Publications of the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Teaching and Learning Department.


Submissions from 2021

Finding Synergy in Academe: An Interview With Dave L. Edyburn, Randall Boone and Kyle Higgins

Yoga as an Alternative Therapy for Weight Management in Child and Adolescent Obesity: A Systematic Review and Implications for Research, Chia Liang Dai, Manoj Sharma, Ching Chen Chen, Ezgi Yesilyurt, and Samantha Godbey


Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Behavior Among Asian Americans: A Thematic Analysis, Chia Liang Dai, Manoj Sharma, Taj Haider, and Hema Sunchu

“Teachers Don’t Really Encourage it”: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of High School Students’ of Color Perceptions of the Teaching Profession, Norma A. Marrun, Tara J. Plachowski, De’Ana R. Mauldin, and Christine Clark

Teacher Self-Disclosure in Adult ESL Curriculum, Alessandro Rosborough, Shaoan Zhang, and Steven G. McCafferty

The Anti-Sigma Factor Muca Is Required for Viability in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Melissa C. Schofield, Daniela Q. Rodriguez, Amanda A. Kidman, Erin K. Cassin, Lia A. Michaels, Elizabeth A. Campbell, Peter A. Jorth, and Boo Shan Tseng

Developing and Empirically Grounding the Draw-An-Engineering-Teacher Test (DAETT), Tina Vo and Rebekah Hammack

“You Could Like Science and Not Be a Science Person”: Black Girls' Negotiation of Space and Identity in Science, Katherine Wade-Jaimes, Natalie S. King, and Renee Schwartz

Preservice Teacher Professional Commitment: A Conceptual Model and Literature Review, Guoxiang Wang, Michael Strong, Shaoan Zhang, and Katrina Liu

Transition Strengths and Needs of High School Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Kristopher Hawk Yeager, Joseph John Morgan, Monica R. Brown, Kyle Higgins, and Iesha Jackson

Constructivist or Christian: A Mixed-Methods Examination of Teacher Purposes and Practices at Mennonite Schools, Paul J. Yoder, Peter D. Wiens, and Annie Chou

Supporting Part-Time Students in Doctoral Programs: A Technology-Based Situated Learning Model, Shaoan Zhang, Mark Carroll, Chengcheng Li, and Emily Lin

Submissions from 2020

A Design Process for Developing Agricultural Life Science‐Focused Model Eliciting Activities, Jonathan D. Bostic, Quintana M. Clark, Tina Vo, Levon T. Esters, and Neil A. Knoblach

Quantitative Measures of Mathematical Knowledge: Researching Instruments and Perspectives, Jonathan D. Bostic, Erin E. Krupa, and Jeffrey C. Shih

"Walking a Thin Line": Exploring the Tensions Between Composition Curriculum and Students' Lives as Digital Writers, Fawn Canady, Chyllis E. Scott, and Troy Hicks

US Immigration Policy and Its Impact on Immigrants: Reassembling the Stories of Deported Mothers and Their Transnational Children Through the Healing Spirit of Coatlicue and Coyolxauhqui, Sandra L. Candel and Norma A. Marrun

The Relationship between Spatial Ability and the Conservation of Matter in Middle School, Merryn Cole, Jennifer Wilhelm, Briana Marie-McKnight Vaught, Corinne Fish, and Hailey Fish

Toward Defning Nature of Engineering in the Next Generation Science Standards Era, Hasan Deniz, Ezgi Yesilyurt, Steven J. Newman, and Erdogan Kaya

Demonstration Shows: High School Students Performing Science Outreach, Corinne A. Fish and Merryn Cole

Supporting Primary Students’ Developing Modeling Competence for Water Systems, Cary T. Frobes, Kim Lange-Schubert, Florian Böschl, and Tina Vo


Development of the Smartphone and Learning Inventory: Measuring Self-Regulated Use, Kendall Hartley, Lisa D. Bendixen, Lori Olafson, Dan Gianoutsos, and Emily Shreve

Building Engineering Awareness: Problem Based Learning Approach for STEM Integration, Kendall Hartley and Abeera P. Rehmat


Career and Technical Education Experiences Relationship to Technology Attitudes, Self-regulation and Grit, Kendall Hartley and Xue Xing

Formal Mentorship and Instructional Practices: A Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) Study of US Teachers, Andromeda Hightower, Peter Wiens, and Steven Guzman

