My research specialty is in the subfield of physics education research. These are some areas of active research for me:
  • How students use their prior knowledge while learning new physics concepts
  • Why women and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in physics
  • How students perceive physics as a choice of career and field of study

ResearchGate profile

Curriculum Vitae

Recent publications:

* indicates a TCNJ undergraduate student author

  1. E. Parisi*, G. Masia*, C. Reynolds*, & AJ Richards. Investigating students’ perception of careers and diversity issues within physics. The Physics Teacher, 61, pp. 140, (2023).
  2. AJ Richards.  Teaching electricity and magnetism using kinesthetic learning activitiesThe Physics Teacher, 58 (8), 572-576, (2020).
  3. M. Bellino, AJ Richards, M. Chessler, L. Madden, & N. Magee. “Recruiting Future Physics Teachers Through a Field-based Summer Enrichment Program.” In Opportunities and Challenges in Teacher Recruitment and Retention.  C. Rinke & L. Mawhinney (Eds).  IAP, pp. 259, (2019).
  4. AJ Richards.  Teaching mechanics using kinesthetic learning activitiesThe Physics Teacher, 57(1), p. 35-38, (2019).
  5. C. Horna* & AJ Richards. Investigating physics self-belief of female African-American students. The Physics Teacher, 56(7), p. 448-451, (2018).