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Ann M.L. Cavallo

Name

[Cavallo, Ann M.L.]
  • Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Center for Research on Teaching and Learning Excellence
  • Co-director UTeach Arlington Science and Mathematics Teacher Education Program
  • Distinguished University Professor of Science Education

Biography

Ann Cavallo, Ph.D., is Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Center for Research on Teaching and Learning Excellence, Co-director of UTeach Arlington, and Distinguished University Professor of Science Education at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). She earned her BS from Niagara University, and her MS in Science Education/Biology, MS in General Science, and PhD in Science Education all from Syracuse University. She holds secondary teacher certification in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and General Science, and taught middle and high school science prior to earning her graduate degrees. Dr. Cavallo has held faculty appointments at the University of Oklahoma, the University of California-Davis, and Wayne State University. In 2015 she received the Distinguished Record of Research Award and in 2016 the Distinguished University Scholar Award at UTA, and is currently a member of the Academy of Distinguished Scholars. She is Principal Investigator of two National Science Foundation Robert Noyce grants totaling over $2 million. Her research investigates high school and college students’ learning approaches and strategies, scientific reasoning, self-efficacy, and their acquisition of conceptual understandings of science, particularly through inquiry-based teaching models. She also studies teacher learning, induction, and retention in the profession. Dr. Cavallo has over 40 publications in internationally and nationally refereed journals and proceedings, as well as several books and book chapters. In total, she has secured more than $10 million in grants and gifts from various funding agencies to support her work. She serves on the Advisory Board for NSF and AAAS for STEM Teacher Preparation. She has made over 70 presentations at professional conferences, and has held significant leadership positions in professional education organizations.

Professional Preparation

    • 1991 Ph.D. in Science EducationSyracuse University
    • 1988 M.S. in General ScienceSyracuse University
    • 1988 M.S. in Science Education/BiologySyracuse University
    • 1981 B.S. in Education/BiologyNiagara University
    • 1981 New York State Teacher Certifications in 7-12 Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General ScienceState of New York

Appointments

    • Aug 2018 to Present Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Center for Research on Teaching and Learning Excellence
      University of Texas at Arlington   The University of Texas at Arlington
    • Apr 2016 to Present Distinguished University Professor of Science Education
      University of Texas at Arlington   The University of Texas at Arlington   College of Education
    • Jan 2009 to Present Co-Director, UTeach Arlington Science and Mathematics Education Program
      University of Texas at Arlington   The University of Texas at Arlington   College of Education and College of Science
    • Jan 2009 to Jan 2012 Professor and Associate Dean for Teacher and Professional Education
      University of Texas at Arlington   The University of Texas at Arlington   College of Education
    • Aug 2014 to Aug 2018 Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2006 to Jan 2008 Associate Professor of Science Education
      University of Texas at Arlington   The University of Texas at Arlington   College of Education
    • Jan 2001 to Jan 2006 Associate Professor of Science Education
      Wayne State University   College of Education
    • Jan 1998 to Jan 2001 Assistant Professor of Science Education
      University of California at Davis   Division of Education
    • Jan 1997 to Jan 1998 Associate Professor of Science Education
      University of Oklahoma
    • Jan 1991 to Jan 1997 Assistant Professor of Science Education
      University of Oklahoma   College of Education
    • Jan 1984 to Jan 1991 Graduate Teaching Assistant
      Syracuse University
    • Jan 1988 to Jan 1989 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
      Onondaga County Community College
    • Jan 1987 to Jan 1989 Teaching Fellow
      Syracuse Univeristy
    • Jan 1985 to Jan 1987 Science Teacher
      Manlius-Pebble Hill School District
    • Jan 1983 to Jan 1984 Science Teacher
      Ganada Central School District
    • Jan 1982 to Jan 1984 Laboratory Research Assistant
      Cornell University
    • Jan 1981 to Jan 1983 Science Teacher
      DeSales High School

Memberships

  • Membership
    • 2006 to Present American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
    • 2006 to Present Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT)
    • 2000 to Present School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA)
    • 1991 to Present National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
    • 1989 to Present American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    • 1989 to Present National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
    • 1989 to Present Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE)
    • 1989 to Present National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA)

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2016 Academy of Distinguished Scholars Award sponsored by University of Texas at ArlingtonThe Univeristy of Texas at Arlington
    • Dec  2015 Distinguished Record of Research or Creative Activity Award sponsored by University of Texas at ArlingtonUniversity of Texas Arlington
    • Dec  2013 College of Education Distinguished Record of Research Award sponsored by College of EducationUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Dec  2013 National Society of Collegiate Scholars sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Dec  2012 Faculty Scholar of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Dec  2010 Phi Kappa Phi Recognized Professor sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Dec  2009 Leadership Texas (2009-2010) sponsored by Foundation for Women's Resources
    • Dec  1995 College of Education Teaching Award sponsored by University of Oklahoma
    • Dec  1995 Junior Faculty Research Award sponsored by University of Oklahoma
    • Dec  1995 OASCD Publication Award sponsored by Oklahoma Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
    • Dec  1990 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award Nomination sponsored by Syracuse University
    • Dec  1987 Teaching Fellowship Award (1989,1988,1987) sponsored by Syracuse University

News Articles

    • Sept 2016 Head of the Class
    • May 2016 College of Education Receives Honors at the 2016 Faculty Awards

      Several members of the faculty of the College of Education were honored and received awards at the 2016 Spring Meeting of the Faculty and Associates. Dr. Ann Cavallo, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Scholars.

    • Apr 2016 UTeach Arlington Celebrates 100 Graduates

      UTeach Arlington, UTA’s highly successful science and mathematics secondary teacher preparation program, hosted a reception in honor of its first 100 graduates on April 23 in Nedderman Hall.

    • Oct 2014 Newsmakers: Oct. 6, 2014

      Honors & Awards

      Ann Cavallo, University of Texas at Arlington professor of curriculum and instruction and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Education and co-director of UTeach Arlington, has been awarded an $800,000 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant from the National Science Foundation. The award will be used to provide one- to two-year scholarships worth $10,000 a year to selected undergraduates who are pursuing teacher certification in high school mathematics, physical science or chemistry. A one-year stipend will support post-baccalaureate students who want to switch careers to become secondary school math or science teachers. The grant also provides internship opportunities, enrichment activities, learning seminars and mentoring. In exchange for the support, the newly certified math and science teachers will pledge to work at least two years at a school in an economically disadvantaged community. If the teachers receive two years of scholarship support, they will teach at the school for four years. The majority of the UT Arlington graduates work for the Arlington, Fort Worth, Mansfield, Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Dallas school districts. Cavallo, who joined UT Arlington in 2008, is the principal investigator for the Noyce grant, and is collaborating with three UT Arlington colleagues: Greg Hale, assistant dean of the UT Arlington College of Science; physics professor Ramon Lopez; and James Epperson, associate professor of mathematics. All were co-investigators on a previous NSF grant. 

    • Sept 2014 UT Arlington receives $800,000 NSF grant to better prepare new science, math teachers

      The National Science Foundation has awarded an $800,000 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant to Ann Cavallo, professor of curriculum and instruction and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Education and co-director of UTeach Arlington.

      See more at: https://www.uta.edu/news/releases/2014/09/cavallo-nsf-grant.php#sthash.73xFZT3T.dpuf  

    • Sept 2010 UTeach Arlington on its way to producing more secondary math and science teachers

      UTeach Arlington teams faculty from the University's College of Science and the College of Education and Health Professions to recruit freshmen and sophomores in science majors who also are interested in a career in teaching. Following a model established at The University of Texas at Austin, UT Arlington will provide education-related courses, classroom experience and mentoring to interested students earlier than in past programs.

    • Sept 2010 University receives almost $1.5 million NSF grant to prepare science, math teachers

      The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.45 million Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant to the College of Education and Health Professions and the College of Science to support the education and certification of new science and math teachers.

      The colleges will work with the Arlington, Dallas, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Fort Worth school districts on the five-year project, placing teacher candidates in early field experiences with mentor teachers in the four districts.

    • Apr 2009 Formula for improvement: Grant funds program to better math and science education

      Education and science professors at UT Arlington want to change those statistics and fill classrooms with scientists and mathematicians. They recently received a $750,000 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant from the National Science Foundation to do just that.

      Led by principal investigator Ann Cavallo, associate professor of science education, the program works with the Arlington, Fort Worth and Dallas school districts to certify new secondary teachers in these high-need areas. It recruits participants from UT Arlington baccalaureate programs as well as career changers from local industry.

      The program will benefit education at both the secondary and college levels.

Research and Expertise

  • Research Interests
    Students' meaninful and rote learning of science; students' scientific reasoning abilities; cognitive and psychological aspects of learning; technology in student learning; teaching procedures, particularly inquiry-based, that promote students' acquisition of deep-structured scientific understandings.

Publications

      Book Published
      • Cavallo, A.M.L., & Marek, E.A. Theory Based Science Education. (In negotiation with Heinemann).

        {Book }
      In-progress
      • Cavallo, A.M.L., TExES Core Subjects for Grades 4-8 (211). Piscataway, NJ: Research & Education (under contract).

        {Book }

      Journal Article 2017
      • Hale, G., Lopez, R., Cavallo, A.M.L., & Gonzales, E. (2017). Increasing physics teacher production by replicating the UTeach preparation model and awarding Noyce scholarships.Scientia in Educatione, 8, 199-206.R

        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2016
      • Cavallo, A.M.L. (2016). Domain IV: Science. In Rosado, L. (Ed.) TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (291). Piscataway, NJ: Research & Education. NR

        {Book Chapter }

      Book 2015
      • Cavallo, A.M.L. (in press). Domain IV: Science. In Rosado, L. (Ed.) TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (291). Piscataway, NJ: Research & Education. NR

        {Book }

      Conference Proceeding 2015
      • Lopez, R. E., Hale, G. R., and Cavallo, A. M. L., (2015). Computational models in the Next Generation Science Standards. EDULEARN 2015 Proceedings, ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1. NR

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Conference Proceeding 2014
      • Cavallo, A.M.L., Lopez, R. & Hale, G. (2014). Examining factors that influence high school physics students' choice of science as a career. Proceedings of the International Conference on Physics Education. Prague, Czech Republic: European Physical Society.

        {Exhibition Review }
      2014
      • Hale, G., Lopez, R., Cavallo, A.M.L., & Gonzales, E. (2014). Increasing physics teacher production by replicating the UTeach preparation model and awarding Noyce scholarships. Proceedings of the International Conference on Physics Education. Prague, Czech Republic: European Physical Society.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2014
      • Lopez, R., Hale, G. & Cavallo, A.M.L. (2014). The preparation of physics teachers and the next generation science standards in the United States. Proceedings of the International Conference on Physics Education. Prague, Czech Republic: European Physical Society.

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Book Chapter 2012
      • Cavallo, A.M.L., & White, K. (2012). Domain IV: Science. In Semingson, P. and Cavallo, A. (Eds.) TeXes Generalist for Grades 4-8 (111). Piscataway, NJ: Research & Education.
        {Book Chapter }

      Book 2012
      • Semingson, P. & Cavallo, A.M.L., (2012). TeXes Generalist for Grades 4-8 (111). Piscataway, NJ: Research & Education.
        {Book }

      Journal Article 2012
      • Cavallo, A.M.L., & White, K. (2012).  Domain IV: Science.  In semingson, P., and Cavallo, A. (Eds.)  TeXes Generalist for Grades 4-8 (111).  Piscataway, NJ:  Research & Education.