‘It’s This One Teacher … I Just Don’t Like Him’: The Role of Gender in Establishing Culturally Relevant Caring Relationships, Iesha Jackson

It's This One TeacherI Just Dont Like Him: The Role of Gender in Establishing Culturally Relevant Caring Relationships, Iesha Jackson

Editors’ Notes, Iesha Jackson and LeAnn G. Putney

Validation in Mathematics Education: An Introduction to Quantitative Measures of Mathematical Knowledge: Researching Instruments and Perspectives, Erin E. Krupa, Jonathan Bostic, and Jeffrey Shih

Editors’ Notes, Katrina Liu and Emily Lin

Critical Reflection for Transformative Learning: Understanding ePortfolios in Teacher Education, Yan Liu

Queering Family Difference to Dispel the Myth of the “Normal” Creating Classroom and School Communities that Affirm All Students and their Families, Norma A. Marrun, Christine Clark, and Omi McCadney

My Mom Seems to have a Dicho for Everything!”: Family Engagement in the College Success of Latina/o Students, Norma Angelica Marrun

Can Computers Teach Social Skills to Children? Examining the Efficacy of “The Social Express” in an African-American Sample, Michael McCreery, S. Kathleen Krach, Kanessa Miller Doss, and Dasha M. Highsmith

Escape Room Math: Luna's Lines, Micah Stohlmann

STEM Integration for High School Mathematics Teachers, Micah Stohlmann

New Directions for Technology Integration in K-12 Mathematics, Micah Stohlmann and Alfred Acquah

Assessing Teacher Pedagogical Knowledge: The Video Assessment of Teacher Knowledge (VATK), Peter D. Wiens, Jori S. Beck, and Christina J. Lunsmann

Preservice Teachers’ Skills to Identify Effective Teaching Interactions: Does It Relate to Their Ability to Implement Them?, Peter D. Wiens, Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, Anne Henry Cash, and Francisca Romo Escudero

Mediating Effects of School Engagement between High School on-Time Completion and Career and Technical Education, Xue Xing and Howard R.D. Gordon

Understanding Postsecondary Education Enrollment of First-Generation Students From a Social Cognitive Perspective, Xue Xing and Jay W. Rojewski

Toward an Integrated Framework of Curriculum and Support for College and Career Readiness, Xue Xing and Maximum A. Sirabian


Doctoral Program Design Based on Technology-Based Situated Learning and Mentoring: A Comparison of Part-Time and Full-Time Doctoral Students, Shaoan Zhang, Chengcheng Li, Mark Carroll, and P. G. Schrader


Doctoral Program Design Based on Technology-Based Situated Learning and Mentoring: A Comparison of Part-Time and Full-Time Doctoral Students, Shaoan Zhang, Chengcheng Li, Mark Carroll, and P. G. Schrader

Editors’ Notes, Shaoan Zhang and Peter Wiens

Submissions from 2019

Using Online Education to Improve Traditional Classroom Instruction: A Blended Learning Approach, Catherine Bacos and Karen Grove

My First Blog Post of 2018 Borrows and an Equation: Reading = Hope x Change, Steven T. Bickmore

The 2018 Summit on the Teaching and Research of Young Adult Literature is Here!, Steven T. Bickmore

On the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating African American Authors of Young Adult Literature (African American Authors of Young Adult Literature: A Three Volume Series), Steven T. Bickmore and Shanetia P. Clark

Addressing the Continuing Conundrum of Research and Practice, Randall Boone and Kyle Higgins

Learn From the Situation and Move Forward: A Talk with Deborah Deutsch Smith, Randall Boone PhD and Kyle Higgins

Nature of Science Views and Epistemological Views of College Biology Students, Lisa Borgerding and Hasan Deniz

Introduction: Aims and Scope for Assessments in Mathematics Education Contexts: Theoretical Frameworks and New Directions, Jonathan Bostic, Erin Krupa, and Jeffrey Shih


Experiencing Anti-Immigrant Policies on Both Sides of the U.S./Mexico Borderland: A Comparative Study of Mexican and Iranian Families, Sandra L. Candel and Shahla Fayazpour


Critical Multicultureal Education: Working at the Intersections of Resistance, Restorative Justice, and Revolutionary Changes -- Introduction, Christine Clark and Norma A. Marrun


