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Publications and Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications

(*graduate student; **undergraduate student)

England, BJ, JR Brigati, EE Schussler. 2017. Student anxiety in introductory biology classrooms: Perceptions about active learning and persistence in the major. PLOS ONE 12(8): e0182506.

Auerbach AJ* and EE Schussler. In Press. A Vision and Change Reform of Introductory Biology Improves Faculty Perceptions and Use of Active Learning. CBE Life Sciences Education.

Dalrymple, SD, AJ Auerbach*, and EE Schussler. In Press. Taking a community approach to curriculum development. International Journal of Scholarship in Teaching and Learning.

Auerbach AJ* and EE Schussler. 2017. Curriculum Alignment with Vision and Change Improves Student Scientific Literacy. CBE Life Sciences Education 16:ar29.

Reeves, TD, G Marbach-Ad, KR Miller, J Ridgway, GE Gardner, EE Schussler, and EW Wischusen. 2016. A Conceptual Framework for Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development Evaluation and Research. CBE Life Sciences Education 15: 1-9.

Auerbach, AJ*, and EE Schussler. 2016. Instructor Use of Group Active Learning in an Introductory Biology Sequence. Journal of College Science Teaching 45(5): 67-74.

Schussler, EE, Q Read*, G Marbach-Ad, K Miller, and M Ferzli. 2015. Preparing Biology Graduate Teaching Assistants for their Roles as Instructors: An Assessment of Institutional Approaches.  CBE Life Sciences Education 14: 1-11.

Kendall, KD*, D Dittrich-Reed*, M Niemiller*, and EE Schussler. 2014. Helping graduate teaching assistants in biology use student evaluations as professional development. American Biology Teacher 76(9): 584-588.

Bautista, NU, EE Schussler, and SM Rybczynski. 2014. Instructional experiences of graduate assistants implementing explicit and reflective introductory biology laboratories. International Journal of Science Education 36(7): 1184-1209.

Kendall, KD* and EE Schussler. 2013. The effect of instructor title on student instructional expectations. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 8(1): Article 10. http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/vol8/iss1/10

Kendall, KD* and EE Schussler. 2013. More than words: Probing the terms undergraduate students use to describe their instructors. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 25(2): 200-212.

Link-Pérez, MA and EE Schussler. 2013. Elementary botany: How teachers in one school district teach about plants. Plant Science Bulletin 59(3): 99-110.

Kendall, KD*, M Niemiller*, D Dittrich-Reed*, LD Chick*, L Wilmoth, A Milt*, M Burt*, N Lopes*, L Cantwell*, L Rubio*, A Allison*, and EE Schussler. 2013. Departments Can Develop Teaching Identities of Graduate Students. CBE-Life Sciences Education 12(3): 316-317.

Rybczynski, SM* and EE Schussler. 2013. Effects of Instructional Model on Student Attitude in an Introductory Biology Laboratory. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 7(2): http://w3.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl/v7n2.html.

Schussler, EE, NU Bautista, MA Link-Pérez, NG Solomon, and BA Steinly. 2013. Instruction Matters for Nature of Science Understanding in College Biology Laboratories. BioScience 63(5): 380-389.

Kendall, KD* and EE Schussler. 2013. Evolving Impressions: Undergraduate Perceptions of Graduate Teaching Assistants and Faculty Members over a Semester. CBE-Life Sciences Education 12: 92-105.

Kendall, KD* and EE Schussler. 2012. Does Instructor Type Matter? Undergraduate Student Perception of Graduate Teaching Assistants and Professors. CBE-Life Sciences Education 11: 187-199.

Schussler, EE and NU Bautista. 2011. Learning about Nature of Science in Undergraduate Biology Laboratories. In M. Khine (Ed.), Advances in Nature of Science Research: Concepts and Methodologies (Chapter 10, pages 207-224). Springer: New York.

Rybczynski, SM* and EE Schussler. 2011. Student Use of Out-of-Class Study Groups in an Introductory Undergraduate Biology Course. CBE-Life Sciences Education 10: 74-82.

Schussler, EE, FE Rowland*, CA Distel*, JM Bauman*, ML Keppler*, Y Kawarasaki*, MR McCarthy*, A Glover*, and H Salem*. 2011. Promoting the Development of Graduate Students’ Teaching Philosophy Statements. Journal of College Science Teaching 40(3): 32-35.

Keppler, ML* and EE Schussler. 2010. Planting memories: What students learned about plants from a conservatory field trip. Plant Science Bulletin 56(3): 126-133.

Bautista, NU and EE Schussler. 2010. Implementation of an Explicit And Reflective Pedagogy in Introductory Biology Laboratories. Journal of College Science Teaching 40(2): 18-23.

