Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Doctorate of Science Education: Biological Sciences, June 2014
Mallinson Institute for Science Education , Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Early Research Requirement: Undergraduate biology students’ conceptions of the term ‘animal.’
Pre-Dissertation Comprehensive Critical Literature Review: College biology curricular resources.
Dissertation: Conceptual framework alignment between primary literature and education in animal behaviour.
Dissertation Committee Chair: Dr. Renee’ Schwartz
Dissertation Committee Members: Dr. Sharon Gill and Dr. Brandy Skjold

Master of Science in Biology, Apr 2009
Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Master’s Thesis: Behavioral effects of Bt maize on white-tailed deer, field experiment.
Thesis Committee Chair: Dr. Stephen Malcolm
Thesis Committee Members: Dr. David Karowe and Dr. David Cowan

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Cum Laude, Apr 2006
Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Lee Honors College Thesis: Food plant use by larvae of the milkweed tiger moth, field study.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI
Major: Biology, 71 Semester Hours

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Teaching

Face-to-Face Teaching Experience

Michigan State University, Center for Integrative Studies in General Science, East Lansing, MI
Academic Specialist, Aug 2017-Present

  • ISB 202, Applications of Environmental and Organismal Biology (3 credits)
    • 2017: One 16-week section
  • ISB 204, Applications of Biomedical Applications (3 credits)
    • 2017: One 16-week section

Michigan State University, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI
Summer Instructor, Jul 2016-Present

  • BS 162, Organismal and Population Biology (3 credits)
    • 2017: One 5-week section
  • IBIO 355, Ecology (3 credits)
    • 2017: One 5-week section
    • 2016: One 5-week section

Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs College, East Lansing, MI
Instructor, Aug 2016-May 2017

  • LB 145, Cellular and Molecular Biology (5 credits)
    • 2017: One 16-week lecture & two labs
  • LB 144, Organismal Biology (4 credits)
    • 2016: One 16-week lecture & two labs

Lake Michigan College, Natural Sciences, Benton Harbor, MI
Adjunct Faculty, May 2014-Aug 2014

  • BIOL 101, Biological Sciences (4 credits)
    • Summer 2014: Two 7-week sections

Western Michigan University, Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Kalamazoo, MI
Teaching Graduate Assistant, Instructor of Record, Sep 2010-Apr 2013

  • BIOS 2700, Introduction to Genetic and Molecular Basis of Life (4 credits)
    • 2013: One 16-week section
    • 2012: Two 16-week sections and One 7-week section
    • 2011: One 16-week section
    • 2010: One 16-week section

Western Michigan University, Department of Biological Sciences, Kalamazoo, MI
Teaching Graduate Assistant, Laboratory Instructor/Coordinator, Sep 2006-Apr 2009

  • BIOS 1510, Organismal Biology (4 credits)
    • 2009: One 16-week lab section
    • 2008: Two 16-week lab sections
    • 2007: Two 16-week lab sections
    • 2006: Two 16-week lab sections

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Online Teaching Experience

Southern New Hampshire University, College of Online and Continuing Education, Manchester, NH
Adjunct Faculty, Oct 2014-Present

  • SCI 200, Applied Natural Sciences (3 credits)
    • 2017: Three 8-week sections
  • ENV 344, Environmental Science Colloquium I (1 credit)
    • 2016: One 8-week section
  • ENV 444, Environmental Science Colloquium II (1 credit)
    • 2016: One 8-week section
  • SCI 219, Environmental Issues (3 credits)
    • 2016: One 8-week section
    • 2015: Two 8-week sections
    • 2014: One 8-week section
  • BIO 315, Ecological Principles and Methods (3 credits)
    • 2015: One 8-week section

Baker College, General Education, Flint, MI
Adjunct Faculty, Jun 2014-Present

  • SCI 4510, Environmental Science (3 semester hours)
    • 2017: One 6-week section
  • SCI 451, Environmental Science (4 quarter hours)
    • 2017: One 6-week section
    • 2016: Two 6-week sections
    • 2015: Two 6-week sections
    • 2014: Two 6-week sections

