Invited Presentations

  • Tanner, K.D. Structure Matters: Teaching Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Cultivate Classroom Equity, Diversity and Education Series: Inclusive Pedagogy in Action, New Haven, Connecticut, November 4, 2016.
  • Tanner, K.D. Investigating Common Origins of Diverse Biological Misconceptions: Cognitive Science, Intuitive Reasoning, and the Development of Biological Thinking, PLB & PRL Seminar Series-Department of Plant Biology & Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, October 24, 2016.
  • Tanner, K.D. Promoting Diversity and Equity in Biology Education, 2016 American Society of Microbiology, Boston, MA, June 18, 2016.
  • Tanner, K.D. Keynote Speaker: Assessing How Individuals Organize Disciplinary Knowledge – Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Moving Towards Measuring Expertise among Undergraduates, The Teaching Professor National Conference, Washington, DC, June 3, 2016.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, Biological Sciences Colloquium, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN April 18, 2016.
  • Tanner, K.D. Assessing How Individuals Organize Disciplinary Knowledge – Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Moving Towards Measuring Expertise among Undergraduates, The Latin American School for Education, Cognitive, and Neural Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 5-12, 2016.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, Biological Sciences Colloquium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, November 9, 2015.
  • Tanner, K.D. Beyond Assessing Knowledge – Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Moving Towards Measuring Conceptual Expertise among Undergraduates, Physics Department Colloquium, CSU Fresno, Fresno, CA, October 17, 2015.
  • Tanner, K.D. Investigating Common Origins of Diverse Biological Misconceptions: Cognitive Science, Intuitive Reasoning, and the Development of Biological Thinking, SEER – Scientists Engaged in Education Research – Special Seminar, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, October 14, 2015.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, The Buck Institute, Novato, CA, September 21, 2015.
  • Tanner, K.D. Beyond Assessing Knowledge – Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Moving Towards Measuring Expertise, The Western Conference on Science Education, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, July 9, 2015.
  • Tanner, K,D. Workshop Leader, Revealing Student Thinking and Misconceptions: Challenge Statements, Retrospective Posts, Multiple-Response Assessments, and More…, and Research Seminar, Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, HHMI Faculty Development Effort, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, June 14, 2015.
  • Tanner, K.D. Becoming Aware of Inequities in Science Classrooms and Exploring Strategies to Promote Access for All Students, and Preparing Future Faculty Course, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, June 2, 2015.
  • Tanner, K.D. Keynote Speaker: Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, and Workshop #1 Leader, Revealing Student Thinking and Misconceptions: Challenge Statements, Retrospective Posts, Multiple-Response Assessments, and More, and Workshop #2 Leader, Order Matters: Becoming Metacognitive about Teaching Choices, AIBA: Association of Instructors of Biology, Alberta, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 12, 2015.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, Biological Sciences Colloquium, Touro University, School of Pharmacy, Vallejo, CA May 6, 2015.
  • Tanner, K.D. Workshop Leader, Revealing Student Thinking and Misconceptions: Challenge Statements, Retrospective Posts, Multiple-Response Assessments, and More…, and Research Seminar, Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, Department of Biology, Boise State University, Boise, ID, May 1, 2015.
  • Lead Presenter and Organizer, Invited SEPAL Scientific Teaching Institute (3 days), NSF-funded Northwest Biological Consortium, Willamette University, February 27-March 1, 2015.
  • Tanner, K.D. Keynote Speaker: Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, Ecology Graduate Student Symposium, UC Davis, Davis, CA February 14, 2015.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, Molecular Biosciences Colloquium, Washington State University, Pullman, WA November 3, 2014.
  • Tanner, K.D. Keynote Speaker: Cultural Competency in the Classroom: Cross-Disciplinary Tools, Insights, and Strategies to Promote Student Success, Fall Faculty Development Conference, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY, August 21, 2014.
  • Tanner, K.D. co-presented with John D. Coley, Presence of Teleological, Essentialist, and Anthropocentric Reasoning Predicts Biological Misconceptions Biology and Non-Biology Students, Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER), Minneapolis, MN, July 23, 2014.
  • Tanner, K.D. Keynote Speaker: Understanding the SFES – Science Faculty with Education Specialties Phenomenon, Association of Public Land Grant Universities (APLU) Academic Programs Summit, Bozeman, MT, June 22, 2014.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, Gordon Research Conference on Physics and Biology Education Research, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, June 11, 2014.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, Biological Sciences, UCSD, San Diego, CA May 7, 2014.
  • Tanner, K.D. Cultural Competency in the Classroom: Cross-Disciplinary Tools, Insights, and Strategies to Promote Student Success, UCSD, San Diego, CA, May 7, 2014.
  • Tanner, K.D. Integrating Biology Education Research into the Discipline of Biology, SFSU Faculty-Student Research Presentation for CSU Chancellor Tim White, San Francisco State University, September 4, 2013.
  • Tanner, K.D. Exploring Thinking Like a Biologist in Physics, American Association of Physics Teachers Conference, Seattle, WA, June, 2013.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, Biology, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA March 8, 2014.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, Cell and Molecular Biology Colloquium, San Francisco State University, September 6, 2013.
