- Claude Bernard

“The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of a person can ever feel.”

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Dunk, R. D., Barnes, M. E., Reiss, M. J., Alters, B., Asghar, A., ... Walter, E. M., Brownell, S. E., & Wiles, J. R. (2019). Evolution education is a complex landscape. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1.

Romine, W. L., Todd, A. N., & Walter, E. M. (2018). A closer look at the items within three measures of evolution acceptance: analysis of the MATE, I-SEA, and GAENE as a single corpus of items. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 11, 17.

 

Walter, E. M., Beach, A. L., Henderson, C., Williams, C. T., & Ceballos Madrigal, I. (in review). Navigating the complex environment of postsecondary instructors: Development and validation of the Survey of Climate for Instructional Improvement (SCII). CBE Life Sciences Education.

Walter, E. M., Romine, W. L., & Todd, A.N. (in review). Measuring knowledge of macroevolution in college biology: A new implementation of the Measure of Understanding of Macroevolution. CBE Life Sciences Education.

Kenyon, L.O., Walter, E. M., & Romine, W. L. (2018). Transforming a college biology course to engage students in science and engineering practices: Exploring shifts in knowledge and mechanistic reasoning. In U. Harms and M. J. Reiss (Eds.), Evolution Education Re-Considered: Understanding What Works. Springer. 

Romine, W. L., Walter, E. M., Bosse, E., & Todd, A. N. (2017). Understanding patterns of evolution acceptance—A new implementation of the Measure of Acceptance of the Theory of Evolution (MATE) with Midwestern university students. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 54, 642-671. doi: 10.1002/tea.21380

Walter, E. M., Henderson, C., Beach, A., & Williams, C. T. (2016). Introducing the Postsecondary Instructional Practices Survey (PIPS): A concise, interdisciplinary, and easy-to-score survey. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 15. doi: 10.1187/cbe.15-09-0193 

 

Walter, E. M., Beach, A. L., Henderson, C., & Williams, C. T. (2016). Measuring postsecondary teaching practices and departmental climate: The development of two new surveys. In G. C. Weaver, W. D. Burgess, A. L. Childress, & L. Slakey (Eds.), Transforming institutions: Undergraduate STEM in the 21st Century. Purdue, IN: Purdue University Press.

 

Williams, C. T., Walter, E. M., Henderson, C., & Beach, A. (2015). Describing undergraduate STEM teaching practices: A comparison of instructor self-report instruments. International Journal of STEM Education, 2, 18. doi: 10.1186/s40594-015-0031-y

 

Romine, W. L., & Walter, E. M. (2014). Assessing the efficacy of the Measure of Understanding of Macroevolution as a valid tool for undergraduate non-science majors. International Journal of Science Education, 36, 2872-2891. doi: 10.1080/09500693.2014.938376

 

Walter, E. M., Halverson, K. L., Boyce, C-J. (2013). Investigating the relationship between college students’ acceptance of evolution and tree thinking understanding. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 6, 26. 

 

 

Peer-Reviewed Posters and Presentations 

Walter, E. M. (2019, April). Knowing yourself and becoming an agent of inclusive teaching practice. Invited keynote plenary at the 2019 Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Upstate New York Regional Network Meeting. Rochester, NY.

Senn, L. G., Munoz, E. E., Lemus, M., Ceballos-Madrigal, I., Mendez, A., Martin, G., & Walter, E. M. (2019, April). Investigating faculty adoption of new active learning strategies through the Theory of Planned Behavior: A case study. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Baltimore, MD.

Martin, G., Gomez, A., Ceballos-Madrigal, I., & Walter, E. M. (2019, April). Building Biology Experts: A Longitudinal Analysis of Students' Attitudes and Knowledge in Majors' Biology Courses. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Baltimore, MD.

Gomez, A., & Walter, E. M. (2019, May). A social network approach to exploring the First Year Experience: A study of self-efficacy and advice exchange among STEM students. Poster presented at the College of Science and Mathematics Celebration of Research. Fresno, CA.

