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


Submissions from 2018

Looking Forward: Setting an Agenda for Research into the Crosscutting Concepts, Jeffrey Nordine, Sarah Fick, Kevin McElhaney, Lauren Barth-Cohen, Brian Gane, TJ McKenna, and Tina Vo

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

Contending with Gun Violence in the English Language Classroom, Shelly Shaffer, Gretchen Rumohr-Voskuil, and Steven T. Bickmore

A Vision for Future Work to Focus on the “M” in Integrated STEM, Micah Stohlmann

Middle School Students' Mindsets Before and After Open-Ended Problems, Micah Stohlmann, Xing Huang, and Lina DeVaul

The Impact of Technology Based Mathematical Modeling on Middle School Students’ Mindsets, Micah Stohlmann, Xing Huang, and Lina DeVaul

Building safe community spaces for immigrant families, one library at a time, Max Vazquez, Denise Davila, and Silvia Nogueron-Liu


Changes in Beliefs towards Children, Personality, and Future Social Studies Teachers: An Analysis of Survey Data, Peter D. Wiens

Expanding Circle: The Case of Nigerien EFL Teachers’ English, Training and Career Satisfaction, Peter D. Wiens, Elena Andrei, Bila Anassour, and April Smith


Five years of video-based assessment data: Lessons from a teacher education program, Peter D. Wiens and Matthew D. Gromlich


EFL teachers’ preparation and beliefs in Niger, Peter Wiens, Bong Gee Jang, Katrina Liu, Billa Anassour, and April Smith


How Middle Level Science Teachers Visualize and Translate Motion, Scale, and Geometric Space of the Earth-Moon-Sun System with Their Students, Jennifer Wilhelm, Merryn Cole, Cheryl Cohen, and Rebecca Lindell

Family Influences on Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy of Chinese Secondary Vocational Students, Xue Xing and Jay W. Rojewski

Submissions from 2017


Elementary teachers’ perceptions about the effective features of explicit-reflective nature of science instruction, E Adibelli Sahin and H Deniz

Comments from the editors, Angela T. Barlow and Travis A. Olson

AMTE Standards for Mathematics Teacher Preparation, Nadine Bezuk, Jennifer Bay-Williams, Douglas H. Clements, W Gary Martin, Julia Aguirre, Timothy Boerst, Elizabeth A. Burroughs, Ed Dickey, Elizabeth Hughes, DeAnn Huinker, Rochelle Gutierrez, Karen Karp, Jim Lewis, Travis A. Olson, Randolph Philipp, Nicole Rigelmann, Marilyn E. Strutchens, Dorothy Y. White, and Christine D. Thomas

The charter principal: Nuanced descriptions of leadership, Dana L. Bickmore and Marytza A. Gawlik

10 Young Adult Literature Web Resources You Should Know., Steven T. Bickmore

21,467,385 Attendees at the Jan 21, 2017 Women’s March Across the USA!! (An Alternate Fact) Don’t They Need Something to Read? Strong Women in YA Literature (and children’s)., Steven T. Bickmore

A Diverse Reading List for Betsy DeVos, Steven T. Bickmore

An Overview of the Work of Ellen Wittlinger and an Interview to Boot., Steven T. Bickmore

Bick's Picks for 2017, Steven T. Bickmore

Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace, Steven T. Bickmore

Catching up and Looking Forward., Steven T. Bickmore

Come See the Toe Tag Monologues at #NCTE17!, Steven T. Bickmore

Dr. Bickmore's Free Choice Categories for His YA Literature Course Fall 2017, Steven T. Bickmore

Exploring History and Social Action with YA Literature, Steven T. Bickmore

My First Undergraduate YA Literature Class in Five Years: What did the Pre-Service Teachers Like?, Steven T. Bickmore

Remembering #ALAN17: Moments that stay and keep us thinking about YA throughout the Year, Steven T. Bickmore

Representation of Diversity in the first 20 Years of the National Book Award, Steven T. Bickmore

Rereading the past and excavating the foundation: Cormier, Hamilton, Zindel, and Myers, Steven T. Bickmore

