Teaching Articles

  • Brindan Govindan, Sarah Pickett and Blake Riggs. Fear of the CURE: A Beginner’s Guide to Overcoming Barriers in Creating Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. (2020). JMBE Article PDF.
  • Colin D. Harrison, Tiffy A. Nguyen, Shannon B. Seidel, Alycia M. Escobedo, Courtney Hartman, Katie Lam, Kristen S. Liang, Miranda Martens, Gigi N. Acker, Susan F. Akana, Brad Balukjian, Hilary P. Benton, J. R. Blair, Segal M. Boaz, Katharyn E. Boyer, Jason B. Bram, Laura W. Burrus, Dana T. Byrd, Natalia Caporale, Edward J. Carpenter, Yee-Hung M. Chan, Lily Chen, Amy Chovnick, Diana S. Chu, Bryan K. Clarkson, Sara E. Cooper, Catherine J. Creech, José R. de la Torre, Wilfred F. Denetclaw, Kathleen Duncan, Amelia S. Edwards, Karen Erickson, Megumi Fuse, Joseph J. Gorga, Brinda Govindan, L. Jeanette Green, Paul Z. Hankamp, Holly E. Harris, Zheng-Hui He, Stephen B. Ingalls, Peter D. Ingmire, J. Rebecca Jacobs, Mark Kamakea, Rhea R. Kimpo, Jonathan D. Knight, Sara K. Krause, Lori E. Krueger, Terrye L. Light, Lance Lund, Leticia M. Márquez-Magaña, Briana K. McCarthy, Linda McPheron, Vanessa C. Miller-Sims, Christopher A. Moffatt, Pamela C. Muick, Paul H. Nagami, Gloria Nusse, K. M. Okimura, Sally G. Pasion, Robert Patterson, Pleuni S. Pennings, Blake Riggs, Joseph M. Romeo, Scott W. Roy, Tatiane Russo-Tait, Lisa M. Schultheis, Lakshmikanta Sengupta, Greg S. Spicer, Andrea Swei, Jennifer M. Wade, Julia K. Willsie, Loretta A. Kelley, Melinda T. Owens, Gloriana Trujillo, Carmen Domingo, Jeffrey N. Schinske, and Kimberly D. Tanner. Investigating Instructor Talk in Novel Contexts: Widespread Use, Unexpected Categories, and an Emergent Sampling Strategy. CBE Life Science Education. (2019). pdf
  • Seth D. Bush1, Michael T. Stevens2, Kimberly D. Tanner3, and Kathy S. Williams4,1California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA.2Utah Valley University, Orem, UT 84058, USA.3San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA.4San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA. Evolving roles of scientists as change agents in science education over a decade: SFES roles beyond discipline-based education research. (2019) pdf
  • Betz, N., Leffers, J.S., Thor, E.E.D., Fux, M. de Nesnera, K., Tanner, K.D., & Coley, J.D. Cognitive Construal-Consistent Instructor Language in the Undergraduate Biology Classroom, BE Life Sciences Education, DOI:10.1187/cbe.19-04-0076; 18:ar63, 1–16, Winter (2019).
  • Melinda T. Owens, Gloriana Trujillo, Shannon B. Seidel, Colin D. Harrison, Katherine M. Farrar, Hilary P. Benton, J. R. Blair, Katharyn E.Boyer, Jennifer L. Breckler, Laura W. Burrus, Dana T. Byrd, Natalia Caporale, Edward J. Carpenter, Yee-Hung M. Chan, Joseph C. Chen, Lily Chen, Linda H. Chen, Diana S. Chu, William P. Cochlan, Robyn J. Crook, Karen D. Crow, José R. de la Torre, Wilfred F. Denetclaw, Lynne M. Dowdy,Darleen Franklin, Megumi Fuse, Michael A. Goldman, Brinda Govindan, Michael Green, Holly E. Harris, Zheng-Hui He, Stephen B. Ingalls, Peter Ingmire, Amber R. B. Johnson, Jonathan D. Knight, Gretchen LeBuhn, TerryeL. Light, Candace Low, Lance Lund, Leticia M. Márquez-Magaña, Vanessa C. Miller-Sims, Christopher A. Moffatt, Heather Murdock, Gloria L. Nusse, V.Thomas Parker, Sally G. Pasion, Robert Patterson, Pleuni S. Pennings, Julio C. Ramirez, Robert M. Ramirez, Blake Riggs, Rori V. Rohlfs, Joseph M. Romeo, Barry S. Rothman, Scott W. Roy, Tatiane Russo-Tait, Ravinder N. M. Sehgal, Kevin A. Simonin, Greg S. Spicer, Jonathon H. Stillman, Andrea Swei, Leslie C. Timpe, Vance T. Vredenburg, Steven L. Weinstein, Andrew  G. Zink, Loretta A. Kelley,Carmen R. Domingo and Kimberly D. Tanner. Collectively Improving Our Teaching: Attempting Biology Department–wide Professional Development in Scientific Teaching. CBE Life Science Education. (2018). pdf