 

Martin, G., & Walter, E. M. (2019, May). Exploring The Relationship Among Student Attitudes About Science And Conceptual Understanding In Undergraduate Biology. Talk presented at the Central California Research Symposium. Fresno, CA.

Bailey, M. L., Gill, A., Mendez, A., Martin, G., Senn, L., & Walter, E. M. (2019, May). Exploring Faculty Teaching Practices Through The Theory Of Planned Behavior. Talk presented at the Central California Research Symposium. Fresno, CA.

Munoz, E. F., & Walter, E. M. (2019, May). The Impact Of A First-Year-Experience (FYE) On The STEM Identity Of Undergraduate Students. Talk presented at the Central California Research Symposium. Fresno, CA.

Senn, L. G, & Walter, E. M. (2018, November). Embracing Change: A Case Study of Attitudes, Norms and Perceived Barriers. Poster presented at the AAC&U Transforming Institutions Conference. Atlanta, GA.

 

Ceballos-Madrigal, I. & Walter, E. M. (2018, November). Building Theory: Exploring Attitudes, Norms, and Teaching Behavior of Faculty. Poster presented at the AAC&U Transforming Institutions Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Walter, E. M., & Ceballos-Madrigal, I. (2018, April). Exploring Patterns in Teaching Practices and Organizational Barriers to Teaching Improvement. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association conference. New York, NY.

Munoz, E., Lemus, M., & Walter, E. M. (2018, March). Exploring Intent and Behavior through the Observed and Self-Reported Teaching Practices of Postsecondary STEM Instructors. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching conference. Atlanta, GA.

Bosse, E., & Walter, E. M. (2018, March). An Exploration of Post-Instruction Shifts in Evolution Acceptance ‘Profiles’ as Documented by the Measure of Acceptance of the Theory of Evolution (MATE). Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching conference. Atlanta, GA.

Walter, E. M., & Ceballos-Madrigal, I. (2017, November). Individual Patterns in Teaching Practices and their Relationship with Organizational Barriers to Teaching Improvement. Paper presented at the National Association of Biology Teachers Conference. St. Louis, MO.

Walter, E. M., & Ceballos-Madrigal, I. (2017, November). Exploring Institutional Patterns in Teaching Practices and Organizational Climate. Paper presented at the American Association of Colleges and Universities' Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference. San Francisco, CA.

Kenyon, L.O., Walter, E. M., & Romine, W. L. (2017, September). Evolution learning and conceptual change: Exploring shifts in evolution knowledge and mechanistic reasoning after a practice-based college biology course. Paper presented at the Implementing and Researching Evolution Education Symposium. Kiel, Germany.

Walter, E. M., Beach, A. L., Henderson, C., Williams, C. T., & Ceballos Madrigal, I. (2017, April). Exploring Organizational Climate for Teaching in Postsecondary Settings: The Development and Validation of the Survey of Climate for Instructional Improvement (SCII). Paper presented at the annual conference for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Walter, E. M., Bosse, E., & Romine, W. L. (2017, April). A mixed method exploration of evolution acceptance profiles as delineated by the Measure of Acceptance of the Theory of Evolution (MATE).  Paper presented at the annual conference for the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), San Antonio, TX.

Krishnamurthy, S., & Walter, E. M. (2017, April). The impact of different instructional strategies on students' understanding about the cell cycle in a general education biology course. Presentation at the Central California Research Symposium, Fresno, CA.

Lemus, M., Munoz, E., & Walter, E. M. (2017, April). Is what they say what they do?: Comparing observed and self-reported teaching practices of faculty in STEM. Presentation at the Central California Research Symposium, Fresno, CA.

Ceballos Madrigal, I., & Walter, E. M. (2017, April). Looking beyond a 'lack of resources': Exploring the influence of institutional environments and structures on individual teaching practices in STEM. Presentation at the Central California Research Symposium, Fresno, CA.