Schussler, EE, MA Link-Pérez*, KM Weber**, and VH Dollo**. 2010. Exploring Plant and Animal

Content in Elementary Science Textbooks. Journal of Biological Education 44(3): 123-128.

Link-Pérez, MA*, VH Dollo**, KM Weber**, and EE Schussler. 2010. What’s in a Name: Differential Labeling of Plant and Animal Photographs in Two Nationally-Syndicated Elementary Science Textbook Series. International Journal of Science Education 32(9): 1227-1242.

Schussler, EE. 2008. From Flowers to Fruits: How Children’s Books Represent Plant Reproduction. International Journal of Science Education 30(12): 1677-1696.

Schussler, EE and L Olzak. 2008. It’s Not Easy Being Green: Student Recall of Plant and Animal Images. Journal of Biological Education 42(3): 112-118. 

Schussler, EE, LE Torres*, S Rybczynski*, GW Gerald*, E Monroe*, P Sarkar*, D Shahi*, and MA Osman*. 2008. Transforming the Teaching of Science Graduate Students Through Reflection. Journal of College Science Teaching 38(1): 32-36.

Schussler, E and J Winslow. 2007. Drawing on Students’ Knowledge. Science and Children 44(5): 40-44.

Wandersee, JH and E Schussler. 2001. Toward a Theory of Plant Blindness.  Plant Science Bulletin 47(1): 2-9.

Wandersee, JH and EE Schussler. 1999. Preventing Plant Blindness. The American Biology Teacher 61(2): 82-86.

Presentations

(*graduate student; **undergraduate student)

Marbach-Ad, G, E Schussler, G Gardner, K Miller, J Ridgway. 2017. A Network for Research on Biology Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching Professional Development. AAC&U Tranforming STEM Higher Education Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Romero, M, B England, J Brigati, E Schussler. 2017. Potential Impacts of Anxiety on Student Persistence and Success. Ecological Society of America, Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Romero, M, B England, J Brigati, E Schussler. 2017. Active Learning as a Source of Differential Anxiety for Female and Underrepresented Students in Introductory Biology Courses. Society for the Advancement of Biology Research, Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

England, E, E Schussler, J Brigati. 2017. Active Learning, Anxiety, and Alienation: Potential Impacts on Student Persistence and Success. National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Chen, M, E Schussler. 2017. The PhD Panic: Examining the Factors and Impacts of Teaching Anxiety in Biology Graduate Students. National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Schussler, E, G Gardner, G Marbach-Ad, K Miller, J Ridgway. 2017. Networking for Change: Assessing the Capacity for Research on Graduate Student Teaching Professional Development. National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Miller, K, G Gardner, G Marbach-Ad, J Ridgway, E Schussler. 2017. BioTAP 2.0 (Biology Teaching Assistant Project): Engaging individuals in scholarly research about biology graduate teaching assistant teaching professional development (GTA TPD) programs. 39th Annual ABLE Meeting at University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Gardner, G, E Schussler, G Marbach-Ad, K Miller, J Ridgway. 2017. The Biology Teaching Assistant Project 2.0: Advancing research, synthesizing evidence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Tennessee STEM Education Research Conference hosted by Tennessee STEM Education Center (TSEC), Murfreesboro, TN.

England, B, J Brigati, E Schussler. 2016. Some Students Experience Anxiety in Active Learning Classrooms. National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Schussler, E, M Chen*. BioTAP: A National Network to Guide GTA Teaching Professional Development Programs.Teaching and Learning Innovation Symposium: Reimagining Teaching, The University of Tennessee, 2016.

England, B, J Brigati, E Schussler. Sources of Student Anxiety in Active Learning Classrooms. Teaching and Learning Innovation Symposium: Reimagining Teaching, The University of Tennessee, 2016.

Brigati, J, B England, E Schussler. Why Do We Have to Do This? Helping Your Students Understand Why You Use Active Learning In the Classroom. American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, North Bethesda, MD, July 21 – 24, 2016.

Schussler, E. 2016. Vision and Changing introductory biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Southeast SI Keynote presentation.

Auerbach, AJ* and E Schussler. 2016. How a Vision and Change reform of introductory biology improves faculty perceptions and use of active learning. National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Dresser, C.*, J Brigati, and E Schussler. 2016. Comparison of student engagement and learning outcomes among three commonly used active learning approaches. National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

England, B, E Schussler, J Brigati. 2016. Warning: Active learning may cause anxiety. National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Schussler, E. 2016. Concept, Competency, and Community-Driven Curriculum Reform in Undergraduate Biology Education (C3UBE). AAAS EnFUSE Symposium (see invited section above)

Schussler, E, S Dalrymple, AJ Auerbach*. 2015. Engaging the community in change: Reflection and challenges. Gordon Research Conference on Undergraduate Biology Education, Bates College, ME.