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2011
      • Cavallo, A.M.L., White, K., & McCall, D. (2011). The mismatch among students’ views about nature of science, acceptance of evolution, and evolutionary science understandings. TheScience Education Review, 10, 34-39.
        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2010
      • Cavallo, A. M. L.; Gomez, P. Promoting science understanding and fluency among Hispanic English Language Learners: Strategies, explorations, and new directions. In Special Issue: Teaching Science with Hispanic ELLs in K-16 Classrooms.; Sunal W., Sunal, C.S. and Wright, E.L., Eds.; Information Age Publishing: Research in Science Education, Charlotte, NC:, 2010.
        {Book Chapter }
      2010
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. & Gomez, P. (2010). Domain IV: Science. In Rosado, L. (Eds.), TExES Generalist EC-6 (191). Piscataway, NJ: Research & Education.
        {Book Chapter }

      Book Chapter 2009
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. & Gomez, P. (2009). Promoting Science Understanding and Fluency among Hispanic ELL Students: Strategies, Explorations, and New Directions. In Dennis W. Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, Emmett L. Wright,. (Eds.), Teaching Science with Hispanice ELLs in K-16 Classroom. .
        {Book Chapter }
      2009
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. (2009). The Significance of Multiple Learning Theories in the Learning Cycle. In Tobin K. and Roth W.M. (Eds.), The World of Science Education-North America. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2008
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. & McCall, D. (2008). Seeing may not mean believing: Examining students' understandings and beliefs in evolution. The American Biology Teacher.
        {Journal Article }
      2008
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. (2008). Experiencing the Nature of Science: An Interactive, Beginning of Semester Activity. Journal of College Science Teaching, 37(5), 12-15.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2007
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. (2007). Draw-a-Scientist/Mystery Box Redux. Science and Children, 3 , 37-41.
        {Journal Article }
      2007
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. (2007). Thinking like Scientists. The Science Teacher, 9, 86-88.
        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2007
      • Cavallo, A. M. L., Blickenstaff, J., Rozman, M., & Walker, N. (2007). Learning college science: An investigation of biology and physics students' learning approaches, scientific reasoning, motivational goals, and beliefs about the nature of science. In L. Cooke. (Eds.), Frontiers in Higher Education (pp. 207-228). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2005
      • Cavallo, A. M. L., Ferreira, M. M., & Roberts, S. (2005). Urban School-University partnership for science and mathematics teacher certification: Increasing teacher quality and diversity through alternative pathways. School Science and Mathematics, 105, 363-372.
        {Journal Article }
      2005
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. (2005). Cycling through plants. Science and Children, 4, 22-27.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2004
      • Cavallo, A. M. L., Potter, W. H., & Rozman, M. (2004). Gender differences in learning constructs, shifts in learning consturcts, and their relationship to course achievement in a structured inquiry, yearlong physics course for life science majors. School Science and Mathematics, 104, 228-300.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2003
      • Cavallo, A. M. L., Rozman, M., Blickenstaff, J., & Walker, N. (2003). Students' learning approaches, reasoning abilities, motivational goals, and epistemological beliefs in differing college science courses. Journal of College Science Teaching, 33, 18-24.
        {Journal Article }
      2003
      • Cavallo, A. M. L., McNelly, J., & Marek, E. A. (2003). Eliciting students' understanding of chemical reactions using two forms of open-ended questions during a learning cycle. International Journal of Science Education, 25, 583-603.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2002
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. & Dunphey, P. (2002). Sticking together: A learning cycle investigation about water. The Science Teacher, 11, 24-28.
        {Journal Article }
      2002
      • Cavallo, A. M. L., Miller, R. B., & Saunders, G. (2002). Motivation and affect toward learning science among preservice elementary school teachers: Implications for classroom teaching. Journal of Elementary Science Education, 14, 25-38.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2001
      • Gerber, B., Cavallo, A. M., & Marek, E. A. (2001). Relationships among informal learning environments, teaching procedures and scientific reasoning ability. International Journal of Science Education, 23, 535-549.
        {Journal Article }
      2001
      • Gerber, B., Marek, E. A., & Cavallo, A. M. (2001). Development of an informal learning essay. International Journal of Science Education.
        {Journal Article }
      2001
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. & Laubach, T. (2001). Students' science perceptions and enrollment decisions in differeing learning cycle classrooms. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 38, 1029-1062.
        {Journal Article }
      2001
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. (2001). Convection connections: Integrated learning cycle investigations that explore convetion - the science behind wind and waves. Science and Children, 38, 20-25.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1999
      • Saunders, G., Cavallo, A. L., & Abraham, M. (1999). Relationships among Epistemological Beliefs, Gender, Approaches to Learning, and Implementation of Instruction in Chemistry Laboratory. ERIC Document (ED444835).
        {Journal Article }
      1999
      • Cavallo, A. M. L., Sullivan, C. A., Hall, N., & Bennett, M. (1999). Promoting participation in the Health Science professions: Summer programs for talented, underrepresented students in science. School Science and Mathematics, 99, 294-301.
        {Journal Article }
      1999
      • Atha, J. T. & Cavallo, A. M. L. (1999). Aquatic ecology: A learning cycle investigation using Daphnia magna. The Science Teacher, 66, 26-29.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Proceeding 1998
      • Marek, E.A., Gerber, B.L., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (1998). Literacy through the learning cycle. In P. Rubba & J. Rye (Ed.), Proceedings of the 1998 Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (pp. 147-158). Minneapolis, MN: Association for the Education of Teachers in Science.
        {Conference Proceeding }

      Journal Article 1998
      • Mosenthal, P. B. & Cavallo, A. M. L. (1998). Profiling changing states of conceptual knowledge: With designs towards developing a universal knowledge interface system for the 21st century. Peabody Journal of Education, 3 & 4, 145-177.
        {Journal Article }
      1998
      • Cavallo, A. M. L., Gerber, B., Marek, E. A., & Chiodo, J. (1998). Research on teachers' attitudes and understandings of interrelationships among energy, environment and pulbic policy. Education, 119, 67-77.
        {Journal Article }
      1998
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. & Laubach, T. (1998). Defining density: Activites based on the three phases of the learning cycle. The Science Teachers, 65, 45-48.
        {Journal Article }
      1998
      • Marek, E. A., Cavallo, A. M. L., & Laubach, T. (1998). Theory based science education: Preparing teachers for the 21st century. Journal of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Education, 2, 64-72.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 1997
      • Gerber, B. L., Marek, E. A., & Cavallo, A. M. L. (1997). The development of an informal learning assay.. Paper presented at 1997 Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Pensacola, FL.
        {Conference Paper }

      Technical Report 1997
      • Cavallo, A. M. L., Sullivan, C., Hall, N., & Bennett, M. (1997). Final report of the summer academy in the health sciences professions. Evaluation report to the Oklahoma State REgents for Higher Education. The University of Oklahoma Printing Services.
        {Technical Report }

      Book 1997
      • Marek, E. A. & Cavallo, A. M. L. (1997). The Learning Cycle : Elementary School Science and Beyond, Revised Edition. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
        {Book }

      Technical Report 1996
      • Cavallo, A. M. L., Sullivan, C., Hall, N., & Bennett, M. (1996). Final report of the summer academy in the health sciences professions.. The University of Oklahoma Printing Services.
        {Technical Report }

      Journal Article 1996
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. (1996). Meaningful learning, reasoning ability and students' understanding and problem solving of genetics topcis. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 33, 625-656.
        {Journal Article }

      Technical Report 1995
      • Cavallo, A. M. L., Reap, M. A., Saunders, G., & Gerber, B. (1995). EARTHSTORM project evaluation: A report to the National Science Foundation. The University of Oklahoma Printing Services.
        {Technical Report }
      1995
      • Marek, E. A., Cavallo, A. M. L., Gerber, B., & Chiodo, J. (1995). Energy, environment and policy choices program evaluation: A report to the U.S. Department of Energy. The Unversity of Oklahoma Printing Services.
        {Technical Report }

      Journal Article 1995
      • Williams, K. & Cavallo, A. M. L. (1995). Relationships between reasoning ability, meangingful learning and students' understanding of physics concepts. Journal of College Science Teaching, 24, 311-314.
        {Journal Article }
      1995
      • Marek, E. A. & Cavallo, A. M. L. (1995). Passkeys to learning sciecne in the elementary schools: The data and language of science. Journal of Elementary Science Education, 7, 1-15.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1994
      • Marek, E. A., Cowan, C. C., & Cavallo, A. M. L. (1994). Students' misconceptions of diffusion: How can they be eliminated?. The American Biology Teacher, 56, 74-77.
        {Journal Article }
      1994
      • Cavallo, A. M. L.; Sheperson, S. Improving science instruction: What students think about laboratory centered science. Video Production, Instructional Services Center and the Science Education Center 1994.
        {Journal Article }
      1994
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. & Schafer, L. E. (1994). Relationships between students' meaningful learning orientation and their understanding of genetics topics. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 31, 393-418.
        {Journal Article }
      1994
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. (1994). Do females memorize biological topics more than males?. The American Biology Teacher, 56, 348-352.
        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 1994
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. & Schafer, L. E. (1994). Helping teachers integrate science acrros the curriculum using the learning cycle. In L.E. Scafer. (Eds.), Behind the methods class door: Educating elementary and middle school science teachers. ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.
        {Book Chapter }
      1994
      • Reap, M. A., Saunders, G., Cavallo, A. M. L., Crawford, K., & McPherson, R. (1994). EARTHSTORM: A Curriculum for teaching middle school science. In . The University of Oklahoma Printing Services.
        {Book Chapter }

      Technical Report 1994
      • Marek, E. A., Cavallo, A. M. L., Gerber, B., & Chiodo, J. (1994). Energy, Environment and policy choices program evaluation: A report to the U.S. Department of Energy. The Unversity of Oklahoma Printing Services.
        {Technical Report }

      Conference Proceeding 1993
      • Crawford, K. C., McPherson, R. A., Cavallo, A. L., Duca, S. V., Sacket, G., & McMillan, B. (1993). The EARTHSTORM Project: Using real-time weather data from the Oklahoma Mesonetwork. In Third International Conference on School and Popular Meterological and Oceanographi Education (pp. 1-6). Boston, MA: American Meterological Society.
        {Conference Proceeding }

      Journal Article 1993
      • Cavallo, A. L. (1993). Students' meaningful learning orientation and their meaningful understandings of meiosis and genetics. ERIC Document Reporoduction Service (ED356140).
        {Journal Article }
      1993
      • Cavallo, A. M. L. & Tice, C. J. (1993). A problem solving model for use in science student teacher supervision. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 4, 18-23.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 1992
      • Reap, M. A. & Cavallo, A. L. (1992). Students' meaningful understanding of science concepts: Gender differences. Paper presented at Annual Conference of National association for Research in Science Teaching,.
        {Conference Paper }
      1992
      • Cavallo, A. L. (1992). The retention of meaningful understanding of meiosis and genetics.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 1991
      • Cavallo, A.L. (1991). The relationship between students' meaningful learning orientation and their mental models of meiosis and genetics. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Syracuse University. (University Microfilms No. AAC92-04496).
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1988
      • Liberatore, A.M. (1988). Methods of science instruction: A science methods activity book for teaching in the secondary schools. Science Education Masters Degree project. United States Copyright 1993, No. 572 002, Ann Marie Liberatore Cavallo.
        {Journal Article }
      1988
      • Liberatore, A.M. (1988). Chemotaxis in Escherichia coli: A prokaryotic sensory system. General Science Masters Degree comprehensive project.
        {Journal Article }

Presentations

    • July  2017
      Southwest Regional Dialogue on Stimulating Research and Innovation for Pre-Service Education of STEM Teachers in High Need Schools
      Cavallo, A., & Hale, G. (2017, July). Southwest Regional Dialogue on Stimulating Research and Innovation for Pre-Service Education of STEM Teachers in High Need Schools. Invited Paper presented at the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Summit of the National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
    • October  2015
      Plugging the leak: Recruiting and retaining female students in science and mathematics.

