Curated Recent Publications

D.A. Green, J. Loertscher, V. Minderhout, J. E. Lewis, “For want of a better word: unlocking threshold concepts in natural sciences with a key from the humanities?” Higher Education Research & Development (2017) DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2017.1325848

S. M. Villafañe, B. J. Heyen, J. E. Lewis, J. Loertscher, V. Minderhout, T.A. Murray, “Design and testing of an Assessment Instrument to Measure Understanding of Protein Structure and Enzyme Inhibition in a New Context” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 44:2 (2016) 179-190

S. M. Villafañe and J.E. Lewis, “Exploring a measure of science attitude for different groups of students enrolled in introductory chemistry” Chem. Educ. Res. Pract. 17 (2016) 731-742

X. Xu, J. E. Lewis, J. Loertscher, V. Minderhout, H. L. Tienson, “Small Changes: Using Assessment to Direct Instructional Practices in Large-Enrollment Biochemistry Courses” M.L. Ledbetter (Ed)  CBE- Life Sciences Education 16:ar7 (2016) DOI:10.1187/cbe.16-06-0191

X. Xu, K. Alhooshani, D. Southam, and J. E. Lewis, “Gathering psychometric evidence for ASCIv2 to support cross-  cultural attitudinal studies for college chemistry programs" (2015). In M. Kahveci and M. K. Orgill (Eds.), Affective Dimensions in Chemistry Education. Heidelberg: Springer.

J. Loertscher, D. GreenJ. E. Lewis, S. Lin, V. Minderhout, “Identification of threshold concepts for biochemistry" CBE-Life Sciences Education, 13:3 (2014) 516-528. DOI: 10.1187/cbe.14-04-0066

J. Loertscher, S. M. Villafañe, J. E. Lewis, V. Minderhout, “Probing and improving students’ understanding of protein alpha-helix structure using targeted assessment and classroom interventions in collaboration with a faculty community of practice" Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 42:3 (2014) 213-223. DOI: 10.1002/bmb.20787

U. Kulatunga, R. S. Moog and J. E. Lewis, “Use of Toulmin's argumentation scheme for student discourse to gain insight about guided inquiry activities in college chemistry" Journal of College Science Teaching, 43:5 (2014) 78-86.

S. M. Villafañe, C.A. Garcia and J. E. Lewis, “Exploring diverse students’ trends in chemistry self-efficacy throughout a semester of college-level preparatory chemistry" Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 15:2 (2014) 114-127. DOI: 10.1039/c3rp00141e

U. Kulatunga, R. S. Moog and J. E. Lewis, “Argumentation and participation patterns in general chemistry peer-led sessions " Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 50:10 (2013) 1207-1231. DOI:10.1002/tea.21107 (recognized as an Exemplary Publication for 2013/2014 by ACS DivCHED Committee on Research in Chemical Education)

D. Southam and J. E. Lewis, “Supporting alternative strategies for learning chemical applications of group theory" Journal of Chemical Education, 90:11 (2013) 1425-2432. DOI:10.1021/ed400063t

U. Kulatunga and J. E. Lewis, “Exploration of peer leader verbal behaviors as they intervene with small groups in college general chemistry” Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 14:4 (2013) 576-588. DOI: 10.1039/C3RP00081H

J. Arjoon, X. Xu and J. E. Lewis, “Understanding the state of the art for measurement in Chemical Education Research: Examining the psychometric evidence" Journal of Chemical Education, 90:5 (2013), 536-545. DOI: 10.1021/ed3002013 (†)

X. Xu, S. M. Villafañe and J. E. Lewis, “College students’ attitudes toward chemistry, conceptual knowledge and achievement: Structural Equation Model analysis" Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 14:2 (2013) 188-200. DOI: 10.1039/C3RP20170H(recognized as an Exemplary Publication for 2012/2013 by ACS DivCHED Committee on Research in Chemical Education)