Revisiting Dr. Bickmore's YA Wednesday Weekend Picks, Steven T. Bickmore

Second Reaction: More Dominant than the First: The Power of Memory in Brown Girl Dreaming., Steven T. Bickmore

Shocked and Sad. That is my emotional state today 10.2.2017, Steven T. Bickmore

Spring Break: Musing, Ramblings, and Updates, Steven T. Bickmore

The Joy of Reading Jo Knowles, Steven T. Bickmore

Unconventional YA Love Stories. A List of Romantic Reads to Finish off the Week., Steven T. Bickmore

Using the Printz Award to Reread and Rethink, Steven T. Bickmore

Visiting the Annual Convention of the Mississippi Council of the Social Studies, Steven T. Bickmore

What my Friends and Colleagues are Reading this Summer., Steven T. Bickmore

Who Wants to Spend the Day with Laurie Halse Anderson and Ashley Hope Perez?, Steven T. Bickmore

YA Summit Coming To Las Vegas. Come be #VegasStrong and YA Critical, Steven T. Bickmore

Young Adult Literature and the 2017 CEE Summer Conference, Steven T. Bickmore

Discussing the Young Adult Literature of Simon Elkeles, Steven T. Bickmore

Introducing Aaron Levy and His Novel, Blood Don't Lie., Steven T. Bickmore

Introducing Maddy Lederman, author of Edna in the Desert, Steven T. Bickmore

Exploring Music Connections and Opportunities in Brendan Kiely’s The Last True Love Story, Steven T. Bickmore and Isaac L. Bickmore

Understanding of the Role of Leningrad in World War II through M. T. Anderson’s Symphony for the City of the Dead, Steven T. Bickmore and Paul E. Binford

Las Vegas Strong. Find the helpers. On Tuesday Morning I Found Kathryn Erskine Once Again., Steven T. Bickmore and Kathryn Erskine

We are Mostly Immigrants: Thanks Bryan Ripley Crandall, Steven T. Bickmore and Bryan Ripley Crandall

Crossing Selma's Bridge: Integrating Visual Discovery Strategy and Young Adult Literature to Promote Dialogue and Understanding, Steven T. Bickmore, Gretchen Rumohr-Voskuil, and Paul E. Binford

Where Are the People of Color?: Representation of Cultural Diversity in the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and Advocating for Diverse Books in a Non-Post Racial Society, Steven T. Bickmore, Yunying Xu, and Myra Infante-Sheridan


Evolution acceptance and epistemological beliefs of college biology students, L A. Borgerding, H Deniz, and E S. Anderson

Attentive reading and research in the Arne Nixon Center, Denise Davila and Patricia Enciso

Convenient Books for Inconvenient Truths About Earth's Ecosystem and Human Activities, Denise Davila, Sophie M. Ladd, Amanda K. Melilli, Yunying Xu, and Julie Carbaugh

Robo-Books: A “Secret Sauce” for STEM Education, Denise Davila, Sophie M. Ladd, and Xu Yunying

The Latinx Family: Learning y La Literatura at the Library, Denise Dávila, Max Vasquez-Dominguez, and Silvia Noguerón

“That sh*t’s rude!”: Religion, Picture Books, and Social Narratives in Middle School, Denise Davila and Allison Volz

The influence of an authentic engineering design experience on elementary teachers’ nature of engineering views, Hasan Deniz, Ezgi Yesilyurt, Erdogan Kaya, and Mohamed Trabia

Reivew: 2017 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction, Cyndi Georgis, Mary Ann Cappiello, Denise Davila, Jeanne Gilliam Fain, Jennifer M. Graff, Marianne Richardson, and Scott Riley

Managing the Classroom Begins With Understanding Oneself: Early Career Teachers as Culturally Responsive Classroom, Iesha Jackson


School Integration Matters: Research-based Strategies to Advance Equity, Iesha Jackson

EEGRC poster: Improving pre-service elementary teachers' nature of engineering views with the use of EV3 robotics, E Kaya, A D. Newley, H Deniz, and E Yesilyurt


