Mark J. Lattery

Professor of Physics
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Halsey Science Center 351
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Contact Information

Phone: (920) 424-7105
FAX: (920) 424-1328


As an undergraduate, Lattery attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN (1984-1986) and Bethel College in St. Paul, MN (1986-1988). As a graduate student in physics at the University of Minnesota (1990-1996), Lattery was a member of the CLEO Collaboration at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). In 1996, Lattery earned a Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Minnesota based on experimental studies of the b-quark. He also earned a Masters degree in education from the University of Minnesota (Summa Cum Laude). In 1997, he joined the Department of Physics/Astronomy at the  University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Lattery lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin with his wife and two children.

For excellence in teaching, Lattery was named UW-System Wisconsin Teaching Scholar (2006) and Wisconsin Teaching Fellow (2000). Recent professional positions include: President of the Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers, Director of the Modeling Physical Science program, Chair of the American Association of Physics Teachers Committee on the History and Philosophy of Physics, and most recently, Graduate Program Coordinator of the Masters of Science in Education (MSE) Physics Track program. He currently holds the rank of Professor of Physics.

Lattery is engaged in a variety of theoretical and experimental studies of student model formation and development in introductory physics (Spencer Foundation, Grant #200800161). His research interests include physics education, standardized testing, and the history and philosophy of science. The author of many peer-reviewed research articles, Lattery has published in such diverse journals as Physical Review Letters, The Physics Teacher, School Science and Mathematics, Physics Education, and Science & Education.

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