDIVIDUAL

(August 1, 2006 - September 23, 2009)

 

 

Candidate for promotion to: Associate Professor

 

I.   GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 

Faculty Name:

Eric I. Barnes

 

Department:

Physics & Astronomy

 

 

Education

 

Ph D, Louisiana State University, Physics. (2001).

MS, Louisiana State University, Physics. (1998).

BS, Northeast Missouri State University, Physics. (1995).

 

II.  NARRATIVES

 

A.  Teaching Narrative

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B.  Scholarship Narrative

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C.  Service Narrative

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III.  TEACHING

 

A.  Teaching Schedule

 

Spring 2009

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

PHY - Physics 104-1

FUND PHYSICS II

No

No

137

4

Classroom

Download File (barnes.eric/schteach/syllabus-12.pdf)

PHY - Physics 104-2

FUND PHYSICS II

No

 

78

4

Classroom

PHY - Physics 343-1

THERMODYNAMICS

No

Yes

12

3

Classroom

Download File (barnes.eric/schteach/syllabus-13.pdf)

PHY - Physics 498-8

PHYS/AST RESEARCH

No

 

2

1

Applied Lesson

 

Fall 2008

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

PHY - Physics 103-1

FUND PHYSICS I

No

No

150

4

Classroom

Download File (barnes.eric/schteach/syllabus-11.pdf)

PHY - Physics 103-2

FUND PHYSICS I

No

No

149

4

Classroom

PHY - Physics 498-6

PHYS/AST RESEARCH

No

No

1

1

Applied Lesson

 

 

Spring 2008

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

CMP - Computational Science 490-1

SENIOR COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE PROJECT

No

 

1

3

Independent Study

PHY - Physics 104-1

FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS II

No

No

132

4

Classroom

PHY - Physics 104-2

FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS II

No

 

77

4

Classroom

PHY - Physics 343-1

THERMODYNAMICS

No

Yes

23

3

Classroom

PHY - Physics 498-8

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY RESEARCH

No

 

2

1

Applied Lesson

 

 

Fall 2007

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

PHY - Physics 103-1

FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS I

No

No

140

4

Classroom

PHY - Physics 103-2

FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS I

No

No

143

4

Classroom

PHY - Physics 498-13

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY RESEARCH

Yes

No

1

1

Applied Lesson

PHY - Physics 498-15

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY RESEARCH

Yes

No

1

3

Applied Lesson

 

 

Spring 2007

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

PHY - Physics 104-1

FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS II

Yes

No

119

4

Classroom

PHY - Physics 104-2

FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS II

Yes

No

73

4

Classroom

PHY - Physics 343-1

THERMODYNAMICS

Yes

No

22

3

Classroom

 

 

Fall 2006

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

PHY - Physics 103-1

FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS I

Yes

No

144

4

Classroom

PHY - Physics 103-2

FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS I

Yes

No

142

4

Classroom

PHY - Physics 103-L57

FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS I

Yes

No

24

0

Laboratory

 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants

 

Barnes, E. I. (Principal), Ragan, R. J. (Co-Principal), Sudhakaran, G. R. (Co-Principal), External Grant, "Impact of Active-Learning Techniques on Long-Term Material Retention and Student Attitudes", National Science Foundation, Currently Under Review, $181,671.00. (sub: May 19, 2009).

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B.  Additional Teaching Evidence

 

Teaching Appendix 1: Sample Peer Instruction Questions

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Teaching Appendix 2: Summary of Direct Assessment

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Teaching Appendix 3: Examples of Indirect Assessment

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Teaching Appendix 4: Peer Evaluations

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IV. SCHOLARSHIP

 

A.  Intellectual Contributions

 

Published and Accepted

 

1.   Journal Article, Academic Journal

 

Barnes, E. I., Lanzel, P., Williams, L. L. R.  (2009). The Radial Orbit Instability in Collisionless N-Body Systems. The Astrophysical Journal, 704, 372.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Workload

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Peer-reviewed

90%

Barnes, Eric I.

Lanzel, Paul

Williams, Liliya L. R.

First author major contributor

International

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Lanzel, P., Barnes, E. I. (2009). Global Behavior of the Radial Orbit Instability. Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics, Vol. 22, Aug. 12.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Workload

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Peer-reviewed

90%

Lanzel, Paul

Barnes, Eric I.