      Sparks, D. & Cavallo, A.M.L. (2015, October). Plugging the leak: Recruiting and retaining female students in science and mathematics. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the School Science and Mathematics Association, Oklahoma City, OK.

    • June  2015
      Increasing Secondary Science and Mathematics Teacher Production by Replicating the UTeach Teacher Preparation Model

      Hale, G.R., Cavallo, A.M.L., Lopez, R.E., & Gonzales, E.E. (2015, June). Increasing Secondary Science and Mathematics Teacher Production by Replicating the UTeach Teacher Preparation Model. Paper presented at the International Business and Education Conference, London, UK.

    • May  2015
      Integrating the NSF Robert Noyce teacher scholarship program with UTeach

      Lopez, R., Cavallo, A.M.L., & Hale, G. (2015, May). Integrating the NSF Robert Noyce teacher scholarship program with UTeach. Paper presented at the Annual UTeach Conference, Austin, TX.

    • April  2015
      Examining college students’ beliefs about NOS, scientific reasoning, religiosity, and understanding and acceptance of evolution.

      Cavallo, A., & Gutierrez, S. (2015, April). Examining college students’ beliefs about NOS, scientific reasoning, religiosity, and understanding and acceptance of evolution. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Chicago, IL.

    • January  2015
      Science and mathematics teacher preparation: Successes and lessons learned from a UTeach replication site.

      Sparks, D.M., Snell-Burke, L., Cavallo, A., Lopez, R., Allmond, K., Gonzales, E., & Hale, G. (2015, January). Science and mathematics teacher preparation: Successes and lessons learned from a UTeach replication site. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Portland, OR.

    • January  2015
      Investigating impacts of the NSF Noyce program on science and mathematics teachers’ self-efficacy, epistemological beliefs, and constructivist practice.

      Cavallo, A., Hale, G., Lopez, R., & Sparks (2015, January). Investigating impacts of the NSF Noyce program on science and mathematics teachers’ self-efficacy, epistemological beliefs, and constructivist practice. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Portland, OR.

    • July  2014
      Preparing Future Physics Teachers in the UTeach Model.

      Paper presented at the International Conference of GIREP-MPTL on Teaching and Learning Physics, Palermo, Italy.

    • July  2014
      Examining impacts and shifts in pre-service physics teacher self-efficacy, beliefs about nature of science and constructivist practice through the NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship Program.

      Paper presented at the International Conference of GIREP-MPTL on Teaching and Learning Physics, Palermo, Italy.

    • June  2014
      The UT Arlington Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Earth/Life Science and Middle Level Science and Mathematics Teachers

      The UT Arlington Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Earth/Life Science and Middle Level Science and Mathematics Teachers

    • June  2014
      The UT Arlington Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics Teachers. Paper presented at the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference of the National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.

      Paper presented at the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference of the National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.

    • August  2013

      Examining factors that influence high school physics students' choice of science as a career.

      Paper presented at the International Conference on Physics Education, Prague, Czech Republic.

    • August  2013

      Increasing physics teacher production by replicating the UTeach teacher preparation model and awarding Noyce scholarships.

      Paper presented at the International Conference on Physics Education, Prague, Czech Republic.

    • August  2013

      The preparation of physics teachers and the next generation science standards.

      Paper presented at the International Conference on Physics Education, Prague, Czech Republic.

    • May  2013

      Program impacts on mathematics, chemistry and physics Noyce teacher scholars.

      Paper presented at the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference of the National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.

    • May  2013

      Program impacts on earth/life science and middle level science and mathematics Noyce teacher scholars.  

      Paper presented at the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference of the National Science Foundation and American Associationf or the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.

    • April  2013

      Examining science teacher self-efficacy, beliefs about NOS, and constructivist practice in a collaborative graduate program.  

      Paper submitted for presentation at Annual conference of the National Assocation for Research in Science Teaching, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

    • May  2012
      Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference of the National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science

      Cavallo, A.M.L., Hale, G., Mydlarz, L., Jorgensen, T., Gough, L., Lopez, R., Hoke, K., & Mergele, J. (2012, May). High School Earth and Life Science, and Middle Level Science and Mathematics: Preparing Teachers to Teach the Next Generation. Paper presented at the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference of the National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.

    • March  2012
      Math, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies Annual Leaders Collaborative Conference

      Cavallo, A.M.L., & Hale, G. (2012, March). The Math, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academy at UT Arlington. Poster presented at the Math, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies Annual Leaders Collaborative Conference, El Paso, TX.

    • January  2012
      Women and Gender Studies Speaker Series Seminar

      Cavallo, A.M.L. (2012). Promoting Girls and Women in STEM. Presentation at the Women and Gender Studies Speaker Series Seminar. University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.