School Health Program: Impacting Physical Activity Behaviors Among Disadvantaged Students, Chia-Liang Dai

Improving pre-service elementary teachers engineering teaching efficacy beliefs with 3D design and printing, Hasan Deniz, Erdogan Kaya, Anna Newley, and Ezgi Yesilyurt

Examining the Impact of a Computational Thinking Intervention on Pre-service Elementary Science Teachers’ Computational Thinking Teaching Efficacy Beliefs, Interest and Confidence, Hasan Deniz, Erdogan Kaya, Ezgi Yesilyurt, and Anna Newley

The Influence of an Engineering Design Experience on Elementary Teachers' Nature of Engineering Views, Hasan Deniz, Erdogan Kaya, Ezgi Yesilyurt, and Mohamed Trabia


“…4542 Miles from Home…”: Repositioning English Language Learners as Power Brokers and Teachers as Learners in the Study Abroad Context, Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner, Michaela P. Stone, Roberto Mora Mella, Francisco Olave Henriquez, and Macarena Yacoman Palma


Latinx Family Engagement in Schools and Surrounding Communities: Assessing the Impact of Parent (and Other Family Member) Development on Improving Student Educational Outcomes at Gene Ward Elementary School, Rosemary Q. Flores, Phyllis Morgan, Linda Rivera, and Christine Clark

Learning Formative Assessment in the Field: Analysis of Reflective Conversations Between Preservice Teachers and Their Classroom Mentors, Su Gao, Katrina Liu, and Marilyn McKinney

A Pilot Survey of a Self-Efficacy Tool for Career and Technical Education Administrators, Howard R. D. Gordon, David M. Yost, Michelle Conrad, Larae Watkins, and Kemaly Parr

Analysis of Subject Matter Topics Presented at Career and Technical Education Research and Professional Development Conferences: 2009-2016, Howard Gordon, Sara Shaw, and Xue Xing

A Qualitative Study of Ethnographic Variables Affecting Exchange of Knowledge among Online Help Seekers and Elite Digital Natives with Recommendations for Getting the Best Technology Assistance Possible, Steven Grubaugh, Donald Allen Deever, Gabe Gonzalez, and Greg Levitt

Smartphones and Self-Regulated Learning: Opportunities and Challenges, Kendall Hartley and Lisa D. Bendixen


Survey of Mennonite Schools Council Educators Final Report, Andromeda Hightower, Peter Wiens, and Paul Yoder

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Teacher Education, Iesha Jackson, Conra Gist, Bianca Nightengale-Lee, and Keisha Allen

Self-Efficacy and Quality of Classroom Interactions of EFL Teachers in Niger, Bong Gee Jang, Hyonsuk Cho, and Peter Wiens


Self-Efficacy and Quality of Classroom Interactions of EFP Teachers in Niger, Bong Gee Jang, Hyonsuk Cho, and Peter Wiens

Independent Evaluation of Q-Interactive: A Paper Equivalency Comparison Using the PPVT-4 with Preschoolers, Shelley Kathleen Krach, Michael P. McCreery, Lindsay Dennis, Jessika Guerard, and Erika L. Harris

Mehr als Matchbox?!, Kim Lange-Schuburt, Florian Böschl, Tina Vo, and Cory Forbes

Critical Reflection and Generativity: Toward a Framework of Transformative Teacher Education for Diverse Learners, Katrina Liu and Arthena F. Ball

A Long Arc Bending Toward Equity: Tracing Almost 20 Years of ELA Teaching with Technology, Stephanie Loomis, Katie Rybakova, Mary Rice, Clarice Moran, Lauren Zucker, Maureen McDermott, Ewa McGrail, Amy Piotrowski, Merideth Garcia, Hannah R. Gerber, Rick Marlatt, and Thor Gibbons

Extending the Apprenticeshop of Observation: How Mentee Experiences Shape Mentors, Christina J. Lunsmann, Jori S. Beck, Derek R. Riddle, Chyllis E. Scott, and Amy B. Adkins

Practical Implications for Extending Planetarium Instruction Using Motion Sensor Devices and Head-Mounted Displays., Pamela A. Maher, Janelle M. Bailey, and P. G. Schrader

A critical Race Theory Analysis of the ‘Demographic Diversity’ Gap in Schools: College Students of Color Speak Their Truth, Norma Marrun, Tara J. Plachowski, and Christine Clark