First author major contributor

International

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Bellovary, J., Dalcanton, J. J., Babul, A., Quinn, T., Maas, R., Austin, C. G., Williams, L. L.R., Barnes, E. I. (2008). The Role of the Radial Orbit Instability in Dark Matter Halo Formation and Structure. The Astrophysical Journal, 685, 739.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Workload

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Peer-reviewed

90%

Bellovary, Jillian

Dalcanton, Julianne J.

Babul, Arif

Quinn, Tom

Maas, Ryan

Austin, Crystal G.

Williams, Liliya L.R.

Barnes, Eric I.

First author major contributor

International

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Reese, A. S., Williams, T. B., Sellwood, J. A., Barnes, E. I., Powell, B. (2007). Photometric Decomposition of Barred Galaxies. The Astronomical Journal, 133, 2846.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Workload

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Peer-reviewed

90%

Reese, Adam S.

Williams, Theodore B.

Sellwood, Jerry A.

Barnes, Eric I.

Powell, B.

First author major contributor

International

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Barnes, E. I., Kosowsky, A., Sellwood, J. A. (2007). Milgrom Mass Models for Spiral Galaxies from 2-D Velocity Maps. The Astronomical Journal, 133, 1698.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Workload

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Peer-reviewed

90%

Barnes, Eric I.

Kosowsky, Arthur

Sellwood, Jerry A.

First author major contributor

International

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Barnes, E. I., Williams, L. L. R., Babul, A., Dalcanton, J. J. (2007). Velocity Distributions from Nonextensive Thermodynamics. The Astrophysical Journal, 655, 847.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Workload

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Peer-reviewed

90%

Barnes, Eric I.

Williams, Liliya L. R.

Babul, Arif

Dalcanton, Julianne J.

First author major contributor

International

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Barnes, E. I., Williams, L. L. R., Babul, A., Dalcanton, J. J. (2007). Density Profiles of Collisionless Equilibria. II. Anisotropic, Spherical Systems. The Astrophysical Journal, 654, 814.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Workload

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Peer-reviewed

90%

Barnes, Eric I.

Williams, Liliya L. R.

Babul, Arif

Dalcanton, Julianne J.

First author major contributor

International

Download File (barnes.eric/intellcont/rho2-1.pdf)

 

Works in Progress

 

1.   Journal Article, Academic Journal

 

Williams, L. L. R., Barnes, E. I., Austin, C. G. Spherical Collisionless Relaxation, Anisotropy, and {rho/sigma^3}. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, submitted.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Peer-reviewed

90%

Barnes, Eric I.

Williams, Liliya L. R.

International

 

Barnes, E. I., Williams, L. L. R. Entropy Production in Collisionless Systems. The Astrophysical Journal, in preparation.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Peer-reviewed

90%

Barnes, Eric I.

Williams, Liliya L. R.

International

 

 

Other Scholarly Activities

 

1.   Paper presented at academic conference

 

Barnes, E. I., Minn. State U. - Mankato Physics Seminar, "Shedding Light on Dark Matter". (Date Presented: March 26, 2009).

 

Barnes, E. I., UW-L Faculty Research Day, "Building Realistic Barred Galaxies". (Date Presented: January 23, 2009).

 

Barnes, E. I., American Astronomical Society 212, St. Louis, MO, "Behavior of Stellar Orbits in a Barred Galaxy Model". (Date Presented: June 2008).

 

Barnes, E. I., Williams, L. L. R., American Astronomical Society 211, Austin, TX, "Understanding the Phase-space Structure of Simulated Dark Matter Halos". (Date Presented: January 2008).

 

2.   Editorial and Review Activities

 

"The Causes of Halo Shape Changes Induced by Cooling Baryons: Disks Versus Substructure", The Astrophysical Journal, Invited Manuscript Reviewer, (July 8, 2007 - Present).

 

"Dark Matter Equilibria in Galaxies and Galaxy Systems", The Astrophysical Journal, Invited Manuscript Reviewer, (September 5, 2008 - October 3, 2008).

 

"GHASP: An H-alpha kinematic survey of spiral and irregular galaxies - VI. 100 new H-alpha data cubes for 107 galaxies.", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Invited Manuscript Reviewer, (March 19, 2008 - May 7, 2008).

 

3.   Research Currently in Progress

 

Barnes, Eric I, Victor P. Debattista, "Describing Stellar Orbits in Nonaxisymmetric Galaxy Models", On-Going, Scholarly.

 

Barnes, Eric I, Liliya L.R. Williams, Paul Lanzel, "Constraining Physically Motivated Gravitational Equilibria of Dark Matter Halos", On-Going, Scholarly.