    • January  2012
      Math, Science, and Technology Teacher Prep Academy and Noyce Scholars Learning Academy Seminar
      Cavallo, A.M.L. (2012). Research and Scholarship in Science and Mathematics Education. Presentation at the MSTTPA and Noyce Scholars Learning Academy Seminar, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.
    • July  2011
      National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science
      Cavallo, A.M.L., Hale, G., Mydlarz, L., Jorgensen, T., Gough, L. & Lopez, R. (2011, July). Expanding the Effort: Recruitment, Preparation and Induction of Middle Level Science and Math, and Secondary Earth and Life Science Teacher Candidates in the NSF Noyce Program II. Paper presented at the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference of the National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
    • July  2011
      Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference of the National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science
      Cavallo, A.M.L., Hale, G., Epperson, J., & Lopez, R. (2011, July). Evaluating Strategies of Recruitment, Preparation and Induction of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics Teacher Candidates in the NSF Noyce Program I. Paper presented at the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference of the National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
    • April  2011
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Cavallo, A.M.L., Hale, G., Epperson, J., & Lopez, R. (2011, April). Examining Progress in Recruitment, Preparation and Induction of Pre-service Teachers in the NSF Noyce Program. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Orlando, FL.
    • March  2011
      Diversity and Innovation for Geosciences in Texas [DIG Texas] Conference
      Cavallo, A.M.L. (2011, March). Models for change: Workable models for recruiting, curriculum change, and professional development. Presentation at the Diversity and Innovation for Geosciences in Texas [DIG Texas] Conference, Houston, TX.
    • March  2011
      Math, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies Annual Leaders Collaborative Conference
      Cavallo, A.M.L., and Hale, G. (2011, March). The Math, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academy at UT Arlington. Poster presented at the Math, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies Annual Leaders Collaborative Conference, Arlington, TX.
    • March  2011
      Math, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies Annual Leaders Collaborative Conference
      Cavallo, A.M.L., and Hale, G. (2011, March). Best practices: Model of science inquiry. Paper presented at the Math, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies Annual Leaders Collaborative Conference, Arlington, TX.
    • September  2010
      Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board College and Career Readiness Initiative Summit
      Cavallo, A.M.L., Hale, G., Epperson, J., & Jorgensen, T. (2010, September). Mathematics, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies: Expanding teaching and learning expertise through advanced training. Invited paper presented at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board College and Career Readiness Initiative Summit, San Antonio, TX.  
    • July  2010
      Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference of the National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science
      Cavallo, A.M.L, Hale, G., Lopez, R. & Epperson, J. (2010, July). Promoting Stem Teaching Through the NSF Noyce Program. Paper presented at the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference of the National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
    • March  2010
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA
      Cavallo, A.M.L., & Hale, G. (2010, March). Science teacher recruitment and the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program: Promising strategies and possible connections. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA.
    • February  2010
      Math, Science, Technology Teacher Preparation Academies Leaders Collaborative and Technical Conference
      Cavallo, A.M.L. (2010, February). Research on effective teacher education and preparation. Invited paper presented at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Math, Science, Technology Teacher Preparation Academies Leaders Collaborative and Technical Conference, San Marcos, TX.
    • January  2009
      Annual Conference of National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Cavallo, A.M.L., and Gomez, P.  (April, 2009).  Facilitating Science Understanding and Fluency among Hispanic ELL Students: Strategies, Explorations, and New Directions.  Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Garden Grove, CA.
    • January  2009
      Science and Technology
      Science and Technology.  Course presented the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Science Summer Camp, the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.
    • January  2008
      Annual Conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education
      Cavallo, A., Fox, J. and Lee, J. (January, 2008). Revealing the Mystery (Boxes): Exploring Elementary School Students' Views and Understandings of Science. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education, St. Louis, MO. 
    • January  2008
      Equity in Science: The Heart Surgeon Story
      Equity in Science:  The Heart Surgeon Story.  Presentation to the Faculty, Staff and Students of ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.
    • January  2006
      Roundtable Session at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Amiri, L., Fowler F., Jones, L., Branch, G., Cavallo, A., McCall, D., and Gleason, M. (April, 2006). Evolution for All: Theoretical and Practical Approaches. Paper presented in a Roundtable Session at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco, CA.
    • January  2006
      Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association
      McCall, D., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (April, 2006). Nature of science, beliefs in evolution, and scientific understandings: The great disconnect. Paper presented in a symposium titled, “Deciphering the Evolution/Creation Controversy: Theoretical Attempts to Untangle Differing Epistemologies,” at the Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
    • January  2005
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Cavallo, A.M.L., & Wood, L. (March, 2005). Pre-service teachers’ theoretical and practical understandings of the learning cycle in teaching secondary school science. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Dallas, TX.
    • January  2005
      Annual Technology in Teaching Conference
      Cavallo, A. (2005, February). Integrating Technology in Inquiry-based Science Teaching. Session presented at the Annual Technology in Teaching Conference, Detroit MI.
    • January  2004
      Annual Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science
      Cavallo, A.M.L., Lawson A.E., Marek, E., & Bonstetter, R. (2004, January). Preserving our intellectual history: A panel discussion of the history and development of the learning cycle. (Organized by R.J. Cannon and D.T. Crowther, University of Nevada). Paper presented in a panel session at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Nashville, TN.
    • January  2004
      Annual Technology in Teaching Conference
      Cavallo, A., Roberts, S., Babcock, E., Williamson, A. (2004, February). Integrating technology in the classroom: the challenges and learning outcomes. Roundtable presented at the Annual Technology in Teaching Conference, Detroit, MI.
    • January  2003
      Annual Conference of the School Science and Mathematics Association
      Cavallo, A.M.L., Ferreira, M., Davis, M., Crowel, A., & Peters, J. (2003, October). Transforming Science Teaching and Learning through Technology. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the School Science and Mathematics Association, Columbus, OH.
    • January  2003
      NSF GK-12 Program, Wayne State University
      The Learning Cycle for Promoting Science Inquiry. Session presented in the NSF GK-12 Program, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
    • January  2002
      Northwestern High School, Detroit, MI
      The Learning Cycle for Promoting Science Inquiry. Session presented at the Summer Institute of the Detroit Urban Systemic Program: Building Communities of Learners for Mathematics and Science Literacy, Northwestern High School, Detroit, MI.
    • January  2002
      Pathways to Teaching Scholars’ Conference
      Got Inquiry? Session presented at the Pathways to Teaching Scholars’ Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit MI.
    • January  2002
      Third Annual TAPESTRIES Symposium, Bowling Green State University and Toledo Public Schools
      Resolving the inquiry about inquiry. Invited session presented at the Third Annual TAPESTRIES Symposium, Bowling Green State University and Toledo Public Schools, Toledo, OH.
    • January  2001
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Cavallo, A.M.L., Rozman, M.L., Larabee, T., & Ishikawa, C. (2001, March). Shifts in male and female students’ learning, motivation, beliefs, and scientific understanding in an inquiry-based college physics course. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, St. Louis, MO.
    • January  2001
      NSF GK-12 Program, Wayne State University
      Constructing Constructivism. Sessions presented in the NSF GK-12 Program, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
    • January  2001
      Summer Institute of the Detroit Urban Systemic Initiative Program
      Inquiry Science and the Learning Cycle. Session presented at the Summer Institute of the Detroit Urban Systemic Initiative Program, Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, MI.
    • January  2000
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Cavallo, A.M.L., Rozman, M.L., Blickenstaff, J., Walker, N., Turoczi, H.J., & Watters, J. (2000, April). Students' learning approaches, reasoning abilities, motivational goals, and epistemological beliefs in differing college science courses. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA.
    • January  2000
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Reap, M.A., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (2000, April). Master and novice secondary science teachers' understandings and use of the learning cycle. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA.
    • January  2000
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Haack, C., Cavallo, A.M.L. & Marek, E.A. (2000, April). Scaffolded problem solving and student understanding of concepts in an introductory university physics class. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA.
    • January  2000
      Acorn Learning Center
      Inquiry Science for the Young Child. Session presented at Acorn Learning Center, San Ramon, CA.
    • January  2000
      Inquiry-based seminar for undergraduate Honors students, University of California
      Davis Honors Challenge on American Education. Inquiry-based seminar for undergraduate Honors students, University of California, Davis, CA.
    • January  1999
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Saunders, G.L., Cavallo, A.M.L., & Abraham, M.R. (1999, March). Relationships among epistemological beliefs, gender, approaches to learning, and implementation of instruction in chemistry laboratory. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA.
    • January  1999
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Laubach, T.A., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (1999, March). Students' intentions to enroll in science electives: Comparing science perceptions in differing learning cycle classrooms. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA.
    • January  1999
      Area Convention of the National Science Teachers Association
      Laubach, T.A., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (1999, November). Student science perceptions and enrollment decisions: Does the learning cycle model really matter? NARST sponsored paper presented at the Area Convention of the National Science Teachers Association, Tulsa, OK.
    • January  1998
      Annual Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science
      Marek, E.A., Gerber, B.L., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (1998, January). Literacy through the learning cycle. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Minneapolis, MN.
    • January  1998
      Undergraduate Student Outreach Program, University of California
      Inquiry Methods and the Learning Cycle. Seminars presented in the undergraduate Student Outreach Program, University of California, Davis, CA.
    • January  1998
      Natural Science Seminar course for undergraduate distance learners
      The Nature of Scientific Inquiry: Models in Biological and Physical Science. Natural science seminar course for undergraduate distance learners, College of Liberal Studies, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
    • January  1997
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Cavallo, A.M.L., Taylor, W., Adams, K., & Shaffer, M. (1997, April). Meaningful understanding of genetics topics among advanced, underrepresented students in a health sciences program. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Oak Brook, IL.
    • January  1997
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Gerber, B.L., Cavallo, A.M.L., & Marek, E.A. (1997, April). Reasoning ability, teaching procedure and informal learning among secondary school students. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Oak Brook, IL.
    • January  1997
      Annual Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science
      Gerber, B.L., Marek, E.A., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (1997, January). Development of an informal learning assay. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Cincinnati, OH.
    • January  1997
      Natural Science Seminar Course for undergraduate distance learners
      Science: Its Process and Purpose. Natural Science Seminar Course for undergraduate distance learners, College of Liberal Studies, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
    • January  1996
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Cavallo, A.M., Miller, R.B., & Blackburn, M. (1996, April). Testing and building causal models for meaningful understanding in the learning of genetics concepts. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, St. Louis, MO.
    • January  1996
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Simpson, B., & Cavallo, A.M. (1996, April). The effects of using the learning cycle to teach physiology to elementary students in large and small school districts. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, St. Louis, MO.
    • January  1996
      Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association
      Miller, R.B., Cavallo, A.M., & Blackburn, M. (1996, April). Meaningful understanding in the learning of genetics concepts: Building a causal model. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association, New York, NY.
    • January  1996
      Area Convention of the National Science Teachers Association
      Gerber, B.L., Marek, E.A., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (1996, November). Relationships among classroom teaching methods, student activities and intellectual development. Paper presented at the Area Convention of the National Science Teachers Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    • January  1996
      Fall Convention of the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association
      Cavallo, A.M.L., Hall, N., Sullivan, C.A., & Coats, K. (1996, October). Education and experience in the health care professions: A summer opportunity for high school students. Paper presented at the Fall Convention of the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association, Oklahoma City, OK.
    • January  1996
      Summer Academy in the Health Sciences Professions, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
      Introduction to Practicum: OSHA Standards, Biohazards and Blood-borne Pathogens. Sessions presented in the Summer Academy in the Health Sciences Professions, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK.
    • January  1995
      Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies
      Chiodo, J., Marek, E., Cavallo, A., Gerber, B., & Hedges, E. (1995, December). Social plus science equals an interdisciplinary program. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, Chicago, IL.
    • January  1995
      Annual Conference of the American Association of Physics Teachers
      Williams, K.A., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (1995, August). Reasoning ability, meaningful learning, and students' understanding of physics concepts. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Spokane, WA.
    • January  1995
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Cavallo, A.M., & Sheperson, S. (1995, April). Students' mental models of meiosis and genetics topics, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco, CA.
    • January  1995
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Cavallo, A.M., Gerber, B.L., Marek, E.A., & Chiodo, J. (1995, April). The influence of an interdisciplinary program on teachers' attitudes and understandings of interrelationships between energy, environment and public policy, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco, CA.
    • January  1995
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Reap, M.A., Saunders, G., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (1995, April). Project EARTHSTORM: Integrating real-time weather data into the science classroom, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco, CA.
    • January  1995
      Area Convention of the National Science Teachers Association
      Haack, C., & Cavallo, A. (1995, December). Teacher role in learning cycle lessons. Paper presented at the Area Convention of the National Science Teachers Association, San Antonio, TX.
    • January  1995
      Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators (by invitation)
      Saunders, G., Reap, M.A., & Cavallo, A.M. (1995, November). Using technology in a learning cycle classroom: Results of EARTHSTORM. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators (by invitation), Norman, OK.
    • January  1995
      Fall Convention of the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association
      Cavallo, A.M.L., & Saunders, G.A. (1995, October). Integrating science across the curriculum using the learning cycle. Paper presented at the Fall Convention of the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association, Oklahoma City, OK.
    • January  1995
      Southwest Regional Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science
      Reap, M.A., Saunders, G., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (1995, October). Using technology in a learning cycle classroom: Results of EARTHSTORM. Paper presented at the Southwest Regional Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Tulsa, OK.
    • January  1995
      Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Reading Association
      Hays, S., Cavallo, A.M., & Beach, S.A. (1995, March). Reading, writing and authentic learning with inquiry-based science. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Reading Association, Oklahoma City, OK.
    • January  1995
      Annual pre-student teaching conference, Wayne State University
      Developing Children’s Thinking Abilities. Sessions presented at the annual pre-student teaching conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
    • January  1995
      Summer Academy in the Health Sciences Professions Program
      Human Genetics. Courses taught in the Summer Academy in the Health Sciences Professions Program, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK. 
    • January  1994
      Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies
      Chiodo, J., Marek, E.A., Cavallo, A.M., & Gerber, B. (1994, November). Energy, environment, and policy choices: A project for integrating social studies and science, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, Phoenix, AZ.
    • January  1994
      Annual Conference of the American Association of Physics Teachers
      Williams, K.A., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (1994, August). One more reason to teach so students do not just memorize. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Notre Dame, IN.
    • January  1994
      Annual Conference of the National Science Teachers Association
      Cavallo, A.M.L., Surber, C., & Sheperson, S. (1994, March). Improving science instruction: What students think about laboratory-centered science. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Science Teachers Association, Anaheim, CA.
    • January  1994
      Annual Conference of the National Science Teachers Association
      Marek, E.A., Chiodo, J.J., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (1994, March). Energy, environment and policy choices: Summer institutes for teachers. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Science Teachers Association, Anaheim, CA.
    • January  1994
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Marek, E.A., Gerber, B., & Cavallo, A.M.L. (1994, March). Examination of an interdisciplinary program in energy education. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim, CA.
    • January  1994
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Reap, M.A., Cavallo, A.M.L., Saunders, G., & Gerber, B. (1994, March). The effects of integrating real time weather data into laboratory centered science: Year two of Project EARTHSTORM. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim, CA.
    • January  1994
      Annual Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science
      Reap, M.A., Cavallo, A.M.L., & McWhirter, L. (1994, January). Changing perceptions of scientists among pre-service elementary school teachers. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, El Paso, TX.
    • January  1994
      Area Convention of the National Science Teachers Association
      Haack, C., & Cavallo, A.M. (1994, November). Using learning cycles in middle/high school science. Paper presented at the Area Convention of the National Science Teachers Association, Minneapolis, MN.
    • January  1993
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Cavallo, A.M.L., & Gerber, B. (1993, April). The effects of EARTHSTORM: A technology-based NSF sponsored institute for middle school science teachers. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Atlanta, GA.
    • January  1993
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Reap, M.A., Cavallo, A.M.L., & McWhirter, L. (1993, April). Perceptions of scientists among pre-service and experienced elementary science teachers. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Atlanta, GA.
    • January  1993
      Third International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education
      Crawford, K.C., McPherson, R.A., Cavallo, A.L., Duca, S.V., Sacket, G., & McMillan, B. (1993, July). The EARTHSTORM Project: Using real-time weather data from the Oklahoma Mesonetwork. Paper presented at the Third International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    • January  1993
      Area Convention of the National Science Teachers Association
      Cavallo, A.M., & Surber, C. (1993, October). How does meaningful learning and reasoning ability help students understand genetics? NARST sponsored paper presented at the Area Convention of the National Science Teachers Association, Denver, CO.
    • January  1993
      Energy, Environment and Policy Choices Summer Institutes for Teachers, The University of Oklahoma
      Purposes and Interactions Between Science and Social Studies. Sessions presented at the Energy, Environment and Policy Choices Summer Institutes for Teachers, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
    • January  1993
      Energy, Environment and Policy Choices Summer Institutes for Teachers
      The Candle Burning Model. Sessions presented at the Energy, Environment and Policy Choices Summer Institutes for Teachers, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
    • January  1993
      Summer Academy, The University of Oklahoma
      Laboratory-Based Science Teaching. Session presented at the Summer Academy, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
    • January  1992
      Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association
      Cavallo, A.L. (1992, April). Memorizing or making sense: Students' meaningful understanding of biology concepts. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA. (Presented in a symposium entitled, Meaningful Learning in Science: A Discussion of Current Issues).
    • January  1992
      Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association
      Mosenthal, P.B., & Cavallo, A.L. (1992, April). Assessing process and procedural knowledge levels in meaningful learning. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA. (Presented in a symposium entitled, Meaningful Learning in Science: A Discussion of Current Issues).
    • January  1992
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Cavallo, A.L. (1992, March). Students' meaningful learning orientation and their meaningful understandings of meiosis and genetics. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA. (Presented in a symposium organized by Dr. Joseph Novak, Cornell University, entitled, The Current Status of Ausubel's Assimilation Theory in Science Education).
    • January  1992
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Cavallo, A.L. (1992, March). The retention of meaningful understanding of meiosis and genetics. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA.
    • January  1992
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Reap, M.A., & Cavallo, A.L. (1992, March). Students' meaningful understanding of science concepts: Gender differences. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA.
    • January  1992
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Marek, E.A., McWhirter, L., & Cavallo, A.L. (1992, March). Long-term effects of NSF sponsored summer institutes. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA.
    • January  1992
      Annual Conference of the National Science Teachers Association
      Boram, R., Marek, E. & Cavallo, A. (1992, March). The Omniplex: More science equipment than you can use! Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Science Teachers Association, Boston, MA.
    • January  1992
      Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association
      Beach, S.A., Kincade, K.M. & Cavallo, A.M.L. (1992, November). Literacy learning and science instruction: Enhancing science explorations with children's books. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association, St. Louis, MO.
    • January  1992
      Fall Convention of the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association
      Sacket, G., Cavallo, A.M., Crawford, K., McPherson, R., McMillan, B, & Duca, S.V. (1992, October). The Oklahoma Mesonet: Technology and the environment. Demonstration presented at the Fall Convention of the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association, Sand Springs, OK.
    • January  1992
      EARTHSTORM Summer Institutes for Teachers
      A Laboratory-Based Teaching Model. Sessions presented at the EARTHSTORM Summer Institutes for Teachers, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
    • January  1989
      Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
      Liberatore, A.M. (1989, March). The relationship of selected variables with meaningful learning and achievement in a college science course. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco, CA.
    • January  1989
      Northeast Regional Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science
      Liberatore, A.M., & Schafer, L.E. (1989, May). Relationships among meaningful and non-meaningful learning and achievement in a college science course for prospective elementary teachers. Paper presented at the Northeast Regional Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Syracuse, NY.
    • January  1988
      Northeast Regional Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science
      Liberatore, A.M., & Tice, C.J. (1988, May). Problem solving is SCIENCE: An alternative approach to pre-service science teacher self-evaluation. Paper presented at the Northeast Regional Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Purchase, NY.
  • Past
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      Research-based Practices: Preparing and Retaining STEM Teachers for the Future through the NSF Noyce Program
      Cavallo, A., Hale, G., Lopez, R., Alvarez, J., & Solis, J. (2017, July). Research-based Practices: Preparing and Retaining STEM Teachers for the Future through the NSF Noyce Program. Paper presented at the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Summit of the National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.

