Meet the Instructor
Oather Strawderman has taught Physics in Lawrence, Kansas since 1997. He is the Science Department Chair at Lawrence Free State High School. His teaching experience includes all forms of AP Physics. He has worked as a Question Leader, Table Leader, and Reader at the annual AP Physics Reading in June since 2012. As a result of his experience as a Reader, he has had the opportunity to be an item writer and reviewer for the AP Physics 1, 2, and C exams, including as a member of the AP Physics Instructional Design Team helping to develop the resources on AP Classroom. As a College Board-endorsed AP Physics International Consultant, he has presented day-long and week-long workshops in 35 states. He has also presented at multiple AP Annual Conferences and AAPT National Conferences. In addition, Oather was honored to have had the opportunity to present International Workshops in Kunming, China; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Toronto, Canada. Oather served for seven years as the Co-Chair of the AP Physics 2 Department Committee, where he helped develop the exam and worked on the preparation of the Curriculum Framework. He is also a member of the Rearticulation Committee that revamped the Curriculum Frameworks for all the AP Physics courses. His work on the Development Committee has also included membership on College Board’s Science Academic Advisory Committee and the AP Physics Course Audit Scoring Guide Development Committee. He has recently begun training other AP Consultants and mentoring new AP Physics Consultants for College Board as the Lead Consultant for AP Physics C. Oather is also an Instructor for AP Daily in AP Classroom for both AP Physics 1 & 2 and AP Live on YouTube for AP Physics 2. In addition to his work with AP Physics, Oather also conducts workshops for district and building staff to increase equity and access to their AP Programs. He has also recently begun presenting the new Cross-Curricular Skills AP Workshops. Further. Oather was just appointed the Chair of the College Board Science Academic Advisory Committee for which he will be advising College Board on all things science-related.
Oather can be reached at www.PhluidPhysics.com.