"Dr. Russo is the best prof I've ever had. He is extremely passionate about physics and his enthusiasm creates an excellent learning environment"
- Introduction to Physics student
In 2019-2020 I was lecturer and course coordinator of Introduction to Physics I and practicals coordinator for Introduction to Physics II at the University of Toronto. These are large 1st year course for students pursuing degrees in life science. We used Eugenia Etkina's Investigative Science Learning Environment, a modern active-learning approach based on physics education research.
Previously I was professor of astronomy at Seneca College where I taught a course on the deep connections between music and astronomy. Students learned the foundations of astronomy, music, and computer programming and created their own music using astronomical data.
I have also led several professional development workshops designed to help high school teachers incorporate inquiry-based astronomy activities into their classrooms.