Support & Funding

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    • 2015 to Present Energy and Environmental Science Education Institute for Teachers sponsored by  - $30000
    • 2015 to Present UTeach Research Incentive Grant sponsored by  - $53000
    • Aug 2014 to Present Robert Noyce Science and Mathematics Teacher Scholarship Program sponsored by  - $800000
    • 2014 to Present Exxon Mobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp sponsored by  - $80000
    • 2014 to Present Energy and Environmental Science Education Institute for Teachers sponsored by  - $30000
    • 2013 to Present Energy and Environmental Science Education Institute for Teachers sponsored by  - $30000
    • Jan 2012 to Present Discovery Research K-12. Principal investigator sponsored by  - $450000
    • Jan 2012 to Jan 2014 Pathways to College and Career Readiness. sponsored by  - $300000
    • Jan 2012 to Jan 2013 Energy and Environmental Science Education Institute for Teachers sponsored by  - $30000
    • 2011 to Present Math, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies-Extension Grant sponsored by  - $200000
    • 2011 to Present Energy and Environmental Science Education Institute for Teachers sponsored by  - $30000
    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2012 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. Co-Principal Investigator sponsored by  - $80000
    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2012 Energy and Environmental Science Education Institute for Teachers sponsored by  - $30000
    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2012 Math, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies-Extension Grant. sponsored by  - $200000
    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2012 STEM Research and Resources for Faculty: Preparing Teachers that will Prepare College and Career Ready Students sponsored by  - $20000
    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2012 Energy and Environmental Science Education Institute for Teachers (PI) sponsored by  - $30000
    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2012 STEM Research and Resources for Faculty: Preparing Teachers that will Prepare College and Career Ready Students sponsored by  - $20000
    • 2010 to Present Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Science and Mathematics Teachers sponsored by  - $145000000
    • 2010 to Present Math, Science, Technology Teacher Preparation Academies Leaders Collaborative Conference sponsored by  - $8000
    • 2010 to Present Energy and Environmental Science Education Institute for Teachers sponsored by  - $28000
    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2015 Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Science and Mathematics Teachers. Principal Investigator, sponsored by  - $145
    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2011 Energy and Environmental Science Education Institute for Teachers. Principal Investigator sponsored by  - $28
    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2011 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. Co-Principal Investigator, Director of Academics sponsored by  - $80
    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2011 2010 Math, Science, Technology Teacher Preparation Academies Leaders Collaborative Conference. Principal Investigator, sponsored by  - $8000
    • 2009 to Present Math, science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies-Extension Grant sponsored by  - $375000
    • 2009 to Present Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Science and Mathematics Teachers (Supplement) sponsored by  - $149400
    • Jan 2009 to Jan 2014 Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Science and Mathematics Teachers-Supplement sponsored by  - $149400
    • Jan 2009 to Jan 2014 UTeach Arlington sponsored by  - $1400000
    • Jan 2009 to Jan 2011 Math, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies-Extension Grant sponsored by  - $445000
    • Jan 2009 to Jan 2010 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp sponsored by  - $80
    • Jan 2008 to Present Greater Texas Foundation Math and Science Teacher Scholarship Program(endowment) sponsored by  - $150000
    • 2008 to Present Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Science and Mathematics Teachers sponsored by  - $750000
    • 2008 to Present Math, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies sponsored by  - $445000
    • 2008 to Present Energy and Environmental Science Education Institute for Teachers sponsored by  - $27000
    • Jan 2008 to Jan 2013 Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Science and Mathematics Teachers sponsored by  - $749567
    • Jan 2008 to Jan 2010 Math, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies sponsored by  - $445000
    • Jan 2008 to Jan 2009 2008 UTeach Science and Mathematics Program Planning Grant sponsored by  - $43000
    • Jan 2008 to Jan 2009 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp sponsored by  - $80000
    • 2007 to Present Energy and Environmental Science Education Institute for Teachers sponsored by  - $27000
    • Jan 2007 to Jan 2008 Energy and Environmental Science Education Institute for Teachers sponsored by  - $27000
    • Jan 2007 to Jan 2008 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp sponsored by  - $80000
    • Jan 2004 to Present Innovative Technology Grant sponsored by  - $4300
    • Jan 2003 to Present Teaching for the Future: Science and Mathematics Scholarship Program sponsored by  - $417682
    • Jan 2003 to Present Detroit Urban Systemic Initiative Program: Alternative Pathways to Teaching (APT) sponsored by  - $234000
    • Jan 2003 to Present Improving Teacher Retention Through an Electronic Science Teacher Mentor sponsored by  - $17000
    • Jan 2001 to Present Transforming Science Teaching Through Technology sponsored by  - $22000
    • Jan 2000 to Present UC Davis Community Teaching Fellowships for Mathematics and Science (CTFMS) sponsored by  - $96708
    • Jan 1999 to Present CRESS Special Project Grant sponsored by  - $10000
    • Jan 1999 to Present Faculty Research Fellowship sponsored by  - $2000
    • Jan 1999 to Present New Faculty Research Grant sponsored by  - $3000
    • Jan 1998 to Present College of Liberal Studies Seminar sponsored by  - $4329
    • Jan 1997 to Present Summer Academy in the Health Sciences Professions sponsored by  - $157000
    • Jan 1996 to Present College of Liberal Studies Seminar sponsored by  - $7702
    • Jan 1996 to Present Computer Infrastructure Investment Program sponsored by  - $1500
    • Jan 1996 to Present Summer Academy in the Health Sciences Professions sponsored by  - $133200
    • Jan 1995 to Present Summer Academy in the Health Sciences Professions sponsored by  - $143000
    • Jan 1992 to Present Project EARTHSTORM: Earth-system Education for Science Teachers Using the Oklahoma Regional Mesonetwork sponsored by  - $766094
    • Jan 1990 to Present Graduate Research sponsored by  - $1750

Other Creative Activities

  • 2010
    • Program
      • 2010 UTeach Arlington Secondary Science and Mathematics Teacher Preparation Program
        • § UTeach Arlington Secondary Science and Mathematics Teacher Preparation Program. Co-director and program developer of new program. Coordinate faculty, staff, and students in science and mathematics education in the UTeach program. Developed and implemented new courses, 2010 – present.
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2008
    • Program
      • 2008 Academic Partnership Online Graduate Programs
        • § Academic Partnership Online Graduate Programs. Director (2008 – 2014), program developer, course creator, and instructor of two online Master’s degree programs, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2008 – present:

        M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Science Education

        M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics Education

        Online Education Programs Ranked #30 out of 252 by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Programs, 2015. See press release at:http://www.uta.edu/news/releases/2015/01/usnwr-onlinegrad-rankings.php

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Students Supervised

  • Doctoral
    • 2014

      Mitchell, G. (2014). Investigating student engagement in mathematical conversation: Teacher questions eliciting student responses. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

       

    • 2008

      Brackney, D. (2008). Investigating long-term effects of experiential science learning among college students. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Wayne State University. 

    • 2000

      Haack, C. (2000). Relationships among the use of scaffolded problems, meaningful learning orientation, reasoning ability, and understanding in an introductory college physics course. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Oklahoma. 

    • 2000

      Reap, M.A. (2000). Novice and master secondary science teachers’ understanding and implementation of the learning cycle. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Oklahoma. 

    • 1998

      Saunders, G., (1998). Relationships among epistemological beliefs, implementation of instruction, and approaches to learning in chemistry laboratory. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Oklahoma. 

    • 1996

      Gerber, B.L., (1996). The relationships among informal learning environment, teaching procedure and scientific reasoning ability. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Oklahoma. (Recipient of dissertation poster award from the Graduate College of the University of Oklahoma) 

  • Master's
    • 2012

      Kuo, K. (2012). Survey of student attitudes toward project based learning in a fifth grade science classroom by gender and ethnicity. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2012

      Meadows, W. (2012). The relationship between course grades and pre-course math skills assessment scores among high school physics students. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2012

      Wade, B. (2012). Academic dishonesty, impulsivity and socioeconomic status: A quantitative study during the current recession. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington.

