Dr. Todd Leif
Science Instructor, Department Head
Ph.D. in Science Education - Kansas State University, 2008
MAT in Physics Education - Hastings College, 1989
BA in Physics, Mathematics - Hastings College, 1984
Todd Leif came to Cloud in August of 1989 as a physical science instructor. After nearly twenty years, he has become the department chairman. Leif is also an academic advisor and a head coach for the Academic Excellence program. Leif has been the Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas Section Representative for the American Association of Physics Teachers for the past ten years and is continuing his work in the organization at both the regional and national levels.
Currently, he is working with the "TYC Physics Project" on their new faculty instructor workshops. These workshops bring current physics education research into the classrooms of the most recent physics teaching hires among two-year colleges. Leif was a consultant to ESPN The Magazine during a recent article on "Football Physics" and has been published by "The Physics Teacher" in a paper discussing the use of "lava lamps" in the classroom. In 2011, Leif earned the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Distinguished Service Citation.
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