University of Phoenix, College of Humanities and Sciences, Phoenix, AZ
Adjunct Faculty, Feb 2010-Jun 2016

  • BIO 410, Genetics (3 credits)
    • 2016: One 5-week section
    • 2015: Two 5-week sections
  • BIO 100, Introduction to Life Science with Lab (4 credits)
    • 2015: One 9-week section
    • 2014: Two 9-week sections
    • 2013: Four 9-week sections
    • 2012: Three 9-week sections
  • SCI 245, Physical Geology (3 credits), seven 9-week courses
    • 2011: Four 9-week sections
    • 2010: Three 9-week sections

Colorado Technical University, General Education, Colorado Springs, CO
Adjunct Faculty, Apr 2014-Aug 2015

  • SCI 103, Science and Technology Laboratory Course (1.5 credits)
    • 2015: Two 5.5-week sections
  • SCI 101, Science and Technology (4.5 credits)
    • 2014: Two 5.5-week sections

     

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Curriculum Development for Department-wide Use

  • Michigan State University, Kellogg Biological Station, IBIO 355, Curriculum revision, 2016-2017
  • Baker College, SCI 451, Environmental Science Online, Curriculum revision, 2016
  • Southern New Hampshire University, BIO 101L, General Biology Lab, Course development, 2015
  • Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center, NGSS alignment across courses, 2014
  • Western Michigan University, BIOS 2700, Curriculum revisions, 2012-2013
  • Western Michigan University, SCI 5700, Cell Biology: Structures and Functions, online, Course development, 2013

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Practitioner Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Schwartz, R. S. (2016). Learning from the fruit fly: A card game for teaching Mendel’s laws, meiosis, and Punnett squares. The Science Teacher, 83(3), 39-47. (Download PDF)

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Rudge, D. W. (2014). Using David Lack’s observations of finch beak size to teach natural selection and the nature of science. The American Biology Teacher, 76(5), 312-317. DOI 10.1525/abt.2014.76.5.4. (Download PDF)

Conference Proceedings

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Rudge, D. W. (2011). Teaching the nature of science concept of multiple methods in science and the ecological concept of character displacement using a historical episode. In Seroglou, F., V. Koulountzos, & A. Siatras (eds.). Science & Culture: Promise, Challenge and Demand, Book of Proceedings for the Eleventh International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching (IHPST) and Sixth Greek History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Joint Conference, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-5 July 2011, Epikentro Publications. (Download PDF)

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Practitioner Workshops & Presentations

Sirot, L., Zimbler-DeLorenzo, H. (Organizers), Bessa, E., Bierema, A., & Clark, A. (2017). Re-invigorating your classroom with module-based teaching. Pre-Conference Workshop. The 54th Annual Conference of Animal Behavior Society, Toronto, Canada, 12-16 June 2017.

Bierema, A. M.-K. (2016). How to create an engaging and successful online science classroom. Oral Presentation. NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) National Conference on Science Education, Nashville, Tennessee, 31 March-3 April 2016.

Stoltzfus, J., McElhinny, T., & Bierema, A. (2015). Emphasizing biological core concepts using modeling activities in a large introductory cell and molecular biology course. Workshop. NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Professional Development Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, 11-14 November 2015.

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Schwartz, R. S. (2014). Teaching fruit fly genetics with cards. Oral Presentation. NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Boston National Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 3-6 April 2014.

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Schwartz, R. S. (2013). A literature review on the possible uses of course web sites. Poster Presentation. ACUBE (Association of College and University Biology Educators) Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, 18-19 October 2013.

Schwartz, R. S., & Bierema, A. M.-K. (2013). Teaching nature of science, science practices, and biology. Workshop. NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Professional Development Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 20-23 November 2013.

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Awards

  • National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences, 2015
  • WMU All-University Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award, 2014
  • WMU Mallinson Institute for Science Education Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award, 2013
  • WMU STEM (Steps Toward Exhibiting Mastery) Commitment to Excellence Award, 2010
  • WMU Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2008

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Research

ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0001-7164-4346

Research Publications

Bierema, A. M.-K., Schwarz, C., & Stoltzfus, J. (accepted). Engaging undergraduate biology students in scientific modeling: Analysis of group interactions, sense-making, and justification. CBE-Life Sciences Education.

