Recent Biology Education Publications by PULSE Members

The following is a list of recent publications relevant to Vision and Change in Biology education, authored by members of the PULSE Community (self reported and not comprehensive). Please use the publication form if you are a PULSE Member and would like a recent (~ < 6 months) publication of yours listed (you must be signed in to access the form).


Addis EA, Quardokus KM, Bassham DC, Becraft PW, Boury NM, Coffman CR, Colbert JT, Powell-Coffman JA (2013)  Implementing pedagogical change in introductory biology courses through faculty learning communities. Journal of College Science Teaching Nov/Dec 2013.

Auchincloss, L. C., Laursen, S. L., Branchaw, J. L., Eagan, K., Graham, M., Hanauer, D. I., … Dolan, E. L. (2014). Assessment of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences: A Meeting Report. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 13(1), 29–40. doi:10.1187/cbe.14-01-0004.

Bangera, G., and S. E. Brownell (2014). Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences Can Make Scientific Research More Inclusive. CBE-Life Sciences Education 14, 602-606.

Brownell, S. E., Wenderoth, M. P., Theobald, R., Okoroafor, N., Koval, M., Freeman, S., ... & Crowe, A. J. (2014). How Students Think about Experimental Design: Novel Conceptions Revealed by in-Class Activities.BioScience, 64(2), 125-137.

Brownell, S. E., Freeman, S., Wenderoth, M. P., & Crowe, A. J. (2014). BioCore Guide: A Tool for Interpreting the Core Concepts of Vision and Change for Biology Majors. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 13(2), 200-211.

A. Malcolm Campbell, Todd Eckdahl, Brian Cronk, Corinne Andresen, Paul Frederick, Samantha Huckuntod, Claire Shinneman, Annie Wacker, and Jason Yuan (2014). pClone: Synthetic Biology Tool Makes Promoter Research Accessible to Beginning Biology Students CBE Life Sci Educ June 2, 2014 13:285-296; doi:10.1187/cbe.13-09-0189.

Dasgupta, A. P., Anderson, T. R., & Pelaez, N. (2014). Development and Validation of a Rubric for Diagnosing Students’ Experimental Design Knowledge and Difficulties. CBE Life Sci Educ vol. 13 no. 2, 265-284.

Duina AA1, Miller ME, Keeney JB. (2014). Budding yeast for budding geneticists: a primer on the Saccharomyces cerevisiae model system. Genetics. 2014 May;197(1):33-48. doi: 10.1534/genetics.114.163188.

Sarah L. Eddy,Sara E. Brownell, and Mary Pat Wenderoth (2014). Gender Gaps in Achievement and Participation in Multiple Introductory Biology Classrooms. CBE Life Sci Educ vol. 13 no. 3 478-492.

Freeman, S., Eddy, S. L., McDonough, M., Smith, M. K., Okoroafor, N., Jordt, H., & Wenderoth, M. P. (2014). Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201319030.


Goldey, E.S., Abercrombie, C. L., Ivy, T. M., Kusher, D. I., Moeller, J. F., Rayner, D. A., C.F. Smith, and Spivey, N. W. (2012). Biological Inquiry: A New Course and Assessment Plan in Response to the Call to Transform Undergraduate Biology. CBE Life Sci Educ 11: 353-363.

Gormally, C., M. Evans, P. Brickman (2014) Feedback about teaching in higher ed: Neglected opportunities to promote change. CBE-Life Sciences Education 13:187-199.

Geeta, R., L.G. Lohmann, S. Magallón, D.P. Faith, A. Hendry, K. Crandall, L. de Meester, C.O. Webb, A-H. Prieur-Richard, M. Mimura, E. Conti, J. Cracraft, F. Forest, C. Jaramillo, M. Donoghue, and T. Yahara. 2014. Biodiversity only makes sense in the light of evolution. Journal of Biosciences 39(3):333-337. DOI 10.1007/s12038-014-9427-y

Hanauer, D. I., & Dolan, E. L. (2014). The Project Ownership Survey: Measuring Differences in Scientific Inquiry Experiences. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 13(1), 149–158. doi:10.1187/cbe.13-06-0123.

Jensen, J. L., McDaniel, M. A., Woodard, S. M., & Kummer, T. A. (2014) Teaching to the Test, or Testing to Teach: Exams Requiring Higher Order Thinking Skills Encourage Greater Conceptual Understanding.  Educational Psychology Review, 26, 307-329.

Jennifer Loertscher, David Green, Jennifer E. Lewis, Sara Lin, and Vicky Minderhout (2014). Identification of Threshold Concepts for Biochemistry. CBE—Life Sciences Education 13, 516–528.

Marcey, DJ (2014). The Lecture Hall as an Arena of Inquiry: Using Cinematic Lectures and Inverted Classes (CLIC) to Flip an Introductory Biology Lecture Course (2014). In Blended Learning, Case Studies on Digital Collaboration and Blended/Hybrid Learning: 2014 Special Issue, The Academic Commons.

McClatchy S1, McGann D, Gotwals R, Baskett A, Churchill G. (2013). IBI* series winner. Students as collaborators in systems biology research. Science. 2013 May 31;340(6136):1061-2. doi: 10.1126/science.1229906.

Mulnix, AB and EVH Vandegrift. 2014. A tipping point in STEM education reform. Journal of College Science Teaching. 43(3): 14-16.

Radojcic, T., and T. Garland, Jr. 2014. Born to Run: Experimental evolution of high voluntary exercise in mice. Science Scope 37:51–60.

Shaffer, C.D.….A.T. Hark...and S.C.R. Elgin (84 authors). 2014. A Course-Based Research Experience: How Benefits Change with Increased Investment in Instructional Time. CBE-Life Science Education 13: 111-130.

Wiley, E.A. and Stover, N. (2014) Immediate dissemination of student discoveries to a model organism database enhances classroom-based research experiences. CBE Life Sci. Educ. 13(1) 131-8.

Erin R. Wheeler and Sheri M. Wischusen, 2014. Developing Self-regulation and Self-efficacy: A Cognitive Mechanism Behind the Success of Biology Boot Camps, Electronic Journal of Science Education, Vol 18, No. 1.

White, J. S., & Maskiewicz, A. C. (2014). Understanding Cellular Respiration in Terms of Matter & Energy within Ecosystems. The American Biology Teacher, 76(6), 408-414.

Understanding & Teaching Genetics Using Analogies. Scott Woody and Ed Himelblau, The American Biology Teacher, Vol. 75, No. 9, pages 664–669.

Wyse, SA, TM Long, and D Ebert-May. 2014. TA professional development in biology: Designed for and driven by multidimensional data. CBE-Life Science Education 13(2):212-223.

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