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Amy Root, M.S., M.A. (she/her)

Professional portrait of Amy Root
  • Learning Center Specialist
  • Academic Skills Center

I am a Learning Center Specialist in the Academic Skills Center where I manage the Peer Tutoring program and teach academic skills courses.  I also lecture in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  My background is in physics, and I graduated from UWEC in 2009 with a major in physics and a minor in math.  I went on to earn my master’s degree in physics from The Ohio State University and then my master’s degree in science education from Iowa State University.  I taught high school science for 10 years before returning to UWEC and joining the ASC in 2023.  Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys, reading, running, and playing video games.  I find meaning in helping people, especially students, so please reach out if there is any way I can support your success at UWEC. 


University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (B.S.) - Physics
The Ohio State University (M.S.) - Physics
Iowa State University (M.A.T.) - Science Education