Research Scientist & Data Analyst
Michael Cahill, PhD, has been a research scientist and project manager at CIRCLE since September 2011. His primary research interests are in memory and individual differences in concept-learning, particularly in applying basic findings from these areas into real-world classroom situations.
Michael helps design, implement, and evaluate a variety of research projects at CIRCLE, including evaluations of active-learning curricula in Physics (“Active Physics”) and an investigation of the role of individual differences in concept-learning in General Chemistry. His roles include coordinating research activities with faculty, helping with the management, analysis, and presentation of data, and writing grant proposals and research reports in collaboration with CIRCLE’s co-directors and other CIRCLE staff.