    • 2010

      Barnard, A. (2010). Effects of inquiry-based science instruction on 4th and 5th grade economically disadvantaged students. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2010

      Gonzalez, L. (2010). Investigating differential effects of traditional instruction versus interactive strategies on students’ science achievement. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2010

      Hodnett, K.C. (2010). Examining technology’s effect on student motivation and learning in science. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2010

      Ratliff, J. (2010). Using Vodcasts to increase student achievement in middle school science classrooms. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2010

      Smith, E. (2010). Investigating distractions involving electronic use and exploring differential learning in gender grouping practices. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2010

      Williams, J. (2010). Examining the impact of using sign-language on learning science vocabulary. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2010

      Wyant, M. (2010). Understanding science concepts in the junior high/middle school classroom: Blended/active learning versus lecture format. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

       

    • 2008

      Atchley, T. (2008). Interactive notebook use in the science classroom and its impact on student motivation and conceptual understanding. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington 

    • 2008

      Fabel, M. (2008). Investigating vocabulary acquisition in mathematics among English as a second language students. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2008

      Gresham, A. (2008). The effects of a dual language program an English language reading as compared with a traditional bilingual program. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2008

      Vaughan, P. (2008). Relationships among students’ standardized test scores and the content and pedagogical knowledge of elementary school science teachers. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2007

      Gifford, D. (2007). The gift of time: The effects of age and gender on measures of reading fluency in kindergarten through third grade students. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2007

      Hammonds, J. (2007). Elementary students’ attitudes toward science note-booking and their implications on science achievement. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2007

      Hou, S. (2007). The effect of parental involvement in ESL child’s reading: A case study. Unpublished Masters research project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2004

      Dunphey, P. (2004). Investigating the effects of concept mapping on students’ use of meaningful versus rote learning strategies in biology. Unpublished Masters research project, Wayne State University.

    • 2004

      Iljikoski, E. (2004). Effects of metacognition and journaling on at-risk and ELL students’ academic achievement and self-efficacy in earth science. Unpublished Masters research project, Wayne State University. 

    • 2004

      Leveille, V. (2004). Factors that affect science attitudes and motivation in an urban high school for at-risk students. Unpublished Masters research project, Wayne State University. 

    • 2004

      Walther, D. (2004). The effects of technology on student learning in the secondary science laboratory. Unpublished Masters research project, Wayne State University. 

    • 2001

      Watters, J. (2001). Physical science learning cycles: Atoms, the periodic table, and physical and chemical properties. Unpublished Masters project, University of California-Davis. 

    • 1998

      Laubach, T. (1998). Tenth grade biology students' intentions to enroll in elective science courses: A comparison of science perceptions in differing learning cycle classrooms. Unpublished Masters thesis, University of Oklahoma. (Finalist for the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Outstanding Masters Thesis Award, 1999) 

    • 1998

      Welch, B. (1998). The genetic puzzle: Meiosis, fertilization and offspring learning cycle investigations. Unpublished Masters project, The University of Oklahoma. 

    • 1997

      Atha, J.T. (1997). Aquatic ecology from the perspective of Daphnia magna: Learning cycle investigations for the classroom. Unpublished Masters project, The University of Oklahoma. 

    • 1996

      Taylor, W. (1996). Meaningful understanding of genetics topics among high school students enrolled in an advanced health sciences program. Unpublished Masters thesis, University of Oklahoma. 

    • 1994

      Brock, N. (1994). Science and mathematics investigations for model schools: A proposal to the National Science Foundation. Unpublished Masters project, The University of Oklahoma. 

    • 1994

      Chavez, L. (1994). Imbalance in the lower atmosphere: A learning cycle curriculum in atmospheric science. Unpublished Masters project, The University of Oklahoma. 

  • Undergraduate
    • 2014

      Carlton, D. (2014). Gender differences in religiosity as related to beliefs about the nature of science, acceptance of evolution, and understanding of evolutionary theory. Honors College Senior Research Project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • 2014

      Gutierrez, S. (2014). Examining descriptive patterns and differences in college students’ beliefs about the nature of science, scientific reasoning ability, religiosity, understanding of evolution, and acceptance of the theory of evolution. McNair Scholars Undergraduate Research Project, The University of Texas at Arlington.

    • 2014

      Toth, K. (2013-2014). Analyzing differences in scientist and science perceptions, self-efficacy, and science enjoyment between fourth grade English speaking and Hispanic ELL students. McNair Scholars Undergraduate Research and Honors College Senior Research Project, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

Courses

      • EDUC 4331-001 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science

        Psychological foundations of learning; problem solving in mathematics and science education utilizing technology; principles of expertise and novice understanding of subject matter; implications of high-stakes testing; and foundations of formative and summative assessment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDUC 5305-105 Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Evaluation - Mathematics and Science

        The general structure of this course engages students in active, inquiry-based experiences that serve the purposes of a) learning to use research-based, proven science and mathematics teaching practices according to state and national standards and b) translating science and mathematics concepts into meaningful learning experiences and readily usable curricula for K-12 students. 

      • EDUC 5359-001 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY TEACHERS

        Designed for elementary, middle and high school teachers who examine a variety of energy and environmental education issues and instructional strategies for classroom and outdoor settings. The course provides a broad spectrum of content from all areas of science and opportunities to participate in field trips, science investigations and seminar sessions. It facilitates the implementation of an environmentally based curriculum in schools using best practices.

        Students experience a week long field course at Luminant in Fairfield, Texas on topics of energy, environmental science, conservation, and preservation of natural resources. Students develop inquiry, standards-based curricula based on the Luminant course experiences to use in their classrooms and share with teacher-participants.

      • EDUC 4333-002 Educ 4333-002 Multiple Teaching Practices

        Content restricted to students in the UTeach Arlington program who have earned a passing score on the preliminary portfolio. Multiple research-based teaching practices including foundations of project-based, case-based, and problem-based learning environments; principles of project-based curriculum development in mathematics and science education; classroom management and organization of inquiry-based, problem-based/project-based learning classrooms. Three lecture hours a week for one semester with additional fieldwork hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: A University grade point average of at least 2.50, and EDUC 4332 with a grade of C or better.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDUC 5359-001 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY TEACHERS

        Designed for elementary, middle and high school teachers who examine a variety of energy and environmental education issues and instructional strategies for classroom and outdoor settings. The course provides a broad spectrum of content from all areas of science and opportunities to participate in field trips, science investigations and seminar sessions. It facilitates the implementation of an environmentally based curriculum in schools using best practices.

        Students experience a week long field course at Luminant in Fairfield, Texas on topics of energy, environmental science, conservation, and preservation of natural resources. Students develop inquiry, standards-based curricula based on the Luminant course experiences to use in their classrooms and share with teacher-participants.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDUC 4331-001 KNOWING AND LEARNING IN MATH AND SCIENCE
        Psychological foundations of learning; problem solving in mathematics and science education utilizing technology; principles of expertise and novice understanding of subject matter; implications of high-stakes testing; and foundations of formative and summative assessment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • EDUC 5395-002 DESIGNING CLASSROOM RESEARCH

        In this course, students will develop an individual research problem statement, argue the significance of the problem, complete a written literature review and logical chain of reasoning related to the stated problem, write specific research questions to investigate the problem in educational settings, and design a research study (methodology) that will effectively investigate their research questions. Students design a research study that shows promise for improving education, written as the first three chapters of a scholarly classroom action research project. An additional emphasis of this course is to enhance learning of basic statistical procedures.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • EDUC 5397-001 IMPLEMENTING AND DISSEMINATING CLASSROOM RESEARCH
        In this course students will implement the classroom research designed and written in EDUC 5395, collect data
        from this research, and interpret results. Students will prepare a final, written research report that presents the
        investigation and its results in a 5â€chapter professional format, such as would be prepared as a paper for
        presentation at a professional conference and/or publication in an educational journal. At the conclusion of this
        course, students will submit a copy of their research project report to the course instructor and present the
        completed project as their final Capstone Experience for the masters’ degree in education. Prerequisites: EDUC
        5394 and EDUC 5395. This course is to be taken in the final semester of the masters’ degree program and in the
        semester immediately following EDUC 5395.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EDUC 5359-001 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY TEACHERS
        Designed for elementary, middle and high school teachers who will examine a variety of environmental education issues and instructional strategies for classroom and outdoor settings. The course will provide a broad spectrum of content from all areas of science and will provide opportunities to participate in field trips, science investigations and seminar sessions. It will facilitate the implementation of an environmentally based curriculum in schools using best practices. Students experience a week long field course at Luminant in Fairfield, Texas on topics of energy, environmental science, conservation, and preservation of natural resources. Students develop inquiry, standards-based curricula based on the Luminant course experiences to use in their classrooms and share with teacher-participants.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EDUC 5397-001 IMPLEMENTING AND DISSEMINATING CLASSROOM RESEARCH
        In this course students will implement the classroom research designed and written in EDUC 5395, collect data from this research, and interpret results. Students will prepare a final, written research report that presents the investigation and its results in a 5-chapter professional format, such as would be prepared as a paper for presentation at a professional conference and/or publication in an educational journal. At the conclusion of this course, students will submit a copy of their research project report to the course instructor and present the completed project as their final Capstone Experience for the masters’ degree in education. Prerequisites: EDUC 5394 and EDUC 5395. This course is to be taken in the final semester of the masters’ degree program and in the semester immediately following EDUC 5395.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EDUC 5305-007 CURRICULUM DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION
        An examination of theory and research in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Emphasis on current trends in the content areas.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EDUC 5395-007 DESIGNING CLASSROOM RESEARCH
        In this course, students will develop their own classroom educational research project. Their designed study will be based in the literature in their educational field and focus on classroom research questions and problems that will inform teaching practices. In this course, students will develop an individual research problem statement, argue the significance of the problem, complete a written literature review and logical chain of reasoning related to the stated problem, write specific research questions to investigate the problem in educational settings, and design a research study (methodology) that will effectively investigate their research questions. Students design a research study that shows promise for improving education, written as the first three chapters of a scholarly classroom action research project. Prerequisite: EDUC 5394. For M.Ed.T. students, this course is to be taken in the final semester of the masters' degree program. For M.Ed. students, this course is to be taken in the semester just prior to the final semester of the masters' degree program, and in the semester immediately preceding EDUC 5397.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EDUC 5309-007 ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
        This course engages students in a study of advanced models of teaching and learning such as concept attainment, inductive thinking, inquiry, problem-based learning, role play, simulation games and other models, with an analysis of research on the effectiveness of these models. Emphasis is on current trends in the content areas.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EDML 4371-001 SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • EDUC 5394-001 UNDERSTANDING CLASSROOM RESEARCH
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • EDUC 5305-002 CURRICULUM DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • EDUC 5394-001 UNDERSTANDING CLASSROOM RESEARCH
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Other Teaching Activities

  • 2015
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2015 The Teaching Profession: Opportunities and Advancements

        Session presented to high school students at Bowie High School, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX (Invited).

  • 2014
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2014 Science Education at UT Arlington

        Interactive session presented to the visiting team of students, faculty, and administrators of Ewha Womans University College of Education, Korea (Invited).

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2014 Examining College Students’ Beliefs about NOS, Scientific Reasoning, Religiosity, and Understanding and Acceptance of Evolution.

        Paper presented at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction Brown Bag Seminar Series, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2014 STEM Education and North Texas

        Invited Webinar sponsored by the North Texas Commission, Verizon, and the National Math and Science Initiative. Irving, TX.

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2014 Understanding and Implementing Scholarly Teaching Practices

        Blackboard collaborate synchronous and asynchronous 2 credit hour graduate course on educational research developed and taught to STEM graduate students of the 25 CIRTL network universities: Boston University, Cornell University, Howard University, Iowa State University, Johns Hopkins University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Texas A&M University, The University of Georgia, The University of Texas at Arlington, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of California, San Diego, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Houston, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rochester, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2014 Women in STEM = Exceptional

        Session presented at the 7th Annual Women in Leadership Summit, The University of Texas at Arlington (Invited)

  • 2013
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2013 Equity in Science: The Heart Surgeon Story

        Presentation to the faculty, staff, and students of the AT&T Pathways Science and Math Summer Camp

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2013 Analyzing Differences in Scientist and Science Perceptions, Self-Efficacy, and Science Enjoyment Between Fourth Grade English Speaking Students and Hispanic English Language Learners

        Paper presented at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction Brown Bag Seminar Series, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX. (Presented with undergraduate Honors student and McNair Scholar, Kristina Toth)

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2013 The Context of Teaching: Diversity in STEM Education

        CIRTL Network Coffee Hour. Blackboard collaborate synchronous electronic presentation and discussion with graduate students and faculty of the 25 CIRTL network universities

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2013 Designing a Teaching as Research Project: How is Discipline-Based Research Different from Research in Mathematics and Science Education?