Bierema, A. M.-K., Schwartz, R. S., & Gill, S. A. (2017). To what extent does current research and textbook content align? A methodology and case study. Journal of Research in Science Teaching54(8), 1097-1118. DOI:10.1002/tea.21399.

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Schwartz, R. S. (2015). Undergraduate biology students’ interpretations of the term ‘animal.’ Anthrozoös, 28(3), 371-383. DOI 10.1080/08927936.2015.1052269. (Download PDF)

Gill, S. A., & Bierema, A. M.-K. (2013). On the meaning of alarm calls: A review of functional reference in avian alarm calling (invited review). Ethology, 119(6), 449-461. DOI 10.1111/eth.12097. (Download PDF)

Henderson, C., Fynewever, H., Petcovic, H., & Bierema, A. (2012). Identifying the local impacts of national ATE centers on their host institutions: An exploratory study. Community College Review, 40(1), 3-24. DOI 10.1177/0091552112436678.

In Review

Bierema, A. M.-K., Hoskinson, A.-M., Moscarella, R. A., Lyford, A., Haudek, K., Merrill, J., & Urban-Lurain, M. The presence of cognitive bias in educational researchers.

Undergoing Analysis

Kraus*, M., Patel*, J., Raza*, S., & Bierema, A. Undergraduate students’ perceptions of biologists.

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Gill, S.A. To what extent can an inquiry-based exercise on de-extinction improve understanding of conservation and develop critical thinking?

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Gill, S. A. Yellow warbler response to graded alarm calls: Do they code for level of urgency?

* undergraduate student

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Education Research Conference Proceedings

Prevost, L., Bierema, A. M.-K., Kaplan, D., Knight, J., Lemons, P. P., Lira, C. T., . . . Urban-Lurain, M. (2016). An iterative approach to developing, refining and validating machine-scored constructed response assessments. Paper presented at the AAAS Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education, Washington, DC, 27-29 April 2016.

Urban-Lurain, M., Bierema, A. M.-K., Haudek, K. C., Hoskinson, A.-M., Kaplan, J., Knight, J. K., . . . Sydlik, M. A. (2016). Expanding a national network for Automated Analysis of Constructed Response assessments to reveal student thinking in STEM. Paper presented at the AAAS Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education, Washington, DC, 27-29 April 2016.

Bierema, A. M.-K., Stoltzfus, J. R., & Schwarz, C. V. (2015). The role of sense-making in undergraduate modeling activities. In Baumgartner, E. & Daniel, K. (committee co-chairs). Proceedings: 2015 Biology Education Research Symposium, NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Professional Development Conference, Providence, RI, 12 November 2015. (Download PDF)

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Schwartz, R. S. (2014). To what extent is the established conceptual framework of animal behaviour used in textbooks and the primary literature? In Halverson, K. (committee chair). Proceedings: 2014 Biology Education Research Symposium, NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Professional Development Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, 13 November 2014. (Download PDF)

Cook, L. J., Schwartz, R., Bierema, A., & Krajewski, S. (2014). Using concept maps to measure undergraduates’ nature of science conceptions during a biology course. In Halverson, K. (committee chair). Proceedings: 2014 Biology Education Research Symposium, NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Professional Development Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, 12-15 November 2014. (Download PDF)

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Schwartz, R. S. (2013). How do biology majors conceptualize the concept of animals? In Phillipson-Mower, T., & Halverson, K. (committee co-chairs). Proceedings: 2013 NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Biology Education Research Symposium, NABT Professional Development Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 21 November 2013. (Download PDF)

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Education Research Conference Presentations

Bierema, A., Hoskinson, A.M., Moscarella, R., Haudek, K., Merrill, J., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2016). The effects of random assortment and blinding on qualitative data analysis. Poster Presentation. SABER (The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education) National Meeting 2016, Twin Cities, Minnesota, 14-17 July 2016.

