Downing VR#, Cooper KM#, Cala JM, Gin LE, Brownell SE. Fear of negative evaluation and student anxiety in

community college active learning science courses. CBE Life Sciences Education. In press. #These authors contributed equally


Cooper KM, Gin LE, Brownell SE. Depression as a concealable stigmatized identity: What influences

whether students conceal or reveal their depression in undergraduate research experiences?  International Journal of STEM Education. In press.


Cooper KM#, Gin LE#, Barnes ME, Brownell SE. An exploratory study of students with depression in undergraduate

               research experiences. CBE Life Sciences Education. In press. # These authors contributed equally.


Cooper KM, Nadile EM, Brownell SE. Don’t joke about me: Student identities and perceptions of instructor humor in

college science courses. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education for the Inclusive Science special issue. In press.


Feb 2020   Cooper KM, Brownell SE. Student anxiety and fear of negative evaluation in active learning science

classrooms. Chapter in book: Active learning in college science, the case for evidence-based practice. Springer Nature.

Nov 2019  Cooper KM, Blattman JN, Hendrix T, Brownell SE. The impact of broadly relevant novel discoveries on student

project ownership in a traditional lab course turned CURE. CBE Life Sciences Education. 

Oct 2019   Cooper KM, Brownell SE, Gormally C. Coming Out to the Class: Identifying Factors that Influence

College Biology Instructor Decisions About Whether to Reveal Their LGBQ Identity in Class. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.

Aug 2019  Cooper KM*, Gin L*, Akeeh B, Clark CE, Hunter JS, Roderick TB, Elliott DB, Gutierrez LA, Mello RM, Pfeiffer LD,

Scott RA, Arellano D, Ramirez D, Valdez EM, Vargas C, Velarde K, Zheng Y, Brownell SE. Factors that predict biological sciences student persistence in undergraduate research experiences. PLoS ONE. *These authors contributed equally.

Commentary: Inside Higher Ed, ASU Now, ASU Teach Tech Blog

Apr 2019   Cooper KM*Gin LE*, Brownell SE. Diagnosing differences in what undergraduates in a fully online and an in-

person biology degree program know and do regarding medical school admission. Advances in Physiology Education. These authors contributed equally.


Sept 2018   Cala JM, Cooper KM, Brownell SE. Using a Sequential Interpretation of Data in Envelopes (SIDE) approach to

identify a mystery TRP channel. Course Source.

Aug 2018   Cooper KM, Brownell SE. Developing CUREs in discipline-based education research: Lessons learned and

recommendations. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education.


Aug 2018   Cooper KM, Hendrix T, Stephens M, Cala JM, Mahrer K,Agloro A, Badini G, Barnes ME, Eledge B, Jones R,

Krieg A, Lemon E, Mossimo N, Martin A, Ruberto T, Simonson K, Webb E, Weaver J, Brownell SE. To be or not to be funny? Student perceptions of instructor humor in college science courses. PLoS ONE.

Commentary: Inside Higher Ed, The Times Higher Education, ZME ScienceASU State Press, ASU Now, Reddit, WREK Radio Station, ASU Teach Tech Blog, Ask a Biologist 

July 2018   Wright CW, Huang AL, Cooper KM, Brownell Se. Exploring differences in decisions about exams among

instructors of the same introductory biology course. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 

June 2018   Cooper KM*, Downing V*, Brownell SE. The influence of active learning practices on student anxiety in large-

enrollment college science classrooms. International Journal of STEM Education. * These authors contributed equally.

Highlighted by Science Magazine as an Editor's choice

Commentary: Chemical and Engineering NewsASU Biology and Society, ASU Teach Tech Blog, STEM Prof Newsletter

May 2018   Cooper KM, Ding L, Stephens MD, Chi MTH, Brownell SE. A course-embedded comparison of instructor-

generated videos of either an instructor alone or an instructor and a student. CBE Life Sciences Education.

Commentary: Carleton College Academic Technology Blog

Apr 2018   Cooper KM, Krieg A. Brownell SE. Who perceives they're smarter? Exploring the influence of student

characteristics on student academic self-concept in physiology. Advances in Physiology Education.

Commentary: The New York Times, NBC news, ABC news, The Times

Additionally, USA: CNN, CNBC, ABC, Yahoo! News, Fortune, Inside Higher Ed, Science Daily, Science Newsline, Mother Jones, Jezebel, Slate The Gist, and AZ Central. UK:The Times, Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, London Evening Standard, Times Higher Education,Irish Independent, Australia:The Australian, The Northern Star, India:DNA (Delhi), The Free Press Journal, The Times of India, as well as being featured in dozens of other blogs and news organizations.

Mar 2018   Cooper KC*, Ashley ME*, Brownell SE. Breaking down barriers: A bridge program helps first year biology

students become comfortable and make connections with faculty. Journal of College Science Teaching. *These authors contributed equally.

Dec 2017   Ashley ME*, Cooper KC*, Cala JM, Brownell SE. Building better bridges into STEM: A synthesis of 25 years of

literature on STEM summer bridge programs. CBE Life Sciences Education. *These authors contributed equally.

May 2017   Cooper KM, Ashely ME, Brownell SE. Using expectancy value theory as a framework to reduce student

resistance to active learning: a proof of concept. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. 


May 2017  Cooper KM, Soneral P, Brownell SE. Design your goals before you develop your CURE.  A call to use backward

design in planning course-based undergraduate research experiences. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education.

Mar 2017   Cooper KM, Ashley ME, Brownell SE. A bridge to active learning: A summer bridge program helps students to

maximize their active learning experiences and the active learning experiences of others. CBE Life Sciences Education.

Mar 2017   Cooper KM, Haney B, Krieg A, Brownell SE. What's in a name? The importance of students perceiving an

instructor knows their names in a high enrollment biology classroom. CBE Life Sciences Education.

Commentary: Faculty Focus Blog, ASU Teach Teach Blog, Science Teaching Science Learning Blog, STEM Prof Newsletter

Sept 2016   Cooper KM, Brownell SE. Coming out in class: Challenges and benefits of active learning in a biology

classroom for LGBTQIA students. CBE Life Sciences Education.

Commentary: ASU State Press, Teach Learn PimaASU Now, ASU Teach Tech Blog, Psych Central


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