Michael Marder

Executive Director, UTeach
Office Location: 
PAI 4.02
Postal Address: 
120 Inner Campus Drive Stop G2550 | Austin, TX 78712-1255

Michael Marder has been the Co-Director of UTeach since 1998.  He has overseen its growth from a pilot  with less than 50 students to a fully fledged collaboration between the Colleges of Natural Sciences and Education serving more than 500 students and preparing 60-80 secondary mathematics and science teachers each year. He has also participated in the expansion of UTeach since to more than 40 universities across the US, and currently serves as the Executive Director of the UTeach Science Program, overseeing all aspects of UTeach operations.

Marder arrived at UT Austin in 1988 as an Assistant Professor of Physics. He was promoted to Associate and then full Professor based upon his theoretical, numerical, and experimental studies of the physics of fracture. His current research focuses upon the rupture of rubber and hydro-fracturing of shales.

Interesting Note: Apart from physics and the preparation of teachers, my interests include violin, and assisting my wife with archaeological projects.

  1. C Walkington and M Marder, Classroom Observation and Value-Added Models Give Complementary Information about Quality of Mathematics Teaching in Designing Teacher Evaluation Systems, T Kane, K Kerr and R Pianta, eds, (Jossey-Bass, 2014)
  2. T Patzek and F Male and M Marder,Gas production in the Barnett Shale obeys a simple scaling theory, PNAS,  110,  19731-19736 ( 2013)
  3. M. Moura and M. Marder, Tearing of free-standing graphene, Physical Review E, 88,  032405/1-10, 2013
  4. A Bendinelli and M Marder, Visualization of longitudinal student data, Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 8, 020119/1-15 (2012).
  5. M. Marder, Research Methods for Science, Cambridge University Press, 2011
  6. M. Marder, Condensed Matter Physics (second edition) Wiley, New York, 2010
  7. Eran Bouchbinder and Jay Fineberg and M Marder, Dynamics of Simple Cracks, Annual Reviews of Condensed Matter Physics 1 pp. 371-395 (2010)
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