  • Lisa A. Corwin, Amy Prunuske and Shannon B. Seidel. Scientific Presenting: Using Evidence-Based Classroom Practices to Deliver Effective Conference Presentations. CBE Life Science Education. (2018). pdf
  • Colin Harrison, and Kimberly D. Tanner.Language Matters: Considering Microaggressions in Science. CBE Life Science Education, (2018). pdf
  • Bush, S.D., Stevens, M.T., Tanner, K.D., and Williams, K.S. Origins of Science Faculty with Education Specialties: Hiring Motivations and Prior Connections Explain Institutional Differences in the SFES Phenomenon, BioScience 67: 452–463 , 2017. pdf
  • Melinda T. Owens, Shannon B. Seidel, Mike Wong, Travis E. Bejines, Susanne Lietz, Joseph R. Perez, Shangheng Sit, Zahur-Saleh Subedar, Gigi N. Acker, Susan F. Akana, Brad Balukjian, Hilary P. Benton, J. R. Blair, Segal M. Boaz, Katharyn E. Boyer, Jason B. Bram, Laura W. Burrus, Dana T. Byrd, Natalia Caporale, Edward J. Carpenter, Yee-Hung Mark Chan, Lily Chen, Amy Chovnick, Diana S. Chu, Bryan K. Clarkson, Sara E. Cooper, Catherine Creech, Karen D. Crow, José R. de la Torre, Wilfred F. Denetclaw, Kathleen E. Duncan, Amy S. Edwards, Karen L. Erickson, Megumi Fuse, Joseph J. Gorga, Brinda Govindan, L. Jeanette Green, Paul Z. Hankamp, Holly E. Harris, Zheng-Hui He, Stephen Ingalls, Peter D. Ingmire, J. Rebecca Jacobs, Mark Kamakea, Rhea R. Kimpo, Jonathan D. Knight, Sara K. Krause, Lori E. Krueger, Terrye L. Light, Lance Lund, Leticia M. Márquez-Magaña, Briana K. McCarthy, Linda J. McPheron, Vanessa C. Miller-Sims, Christopher A. Moffatt, Pamela C. Muick, Paul H. Nagami, Gloria L. Nusse, Kristine M. Okimura, Sally G. Pasion, Robert Patterson, Pleuni S. Pennings, Blake Riggs, Joseph Romeo, Scott W. Roy, Tatiane Russo-Tait, Lisa M. Schultheis, Lakshmikanta Sengupta, Rachel Small, Greg S. Spicer, Jonathon H. Stillman, Andrea Swei, Jennifer M. Wade, Steven B. Waters, Steven L. Weinstein, Julia K. Willsie, Diana W. Wright, Colin D. Harrison, Loretta A. Kelley, Gloriana Trujillo, Carmen R. Domingo, Jeffrey N. Schinske, and Kimberly D. Tanner. Classroom sound can be used to classify teaching practices in college science courses. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (2017) pdf
  • Owens, M.T. and Tanner, K.D. Teaching as Brain Changing: Exploring Connections between Neuroscience and Innovative Teaching. CBE: Life Sciences Education, CBE Life Sci Educ 16:fe2; doi:10.1187/cbe.17-01-0005, 2017.
  • Potter, LM, Bissonnette, SA, Knight, JD and Tanner, KD. 2017 Investigating Novice and Expert Conceptions of Genetically Modified Organisms, CBE Life Sci Educ, 16:ar52; doi:10.1187/cbe.16-11-0333, (2017)
  • Richard M, Coley JD, and Tanner KD. 2017 Investigating undergraduate students’ use of intuitive reasoning and evolutionary knowledge in explanations of antibiotic
    resistance. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 16(3):ar55. (2017)
  • Coley, J.D., Arenson, M., Xu, Y., & Tanner, K.D. Intuitive biological thought: Developmental changes and effects of biology education in late adolescence. Cognitive Psychology, 92, 1-21, 2017.