  • Tanner, K.D. Keynote Address: Developing Novel Methods to Study Novice to Expert Transitions in Undergraduate Biology Education, Western Regional POGIL Conference, Linfield College, Linfield, OR, June, 2013.
  • Tanner, K.D. You Have a Friend in Biology! METRO Academies, San Francisco State University, February 21, 2013.
  • Tanner, K.D. Intuitive Concepts Versus Biological Science: the Case of Evolution, Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Development, Seattle, WA, April, 2013.
  • Tanner, K.D. Keynote Address: Rock Stars, Deficit Models, and Stereotype Threats: Learning to See Inequity in Science and Strategies for Addressing It, ABRCMS: Advancing Biomedical Research Careers for Minority Scientists, San Jose, CA, November 8, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Keynote Address: Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, ABRCMS: Advancing Biomedical Research Careers for Minority Scientists, San Jose, CA, November 8, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Keynote Address: Cultural Competency in the Classroom: Cross-Disciplinary Tools, Insights, and Strategies to Promote Student Success, Student Success Conference, CSU Humboldt, Humboldt, CA, August 17, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, PKAL/NSF STEM Education Conference, CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, July 28, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Developing Novel Methods to Study Novice to Expert Transitions in Undergraduate Biology Education, Botanical Society of America Conference, Columbus, OH, July 7-9, 2012 .
  • Tanner, K.D. Developing Novel Methods to Study Novice to Expert Transitions in Undergraduate Biology Education AAAS Pacific Division Conference, Boise, ID, June 20-24, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Keynote Address: Investigating Novice to Expert Transitions in Undergraduate Biology Education, American Microbiology Society, Conference on Undergraduate Education, San Mateo, CA, June 16-17, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, Department of Microbiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, May 24, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Rock Stars, Deficit Models, and Stereotype Threats: Learning to See Inequity in Science and Strategies for Addressing It, Health Equity Institute, San Francisco State University, April 18, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise National Science Teachers Association Conference, Recipient of Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teaching Award, Indianapolis, IN, March 29-31, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Investigating Novice to Expert Transitions in Undergraduate Biology Education, Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, March 26-27, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, Joan Wood Memorial Seminar, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, March 6-8, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Moving Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Measuring Biological Expertise, Department of Biology, CSU Humboldt, Humboldt, CA, February 23-24, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Keynote Address:  Revealing Student Thinking and Misconceptions, Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise State University, Boise, ID, January 9-11, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Keynote Address: Insights into Assessing Vision and Change, Project Kaleidoscope, Willamette Valley Biology Education Network, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, January, 2012.
  • Tanner, K.D. Innovations in Cell Biology Graduate Education: Hiring Trends for Science Faculty with Education Specialties (SFES), American Society for Cell Biology Conference, Denver, CO, December, 2011.
  • Tanner, K.D. Keynote Address: Developing Novel Methods to Study Novice to Expert Transitions in Undergraduate Biology Education, National POGIL Conference, June, 2011.
  • Tanner, K.D. Investigating Novice to Expert Transitions in Undergraduate Biology Education, University of Kentucky, April 21, 2011.
  • Tanner, K.D. Investigating Novice to Expert Transitions in Undergraduate Biology Education, Bowdoin College, March 31, 2011.
  • Tanner, K.D. Investigating Novice to Expert Transitions in Undergraduate Biology Education, Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, March 23, 2011.
  • Tanner, K.D. Investigating Novice to Expert Transitions in Undergraduate Biology Education: Misconceptions, Knowledge Structures, and the Emerging Discipline of Biology Education Research, Harvard University, March 10, 2011.
  • Tanner, K.D. Scientific Teaching in Practice, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Scientific Teaching Summer Institute, June 24, 2010.
  • Tanner, K.D. Publishing in Science Education Research Journals, University of California, San Francisco, July, 2009.
  • Tanner, K.D. Investigating SFES: Science Faculty with Education Specialties, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Biology Department, June, 2009.
  • Tanner, K.D. Publishing in Science Education Research Journals, NIH IRACDA Conference, San Francisco, July 2009.
  • Tanner, K.D.  Insights from a Biology Education Researcher in a Biology Department: Research on Making Undergraduate Biology Accessible for All Students. University of Washington, Seattle, Biology Department, May, 2009.
  • Tanner, K.D. Hiring Cell Biology Faculty with Education Specialties: Implications from a Cross-Discipline Research Study of Science Faculty with Education Specialties (SFES), American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, CA, December 2008.
  • Tanner, K.D. The Impact of Scientist-Teacher Partnerships on Participating Scientists, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), February 2007.
  • Tanner, K.D. Saving Science from Extinction, Association of Women in Science (AWIS) San Francisco Chapter, November (2004).
  • Tanner, K.D. and Weigel, S., Impediments to Scientist-Teacher Partnerships, National NSF GK-12 Director’s Meeting in Washington, DC, May 12-14 (2004).