Journal Articles

Recent publications authored by WCER researchers include:

"State Standards Scratch the Surface of Learning about Political Parties and Ideology," Paula McAvoy, Rebecca Fine, Ann Herrera Ward, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, 2016.

Using Online Compound Interest Tools to Improve Financial Literacy,” Edward Hubbard, Percival Matthews and Anya Samek, Journal of Economic Education, 2016. 

"Polarized Classrooms," Paula McAvoy, Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, 2016.

"The Benefits of Attending the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS): The Role of Research Confidence," Bettina J. Casad, Amy L. Chang and Christine M. Pribbenow, CBE Life Sciences Education, 2016.

"New Measures Assessing Predictors of Academic Persistence for Historically Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Undergraduates in Science," Angela Byars-Winston, Jenna Rogers, Janet BranchawChristine Pribbenow, Ryan Hanke, and Christine Pfund, CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016.

Lightness Constancy in Surface Visualization,” Danielle Albers Szafir, Alper Sarikaya and Michael Gleicher, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2016. 

Teaching and Assessing Engineering Design Thinking with Virtual Internships and Epistemic Network Analysis,” Golnaz Arastoopour, David Shaffer, Zachari Swiecki, A. R. Ruis and Naomi Chesler, International Journal of Engineering Education, 2016. 

Supporting Students in Making Sense of Connections and in Becoming Perceptually Fluent in Making Connections Among Multiple Graphical Representations,” Martina Rau, Vincent Aleven and Nikol Rummel, Journal of Educational Psychology, August 2016. 

The Geography of College Opportunity: The Case of Education Deserts,” Nicholas Hillman, American Educational Research Journal, August 2016.

What Constitutes Prudent Spending from Private College Endowments? Evidence from Underwater FundsDrew M. Anderson, Education Finance and Policy, August 2016. 

The Possibilities of Longitudinal Research: Lessons From a Teacher and a Researcher,” Catherine Compton-Lilly, The Educational Forum, August 2016.

“Buy-In” vs. “Allowed In”: Lessons Learned in Family Engagement Program Recruitment and RetentionSusan Smetzer-Anderson and Jackie Roessler of WCER’s PhillyFASTi3 project, Annenberg Institute’s journal, Voices in Urban Education, August, 2016.

A Closer Look at a Summer Reading Program: Listening to Students and Parents,” Catherine Compton-Lilly, Rachel Caloia, Erin Quast and Kelly McCann, The Reading Teacher, July/August 2016.

Learning about Probability from Text and Tables: Do Color Coding and Labeling through an Interactive-user Interface Help?” Virginia Clinton, Kinga Morsanyi, Martha Alibali and Mitchell Nathan, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2016. 

TextDNA: Visualizing Word Usage with Configurable Colorfields,” Danielle Albers Szafir, Deidre Stufer, Yusef Sohail and Michael Gleicher, Computer Graphics Forum, 2016.

"Constructing Self-Efficacy in STEM Graduate Education," LaVar Charleston and Raul Leon, Journal for Multicultural Education, 2016.

A Framework for Considering Comprehensibility in Modeling,” Michael Gleicher, Big Data, June 2016.

Time in Education: Intertwined Dimensions and Theoretical Possibilities,” Catherine Compton-Lilly, Time and Society, June 2016.

"The ASM-NSF Biology Scholars Program: An Evidence-Based Model for Faculty Development," Amy L. Chang and Christine M. Pribbenow, Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, May 2016.

"Scaling Up: Adapting a Phage-Hunting Course to Increase Participation of First-Year Students in Research," Nancy L. Staub, Marianne Poxleitner, Amanda Braley, Helen Smith-Flores, Christine M. Pribbenow, Leslie Jaworski, David Lopatto and Kirk R. Anders. Life Sciences Education, Summer 2016.