Eugenia Etkina is a physics educator (a former high school physics teacher) who directs the physics teacher preparation program and works in the field of Physics Education Research (PER). The physics teacher preparation program prepares is one of the largest in the US and is unique in a way it trains teachers. Eugenia's research focuses on physics, student reasoning, epistemology, language, and representations. In her teaching Eugenia believes that every student can learn physics and she models interactive inquiry-based physics instruction in multiple physics teaching methods courses that are a part of the program. She advises doctoral students both in the GSE and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.