Selected Publications

Cooper, M. M., Posey, L. A., & Underwood, S. M. (2017). Core Ideas and Topics: Building Up or Drilling Down? Journal of Chemical Education. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00900. ACS Editors Choice.

Laverty, J. T., Underwood, S. M., Matz, R. L., Posey, L. A., Carmel, J. H., Caballero, M. D., Fata-Hartley, C. L., Ebert-May, D., Jardeleza, S. E., & Cooper, M. M. (2016). Characterizing College Science Assessments: The Three-Dimensional Learning Assessment Protocol. PLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162333.

Klymkowsky, M. W., Rentsch, J. D., Begovic, E., & Cooper, M. M. (2016). The Design and Transformation of Biofundamentals: A Nonsurvey Introductory Evolutionary and Molecular Biology Course. CBE—Life Sciences Education. doi:10.1187/cbe.16-03-0142.

Becker, N., Noyes, K., & Cooper, M. M. (2016). Characterizing Students’ Mechanistic Reasoning about London Dispersion Forces. Journal of Chemical Education. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00298.

Cooper, M. M., Kouyoumdjian, H., & Underwood, S. M. (2016). Investigating Students’ Reasoning about Acid−Base Reactions. Journal of Chemical Education. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00417. ACS Editors Choice.

Cooper, M. M. (2016). It is time to say what we mean. Journal of Chemistry Education. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00227.

Cooper, M. M., Reyes-Gastelum, D., & Underwood, S, M. (2016). When do students recognize relationships between molecular structure and properties? A longitudinal comparison of the impact of traditional and transformed curricula. Chemistry Education Research and Practice. doi:10.1039/C5RP00217F.

Cooper, M. M., Caballero, M. D., Ebert-May, D., Fata-Hartley, C. L., Jardeleza, S. E., Krajcik, J. S., Laverty, J. T., Matz, R. L., Posey, L. A., & Underwood, S. M. (2015). Challenge Faculty to Transform STEM Learning. Science. doi:10.1126/science.aab0933.

Williams, L. C., Underwood, S. M., Klymkowsky, M. W., & Cooper, M. M. (2015). Are Noncovalent Interactions an Achilles Heel in Chemistry Education? A Comparison of Instructional Approaches. Journal of Chemical Education. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00619.

Underwood, S. M., Reyes-Gastelum, D., & Cooper, M. M. (2015). Answering the questions of whether and when learning occurs: Using discrete-time survival analysis to investigate the ways in which college chemistry students’ ideas about structure-property relationships evolve. Science Education. doi:10.1002/sce.21183.

Cooper, M. M., Williams, L. C., & Underwood, S. M. (2015). Student understanding of intermolecular forces: A multimodal study. Journal of Chemical Education. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00169.

Becker, N. M. & Cooper, M. M. (2014). College chemistry students’ understanding of potential energy in the context of atomic-molecular interactions. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 51, 789-808. doi:10.1002/tea.21159.

Cooper, M. M., Klymkowsky, M. W., & Becker, N. M. (2014). Energy in chemical systems: An integrated approach. In Teaching and learning of energy in K–12 education, 301-316. Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-05017-1_17.

Cooper, M. M., Underwood, S. M., Bryfczynski, S. P., & Klymkowsky, M. W. (2014). A short history of the use of technology to model and analyze student data for teaching and research. In Tools of chemistry education research, 219-239. doi:10.1021/bk-2014-1166.ch012.

Cooper, M. M. (2014). Evidence-based reform of teaching and learning. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 406, 1-4. doi:10.1007/s00216-013-7438-4.

Cooper, M., & Klymkowsky, M. (2013). Chemistry, Life, the Universe, and Everything: A new approach to general chemistry, and a model for curriculum reform. Journal of Chemistry Education, 90, 1116-1122. doi:10.1021/ed300456y.

Cooper, M. M. (2013). Chemistry and the Next Generation Science Standards. Journal of Chemical Education, 90, 679–680. doi:10.1021/ed400284c.

Cooper, M. M., Corley, L. M., & Underwood, S. M. (2013). An investigation of college chemistry students’ understanding of structure–property relationships. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 6, 699-721. doi:10.1002/tea.21093.

Cooper, M. M., Underwood, S. M., & Hilley, C. Z. (2012). Development and validation of the implicit information from Lewis structures instrument (IILSI): Do students connect structures with properties? Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 13, 195–200. doi:10.1039/C2RP00010E.

Cooper, M. M., Underwood, S. M., Hilley, C. Z., & Klymkowsky, M. W. (2012). Development and Assessment of a Molecular Structure and Properties Learning Progression. Journal of Chemical Education, 89, 1351–1357. doi:10.1021/ed300083a.

Grove, N. P., Cooper, M. M., & Cox, E. L. (2012). Does Mechanistic Thinking Improve Student Success in Organic Chemistry? Journal of Chemical Education, 89, 850–853. doi:10.1021/ed200394d.

Trujillo, C., Cooper, M. M., & Klymkowsky, M. W. (2012). Using graph-based assessments within Socratic tutorials to reveal and refine students’ analytical thinking about molecular networks. Biochemistry and molecular biology education, 40(2), 100–107. doi:10.1002/bmb.20585.

Grove, N. P., Cooper, M. M., & Rush, K. M. (2012). Decorating with Arrows: Toward the Development of Representational Competence in Organic Chemistry. Journal of Chemical Education, 89(7), 844–849. doi:10.1021/ed2003934.

Sandi-Urena, S., Cooper, M. M., Gatlin, T. A., & Bhattacharyya, G. (2011). Students’ experience in a general chemistry cooperative problem based laboratory. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 12, 434. doi:10.1039/c1rp90047a.

Sandi‐Urena, S., Cooper, M. M., & Stevens, R. H. (2011). Enhancement of Metacognition Use and Awareness by Means of a Collaborative Intervention. International Journal of Science Education, 33, 323–340. doi:10.1080/09500690903452922.

Cooper, M. M., Grove, N., Underwood, S. M., & Klymkowsky, M. W. (2010). Lost in Lewis Structures: An Investigation of Student Difficulties in Developing Representational Competence. Journal of Chemical Education, 87(8), 869–874. doi:10.1021/ed900004y.

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