Publications by Core Members pursuing the scholarly aspects of teaching and learning, defined as Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER).  These studies explore the impact of pedagogy (active learning, experiential learning), describe measurable outcomes related to curriculum development, and cross disciplinary boundaries within the teaching and research communities.


Anderson WA, Amasino RM, Ares M Jr, Banerjee U, et al (2011)

Competencies: A Cure for Pre-Med Curriculum Science 344(6057): 760-761. DOI:10.1126/science.334.6057.760-b


Anderson WA, Banerjee U, Drennan CL, et al.

Changing the Culture of Science Education at Research Universities. Science 331(6014): 152-153. DOI: 10.1126/science.1198280


Call GB, Olson JM, Chen J, et al, and Banerjee U (2007)

Genomewide Clonal Analysis of Lethal Mutations in the Drosophila melanogaster Eye: Comparison of the X Chromosome and Autosomes. Genetics 177: 689-697; DOI:10.1534/genetics.107.077735


Clark IE, Romero-Calderón R, Olson JM, Jaworski L, Lopatto D, et al. (2009)

Deconstructing” Scientific Research: A Practical and Scalable Pedagogical Tool to Provide Evidence-Based Science Instruction. PLoS Biol 7(12): e1000264. DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000264


Eagan MK Jr. and Jaeger AJ (2009)

Effects of Exposure to Part-time Faculty on Community College Transfer. Research in Higher Education. 50:168–188. DOI: 10.1007/s11162-008-9113-8


Eagan MK Jr. and Jaeger AJ (2009)

Examining Retention and Contingent Faculty Use in a State System of Public Higher Education Educational Policy 25(507). DOI: 10.1177/0895904810361723


Eagan MK Jr., Sharkness J, Hurtado S, Mosqueda CM, Chang MJ (2011)

Engaging Undergraduates in Science Research: Not Just About Faculty Willingness. Research in Higher Education 52(2): 151–177. DOI: 10.1007/s11162-010-9189-9


Gasiewski JA, Eagan MK, Garcia GA, Hurtado S, Chang MJ

From Gatekeeping to Engagement: A Multicontextual, Mixed Method Study of Student Academic Engagement in Introductory STEM Courses. Research in Higher Education 53(2): 229-261. DOI: 10.1007/s11162-011-9247-y


Hurtado S, Cabrera NL, Lin MH, Arellano L, Espinosa LL (2009)

Diversifying Science: Underrepresented Student Experiences in Structured Research Programs. Research in Higher Education 50(2): 189–214. DOI: 10.1007/s11162-008-9114-7


Hurtado S, Eagan MK, Tran MC, Newman CB, Chang MJ and Velasco P (2011)

“We Do Science Here”: Underrepresented Students’ Interactions with Faculty in Different College Contexts. Journal of Social Issues, 67(3): 553–579. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.2011.01714.x


Shapiro C, Ayon C, Moberg Parker J, Levis-Fitzgerald M, and Sanders ER (2013)

Strategies for Using Peer-Assisted Learning Effectively in an Undergraduate Bioinformatics Course. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education  41(1): 24–33. DOI: 10.1002/bmb.2066.


Shapiro C, Moberg Parker J, Shannon T, Zimmerman H, Roth-Johnson E, Hancock, S, Levis-Fitzgerald M, and Sanders ER (2015)

Comparing the Impact of Course-Based and Apprentice-Based Research Experiences in a Life Science Laboratory Curriculum. J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ.  16(2): 186–197. DOI: 10.1128/jmbe.v16i2.1045


Sanders ER and Hirsch AM (2014)

Immersing Undergraduate Students into Research on the Metagenomics of the Plant Rhizosphere: A Pedagogical Strategy to Engage Civic-mindedness and Retain Undergraduates in STEM. Front. Plant. Sci. 5: 157. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00157.


Shapiro JR and Williams AM  (2012)

The Role of Stereotype Threats in Undermining Girls’ and Women’s Performance and Interest in STEM Fields. Sex Roles 66(3-4): 175–183. DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0051-0