Bennett Goldberg, PhD

Principal Investigator, Northwestern University

Bennett Goldberg is the Director of Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching; Assistant Provost for Learning and Teaching; and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University. He received a B.A from Harvard College in 1982, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University in 1984 and 1987. Following a Bantrell postdoc at MIT and the Francis Bitter National Magnet Lab, he joined the physics faculty at Boston University in 1989. He joined Northwestern University in August 2016.

Prior to working at Northwestern University, Bennett was the inaugural Director of STEM Education Initiatives in the Office of the Provost at Boston University, working with colleges, departments, and faculty in transforming courses to increase the amount of evidence-based and active-learning in STEM instruction, as well as to develop and implement training in teaching and learning for STEM PhDs and postdocs — our nation’s future faculty — and in creating classrooms that are inclusive to a diverse student body.

Nationally, Bennett has been active in building a network of universities preparing future faculty to be excellent researchers and excellent teachers, has co-authored two massive open online courses for PhDs and postdocs on STEM learning and teaching, and is involved in bringing together cross-sector organizations to scale effective strategies for increasing access to higher education for underrepresented groups.

View all profiles