Auerbach, AJ*, E Schussler. 2015. How does curriculum reform impact student scientific literacy? National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Schussler, E, AJ Auerbach*. 2015. Engaging in the study of classroom engagement. National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Dalrymple, S, E Schussler, AJ Auerbach*. 2015. Taking a community approach to curriculum reform. National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Schussler, E, J Ridgway, G Gardner, K Miller, G Marbach-Ad. 2015. Networking to promote the assessment of GTA professional development. National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Auerbach, AJ*, E Schussler. 2015. Examination of faculty instructional practices and perceptions in the context of reform: Year 3.  National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Marbach-Ad, G, EE Schussler, K Miller, M Ferzli, and QD Read*. 2015. Professional Development for Biology Graduate Teaching Assistants: Status, Challenges and Needs. National Association for Research in Science Teaching [NARST] annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Schussler, E. 2014. Vision and change in the department and across the curriculum.  Part of the symposium: Vision and change in undergraduate botany education. National Meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Boise, Idaho.  INVITED.

Schussler, E.  2014. Fifteen years of plant blindness: Is our vision improving?  National Meeting of the Botanical Association of America, Boise, Idaho.

Schussler, EE, Q Read*, M Ferzli, R Hainaj, KD Kendall, J Luft, G Marbach-Ad, K Miller, S Musante, K Tanner, and EW Wischusen. 2014. A National Survey of Biology GTA Professional Development: Preliminary Recommendations for Best Practices.  National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Dalrymple, S, E Schussler. 2014. Training graduate teaching assistants to use active learning in introductory biology labs. National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Auerbach, AJ*, E Schussler. 2014. Examination of faculty instructional practices and perceptions in the context of reform: The second year.  National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Miller, K, E Schussler, S Dalrymple, M Ferzli, R Hainaj, KD Kendall, J Luft, G Marbach-Ad, S Musante, K Tanner, EW Wischusen, AJ Auerbach*. 2013. Biology Teaching Assistant Project (BioTAP). Meeting of the National Association of Biology Teachers, Atlanta, GA.

Musante, S, Schussler, E, K Miller, S Dalrymple, M Ferzli, R Hainaj, KD Kendall, J Luft, G Marbach-Ad, K Tanner, EW Wischusen, AJ Auerbach*. 2013. Biology Teaching Assistant Project (BioTAP).  National Meeting of the Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, Pittsburgh, PA.

Schussler, EE and AJ Auerbach*.  2013.  Collaboration and Reform at the University of Tennessee.  Vision and Change in Biology Undergraduate Education: Chronicling Change, Inspiring the Future.  Washington DC.

Schussler, E, K Miller, S Dalrymple, M Ferzli, R Hainaj, KD Kendall, J Luft, G Marbach-Ad, S Musante, K

Tanner, EW Wischusen, AJ Auerbach*. 2013. Biology Teaching Assistant Project (BioTAP): Refining professional development for innovative teaching.  National Meeting of the Botanical Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Auerbach, AJ* and E Schussler. 2013. Examination of faculty instructional practices and perceptions in the context of reform.  National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology     Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Schussler, E, S Dalrymple, M Ferzli, R Hainaj, KD Kendall, J Luft, G Marbach-Ad, K Miller, S Musante, K Tanner, EW Wischusen, AJ Auerbach*. 2013. Biology Teaching Assistant Project (BioTAP): A collaborative network to meet the challenge of GTA professional development.  National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Connell, RK**, EE Schussler, AJ Auerbach*, and SZ Guffey. 2013. Factors Affecting Disconnect in an Undergraduate Biology Course. Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA), University of Tennessee-Knoxville, TN.

Schussler, EE and JK Hickson**. 2012. Changing undergraduate confidence in a large introductory biodiversity course. National Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Kendall, KD* and EE Schussler. 2012. Undergraduates Stereotype Me? Undergraduate Student Ratings of Faculty Versus Graduate Teaching Assistants, National Meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Columbus, OH.

Schussler, EE and KD Kendall*. 2012. Assessing Biology Knowledge Development. Introductory Biology Project Conference, Washington DC.

Jacobs, N, G Reiness, E Schussler, and R Spell. 2012. Authentic Research Experiences in Laboratory Courses. Introductory Biology Project Conference, Washington DC.

Kendall, KD* and EE Schussler. 2012. Undergraduate Explanations of Instructional Behaviors. National Meeting of the Association of Biology Laboratory Educators, Chapel Hill, NC.

