Professor of Astrophysics
Epic Finales: Experiential Assessment in Final Exams
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Anthony Crider: is a Professor of Astrophysics at Elon University in North Carolina. He received his Ph.D. from Rice University for his research on gamma-ray bursts and magnetars. Since then, he has published his work on a wide range of topics, including virtual worlds in education, the morphologies of active galaxies seen with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the imagery of modern protest movements, “epic finales” as a substitute for final exams, and virtual reality as a means to measure human balance. He is currently working on a second edition of The Trial of Galileo, a Reacting to the Past game for UNC Press.