 

 

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

 

Barnes, E. I. (Principal), Williams, L. L. R. (Co-Principal), "Constraining Physically Motivated Gravitational Equilibria of Dark Matter Halos"(Funded), External Grant, Sponsored by NASA, $154,301.00. (Date Submitted: June 6, 2006, July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010).

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Barnes, E. I. (Principal), "Describing Orbits in Nonaxisymmetric Galaxy Models"(Funded), UW-L Grant, $5,622.00. (Date Submitted: October 20, 2006, July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008).

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Barnes, E. I. (Principal), "Developing Physical Models of Collisionless Equilibria"(Not Funded), External Grant, Sponsored by Research Corporation, $34,220.00. (Date Submitted: November 15, 2006).

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Barnes, E. I. (Principal), Sellwood, J. A. (Co-Principal), Williams, T. B. (Co-Principal), "Identifying and Analyzing Noncircular Motions in Spiral Galaxies"(Not Funded), External Grant, Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $138,760.00. (Date Submitted: November 15, 2006).

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Student Research

 

1.   Graduate Student Theses/Projects

 

Thesis Committee Member, Burand, Elizabeth, Biology, "PC12 Cell Culture in a Direct Current Culture Matrix," (February 2006 – May 2009).

Role: I assisted with the design of the main measurement apparatus used in Liz' work.

Comments: Liz is experimenting with the effect of electric fields on neural cell growth and behavior.  Her main advisor suggested that she involve a physics professor for assistance with the associated physics component.  I recently attended Liz' successful thesis defense.

 

2.   Undergraduate Research

 

Lanzel, Paul, Physics & Astronomy, "Investigating Self-Gravitating Collisionless Collapses”, Completed. (June 2007 - August 2009).

Role: I have introduced Paul to some general aspects of astrophysics research (literature searches, background readings, etc.) as well as the specific tools necessary for this project (computer programming in fortran and IDL, the physics of self-gravity and orbits, etc.).  I mentored the preparation of a manuscript that has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics.  Paul has been supported by my NASA grant during his research work.

Significant Student Involvement: Paul and I worked closely during the Summer of 2007 to develop computer code necessary to this project.  Paul often independently modified and implemented code that I had written.  The testing and improvement Paul provided was essential.  During the Summer of 2008, Paul became quite independent in his research.  He started to view the endeavor as his, and his thinking about the problem clarified immensely.  He submitted a paper based on his work to The Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics for publication late in 2008.  During the Spring and Summer of 2009, Paul continued his work by looking at the differences between density profiles of systems using spherical volumes versus ellipsoidal volumes.  Paul received official acceptance of his article from The Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics in August 2009. 

Dates and Locations Presented:

UW-L's Annual Celebration of Research and Creativity – Poster. La Crosse, WI. (March 2008).

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) – Poster. Salisbury, MD. (April 2008).

UW-L's Annual Celebration of Research and Creativity – Oral Presentation. La Crosse, WI. (March 2009).

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) – Oral Presentation. La Crosse, WI. (April 2009).

 

Alexander, Amanda, Physics & Astronomy, "The Origins of Density Profiles in Dark Matter Halos." In-Process. (September 2008 - Present).

Role: I am training Amanda to work with linux computer systems, fortran and IDL programming, and some more advanced physics ideas so that she can independently investigate how collections of dark matter behave.

Significant Student Involvement: Amanda has looked at quantifying how well the density profiles of simulated self-gravitating systems are described by a number of theoretically motivated models.  She is continuing to look for correlations between model properties.

Dates and Locations Presented:

UW-L's Annual Celebration of Research and Creativity – Poster. La Crosse, WI. (March 2009).

 

Stout, Jesse, Physics & Astronomy, "Investigating the Physics of Self-gravitating Systems in an Expanding Universe," In-Process. (January 2009 - Present).

Role: I have guided Jesse through the basics of linux/unix, running fortran routines, and using IDL programs.

Significant Student Involvement: Jesse has really just begun to get workable results.  Unfortunately, computer malfunctions have slowed his progress appreciably.

 

 

Modi, Chintan, Physics & Astronomy, "Modeling Density and Velocity Profiles of Dark Matter Halos," Completed. (May 2009 - August 2009).

Role: I have introduced Chintan to linux/unix systems, the IDL programming language, and some basic literature searching techniques.  Chintan has not taken an astronomy class, so I am also bringing him up to speed on several ideas important to the work he is doing.  Chintan was supported by my NASA grant while doing research.

Significant Student Involvement: Chintan has become nearly self-sufficient in programming simple routines in IDL.  He has analyzed a large number of simulations, producing important summary plots and information.