  • Krieter, F.E., Julius R.W., Tanner. K.D., Bush, S.D., Scott, G.E. Thinking Like a Chemist: Development of a Chemistry Card Sorting Task to Probe Conceptual Expertise. Journal of Chemical Education, (2016). pdf
  • Bush, S.D., Rudd II J.A., Stevens, M.T., Tanner, K.D., Williams, K.S. Fostering Change from Within: Influencing Teaching Practices of Departmental Colleagues by Science Faculty with Education Specialties. PLoS ONE, 1-20, (2016). pdf
  • Seidel, S.B., Reggi, Amanda L., Schinske, Jeffrey N., Burrus, Laura W., and Tanner, K.D. Beyond the Biology: A Systematic Investigation of Noncontent Instructor Talk in an Introductory Biology Course. CBE: Journal of Life Sciences Education, 14, 1-14, (2015). pdf
  • Danielson, Kathryn I. and Tanner K.D. Investigating Undergraduate Science Students’ Conceptions and Misconceptions of Ocean Acidification. CBE: Journal of Life Sciences Education, 14, 1-11, (2015). pdf
  • Miller, S., Tanner, K.D. A Portal into Biology Education: An Annotated List of commonly Encountered Terms. CBE-Life Sciences Education [1931-7913], Summer (2015). pdf
  • Bush, S.D., Pelaez, N.J., Rudd, J.A., Stevens, M.T., Tanner, K.D., and Williams, K.S. Misalignments: Challenges in Cultivating Science Faculty with Education Specialties in Your Department, BioScience 65 (1):81-89. January (2015). pdf
  • Seidel, S.B., Tanner, K.D. “Strategies for Preventing Students Resistance”. Faculty Focus. January 26 (2015). pdf
  • Coley, J.D. and Tanner, K.D. Relations between Intuitive Biological Thinking and Biological Misconceptions in Biology Majors and Nonmajors. CBE: Journal of Life Sciences Education, 14, 1-19, (2014). pdf
  • Schinske, J. and Tanner, K.D. Teaching More by Grading Less (or Differently). CBE:Life Sciences Education, 13:159 – 161, (2014). pdf
  • Wooten, M.M., Cool, A.M., Prather, E.E., Tanner, K.D. Comparison of performance on multiple-choice questions and open-ended questions in an introductory astronomy laboratory, Physical Rev. Special Topics – Physics Education Research, in press, (2014).pdf
  • Trujillo, G. and Tanner, K.D. Considering the Role of Affect in Learning: Monitoring Students’ Self-Efficacy, Sense of Belonging, and Science IdentityCBE: Life Sciences Education, 13:1-10, (2014). pdf
  • Seidel, S.B. and Tanner, K.D. “What if students revolt?” – Considering Student Resistance: Origins, Options, and Opportunities for Investigation. CBE: Journal of Life Science Education, 12, 586-595, (2013). pdf
  • Smith, J.I., Combs, E.D., Nagami, P.H., Alto, V.M., Goh, H.G., Gourdet, M.A.A., Hough, C.M., Mickell, A.E., Peer, A.G., Coley, J.D., Tanner, K.D., and Williams, K.S. Development of the Biology Card Sorting Task to Measure Conceptual Expertise in Biology. CBE: Journal of Life Sciences Education, 12, 628-644, (2013). pdf
  • Sadler, P., Coyle, H., Smith, N.C., Miller, J., Garfield, E., Murray, J., Mintzes, J., and Tanner, K.D. Measurement of Misconceptions in K-8 Life Science Using Assessments Linked to the National Science Standards. CBE: Journal of Life Science Education, 12, 553-75, (2013). pdf
  • Bush, S.D., Pelaez, N.J., Rudd, J.A., Stevens, M.T., Tanner, K.D., and Williams, K.S. Widespread distribution and unexpected variation among science faculty with educations specialties (SFES) across the United States. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences of the United States of America, Early Edition, (2013). pdf
  • Savage, N. “A Sense of community: US scientists passionate about teaching can find rewarding work at community colleges.” Nature, Vol. 495, (2013). pdf
  • “National Study of Scientist-Educators Reveals Surprises in Training, Funding”. San Francisco State University News. (2013). pdf
  • Bush, S.D., Pelaez, N. J., Rudd, J.A., Stevens, M.T., Tanner, K.D., and Williams, K.S. Widespread Distribution and Unexpected Variation among Science Faculty with Education Specialties (SFES) across the United States, Proc. National Academy of Sciences, 110 (18): 7170-7175, 2013.