        Presentation to the STEM graduate students in the UT Arlington CIRTL program (ON-TRAC) (with Dr. James Epperson, Mathematics)

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2013 Problems in the Classroom

        Presentation to the STEM graduate students in the UT Arlington CIRTL program (ON-TRAC)

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2013 Developing Thinking, Promoting Learning, and Understanding Research in STEM Education: An Introduction

        Presentation to the STEM graduate students in the UT Arlington CIRTL program (ON-TRAC)

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2013 Examining Relationships among Students' Learning Approaches, Beliefs about NOS, Self-Efficacy, Scientific Reasoning Ability, And Spatial Ability as Predictive Influences on Stem Career Choices

        Paper presented at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction Brown Bag Seminar Series, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

  • 2012
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2012 Promoting Girls and Women in STEM

        Presentation at the Women and Gender Studies Speaker Series Seminar, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2012 Research and Scholarship in Science and Mathematics Education

        Presentation at the MSTTPA and Noyce Scholars Learning Academy Seminar, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

  • 2011
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2011 Achieving Professional Balance

        Presentation to faculty at the annual New Faculty Orientation Meeting, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2011 Science and Mathematics Education and Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning

        Invited presentation to visiting Thailand Principals, Superintendents and STEM Education Directors, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2011 AVID and the College and Career Pathway

        Invited presentation given to students in the AVID program (Achievement Via Individual Determination), Worley Middle School, Mansfield, TX

  • 2008
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2008 Equity in Science: The Heart Surgeon Story

        2011, 2010, 2009, 2008  Presented to the faculty, staff and students of the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2008 Science and Technology

        2011, 2010, 2009, 2008  Inquiry-based course presented at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Science Summer Camp, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

  • 2010
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2010 Science Inquiry and Science Teaching

        Presentation to Upward Bound High School Students, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

  • 2007
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2007 Student Learning and Their Attainment of Conceptual Understandings of Science: Examining the Role of Meaningful Learning, Scientific Reasoning, Beliefs about the Nature of Science, and Teaching Procedures

        Session presented at the College of Education and Health Professions Research Seminar, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

  • 2005
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2005 Developing Children’s Thinking Abilities

        Sessions presented at the annual pre-student teaching conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

  • 2001
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2001 Constructing Constructivism

        2003, 2002, 2001 Sessions presented in the NSF GK-12 Program, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2001 Inquiry Science and the Learning Cycle

        Session presented at the Summer Institute of the Detroit Urban Systemic Initiative Program, Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, MI

  • 2003
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2003 The Learning Cycle for Promoting Science Inquiry

        Session presented in the NSF GK-12 Program, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

  • 2002
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2002 The Learning Cycle for Promoting Science Inquiry

        Session presented at the Summer Institute of the Detroit Urban Systemic Program: Building Communities of Learners for Mathematics and Science Literacy, Northwestern High School, Detroit, MI

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2002 Got Inquiry?

        Session presented at the Pathways to Teaching Scholars’ Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2002 Resolving the inquiry about inquiry

        Invited session presented at the Third Annual TAPESTRIES Symposium, Bowling Green State University and Toledo Public Schools, Toledo, OH

  • 2000
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2000 Inquiry Science for the Young Child

        Session presented at Acorn Learning Center, San Ramon, CA

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 2000 Davis Honors Challenge on American Education

        Inquiry-based seminar for undergraduate Honors students, University of California, Davis, CA

  • 1998
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 1998 Inquiry Methods and the Learning Cycle

        2000, 1999, 1998 Seminars presented in the undergraduate Student Outreach Program, University of California, Davis, CA

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 1998 The Nature of Scientific Inquiry: Models in Biological and Physical Science

        Natural science seminar course for undergraduate distance learners, College of Liberal Studies, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

  • 1997
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 1997 Science: Its Process and Purpose

        Natural science seminar course for undergraduate distance learners, College of Liberal Studies, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

  • 1995
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 1995 Human Genetics

        1997, 1996, 1995 Courses taught in the Summer Academy in the Health Sciences Professions Program, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 

  • 1996
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 1996 Introduction to Practicum: OSHA Standards, Biohazards and Blood-borne Pathogens

        Sessions presented in the Summer Academy in the Health Sciences Professions, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

  • 1993
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 1993 Purposes and Interactions between Science and Social Studies

        Sessions presented at the Energy, Environment and Policy Choices Summer Institutes for Teachers, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 1993 The Candle Burning Model

        Sessions presented at the Energy, Environment and Policy Choices Summer Institutes for Teachers, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 1993 Laboratory-Based Science Teaching

        Session presented at the Summer Academy, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

  • 1992
    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • 1992 A Laboratory-Based Teaching Model

        1994, 1993, 1992 Sessions presented at the EARTHSTORM Summer Institutes for Teachers, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • 1992 to  Present Administrative Roles

      Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2014 – present 

      Co-director, UTeach Arlington, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 – present 

      Director, (3) NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship Programs, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2008 – present 

      Coordinator, M.Ed. in Science and Mathematics Education on-campus program and online Academic Partnership program, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 – 2014 

      Director, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Math, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academy, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2008 – 2014 

      Director, Greater Texas Foundation Math and Science Teacher Scholarship Program, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2008 – present 

      Associate Dean for Teacher and Professional Education, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 – 2012 

      Co-Director/Director of Academics, ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2010 – 2014 

      Co-Director/Director of Academics, AT&T Pathways STEM Summer Science Camp, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2013 –2014 

      Director, Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Southeast Michigan Region, Wayne State University, 2006 

      Interim Director, Davis Honors Challenge, Lower Division Honors Program, University of California, Davis, 2000-2001 

      Director, Center for Health Science Education, College of Allied Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1996-1998 

      Acting Director, Science Education Center, University of Oklahoma, 1995, 1992 

      University Committees 

      Vice President of Research Advisory Committee, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2014 – present 

      University Research Committee, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2014 - present 

      Teacher Education Council, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2008 – present 

      CIRTL-ON TRAC Steering Committee, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2013 – present 

      Curriculum Review Committee, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2013 – 2014 

      Graduate School Dean’s Council, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 – 2012 

      Strategic Planning Committee, appointed by University President, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2010 – 2012 

      Undergraduate Assembly, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2008 – 2012 

      Faculty Mentor Program, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2008 – 2011 

      Dean Evaluation Committee, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007 – 2008 

      Academic Senate, Wayne State University, 2005 – 2006, 2002 – 2005 

      Chair, Student Affairs Committee, Subcommittee of the Academic Senate, Wayne State University, 2005 – 2006 

      Faculty Representative to the University Board of Governors for Student Affairs, Wayne State University, 2005 – 2006 

      Member, University Strategic Planning Committee, Wayne State University, 2005 – 2006 

      Henry-Donnelly Award Selection Committee, Wayne State University, 2005 – 2006 

      Election Committee, Subcommittee of the Academic Senate, Wayne State University, 2003 – 2005 

      Student Affairs Committee of the Academic Senate, Wayne State University, 2002 – 2005 

      Committee for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State University, 2003 – 2006 

      Public Service Research Program Advisory Committee, University of California, Davis, 2000 – 2003 

      Central Valley Community Science Project for Gender Equity in Culture, Climate and Curriculum Advisory Board Member, University of California, Davis, 2000 – 2002 

      Athletics Council, University of Oklahoma, 1995 – 1998 

      Gender-equity Subcommittee of the Athletics Council, University of Oklahoma, 1996 – 1998 

      Environmental Studies Committee, University of Oklahoma, 1995 – 1998 

      University Scholarship Selection Committee, Honors Program, University of Oklahoma, 1993 – 1998 

      University Recreational Services Advisory Committee, University of Oklahoma, 1992 – 1994, 1995 – 1997 

      Outstanding Senior Man and Woman Selection Committee, University of Oklahoma, 1994 – 1995 

      University Child Care Committee, University of Oklahoma, 1993 – 1994 

      University Mentor Program, University of Oklahoma, 1992 – 1994 

      Graduate College Academic Misconduct Panel, University of Oklahoma, 1992 – 1994 

      College and Department Committees 

      College of Education Research Committee, (ex-officio) The University of Texas at Arlington, 2014 - present 

      Strategic Planning Committee, College of Education and Health Professions, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2012 – present 

      Secondary Education Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2012 – present 

      Chair, New Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Proposal Development Committee, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2011 – present 

      Chair, Professional Dispositions in Education Committee, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2011 – present 

      Dean’s Cabinet Committee, College of Education and Health Professions, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 – present 

      Dean’s Advisory Council, College of Education and Health Professions, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2008 – present 

      Community College Partnership Committee, Chair, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2010 – 2011, Member, 2011 – present 

      NCATE SPA Coordinator, Science and Mathematics Teacher Education, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2012- present 

      Chair, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2013 – 2014 

      CREATE Executive Committee, The University of Texas at Arlington sponsored by the Sid Richardson Foundation, 2010 – 2014 

      Student Grievance Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2013, 2014 

      Dean’s Review Committee, College of Education and Health Professions, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2012 – 2013 

      Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2012 – 2013 

      Chair, Faculty Search Committee for Science and Mathematics Education Clinical Faculty, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2012 – 2013 

      Co-chair, Science Education Faculty Search Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2011 – 2012 

      Research Schools Network Executive Advisory Committee, Southwest Center for Mind, Brain, and Education, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 – 2013 

      Ex-Officio, College Curriculum Committee, College of Education and Health Professions, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 – 2012 

      Chair, Mathematics Education Faculty Search Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 – 2010 

      Chair, Science Education Faculty Search Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 – 2010 

      Chair, Research Committee, College of Education and Health Professions, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007 – 2009 

      Faculty Awards Committee, College of Education and Health Professions, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2008 – 2009 

      Technology Committee, College of Education and Health Professions, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2006 – 2007 

      Research Committee, College of Education and Health Professions, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2006 – 2007

      NCATE SPA Committee, Secondary Level, College of Education and Health Professions, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2006 – 2008 

      Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007 – 2008 

      College Mentor Program, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007 – 2009 

      Chair, Research Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007 – 2009 

      Chair, Middle Level Faculty Search Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007 – 2008 

      Chair, Graduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2006 – 2007 

      Faculty Search Committees (2 positions), Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007 

      College of Education Technology Committee, Wayne State University, 2004 – 2006 

      Committee on Teacher Disposition, Wayne State University, 2004 – 2006 

      Elementary Education Committee, Wayne State University, 2003 – 2006 

      NCATE Committee, Standard I, Wayne State University, 2002 – 2006 

      Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Advisory Panel, Wayne State University, 2002 – 2006 

      Search Committee, Agricultural Education/Science Education Faculty Position, University of California, Davis, 2000 – 2001 

      Master Degree Program Graduate Advisor, University of California, Davis, 1999 – 2001 

      Chair, Committee for Merit Review (Jill Wilson), University of California, Davis, 2000 

      Chair, Committee for Merit Review (Sharon Dugdale), University of California, Davis, 2000 

      Committee for Merit Review (Pam Castori), University of California, Davis, 1999 

      Chair, Committee for Merit Review (Richard Pomeroy), University of California, Davis, 1999 

