Journal Articles

Recent publications authored by WCER researchers include:

“How much is enough? The Impact of Training Dosage and Previous Mentoring Experience on the Effectiveness of a Research Mentor Training Intervention,” Jenna Rogers, Janet Branchaw, Anne Marie Weber-Main, Kimberly Spencer, & Christine Pfund, Understanding Interventions Journal, Vol 11 Issue 1, 2020


“Problematizing college internships: Exploring issues with access, program design, and developmental outcomes in three U.S. colleges, Matthew Hora, Zi Chen, Emily Parrott, Pa Her, International Journal of Work Integrated Learning, 21 (3), 235-252 (April 2020)


“Exploring the Universe from Antarctica - An Informal STEM Polar Research Exhibit, RossTredinnick, Rebecca Cors, James Madsen, David Gagnon, Silvia Bravo-Gallart, Bryce Sprecher, Kevin Ponto, Journal of STEM Outreach, Volume 3, 2020


“The NRMN Master Facilitators Initiative: Building a Community of Practice to Broaden Program Implementation,” Stephanie C House, Melissa McDaniels, Kimberly C. Spencer, Emily Utzerath, & Christine Pfund, Understanding Interventions Journal, Vol 1 Issue 11, 2020


“Growth in children’s understanding of generalizing and representing mathematical structure and relationships,” Blanton, M., Isler-Baykal, I., Stroud, R., Stephens, A., Knuth, E., & Murphy Gardiner, A., July 16, 2019, Educational Studies in Mathematics, 102, 193–219


“Does Early Algebra Matter? The Effectiveness of an Early Algebra Intervention in Grades 3 to 5,” Maria Blanton, Rena Stroud, Ana Stephens,
Angela Murphy Gardiner, Despina A. Stylianou, Eric Knuth, Isil Isler-Baykal, Susanne Strachota, American Educational Research Journal, March 10, 2019, 56(5), 1930–1972


“Effects of instructors’ academic disciplines and prior experience with learning management systems: A study about the use of Canvas,” Nafsaniath Fathema, Mohammad H Akanda, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, Jan. 29, 2020


“How do students conceptualise the college internship experience? Towards a student-centred approach to designing and implementing internships,” Matthew T. Hora, Emily Parrott and Pa Her, Journal of Education and Work, January 5, 2020


“Finding One's Place or Losing the Race? The Consequences of STEM Departure for College Dropout and Degree Completion,You-Geon Lee and Joseph J. Ferrare, The Review of Higher Education, Johns Hopkins University Press, Volume 43, Number 1, Fall 2019


“Inequality and Opportunity in a Perfect Storm of Graduate Student Debt,” Jaymes Pyne and Eric Grodsky, Sociology of Education, Sept. 20, 2019


Cognitive Task Analysis for Implicit Knowledge About Visual Representations With Similarity Learning Methods,” Martina A. Rau, Blake Mason, Robert Nowak, Cognitive Science, A Multidisciplinary Journal, August 27, 2019


“Reappraising academic and social adversity improves middle school students’ academic achievement, behavior, and well-being,” Geoffrey D. Borman, Christopher S. Rozek, Jaymes Pyne, and Paul Hanselman, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, July 2019


“Hiring as Cultural Gatekeeping into Occupational Communities: Implications for Higher Education and Student Employability, Matthew T. Hora, Higher Education, June 11, 2019


“Exploring the Situated and Cultural Aspects of Communication in the Professions: Implications for Teaching, Student Employability, and Equity in Higher Education,” Matthew T. Hora, Bailey B. Smolarek, Kelly Norris Martin, Luke Scrivener, American Educational Research Journal, April 9, 2019


“A Look Inside Online Educational Settings in High School: Promise and Pitfalls for Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes,” Annalee Good, Emily Cheng, Carolyn J. Heinrich, Jennifer Darling-Aduana, American Educational Research Journal, March 27, 2019


“Final Report of the 2018 AAS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy Graduate Education, Alexander L. Rudolph*, Gibor Basri , Marcel Agüeros , Ed Bertschinger , Kim Coble , Megan Donahue , Rachel L Ivie , Jackie Monkiewicz , Christine Pfund, Julie Posselt , Angela Speck , Keivan Stassun, Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, February 27, 2019.


“Reconsidering College Student Employability: A Cultural Analysis of Educator and Employer Conceptions of Workplace Skills,” Ross J. Benbow, Matthew T. Hora, Harvard Educational Review, Vol. 88, No. 4, Winter 2018.


Teaching Academics about Microaggressions: A Workshop Model Adaptable to Various Audiences,” Eve Fine, Jennifer Sheridan, Christine Fabian Bell, Molly Carnes, Carmen Juniper Neimeko, Manuela Romero, Understanding Interventions Journal, 2018.


Re-thinking Soft Skills and Student Employability: A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education,” Matthew T. Hora, Ross J. Benbow and Bailey B. Smolarek, 2018.


Teaching-focused Social Networks among College Faculty: Exploring Conditions for the Development of Social Capital,” Ross Benbow and Changhee Lee, Higher Education, 2018.