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Biology Scholars begin their Transitions Residency by attending a three-day Science Education Research to Publication Institute. This intensive, kick-off event helps Scholars prepare for the year-long residency to finalize their research and prepare a manuscript for submission.  The final outcome is to publish successfully, share findings with the broader community, and contribute to the literature. 


       An intensive experience for learning how to transition from conducting science education research to publishing papers in science education,

       A venue for participants to understand the significance of their research, contextualize their work within the larger framework of learning, and make progress in preparing their work for publication, and

       A context that offers time, space, and collegial feedback for engaging in writing aimed at disseminating scholarly research in teaching and learning. 



       A workshop to learn about evaluation and assessment (see ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators at

       A workshop to learn about science education research (see Biology Scholars Research Residency at

       A workshop to learn how to integrate research and education (see Biology Scholars Research Residency at



Upon completion of the Science Education Research to Publication Institute, participants will be able to: 

       Situate their work within the context of the field.

       Identify the developmental stage of their work (e.g., preliminary versus complete) and, if still in development, additional steps required for publication

       Develop a plan, as necessary, for additional data collection and analysis 

       Organize data and outline a manuscript according to publication guidelines

       Identify the characteristics of a good story

       Develop abstracts that clearly summarize the research described in the article

       Identify and select appropriate journals and on-line venues for submission of manuscripts

       Understand guidelines for preparing manuscripts and assigning authorship

       Cite references and resources accurately

       Develop a plan to dedicate time for writing

       Seek mentoring and support for publishing life science education research from the biological sciences community as well as social science researchers, from organizational psychologists to anthropologists 



Marcy Kelly, Pace University, New York, NY
Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE), American Society for Microbiology

Johanna Krontiris-Litowitz, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
Advances in Physiology Education, American Physiological Society

Elisa Stone, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
CBE-Life Sciences Education (CBE-LSE), American Society for Cell Biology




2015-2016 Biology Scholars Program Transitions Residency 

Louise Ainscough, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia

Amy Briggs, Beloit College, Beloit, WI (12-13 Research Scholar)

Elizabeth Lacey, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ


2014-2015 Biology Scholars Program Transitions Residency

Laurence Clement, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (11-12 Research Scholar)

Claudette Davis, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Paul Heideman, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Ally Hunter, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA (10-11 Research Scholar)

Paula Soneral, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Melissa Zwick, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ


2013-2014 Biology Scholars Program Transitions Residency

Emily Elliott, Iowa State University, Ames, IA


2012-2013 Biology Scholars Program Transitions Residency

Deborah Anderson, Saint Norbert College, De Pere, WI (10-11 Research Scholar)

Sharlene Denos, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Cynthia Miller, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Stephen Nold, University of Wisconsin - Stout, Menomonie, WI (10-11 Research Scholar)

Chandan Morris Robbins, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Susan Sullivan, Louisiana State University at Alexandria, Alexandria, LA (10-11 Research Scholar)


2011-2012 Biology Scholars Program Transitions Residency

Lawrence Aaronson, Utica College, Utica, NY (07-08 Research Scholar)

Daron Barnard, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA (08-09 Research Scholar)

Khrys Duddleston, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK (07-08 Research Scholar)

Sarah Prescott Kenick, University of New Hampshire Manchester, Manchester, NH

Tammy Long, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Heidi Sleister, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Jacqueline Washington, Nyack College, Nyack, NY (09-10 Research Scholar) 


2010-2011 Biology Scholars Program Transitions Residency  

Holly Ahern, Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, NY (08-09 Research Scholar)

Cynthia Cooper, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO(05-06 Research Scholar)

Adrienne Dolberry, Salem State University, Salem, MA

David Dunbar, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA (08-09 Research Scholar)

Carol Hurney, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA (08-09 Research Scholar)

Bethany Stone, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (08-09 Research Scholar)


2009-2010 Biology Scholars Program Transitions Residency

Michael Boyle, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA(05-06 Research Scholar)

Alix Darden, The Citadel, Charleston, SC

Jennifer Rhode, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC

Rachel Robson, Washburn University, Topeka Kansas, Baldwin City, KS

Gail Rowe, La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA