Walter Lab Student Researchers
and Veterans
Patricia Fernandez

I am an undergraduate researcher exploring faculty teaching practices, mental well-being, and technology knowledge, in particular how these have changed during the COVID19 crisis.

Miriam Kiran

I am an honors student in the lab and am looking at faculty teaching behavior through the lens of Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior for faculty who plan to do active learning, but then do not enact it in their classrooms.

Micah Johnson

I am a graduate student studying the influence of values affirmation activities on student success in STEM.

Arashnoor Gill

I am an undergraduate researcher exploring faculty teaching practices, mental well-being, and technology knowledge, in particular how these have changed during the COVID19 crisis. When I graduate, I want to be a school psychologist.

Makayla Bailey

I'm an undergraduate student in Psychology studying faculty and graduate student teaching behavior. After undergrad, I plan to pursue a medical degree and subsequent career in Psychiatry.

Orlando Lopez

I'm an undergraduate student in Biology with interest in faculty teaching practices. My plan is to someday pursue a PhD in Science Education.

Noel Fernandez

I'm a Liberal Studies student studying science education. I'm particularly interested in diversity and inclusion in STEM.

Alejandro Mendez

I'm a double major in Biology and Psychology. My research project explores faculty teaching practices through methodological observations of teaching, survey work, and analysis of teaching planning materials.

Glen Martin

I'm an undergraduate researcher on two research projects. One seeks to build theory around faculty teaching behavior through merging multiple psychological frameworks. The other explores biology majors' longitudinal attitude change as it correlates with concept inventory knowledge scores.

Allyssa Gomez

I'm an undergraduate researcher using Social Network Analysis to understand the influence of knowledge exchange on students self-efficacy in the context of a First Year Experience (FYE) for students in STEM.

Mireya Lemus

I am a 2018 graduate with a B.S. in Natural Sciences. My research at Fresno State focused on analyzing teaching observation data of STEM Faculty using the COPUS. After getting my teaching credential, I plan to teach middle or high school science.

Ivan Ceballos-Madrigal

I'm a 2019 graduate from the Walter Lab with a B.S. in Psychology. At Fresno State, I studied the influences of academic workplace climate on instructional practices of faculty. My research included a comprehensive literature review, investigating survey data to understand the impact of department climate on individual instructional practice, and exploring cognitive constraints that influence the instructional practices of faculty.

Shadi Adineh (lab veteran)

I am an associate of the Walter Research Lab and an 2017 M.S. Biology graduate from Fresno State. I am interested in exploring nature of science (NOS) knowledge among undergraduate English Language Learners and will begin a PhD in Science Education at Western Michigan in Fall 2019.

Ephiram Bosse (lab veteran)

I am a 2018 B.S. Biology graduate from the Walter Lab. At Fresno State, I studied evolution knowledge and acceptance among undergrads.

Evelin Muñoz (lab veteran)

I am a 2020 graduate and 2018 B.S. Biology graduate from the Walter Lab. My survey-based thesis explored faculty teaching practices through both personal and organizational influences.

Edgar Muñoz

I am 2019 graduate of the Walter lab. My thesis explored the impact of a First Year Experience (FYE) for STEM students on the development of a 'STEM Identity.'

Lillian Senn

I'm a 2019 M.S. Biology graduate from the Walter Lab. My work explored faculty teaching behavior through the lens of Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior. In Fall 2019, I will begin a PhD in science education with Michelle Smith at Cornell University.

Sanjana Krishnamurthy

I'm a 2017 M.S. Graduate from the Walter Lab. My project investigated the impact of different instructional strategies on students’ understanding about the cell cycle in a general education biology course. I am now a community college science instructor in the Central Valley.

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Evelin Muñoz (lab veteran)

I am a 2020 graduate and 2018 B.S. Biology graduate from the Walter Lab. My survey-based thesis explored faculty teaching practices through both personal and organizational influences.