Cultural-linguistic test adaptations: Guidelines for selection, alteration, use, and review, S K. Krach, M P. McCreery, and J Guerard


Diagnostic Utility of the Social Skills Improvement System Performance Screening Guide, S K. Krach, M P. McCreery, Y Wang, H Mohammadiamin, and C K. Cirks


Positive Behavioral Supports: Empirically Supported Use of Behavioral Logs, S K. Krach, M P. McCreery, R Wilcox, and S D. Focaracci


Psychosocial Factors Impacting STEM Career Selection, Richard Lamb, Leonard Annetta, David Vallett, Jonah Firestone, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Heather Walker, Nicole Deviller, and Douglas Hoston

Research-based Resources to Achieve Excellence in Teaching History., Greg J. Levitt, Steven J. Grubaugh, Allen Donald Deever, and Gabe Gonzales


Creating a dialogic space for prospective teacher critical reflection and transformative learning, K Liu

Review: The Work and Lives of Teachers: A Global Perspective, Katrina Liu

“We Serve Them All:” Social Capital and Resilience of Teachers in a Dual Language Program, Yan Liu

The impact of an integrated STEM after-school program on elementary students' beliefs about the role of the teacher., Cathrine Maiorca and Micah S. Stohlmann

Somos Gente Estudiada: Creating Change Within and Outside the Walls of Academia, Norma Angelica Marrun


How the Human is the Catalyst: Personality, Aggressive Fantasy, and Proactive-Reactive Aggression Among Users of Social Media, Michael McCreery and S Kathleen-Krach

Being a writer and teaching writing on the 'rackety bridge': Through the lens of new teachers, Marilyn McKinney


On the diversity and richness of understory bryophytes at Nectandra Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica, D H. Norris, E Kraichak, A C. Risk, D Lucas, D J. Allard, F Rosengren, T A. Clark, N Fenton, M Tessler, N Phephu, and E T. Lennette

Proceedings for the 44th annual meeting of the research council on mathematics learning, Travis A. Olson


Temporal Trends and Rural-Urban Differences in Hospital Length of Stay for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders, S T.Y. Opoku, B A. Apenteng, and G Lin


Experimental Study of Dynamic Progressive Collapse in Flat-Plate Buildings Subjected to Exterior Column Removal, Z Peng, S L. Orton, J Liu, and Y Tian

Increasing the cultural competence & responsiveness of family nurse practitioners: Preparing to work with children with behavioral challenges from high-minority low-income communities, T Robinson and C Clark

Constructing a Community of Practice: Started by faculty—Owned by students, Chyllis E. Scott

Book Review: Personal, Narrative, Revised, Chyllis E. Scott and Denise Davila

Review: WHAM! Teaching with Graphic Novels Across the Curriculum by Brozo, Moorman, and Meyer., Chyllis E. Scott, Cadence Taylor, Bridgette Buhlman, Ana Dunne, Chelsea Garmon, Nerissa Lopez, and Alexandria Miles

A Profile of Mathematics Education Doctoral Graduates’ Background and Preparation in the United States, Jeffrey Shih, Robert E. Reys, Barba J. Reys, and Christopher Engledowl

Elementary Mathematical Modeling: Get in the GAIMME, Micah Stohlmann

Mathematical Modeling with Middle School Students: The Robot Art Model-eliciting Activity, Micah Stohlmann

Desmos Battleship, Micah S. Stohlmann

The impact and reach of elementary grades mathematical modelling, Micah S. Stohlmann and Louis Albarracin


Noteworthy habitat and phylogeny updates for eastern US Ulota (Orthotrichaceae, Bryophyta), M Tessler, S W. Cunningham, and T A. Clark

#Indigenous: tracking the connective actions of Native American advocates on Twitter, Sharon Tettegah


Addressing location uncertainties in GPS-based activity monitoring: A methodological framework, N Wan, Kan G. Lin, and G Wilson


Asymptotic properties of spatial scan statistics under the alternative hypothesis, T Zhang and G Lin