  • Brownell, S.E. and Tanner, K.D., Barriers to Faculty Pedagogical Change: Lack of Training, Time, Incentives, and … Tensions with Professional Identity?. CBE: Journal of Life Sciences Education, 11: 339-346, (2012). pdf
  • Coley, J.D. and Tanner, K.D., Common Origins of Diverse Misconceptions: Cognitive Principles and the Development of Biology Thinking, CBE: Life Sciences Education, 11: 209-215, (2012). pdf
  • Wood, W.B. and Tanner, K.D., The Role of the Lecturer as Tutor: Doing What Effective Tutors Do in a Large Lecture Class. CBE: Life Sciences Education, 11: 3-9. (2012). pdf
  • Fulop, R.M. and Tanner, K.D., Investigating high school students’ conceptualizations of the biological basis of learning. Advances in Phys. Ed., in press, (2012). pdf
  • “SF State biology department receives a $1.5 million HHMI grant to support science teaching!” San Francisco State University News. May 24 (2012). pdf
  • Bush, S.D., Pelaez, N.J., Rudd, J.A., Stevens, M.T., Tanner, K.D., and Williams, K.S. Investigations of Science Faculty with Education Specialties within the Largest University System in the United States. CBE- Life Sciences Education, 10(1): 25-42, (2011). pdf
  • Bible, E. “Biology Professor Named Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher”. San Francisco State University News. October (2011). pdf
  • Smith, J.I. and Tanner, K.D., The Problem of Revealing How Students Think: Concept Inventories and Beyond. CBE: A Journal of Life Sciences Education, 9: 1-5, (2010). pdf
  • Bush, S.D., Pelaez, N.J., Rudd, J.A., Stevens, M.T., Tanner, K.D., Williams, K.S., Wood, W.B. A Role for Postdocs in Undergraduate Education, Science, New Series, Vol. 327, No. 5965, pp. 522-523. Jan. 29, (2010). pdf
  • Public Affairs Office, California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo. “Cal Poly Professor Takes Part in Research on Reforming Science Education”, January 9 (2009). pdf
  • Gardner, E. “Turnover in Science Education Faculty Compounds K-12 Efforts”. Purdue University News, January 5 (2009). pdf
  • Broadbent, N. “Scientist Take on Science Education” San Francisco State University News, January 29 (2009). pdf
  • Bush, S.D., Pelaez, N.J., Rudd, J.A., Stevens, M.T., Tanner, K.D., Williams, K.S., Science Faculty with Education Specialties: A Cross-Disciplinary Research Study within the California State University System. Science, Vol. 322(5909): 1795 – 1796, December 19 (2008). pdf
  • Chamany, K., Allen, D., Tanner, K.D., Making Biology Learning Relevant to Students: Integrating People, History, and Context into College Biology Teaching. CBE: A Journal of Life Sciences Education, Vol. 7(3): 267-278, (2008). pdf
  • Knight, J.D., Fulop, R.M., Marquez-Magana, L., Tanner, K.D., Investigative Cases and Student Outcomes in an Upper Division Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory Course at a Minority Serving Institution. CBE: A Journal of Life Sciences Education,Vol. 7(4):382-393, (2008). pdf
  • Schinske, J., Clayman, K., Busch, A.K., and Tanner, K.D. Using the Anatomy of a Scientific journal Article to Support Inquiry-based Science Teaching and Learning, The Science Teacher, Fall (2008).
  • Busch, A.K., and Tanner, K.D. Utilizing K-12 Science Education Partnerships to Develop Better Scientists: Integrating Experiences into Graduate Science Teaching, National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, conference presentation, Baltimore, MD; April (2008).
  • Polito, E., Tanner, K.D., Monteverdi, J.P. Assessing middle school and college students’ conceptions about tornadoes and other weather phenomena, October (2008). pdf
  • “Stevens, Youngblom Author Science Education Research Articles in High Profile ‘Science’ Journal”. Stanislaus State University, December 22, (2008). pdf
  • Morton, T. “Science Education Specialists Forced to Take a Backseat”. Ars Technica, December 19 (2008). pdf
  • Bush, S.D., Pelaez,N.J., Rudd II, J.A., Stevens, M.T., Tanner, K.D., Williams, K.S. “When Scientists Take on Science Education”. Cal State Los Angeles, December 18 (2008). pdf
  • “CSU Faculty Tackle Science Education”. San Diego State University News, December 18 (2008). pdf
  • “6 Researchers Take on Science Education”. Science 2.0, December 17 (2008). pdf
  • Allen, D., and Tanner, K.D., Putting a Horse Back in Front of the Cart: Using Visions and Decisions about High-quality Learning Experiences to Drive Course Design. CBE: A Journal of Life Science Education, 6: 85-89, (2007). pdf
  • Tanner, K.D. and Allen, D., Cultural Competence in the College Biology Classroom. CBE: A Journal of Life Sciences Education, Vol. 6(4): 251-258, (2007). pdf
  • Bush, S.D., Pelaez, N. J., Rudd, J.A., Stevens, M.T., Williams, K.S., Allen, D.E., and Tanner, K.D., On Hiring Science Faculty with Education Specialties (SFES) for Your Science (Not Education) Department. CBE: A Journal of Life Sciences Education, Vol. 5(4): 297-305, Winter, (2006). pdf
  • Allen, D., and Tanner, K.D., Rubrics: Tools for Making Learning Goals and Evaluation Criteria Explicit for Both Teachers and Learners. CBE: A Journal of Life Sciences Education, Vol. 5(3), 197-203, (2006). pdf
  • Tanner, K.D. and Allen, D., On Integrating Pedagogical Training into the Graduate Experiences of Future Science Faculty. CBE: A Journal of Life Sciences Education, Vol. 5(1), 1-6, (2006). pdf
  • Busch, A.K., and Tanner, K.D., Developing Scientist Educators: Analysis of Integrating K-12 Pedagogy and Partnership Experiences into Graduate Science Training, National Association for Research in Science Teaching Conference Paper, San Francisco, CA, conference paper distributed and presented April (2006). pdf
  • Tanner, K.D. Guest Editor-in-Chief, CBE Special Issue: Issues in Neuroscience Education, Vol 5(2): 85, (2006).