Hickson, JK** and EE Schussler. 2012. Trends in Student Confidence Over a Semester of Introductory Biology. Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA), University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN. ** winner of Biology Division award

Rybczynski, SM* and EE Schussler. 2011. Effects of inquiry vs. direct instruction on student attitude towards biology lab. National Meeting of the Botanical Society of America, St. Louis, MO.

Kendall, KD* and EE Schussler. 2011. Does instructor title matter? Undergraduate perception of biology graduate teaching assistants. National Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Bautista, NU, EE Schussler, KA Haverkos*. 2011. Investigating undergraduate students’ perception of tentativeness of scientific knowledge in an explicit / reflective biology laboratories. National Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.

Bautista, NU, EE Schussler, KA Haverkos*, MA Link-Pérez. 2011. What changes undergraduate students’ perception of the tentative and creative nature of science? National Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Orlando, FL.

Schussler, EE. 2011. Differential Understandings of Nature of Science Among Undergraduate Biology Students. National Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Orlando, FL.

Rybczynski, SM* and EE Schussler. 2010. Factors affecting student attitude: A comparison of inquiry vs. expository undergraduate biology laboratories. National Meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Providence, RI.

Schussler, EE. 2010. Are You Plant Blind? Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, Gatlinburg, TN.

Schussler, EE, NU Bautista and MA Link-Pérez*. 2010. Undergraduate and Teaching Assistant Nature of Science Understanding in an Explicit / Reflective Biology Laboratory. National Association for Research in Science Teaching National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Bautista, NU and EE Schussler. 2010. Exploring Graduate Assistants’ Experiences with Explicit and Reflective Approach to Teaching Nature of Science in College Biology Laboratories. National Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Sacramento, CA.

Rybczynski, SM* and EE Schussler. 2009. Out-of-class Study Group Usage in an Introductory Biology Course. National Meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Snowbird, UT.

Schussler, EE. 2009. How Does Plant Naming Grow? National Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany, Charleston, SC.

Schussler, EE, NU Bautista, NG Solomon, BA Steinly, and RJ Hickey. 2009. Promoting an Understanding of Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry in a College Biology Laboratory. Transforming Undergraduate Biology Education: Mobilizing the Community for Change Conference (AAAS and NSF), Washington DC, July 15-17.

Weber, KM** and EE Schussler. 2009. Spotlighting Plant and Animal Information in Elementary Science Textbooks. Miami University Undergraduate Research Forum, Oxford, OH.

Intorcio, AM**, AC Clark**, MN Royer**, EE Schussler, and PM Wessels. 2009. Green with Envy: Plant Recognition Suffers at the Expense of Animal Knowledge.  Miami University Undergraduate Research Forum, Oxford, OH.

Bautista, NU and EE Schussler. 2009. Investigating Preservice Teachers’ Understanding of Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry in a College Biology Laboratory. National Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Hartford, CT.

Schussler, EE and NU Bautista. 2008. Integrated Pedagogy to Promote Understanding of Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry in Biology Laboratories. Regional Meeting of the National Science Teachers Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Schussler, EE and SM Rybczynski*. 2008. Plant versus Animal Content in Elementary Science Textbooks. National Association for Research in Science Teaching National Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Rybczynski, SM* and EE Schussler. 2008. Student preconceptions of the role of pollen in the plant life cycle. National Association for Research in Science Teaching National Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Schussler, EE, MA Link-Pérez*, VH Dollo**, and KM Weber**. 2007. Plant Parts and Animal Wholes: What Students Could Learn from Elementary Science Textbooks. Botanical Society of America National Convention, Chicago IL.

Schussler, EE and MA Link-Pérez*. 2007. Botany: It’s Elementary! Botanical Society of America National Convention, Chicago, IL.

Link-Pérez, MA*, KM Weber**, VH Dollo**, and EE Schussler. 2007. What’s in a Name: Bias in Labeling of Plant and Animal Photographs in Elementary Science Textbooks. Botanical Society of America National Convention, Chicago, IL.

Schussler, EE. 2007. Examining Plant Reproduction in Children’s Science Trade Books. NationalAssociation of Research on Science Teaching National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Schussler, EE. 2006. Probing Student Understanding: A Nature of Science Case Study. Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH.

Schussler, EE and LA Olzak. 2006. It’s Not Easy Being Green: Addressing Plant Blindness When Teaching. Ecological Society of America National Convention, Memphis, TN.

Radina, ME, C Hay-Rollins, L Morimoto, SS Rollie, EE Schussler and N Uludag. 2006. Creating and Critiquing a Qualitative Research Writing Community. Miami University Qualitative Research Symposium, Oxford, OH.

 

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