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Selected publications

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Student Learning

Written assessment and machine learning

  • Carter, K. P., & Prevost, L. B. (2018). Question order and student understanding of structure and function. Advances in Physiology Education, 42(4), 576–585.

  • Prevost, L. B., Smith, M. K., & Knight, J. K. (2016). Using Student Writing and Lexical Analysis to Reveal Student Thinking about the Role of Stop Codons in the Central Dogma. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 15(4), ar65.

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Faculty teaching interactions

Faculty professional development, conversations and interactions around teaching

  • Couch, B. A., Prevost, L. B., Stains, M., Whitt, B., Marcy, A. E., Apkarian, N., Dancy, M. H., Henderson, C., Johnson, E., Raker, J., Yik, B. J., Earl, B., Shadle, S. E., Skvoretz, J., & Ziker, J. P. (2023). Examining whether and how instructional coordination occurs within introductory undergraduate STEM courses. Frontiers in Education, 8, 209.

  • Lane, A. K., Earl, B., Feola, S., Lewis, J. E., McAlpin, J. D., Mertens, K., Shadle, S. E., Skvoretz, J., Ziker, J. P., Stains, M., Couch, B. A., & Prevost, L. B. (2022). Context and content of teaching conversations: exploring how to promote sharing of innovative teaching knowledge between science faculty. International Journal of STEM Education, 9, 53.

  • Lane, A. K., Mcalpin, J. D., Earl, B., Feola, S., Lewis, J. E., Mertens, K., Shadle, S. E., Skvoretz, J., Ziker, J. P., Couch, B. A., Prevost, L. B., & Stains, M. (2020). Innovative teaching knowledge stays with users. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 10–12.

  • Zagallo, P., McCourt, J., Idsardi, R., Smith, M. K., Urban-Lurain, M., Andrews, T. C., Haudek, K., Knight, J. K., Merrill, J., Nehm, R., Prevost, L. B., & Lemons, P. P. (2019). Through the Eyes of Faculty: Using Personas as a Tool for Learner-Centered Professional Development. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 18(4), ar62.


4-Dimensional Ecology Education Framework

Ecology instruction and assessment

  • Prevost, L., Sorensen, A. E., Doherty, J. H., Ebert‐May, D., & Pohlad, B. (2019). 4DEE - What’s next? Designing instruction and assessing student learning. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 100(3), e01552.

  • For more on 4DEE visit

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