  • Boxerman, J.Z., Kudritzki, P. +, and Tanner, K.D., Probing 6th Grade Students’ Understanding of Geoscience: An Action Research Project by a Geoscientist-Teacher Partnership, National Association for Research in Science Teaching Conference Paper, San Francisco, CA, conference paper distributed and presented April (2006).
  • Chan. J.M., Tanner, K.D.Understanding the Nature of Science: Science Views From the Seventh Grade Classroom. (2006). pdf
  • Allen, D., and Tanner, K.D., Infusing Active Learning into the Large Enrollment Biology Class: Seven Strategies, from the Simple to Complex. Cell Biology Education, 4(4): 262-268, (2005). pdf
  • Tanner, K.D. and Allen, D.E., Understanding the Wrong Answer: Teaching Towards Conceptual Change, Cell Biology Education, 4(2):112-117, (2005). pdf
  • Allen, D., and Tanner, K.D., From a Scholarly Approach to Teaching to the Scholarship of Teaching. Cell Biology Education, 4(1), 1-6, (2005). pdf
  • Dolan, E., and Tanner, K.D., Points of View: Moving from Outreach to Partnership: Striving for Articulation and Reform across the K–20+ Science Education Continuum. Cell Biology Education, 4(1), 28-37, (2005). pdf
  • Tanner, K.D., and Allen, D., Learning Styles and the Problem of Instructional Selection—Engaging All Students in Science Courses. Cell Biology Education, 3(4), 197-201, (2004). pdf
  • Tanner, K.D., and Allen, D., From Assays to Assessments: On Collecting Evidence in Science Teaching. Cell Biology Education, 3(2), 69–74, (2004). pdf
  • Allen, D.E. and Tanner, K.D, Lesson Study: Building Communities of Learning Among Educators, Cell Biology Education, 3:1-7, (2004). pdf
  • Tanner, K.D., Chatman, L.C. and Allen, D.E., Science Teaching and Learning Across the School-University Divide – Cultivating Conversations through Scientist Teacher Partnerships, Cell Biology Education, 2: 195-201, Winter (2003). pdf
  • Allen, D.E. and Tanner, K.D., Mapping the Journey – Concept Maps as Signposts of Developing Knowledge Structures, Cell Biology Education, 2: 133-136, Fall (2003). pdf
  • Allen, D.E. and Tanner, K.D, Learning in Context: Problem-based Learning, Cell Biology Education, 2:73-81, Summer (2003). pdf
  • Tanner, K.D, Chatman, L.C. and Allen, D.E., Cooperative Learning in the Science Classroom: Beyond Students Working in Groups, Cell Biology Education, 2:1-5, Spring (2003). pdf
  • Tanner, K.D. and Allen, D.E., A Primer on Standards, Cell Biology Education, 1:95-100, Winter (2002). pdf
  • Allen, D.E. and Tanner, K.D. Questions about Questions, Cell Biology Education, 1:63-67, Fall (2002). pdf
  • Tanner, K.D. and Allen, D.E., Approaches to Biology Teaching and Learning: Answers Worth Waiting for: “One Second is Hardly Enough,” Cell Biology Education, 1:3-5, Spring/Summer (2002). pdf
  • Doyle, H.D., Peckol, E.L. and Tanner, K.D. Discover Your Brain with BrainLink, CSTA Journal, Summer (1998).