Bierema, A. M.-K., Moscarella, R., Urban-Lurain, M., Merrill, J., & Haudek, K. (2016). The importance of random assortment and blinding in qualitative data analysis. NARST (A Worldwide Organization for Improving Teaching and Learning Through Research) Annual International Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, 14-17 April 2016.

Bierema, A., Stoltzfus J., & Schwarz, C. (2016). Undergraduate student sense-making during modeling activities. Poster Presentation. SABER (The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education) National Meeting 2016, Twin Cities, Minnesota, 14-17 July 2016.

Moscarella, R., Bierema, A., Hoskinson, A.M., Knight, J., Pelletreau, K., Prevost, L., Smith, M., Steele, M., Haudek, K., Urban-Lurain, M., Merrill, J. (2016). Insight into student thinking: Informing instruction with the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response assessments. Poster Presentation. SABER (The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education) National Meeting 2016, Twin Cities, Minnesota, 14-17 July 2016.

Urban-Lurain, M., Knight, J., Lemmons, P., Merrill, J., Nehm, R., Prevost, L., Smith, M., Haudek, K., Bierema, A., Hoskinson, A.M., Moscarella, R., Steele, M., & Mazur, A. (2016). Insight into student thinking: Informing instruction with the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response assessments. Opening Session Oral Presentation. SABER (The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education) National Meeting 2016, Twin Cities, Minnesota, 14-17 July 2016.

Bierema, A. M.-K., Stoltzfus, J. R., & Schwarz, C. V. (2016). The role of undergraduate modeling activities in eliciting group interactions, justification, and sense making. NARST (A Worldwide Organization for Improving Teaching and Learning Through Research) Annual International Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, 14-17 April 2016.

Bierema, A. M.-K. on behalf of the AACR Research Group. (2015). Automated Analysis of Constructed Responses: Exploring students’ ideas about the processes of genetic information flow in their own words. Poster Presentation. NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Professional Development Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, 11-14 November 2015.

Bierema, A., Stoltzfus, J., & Schwarz, C. (2015). The role of sense-making in undergraduate modeling activities. Oral Presentation. NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Professional Development Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, 11-14 November 2015.

Bierema, A., Stoltzfus, J., & Schwarz, C. (2015). How do modeling activities in undergraduate biology courses facilitate and engage students in scientific practices? Oral Presentation. SABER (The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education) National Meeting 2015, Twin Cities, Minnesota, 30 July- 02 August 2015.

Stoltzfus, J., McElhinny, T., & Bierema, A. (2015). Modeling activities as tools for defining student conceptions and improving instruction. Poster Presentation. SABER (The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education) National Meeting 2015, Twin Cities, Minnesota, 30 July- 02 August 2015.

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Schwartz, R. S. (2015). Standardizing the methodology of textbook content analysis. Oral Presentation. NARST (A Worldwide Organization for Improving Teaching and Learning Through Research) Annual International Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 11-14 April 2015.

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Schwartz, R. S. (2014). To what extent is the established conceptual framework of animal behaviour used in textbooks and the primary literature? Oral Presentation. 2014 Biology Education Research Symposium, NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Professional Development Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, 12-15 November 2014.

Cook, L. J., Schwartz, R., Bierema, A., & Krajewski, S. (2014). Using concept maps to measure undergraduates’ nature of science conceptions during a biology course. Oral Presentation. 2014 Biology Education Research Symposium, NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Professional Development Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, 12-15 November 2014.

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Gill, S. A. (2014). To what extent are Tinbergen’s four questions covered in animal behaviour textbooks? Animal Behavior Society 2014 Conference, Princeton, New Jersey, 9-13 August 2014.

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Schwartz, R. S. (2014). Conceptual framework alignment between textbooks and primary literature. Poster Presentation. SABER (The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education) National Meeting 2014, Twin Cities, Minnesota, 17-20 July 2014.

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Schwartz, R. S. (2013). How do biology majors conceptualize the concept of animals? Oral Presentation. 2013 Biology Education Research Symposium, NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Professional Development Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 20-23 November 2013.

