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


Submissions from 2020

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

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


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

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

Editors’ Notes, Iesha Jackson and LeAnn G. Putney

Editors’ Notes, Katrina Liu and Emily Lin

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Editors’ Notes, Shaoan Zhang and Emily Lin

Professional Development Needs, Support, and Barriers: TALIS US New and Veteran Teachers’ Perspectives, Shaoan Zhang, Qingmin Shi, and Emily Lin

Professional Development Needs, Support, and Barriers: TALIS US New and Veteran Teachers’ Perspectives, Shaoan Zhang, Qingmin Shi, and Emily Lin

Submissions from 2018

Interactive Narratives, Counterfactual Thinking and Personality in Video Games, Catherine A. Bacos, Michael P. McCreery, and Jeffrey R. Laferriere

Impact of Model‐based Science Curriculum and Instruction on Elementary Students' Explanations for the Hydrosphere, Ben Baumfalk, Davarati Bhattacharya, Tina Vo, Cory Forbes, Laura Zangori, and Christina Schwarz

Understanding Teacher Turnover in Two Charter Schools: Principal Dispositions and Practices, Dana L. Bickmore and Margaret Mary Sulentic Dowell

Toward a More Visual Literacy: Shifting the Paradigm with Digital Tools and Young Adult Literature, Steven T. Bickmore

Young Adult Literature and the Digital World: Textual Engagement Through Visual Literacy, Steven T. Bickmore

Bick's Picks for 2018, Steven T. Bickmore

Books I Say You Should Read. Why? Because it is My Birthday!, Steven T. Bickmore

Brendan Kiely has a New Book and Laurie Halse Anderson is Going to be with him to Talk about Tradition., Steven T. Bickmore

Bridging Curricular Silos Through Collaboration, Steven T. Bickmore

Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora Colorado, Orlando, Las Vegas, and now Parkland., Steven T. Bickmore

Confronting Rape Culture with Powerful YA Texts., Steven T. Bickmore

Critical Reception from Sir Walter Scott to Contemporary Young Adult Literature, Steven T. Bickmore

Dr. Bickmore Comments on the Great American Read, Steven T. Bickmore

Finding Light and Hope in Young Adult Literature: A Response to the WSJ's Unbearable Darkness and Misappropriated Commentary., Steven T. Bickmore

Historical Fiction and Its Critics: From Sir Walter Scott to Contemporary Young Adult Literature, Steven T. Bickmore

I Wish I was Teaching a YA Class this Fall, Steven T. Bickmore

Revisiting ALAN 2018. It was so Fantastic!, Steven T. Bickmore

Students Representing the ALA Book Awards and a Few More: The 2018 Edition, Steven T. Bickmore

Two New Books! Young Adult Literature and the Digital World and Toward a More Visual Literacy, Steven T. Bickmore

After Postmodernism: Working Woke in the Neoliberal Era, Edward D. Boucher and Christine Clark

“This ain't got nuttin' to do with my life”: Art and imitation in Romeo and Juliet, Fawn Canady and Chyllis E. Scott

"This ain't got nuttin' to do with my life": Art and imitation in Romeo and Juliet, Fawn Canady and Chyllis E. Scott

A Gamified Approach to Beginning Reading and STEAM, Cindy Coleman, Steven Grubaugh, Daryl Coleman, Greg Levitt, Richard Speaker, and Penny Speaker


Spatial Thinking in Astronomy Education Research, Merryn Cole, Cheryl Cohen, Jennifer Wilhelm, and Rebecca Lindell

Evolutionary Theory as a Controversial Topic in Science Curriculum Around the Globe, Hasan Deniz and Lisa A. Borgerding

Evolution Education Around the Globe, Hasan Deniz and Lisa A. Borgerding

The Student Oral Language Observation Matrix (SOLOM): A psychometric study with preschoolers, Lindsay Dennis, Kathleen Krach, Michael P. McCreery, and S Navarro


The Student Oral Language Observation Matrix: A Psychometric Study With Preschoolers, Lindsay R. Dennis PhD; S. Kathleen Krach PhD, NCSP; Michael P. McCreery PhD; and Sarah Navarro BS

Death and War in A Separate Peace, Michelle M. Falter and Steven T. Bickmore

The Reading Pendulum: Phonics, Word Method, and Whole Language, Carly Gould and Chyllis E. Scott

What’s the Alternative? Advancing Learning Opportunities for Black Students, Iesha Jackson


"Color Does Not Equal Consciousness”: Educators of Color Learning to Enact a Sociopolitical Consciousness, Iesha Jackson and Michelle Knigh-Manuel

“Color does not Equal Consciousness”: Educators of Color Learning to Enact a Sociopolitical Consciousness, Iesha Jackson and Michelle Knight-Manuel

Investigating Computational Thinking Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers, Erdogan Kaya, Ezgi Yesilyurt, Anna Danielle Newley, and Hasan Deniz

Sacrifices and scars, trials and triumphs, resilience and resolve: Reflections of refugee and immigrant experiences, Sophie M. Ladd and Amanda K. Melilli

Education and Indoctrination in the Social Sciences: Research-based Protocols for Best Practices of Teaching with Objectivity., Greg Levitt, Donald A. Deever, Steven J. Grubaugh, and Gabe Gonzales

Study Of The Upper Airway Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patient Using Fluid Structure Interaction, Yang Liu, Jennifer Mitchell, Yitung Chen, Woosoon Yim, Wenxiao Chu, and Robert C. Wang

The Power Of Ethnic Studies: Portraits Of First-generation Latina/o Students Carving Out Un Sitio And Claiming Una Lengua, N A. Marrun

Culturally Responsive Teaching Across PK-20: Honoring the Historical Naming Practices of Students of Color, Norma A. Marrun

Whiteness as Property in Science Teacher Education, Felicia Moore Mensah and Iesha Jackson

Teaching K-8 Students Engineering Design Process through Zoombinis, Anna Newley, Erdogan Kaya, Hasan Deniz, and Ezgi Yesilyurt

Making in the Middle: Celebrity Statues, Anna Newly, Erdogan Kaya, Hasan Deniz, and Ezgi Yesilyurt

One Size Does Not Fit All: A Critical Race Theory Perspective on College Rankings, David A. R. Richards, Janet T. Awokoya, Brian K. Bridges, and Christine Clark

The what, when, and how of preservice teachers and literacy across the disciplines: A systematic literature review of nearly 50 years of research, Chyllis E. Scott, Diane M. Miller, Erin K. Washburn, and Erin M. McTigue