Can Video Games Be Used as a Stealth Assessment of Aggression?: A Criterion-Related Validity Study, Michael P. McCreery, S. Kathleen Krach, Catherine A. Bacos, Jeffrey R. Laferriere, and Danielle L. Head

Assessing Learning from, with, and in Games Revisited: A Heuristic for Emerging Methods and Commercial Off-the-Shelf Games, Michael Mccreery, P. G. Schrader, Mark C. Carroll, Danielle L. Head, and Jeffrey R. Laferriere

Dissecting Curricular Reasoning: An Examination of Middle Grade Teachers' Reasoning behind Their Instructional Decisions, Travis A. Olson, Shannon W. Dingman, Dawn Teuscher, and Lisa Kasmer

Discontinuity in Enacted Scope and Sequence of Middle Grades Mathematics Content, Travis Olson, Lisa Kasmer, Dawn Teuscher, and Shannon Dingman

Fourth to Sixth Grade Teachers’ Invented Real World Problems and Pictorial Representations for Fraction Division, Travis Olson, Micah Stohlmann, Yichen Yang, and Xing Huang

Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education: A Status Report of Size, Origin of Program Leadership, and Recommended Institutions, Robert Reys, Barbara Reys, Jeff Shih, and Farshid Safi

Mixed Methods for Human–Computer Interactions Research: An Iterative Study Using Reddit and Social Media, Peter G. Schrader, Mark C. Carroll, Michael P. McCreery, and Danielle L. Head

Examining Designed Experiences: A Walkthrough for Understanding Video Games as Performance Assessments, Peter Schrader, Michael P. McCreery, S. Kathleen Krach, Jeffrey R. Laferriere, Catherine A. Bacos, and Joseph P. Fiorentini

Developing a community of academic writers: Using social media to support academic accountability, motivation, and productivity, Chyllis Scott, Nicola L. Ritter, Rhonda M. Fowler, and A. Dean Franks

Assessment in Mathematics Education Contexts: Theoretical Frameworks and New Directions, Jeffrey Shih, Jonathan D. Bostic, and Erin Krupa

The Influence of Students’ Self-Perceptions and Mathematics Experiences on Learning More Mathematics in the Future, Jeffrey Shih, Marsha Ing, Julia Phelan, Richard Brown, and Cathrine Maiorca

Doctoral Preparation in Mathematics Education: Time for Research and a Widespread Professional Conversation, Jeffrey Shih, Robert Reys, and Barbara Reys

Three Modes of STEM Integration for Middle School Mathematics Teachers, Micah Stohlmann

New Directions for Technology Integration in K-12 Mathematics, Micah Stohlmann and Alfred Acquah

Getting to the Bottom of the Truth: STEM Shortage or STEM Surplus?, Micah Stohlmann, Cathrine Maiorca, and Emily Driessen

CCCs as Epistemic Heuristics to Guide Student Sense-Making of Phenomena, Tina Vo, Charles A. Anderson, Brian Gane, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, and Lindsey Mohan

Longitudinal Investigation of Primary Inservice Teachers’ Modelling the Hydrological Phenomena, Tina Vo, Cory Forbes, Laura Zangori, and Christina V. Schwarz

Development of the Draw-An-Engineering-Teacher Test (DAETT), Tina Vo and Rebekah J. Hammack


Teacher Training and Teaching Practice: The Case of Niger’s English as a Foreign Language Teachers, Peter Wiens, Elena Andrei, Annie Chou, April Smith, and Billa Anassour

New Teacher Mentoring and Teacher Retention: Examining the Peer Assistance and Review Program, Peter D. Wiens, Annie Chou, David Vallett, and Jori S. Beck

Using the Log-Linear Cognitive Diagnosis Model to Classify Individuals in Career and Educational Assessment, Xue Xing

Factors Influencing High School Students' Career and Technical Education Enrollment Patterns, Xue Xing, Tiberio Garza, and Margarita Huerta

Analysis of Subject Matter Topics Presented at AERA’s CTE Annual Meetings, Xue Xing, Howard R. D. Gordon, and Sara Shaw

Novice and Experienced Science Teachers’ Knowledge of Evolutionary Theory Within the Context of Micro-and Macroevolution, Ezgi Yesilyurt, Ceren Oztekin, Jale Cakiroglu, and Hasan Deniz