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Schwartz, R. S. (2012). Undergraduate biology students’ conceptions of the term ‘animal.’ Oral Presentation. NARST (A Worldwide Organization for Improving Teaching and Learning Through Research) Annual International Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 25-28 March 2012.

Bierema, A. M.-K., & Schwartz, R. S. (2012). Undergraduate biology students’ conceptions of fungi. Poster Presentation. NARST (A Worldwide Organization for Improving Teaching and Learning Through Research) Annual International Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 25-28 March 2012.

Bierema, A. M.-K. (2012). Undergraduate biology students’ conceptions of the term “animal.” Oral Presentation. NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Indianapolis National Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 29 March-1 April 2012.

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University Presentations

Cockerill*, H. (mentors: Bierema, A., Merrill, J., & Urban-Lurain, M.). (2017). Undergraduate students’ understanding of the origin of genetic variation: Insights from the Automated Analysis of Constructed Responses. University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 7 April 2017.

Cockerill*, H., Bierema, A., Moscarella, R., Haudek, K., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. (2017). Exploring students’ ideas of the origin of genetic variation. CREATE for STEM Mini-Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 10 February 2017.

Kraus*, M., Patel*, J., & Raza*, S. (mentor: Bierema, A.). (2017). The change in an undergraduate’s perception of a biologist. University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 7 April 2017.

Kraus*, M., Patel*, J., Raza*, S., & Bierema, A. (2017). Understanding how undergraduate students perceive biologists. CREATE for STEM Mini-Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 10 February 2017.

Libarkin, J.C., Bierema, A., Jaimes, P., Kirby, C., & Lornz, A. (2017). Sexual harassment in academia: A call to Action: 1) University of Michigan (6 January 2017); 2) Physics Education Research Group, Michigan State University (18 January 2017); 3) Society of Physics Students, Michigan State University (23 January 2017).

Bierema, A. M.-K., Stoltzfus, J., & Schwarz, C. (2016). How group modeling activities can foster collaboration and sense-making. CREATE for STEM Mini-Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 26 February 2016.

Bierema, A., Hoskinson, A.M., Moscarella, R., Urban-Lurain, M., Merrill, J., Haudek, K. (2016). The effects of random assortment, blinding, and cognitive bias in qualitative data analysis. CREATE for STEM Mini-Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 26 February 2016.

Moscarella, R.A., Bierema, A. M.-K., Hoskinson, A.-M., Mazur, A., Steele, M., Haudek, K.C., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. (2016). Undergraduate students’ understanding of genetic information flow: Insights from the Automated Analysis of Constructed Responses. CREATE for STEM Mini-Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 26 February 2016.

Steele, M., Bierema, A., Haudek, K., Hoskinson, A.-M., Merrill, J., Moscarella, R., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2016). A web portal for the automated analysis and reporting of student constructed responses. CREATE for STEM Mini-Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 26 February 2016.

Bierema, A. M.-K., Stoltzfus, J., & Schwarz, C. (2015). How do modeling activities in undergraduate biology courses facilitate and engage students in sense-making? CREATE for STEM Mini-Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 25 February 2015.

Bierema, A. M.-K. (2014). To what extent do animal behaviour textbooks portray the discipline’s established conceptual framework? Poster Presentation. University of Phoenix General Faculty Meeting and Annual Scholarship Poster Session, Tempe, AZ.

Bierema, A. M.-K. (sponsor: Schwartz, R. S.). (2014). To what extent is the established conceptual framework of animal behaviour portrayed in textbooks? Eighth Annual Research and Creative Activities Poster Day, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 11 April 2014.

Bierema, A. M.-K. (sponsor: Schwartz, R. S.). (2013). Is the two-kingdom classification system still being implemented in the classroom? Seventh Annual Research and Creative Activities Poster Day, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 5 April 2013.

* undergraduate student

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Research Positions

Post-doctoral Research Associate, March 2015-August 2016
CREATE for STEM, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Biology content expert for AACR (Automated Analysis for Constructed Response) project.

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Sept 2014-August 2016
CREATE for STEM, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Undergraduate biology students’ modeling techniques and group discourse.

