Zahra Hazari

Department of Engineering & Science Education
M-11 Holtzendorff Hall
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina
Phone: (864) 656-4317

“Ask in order to understand, and do not ask in order to find fault”


Associate Professor- Clemson University, SC (2013-)
Assistant Professor- Clemson University, SC (2008-2013)
Postdoctoral Fellow (Science Education)- Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, MA (2006-2008)
Ph.D. (Physics Education)- University of Toronto, ON (2006)
M.S. (Physics)- University of Toronto, ON (2000)
B.S. (Physics and Mathematics)- Florida Atlantic University, FL (1998)

Honors, Awards, and Funding:

  • Research on Gender in Science & Engineering (2010), National Science Foundation- “Sustainability topics as a route to female recruitment in engineering”– $498,414
  • Early Career Award (2010), National Science Foundation– “Changing the Landscape:Towards the development of a physics identity in high school”– $602,418
  • Award for Faculty Excellence (2010), Clemson University Board of Trustees
  • Best Paper Award (2009), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference, ERM Division– $1000
  • National Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006-2008), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada– C$76,000
  • Academic Excellence Award (2005), University of Toronto– C$2000
  • National Doctoral Fellowship (2002-2006), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada– C$76,700
  • Doctoral Fellowship (2002-2003), Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics– $28,000

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Proceedings [link]

Recent Courses:

MthSc 106 – Calculus I
PHYS 207 – General Physics I
ESED 800 – Engineering & Science Education Seminar
ESED 871 – Engineering & Science Education Research Methods