 

 

B.  Additional Scholarship Evidence

 

Scholarship Appendix 1: Publication Title Pages

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Scholarship Appendix 2: Successful Grant Information

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V.  SERVICE

 

A.  Service

 

Department Service

 

Assessment Committee, Chair. (June 2009 - Present)

 

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, UW-L Representative and Advisory Committee Member. (May 2009 - Present)

 

Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP), Representative. (April 2007 - Present)

 

University Technology Liason, Departmental Representative. (April 2007 - Present)

 

Departmental Webmaster. (September 2006 - Present)

 

Distinguished Lecture Series Committee, Member. (September 2007 - May 2009)

 

Assessment Committee, Secretary. (September 2006 - May 2009)

 

Campus Close-Up Committee, Member. (September 2006 - May 2009)

 

Library Liason. (September 2006 - May 2009)

 

2008 Search & Screen Committee, Member & Secretary. (May 2008 - March 2009)

 

Bylaws Revision Committee, Member. (March 2008 - March 2009)

 

2007 Search & Screen Committee, Member & Secretary. (June 2007 - December 2007)

 

College Service

 

Dean's Distinguished Fellowship, Member. (March 2008 - Present)

 

SAH Undergraduate Research Travel and Supplies Grant Committee, Chair. (January 2009 - May 2009)

 

SAH Undergraduate Research Travel and Supply Grants Committee, Member. (September 2006 - December 2008)

 

 

University Service

 

1.   Committee Involvement

 

Cultural Affairs, Member. (August 2007 - Present)

 

Professional and Community Service

 

1.   Other professional and community service

 

Student Organization, La Crosse Secular Student Society, Faculty Advisor, (October 2008 - Present).

 

Professional, NASA Astrophysics Theory and Fundamental Physics Review Panel, Grant Proposal Reviewer, (August 24, 2007 - September 26, 2007).

 

Service Presentations

 

Barnes, Eric I. , Amanda, Alexander (Co-Presenter), "Rockets - Girls in Science", UW-L. (June 27, 2009).

 

Barnes, Eric I., Adams, Elizabeth (Co-Presenter), Osterreich, Lindsey (Co-Presenter), "Physics In Action - Girls in Science", UW-L. (June 23, 2007).

 

Professional Memberships

 

American Association of Physics Teachers, National.

 

American Astronomical Society, International.

The AAS is the major professional association of astronomers and astrophysicists with members world-wide.

 

Division on Dynamical Astronomy, International.

The DDA is a sub-group of the American Astronomical Society that is primarily concerned with the dynamics of astronomical objects like asteroids, comets, planets, stars, and galaxies.

 

 

Grants

 

Barnes, E. I. (Principal), Stewart, G. (Supporting), Sallmen, S. M. (Supporting), Sudhakaran, G. R. (Supporting), External Grant, "A Brief History of Galaxies: Science in Action", NASA, Not Funded, $15,000.00. (sub: March 27, 2007).

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B.  Additional Service Evidence

 

Service Appendix 1: Summary of Dual-degree Tracking

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Service Appendix 2: Distinguished Lecture Series Information

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Service Appendix 3: Girls in Science Information

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VI. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

A.  Awards and Honors

 

SAPA Students Advocating Potential Ability ) Most Accessible Award Nominee. (April 7, 2009).

 

B.  Faculty Development

 

Workshop, "11th Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning", UW-L, La Crosse, WI, United States, (September 4, 2009).

 

Workshop, "Using Research Based Curricula and Tools to Promote  Active Learning in Introductory Courses", National Science Foundation, Eugene, OR, United States, (June 29, 2009 - July 1, 2009).

 

Conference, "Faculty College", UW System, United States, (May 26, 2009 - May 29, 2009).

 

Workshop, "Assessment of General Education Learning Outcomes", UW-L, La Crosse, WI, United States, (August 29, 2008).

 

Workshop, "Achievement, Equity and Retention", CATL, La Crosse, WI, United States, (August 26, 2008).

 

Workshop, "9th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning:Managing the Teaching Load", UW-L, La Crosse, WI, United States, (August 28, 2007).

 

Workshop, "The UW-La Crosse Teaching Portfolio Colloquia", UW-L, La Crosse, WI, United States, (January 10, 2007).

 

Workshop, "Workshop for New Physics and Astronomy Faculty", American Association of Physics Teachers; American Astronomical Society; American Physical Society, College Park, Maryland, United States, (October 26, 2006 - October 29, 2006).

 

Workshop, "8th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning: Documenting Student Learning", UW-L, La Crosse, WI, United States, (August 29, 2006).