Doctoral Research Associate, July 2013-June 2014
Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Dissertation: Conceptual framework alignment between primary literature and education in animal behavior.

Doctoral Research Associate, Sept 2010-June 2011
Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Eighth grade boys’ and girls’ attitudes toward and perceptions of science.

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Competitive Grants and Research Awards

  • @Work Scholarship, Omni Community Credit Union, 2016
  • Alumni Professional Development Scholarship, Golden Key International Honour Society, 2016
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, Western Michigan University, 2014
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, Western Michigan University, 2012
  • Graduate Student Research Grant, Western Michigan University, 2008
  • WMU Distinguished Biological Sciences Graduate Student Award, 2007
  • WMU Frank Hinds Zoology Award, 2006

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 Computer Skills

  • QDA Miner and Wordstat
  • SPSS Statistical Software
  • SPSS Text Analytics for Surveys
  • Studiocode Video Analysis Software
  • D2L and Blackboard Learning Management Systems

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Service

Undergraduate Mentees and Learning Assistants

Michigan State University

  • Hailey Cockerill, Research Mentee, AACR (Automated Analysis for Constructed Response) project, CREATE for STEM Institute, May 2016-Present
  • Sumitpal Barn, Learning Assistant (ISB 202), CISGS, August 2017-Present
  • Madeline Carr, Learning Assistant (ISB 202), CISGS, August 2017-Present
  • Katie O’Donnell, Learning Assistant (ISB 202), CISGS, August 2017-Present
  • Shais Raza, Learning Assistant (ISB 204), CISGS, (LB 144 & 145), Lyman Briggs College, August 2016-Present & Research Mentee (Draw-a-Biologist Study), August 2016-Present
  • Madison Kraus, Learning Assistant (LB 144 & 145), Lyman Briggs College, August 2016-May 2017 & Research Mentee (Draw-a-Biologist Study), August 2016-Present
  • Jalpa Patel, Learning Assistant (LB 144 & 145), Lyman Briggs College, August 2016-May 2017 & Research Mentee (Draw-a-Biologist Study), August 2016-Present
  • Megan Heil, Learning Assistant (LB 145), Lyman Briggs College, January 2017-May 2017
  • Tyler Hendricks, Learning Assistant (LB 145), Lyman Briggs College, January 2017-May 2017
  • Anthony Rotondo, Learning Assistant (LB 145), Lyman Briggs College, January 2017-May 2017

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Graduate Teaching Assistants

Michigan State University

  • Beth Gerstner, Teaching Assistant (IBIO 355), Kellogg Biological Station, July 2017-August 2017
  • Cara Krieg, Teaching Assistant (IBIO 355), Kellogg Biological Station, July 2016-August 2016

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Professional Memberships

  • NSTA: National Science Teachers Association, member since 2015
  • SABER: Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, member since 2014
  • ABS: Animal Behavior Society, member since 2013
    • ABS Education Committee, term: 2016-2019
  • NABT: National Association of Biology Teachers, member since 2013
  • NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research, member since 2011
    • NARST Publication Advisory Committee, Research for Practitioners and Policymakers sub-committee, term: 2016-2018
  • GK: Golden Key International Honour Society, member since 2010

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Professional Activities

  • NARST: NSTA’s Annual Research Worth Reading, Article Reviewer, 2017
  • Michigan State University STEM Education Postdoc Group, Organizer, 2016
  • Annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) Poster Judge, 2016
  • Journal of Research in Science Teaching Manuscript Reviewer, 2016
  • Journal of Biological Education Manuscript Reviewer, 2015-2016
  • American Biology Teacher Manuscript Reviewer, 2015
  • SABER Conference Abstract Reviewer, 2015-2016
  • SABER Conference Abstract Rubric Revision Committee, 2015
  • ABS Student Research Grant Reviewer, 2015-2016
  • NABT Research Symposium Proposals Reviewer, 2014-2015
  • NABT Conference Undergraduate Research Poster Judge, 2014
  • NARST International Conference Proposal Reviewer, 2011-2015

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