Teaching Grants & Research
I received a grant from IU’s Writing-Teaching Grant Program for incorporating writing exercises in the science classroom.
I published scholarly research with colleagues in two peer-reviewed education journals in which we addressed distinct themes: the first focused on decoding students’ knowledge of geologic time, and the second addressed the theory of STEM learning transfer – a research focus that evolved from data gathered in my Dinosaurs and Their Relatives non-science majors course.
Johnson, C.C., Middendorf, J., Rehrey, G., Dalkilic, M.M., and Cassidy, K. 2014. Geological time, biological events and the learning transfer problem.Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 14(4):115-129.
Zhu, C.G. Rehrey, G., Treadwell, B., and Johnson, C.C. 2012. Looking Back to Move Ahead: How Students Learn Deep Geological Time by Predicting Future Environmental Impacts.Journal of College Science Teaching – A peer-reviewed journal published by the National Science Teachers Association. 41(3):61-66.
Participation in the Faculty Learning Program, consultation with advisors from the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL), and persistent focus on assessment of student learning and adjustment of teaching techniques led to:
- Trustees Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences (2014)
- Teaching Excellence Recognition Award in the Department of Geological Sciences (2012)
- Nomination for the Students Choice Awards from the Student Alumni Association (2009)