My Reading List

Updated Feb 2020


  • Stein, J. (2019). In Defense of Elitism: Why I’m Better Than You and You are Better Than Someone Who Didn’t Buy This Book. Grand Central Publishing.
  • Carroll, S. (2019). Something deeply hidden: quantum worlds and the emergence of spacetime. Dutton.
  • Power, S. (2019). The Education of an Idealist. Harper Collins UK.

Recent Past

  • Ohler, N. (2017). Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • Momaday, N. S. (1968). House made of dawn. Harper Perennial.
  • Pinker, S. (2007). The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature. Penguin.
  • Momaday, N. S. (1969). The Way to Rainy Mountain. University of New Mexico Press.
  • Kelly, S. (2017). Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery. Transworld.
  • Stallworth, R. (2018). Black Klansman. Random House.
  • Rather, D., & Kirschner, E. (2017). What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism. Algonquin Books.
  • Wertsch, J. V. (1991). Voices of the Mind: A Sociocultural Approach to Mediated Action. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • McPhee John, A. (1986). Rising from the Plains. Noonday, Canada.
  • Thompson, J. P. (2018). River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster. Torrey House Press.
  • Deloria, V. (1994). God is red: a native view of religion. Fulcrum Publishing.
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By Bud Talbot

I’m a science educator, teacher, and researcher. More specifically, I am an Associate Professor of science education at the University of Colorado Denver in the School of Education and Human Development. I currently teach pre-service and in-service science teachers, undergraduate peer Learning Assistants (LAs), and doctoral students. My research focuses on peer learning support in undergraduate science courses across the disciplines, and my particular interest is in physics education research (PER). Prior to entering academia, I taught science in grades 7-12 for seven years in US public schools, primarily physics in 11th and 12th grade.

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