Muller, U. K., Merana, G., Bosse, E., Lent, D. D., & Walter, E. M. (2017, January). Exploring student understanding and attitudes in introductory biology courses: lessons learned. Poster presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, LA.

Bosse, E., & Walter, E. M. (2016, November). An Exploration of Evolution Acceptance Profiles as Measured by the Measure of Acceptance of the Theory of Evolution (MATE). Poster at the National Association of Biology Teachers Conference, Denver, CO.

Beach, A. L., Walter, E. M., & Henderson, C. (2016, April). Self-report of instructional climate and practices: Two new instruments. Paper presented at the AAAS-NSF Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education (EnFUSE): Research and Practice Symposium, Washington, DC.

 

Walter, E. M., Williams, C. T., Henderson, C., Beach, A. L., & Grunert, M. (2016, April). Comparing self-report and observational data: An investigation of faculty instructional practices. Paper presented at the annual conference for the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD.

 

Romine, W. L., & Walter, E. M. (2016, April). Assessing the efficacy of the MATE as a valid measure for understanding of macroevolution for undergraduate non-science majors. Paper presented at the annual conference for the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD. 

 

Walter, E. M., Muller, U., & Merana, G. (2015, November). Developing shared vision: Community change and course redesign in an interdisciplinary faculty learning community. Poster presented at the annual conference for the National Association of Biology Teachers, Providence, RI. 

 

Walter, E. M., Beach, A. L., Henderson, C., & Williams, C. T. (2015, April). Development and preliminary validation of the survey of Departmental Climate for Teaching Improvement (DCTI). Paper presented at the annual conference for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

 

Walter, E. M., Henderson, C., Beach, A. L., & Williams, C. T. (2015, April). Development and preliminary validation of the Postsecondary Instructional Practices Survey (PIPS). Paper presented at the annual conference for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

 

Williams, C. T., Walter, E. M., Henderson, C., Beach, A. L., & Williams, C. T. (2015, April). Describing undergraduate STEM teaching practices: A comparison of instructor self-report instruments. Paper presented at the annual conference for the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Chicago, IL.

Walter, E. M., Beach, A. L., Henderson, C., & Williams, C. T. (2014, October). Measuring postsecondary teaching practices and departmental climate: The development of two new surveys. Paper presented at the Transforming Institutions: 21st Century Undergraduate STEM Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

 

Romine, W. L., & Walter, E. M. (2014, April). Applying Rasch modeling to assessment development and validation. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Walter, E. M., & Friedrichsen, P. (2013, April). The influence of pedagogical content knowledge for teaching macroevolution on student knowledge of macroevolution and evolution acceptance in a non-majors’ biology course. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

Walter, E. M. (2012, March). Influence of PCK for teaching macroevolution on student outcomes in a non-majors’ college course. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN. 

 

Halverson, K. M., Walter, E. M., & Boyce, C-J. (2012, March). Investigating the relationship between college students’ acceptance of evolution and tree thinking understanding. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.

 

Walter, E. M., & Friedrichsen, P. J. (2011, April). Non-science majors’ perceptions of evolution: A phenomenological study. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Orlando, FL.

 

Walter, E. M., & West, A. B. (2010, March). Anticipating student questions: A self-study approach to develop PCK for teaching theory and law. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Walter, E. M., Thomas, J. A., & Stalf, C. (2008, March). Visual discrimination of three-dimensional stimuli by an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) using match-to-sample. Presentation at the International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

 

Thomas, J. A., Walter, E. M., Stalf, C., & Crowell, S. (2008, March). Training an Asian elephant for a visual match-to-sample test. Presentation at the International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

 

Crowell, S., Thomas, J. A., Walter, E. M., & Stalf, C. (2008, March). Error patterns by an Asian elephant during a visual match-to-sample task. Poster presented at the International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

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