      Committee on Teacher Education, University of California, Davis, 1999 – 2001 

      CRESS Policy Committee, Division of Education, University of California, Davis, 1998 – 2001 

      Fellowship Selection Committee, Division of Education, University of California, Davis, 1998 

      Social Committee, Division of Education, University of California, Davis, 1998 – 2001 

      Outstanding Senior Selection Committee, College of Education, University of Oklahoma, 1995 – 1996 

      College Curriculum Committee, College of Education, University of Oklahoma, 1992 – 1996 

      Education Professions Division, College of Education, University of Oklahoma, 1991 – 1998 

      Division of Teacher Education Committee, College of Education, University of Oklahoma, 1991 – 1995 

      Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma, 1996 – 1998 

      Certification Chairs Committee, Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma, 1995 – 1998 

      Ad-hoc Committee for Review of Annual Evaluation, Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma, 1994 – 1995 

      Co-chair, Science Certification Committee, Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma, 1991 – 1998

      Elementary Education Certification Committee, Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma, 1991 – 1998 

      University Representation 

      Exhibitor, UT Arlington Colleges of Education and Science, Science Teachers Association of Texas Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST), Fort Worth, TX, 2008 

      Exhibitor, WSU Science Education Program, Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) Annual Conference, Lansing, MI, 2006 

      Exhibitor, Wayne State University (WSU) Science Education Program, Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) Annual Conference, Detroit, MI, 2005 

      Exhibitor, WSU Science Education Program, Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) Annual Conference, Lansing, MI, 2004 

      Exhibitor, WSU Science Education Program, Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association (MDSTA) Annual Conference, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, 2002 

      Other University Service 

      Job Shadowing for Upward Bound and TRIO Program Students, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2010 

      Parents Weekend, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2010 

      MavsMeet, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2010 

      Bowling for Education, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 

      Faculty Marshall, Commencement Services, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2012, 2011, 2009 

      Faculty Marshall, Commencement Services, University of California, Davis, 2000, 1999 

      Faculty Marshall, Commencement Services, University of Oklahoma, 1992 

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • 1986 to  Present Professional Service

      NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SERVICE 

      Editorial Board Memberships 

      Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012 – present 

      Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2012 – 2013, 2008 – 2011, 2005 – 2008, 1997 – 2001 

      Journal of College Science Teaching, 2003 – 2007 

      International Journal of Science Education, 2002 – 2004, 1998 – 2002 

      Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1997 – 2001 

      Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1994 – 1998 

      Invited Manuscript Reviews 

      South African Journal of Education, 2015, 2014 

      International Journal of Science Education, 2014, 2013 

      Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2011, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 

      Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2011, 2005 

      Learning and Individual Differences, 2008, 2007 

      Science Education, 2009, 2008, 2004 

      Educational Researcher, 2000 

      Committees of Professional Organizations 

      Chair, Outstanding Paper Award Committee (NARST), 2008 – 2011 

      Outstanding Paper Award Committee (NARST), 2007 – 2010 

      Awards Committee (ASTE), 2007 – 2010 

      Election Committee - Elected by the membership (ASTE), 2004 – 2007 

      Election Committee (SSMA), 2004 – 2007 

      Policy Advisory Committee (NARST), 2001 – 2004 

      Outstanding Master Thesis Award Selection Committee (NARST), 1998 – 2001 

      Election Committee (NARST), 1997 – 2000 

      Committee on Liaisons with Professional Organizations of Science Educators (ASTE), 1996 – 1998 

      Outstanding Paper Award Selection Committee (NARST), 1994 – 1995 

      Annual Conference Program Committee (NARST), 1993 – 1994 

      Election Committee (ASTE), 1993 – 1995

      Conference Proposal Reviews 

      National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2001, 1997, 1994 

      Association for Science Teacher Education (formerly AETS), 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 

      American Education Research Association, 2008, 1998, 1995, 1993, 1992 

      Conference Service 

      Session Chair, National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference, 2007 

      Session Chair, Third International Seminar on Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science and Mathematics, 1993 

      Session Presider, Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 1990 

      Other National and International Service 

      Proposal Reviewer, National Science Foundation, Teacher Professional Continuum Program, 2005 

      Outside Examiner and Committee Member, M.A. Thesis titled, Childhood Obesity and a Girl’s View Journal, Sandra Moody (candidate), California State University, Hayward, CA, 2005 (Dr. Daniel Romero, Masters Committee Chair) 

      Proposal Reviewer, Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education Grant Program (FIPSE), 2000 

      Research and Technology Project, Milken Family Foundation Project jointly administered by the University of Michigan and University of Maryland, 1999 

      Outside Examiner, Ph.D. Dissertation titled, Secondary students' understanding of the gene concept: An analysis of conceptual change from multiple perspectives, Grady J. Venville (candidate), Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, 1997 (Dr. David Treagust, Doctoral Committee Chair) 

      Educational Testing Services, Science Test Pilot Site - National Teachers Examination, 1991-1993 

      STATE AND REGIONAL SERVICE 

      Professional Organizations 

      Executive Planning Committee, State Science and Mathematics Conference, Oklahoma Science Teachers Association (OSTA) and Oklahoma Council for Teaching Mathematics (OCTM), 1997 

      State Departments of Education 

      State Presidential Award Selection Committee, Oklahoma State Education Department, 1993 

      State Presidential Award Selection Committee, Oklahoma State Education Department, 1992 

      State Science Olympiad Planning and Implementation Committee, New York State Department of Education sponsored event, 1988 

      State Science Olympiad Planning and Implementation Committee, New York State Department of Education sponsored event, 1987 

      State Regents for Higher Education 

      System-wide Faculty Learner Outcomes Review Committee, Science, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 1992-1993

      Science Coordinating Committee for the Statewide Systemic Initiative, K-12, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 1992 

      Science Coordinating Committee for the Statewide Systemic Initiative, Higher Education, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 1992 

      Other State and Regional Service 

      Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, University Committee Representative – Science, 2008 – present 

      PK-16 Leadership Council Regional Consortium, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2006 – present 

      Member, Consortium for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching with Technology (COATT), Lansing, MI, 2005 – 2006 

      Judge, Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Wayne State University, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 

      Regional Science Fair Judge and Team Representative, Onondaga County, NY, 1987 

      Regional Science Fair Judge and Team Representative, Onondaga County, NY, 1986 

      Schools-University Partnership for Educational Responsibility Committee, Syracuse, NY, 1988 – 1991 

Service to the Community

  • Volunteered
    • 1987 to  Present School and Community Service

      School Partnerships 

      University Liaison, Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Fellowship and Professional Development Project, Moore Public Schools, Moore, OK, 1994 – 1997 

      Consulting and Long-Term In-service Programs 

      Genetics 4 Kids, KDH Research and Communications, Inc., Atlanta, GA, 2009 – present 

      University Preparatory Academy, Detroit, MI, 2003 – 2004 

      Acorn Learning Center, San Ramon, CA, 2000 

      Lawton Public Schools, Lawton, OK, 1996 

      Moore Public Schools, Moore, OK, 1994 – 1996 

      Purcell Public Schools, Purcell, OK, 1995 

      Continuing Education Courses 

      Project Wild and Project Wet, Oklahoma College of Continuing Education and Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, University of Oklahoma, 1998 

      Project Wild and Project Learning Tree, Oklahoma College of Continuing Education and Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, University of Oklahoma, 1992 – 1997

      School Volunteer and Teaching Activities 

      Arlington Independent School District Foundation Committee, Arlington, TX, 2014 – present 

      AVID program, Worley Middle School, Mansfield, TX, 2010-2011 

      Science of the Human Body Activity Day, Willie Brown Elementary School, Mansfield, TX, 2008 

      Science Fair Advisory Committee and Judge, Roberta Tipps Elementary School, Mansfield, TX, 2007 

      It’s Attractive. Inquiry-based unit on magnetism and electromagnets conducted with all students (100) in grade 5, Hornung Elementary School, Brighton, MI, 2005 

      Science Day: The Physics of Automobiles. Series of inquiry-based motion, inertia, and electricity activities conducted with all students (500), Hornung Elementary School, Brighton, MI, 2004 

      Circles in the Sky. A learning cycle investigation on convection currents in air conducted with fourth grade students, Hornung Elementary School, Brighton, MI, 2003 

      Do the Wave. A learning cycle investigation on convection currents in water conducted with fourth grade students, Hornung Elementary School, Brighton, MI, 2003 

      Don’t Push Me. A learning cycle investigation on air pressure conducted with fourth grade students, Hornung Elementary School, Brighton, MI, 2003 

      Science Day: The Science of Air. Series of inquiry-based activities related to Bernoulli’s principle conducted with all students (500) in grades 1–5, Hornung Elementary School, Brighton, MI, 2003 

      Science Day: Ocean Science. Series of inquiry-based marine biology activities conducted with all students (500) in grades 1–5, Hornung Elementary School, Brighton, MI, 2002 

      Science Fair Advisory Committee and Judge, Hornung Elementary School, Brighton, MI, 2002 – 2006 

      Public Broadcasts 

      Radio Interview: Research on Meaningful Learning of Science Concepts. Stations KOMA, KATT, WWLS, and the ABC radio news network, The University of Oklahoma, 1996 

      Teaching Assistant Program Seminars 

      Dealing With Problems, Teaching Assistant Program, Wayne State University, 2005 

      Handling Problems, Teaching Assistant Program, University of Oklahoma, 1996 

      Peer Teaching, Teaching Assistant Program, University of Oklahoma, 1995 

      Teaching Assistant Workshop, Teaching Assistant Program, Syracuse University, 1991, 1988, 1987 

      Functions of Science Laboratory Instruction, Teaching Assistant Program, Syracuse University, 1989 

      The Teaching Fellow as Mentor, National Teaching Assistant Workshop, Syracuse University, 1988 

      Planning for Instruction, Teaching Assistant Program Fall Seminar, Syracuse University, 1988 

      The First Class, Teaching Assistant Program, Syracuse University, 1987 

      Dealing With Problems, Teaching Assistant Program, Syracuse University, 1987 

Administrative Appointment

  • 2014
    • 2014 to Present - Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Texas at Arlington
  • 2009
    • 2009 to Present - Co-director, UTeach Arlington, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2009 to  2014 - Coordinator, M.Ed. in Science and Mathematics Education on-campus program and online Academic Partnership program, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2009 to  2012 - Associate Dean for Teacher and Professional Education, University of Texas at Arlington
  • 2008
    • 2008 to Present - Director, (3) NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship Programs, Texas Christian University (TCU)   Department of Campus Recreation   The University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2008 to Present - Director, Greater Texas Foundation Math and Science Teacher Scholarship Program, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2008 to  2014 - Director, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Math, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academy, University of Texas at Arlington
  • 2013
    • 2013 to  2014 - Co-Director/Director of Academics, AT&T Pathways STEM Summer Science Camp, University of Texas at Arlington
  • 2010
    • 2010 to  2014 - Co-Director/Director of Academics, ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, University of Texas at Arlington
  • 2006
    • 2006 to  2006 - Director, Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Southeast Michigan Region, Wayne State University
  • 2000
    • 2000 to  2001 - Interim Director, Davis Honors Challenge, Lower Division Honors Program, University of California, Davis
  • 1996
    • 1996 to  1998 - Director, Center for Health Science Education, College of Allied Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • 1995
    • 1995 to  1995 - Acting Director, Science Education Center, University of Oklahoma
  • 1992
    • 1992 to  1992 - Acting Director, Science Education Center, University of Oklahoma