Credentials: B.S. - Nazareth College Ph.D. - Miami University Postdoc - Michigan State University
Research Interests: Chemistry Education Research 1) developing assessment items to measure students ability to use the scientific practices (analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations and arguments). 2) investigating how students’ identities as a scientist affects their success in their chemistry courses/major/degree program. 3) determining the relationship between laboratory curriculum and students’ identities as a scientist.
Selected Publications: 1) Carmel, J.H.; Ward, J.S; Cooper, M.M; (2017) A glowing recommendation: A project-based cooperative laboratory activity to promote use of the Scientific and Engineering Practices. Journal of Chemical Education, 94(5), 626-631. (cover feature)
2) Laverty, J.T.; Underwood, S.M.; Matz, R.L.; Posey, L.A.; Carmel, J.H.; Caballero, M.D.; Fata-Hartley, C.L.; Ebert-May, D.; Jardeleza, S.E.; Cooper, M.M.; (2016) Characterizing college science assessments: The Three-Dimensional Learning Assessment Protocol. PLoS ONE, 11(9), e0162333. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162333