Publications & Presentations

Publications

Fernández, E., Fraboni, M., Valad, J, Avila, S., Edmond, A., Singleman, C. (in press). ‘Empathy is Really Important’: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education through a Community of Care. in Winter, K. (Ed.) and Bramberger, A. (Ed.) Re-Conceptualizing Safe Space – Supporting Inclusive Education. Bingley, England: Emerald Publishing Ltd.


Johnson, P., Valad, J, Fraboni, M., Edmond, A., Fernández, E. (2021). College Faculty, the COVID-19 Lockdown, and the Abrupt Transition to Online Instruction: A Case Study. In review

Johnson, P., Singleman, C., Valad, J., Avila, S., Fernández, E. (2021). Using a standard observational tool to assess faculty and student behaviors in college math classes. In review


Fernández, E., Johnson, P., Winter, K. (2020). Exploring Impacts of Treatment Dosage and Treatment Adherence in an Undergraduate STEM Intervention. Association for the Study of Higher Education. In review


Johnson, P.B., Edmond, A., Singleman, C., Valad, J., Avila, S. & Fernández, E. (2020). Mentoring in the Midst of the COVID-19 Outbreak in New York City. Proceedings of The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, 13, 413-418. Full article PDF


Johnson, P., Valad, J., Singleman, C., Avila, S., & Fernández, E. (2019). The impact of peer mentoring on the mentors. The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, 3(12), 622-623. Full article PDF

Presentations

Year 5

Edmond, A., Smith, D. (2021, April 9) Reinventing and enhancing academic support services. Unexpected benefits and the creation of a course, “ Pedagogy of Kindness,” where peer mentors teach the teachers. [Conference workshop]. ‘Thriving, Not Just Surviving in a Time of Crisis: Expanding our New Learning Environment’ CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE) Conference. Virtual conference. https://eportfolios.macaulay.cuny.edu/cueconference/

Stern, R., Singleman, C., and Holtzman, N.G. (2021, February 1-12). Re-imagining assessment strategies in the transition to online instruction [Invited conference presentation]. Northeastern State University Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment. Virtual conference. https://academics.nsuok.edu/online/Conference/default.aspx

Singleman, C., Johnson, P., Avila, S., Holtzman, N.G., and Fraboni, M. (2021, January 20-23). Roundtable: Teaching during the pandemic-induced online transition: Exploring best online teaching practices and lessons learned for improving pedagogy of care [Conference presentation]. AAC&U Revolutionizing education after COVID 19, Seattle, WA. Conference moved online (COVID-19). https://www.aacu.org/events/am21

Fernández, E. M., Johnson, P., & Winter, K. (2020, November 18-21). Exploring impacts of treatment dosage and treatment adherence in an undergraduate STEM intervention [Conference presentation]. Association for the Study of Higher Education, ASHE, Conference. Virtual conference. https://www.ashe.ws/schedule2020

Holtzman, N.G. (2020, November 15-19). Small scale interventions in introductory biology lead to meaningful changes in student success [Conference presentation]. SETAC, Fort Worth, Texas. Conference moved online (COVID-19). https://scicon2.setac.org/

Stern, R., Singleman, C. and Holtzman, N.G. (2020, November 9-18). Re-imagining assessment strategies in the transition to online instruction [Conference presentation]. Online Learning Consortium Accelerate. Orlando, FL. Conference moved online (COVID-19). https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2020/accelerate/

Holtzman, N.G. (2020, October 29-30). Using OER to build better teaching practice and improve student success in Introductory Biology [Conference presentation]. CUE Conference/OER Showcase. Baruch College, CUNY. New York, NY. Conference moved online (COVID-19). https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-cue-conference-and-cuny-oer-showcase-2-day-online-event-registration-123728833271#

Johnson, P., Edmond, A., Valad, J., and Singleman, C. (2020, October 19-23). Mentoring in the Midst of the COVID-19 Outbreak in New York City [Conference presentation]. High Quality Connections: Developmental Networks Science & Practice. UNM Mentoring Institute. https://mentor.unm.edu/conference/past-events#2020

Year 4

Holtzman, N.G. (2020, April 22-25). Small scale interventions in Introductory Biology lead to meaningful changes in student success [Conference poster]. Genetics Society of America, TAGC. Conference moved online (COVID-19).

Singleman, C., Valad, J., Johnson, P., Avila, S., Fernandez, E. (2019, November 3-7). Improving student learning in introductory STEM courses supports the interdisciplinary goals of One Health [Conference poster]. Society for Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry, SETAC. Toronto, CA. https://www.setac.org/m/event_details.asp?id=838703

Year 3

Aziz, S., Schmahl, L., Rahman, M., Fernández, E. M., Soule, D. (2018, December 10-14). HSI-STEM Bridges Across Eastern Queens: A Step to Diversify the Geoscience Major at Queens College at the City University of New York [Conference poster]. The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Washington DC.


Winter, K. & Fernández, E. M. (2018, November 8-10). Working with What Works Clearinghouse Standards to evaluate design for broadening participation [Invited conference presentation]. Association of American College & Universities Conference. Atlanta, GA.


Novick, P. & Valad, J. (2018, October 27). Incorporating Peer Mentors in General Biology Labs [Conference presentation]. 2018 Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB).


Fernández, E. M., Reesman, L., Avila, S., Stroumbakis, K., Clarke, A. (2018, October 6-8). STEM Bridges Across Eastern Queens: A model partnership [Conference presentation]. Hispanic Association of College and Universities Convention. Panel discussion.

Year 2

Johnson, P.B., Valad, J., Avila, S., Singleman, C., Fraboni, M., Fernandez. E. (2018, January 4-7). The impact of peer mentors on student performance in introductory STEM courses. [Conference poster] Hawaii International Education Conference.


Johnson, P.B. Valad, J., Avila, S., Singleman, C., Fraboni, M., Fernandez. E. Johnson, H. L. (2018, January 4-7). Classroom behaviors of instructors in introductory math courses at two-year and four-year colleges: A comparison. [Conference poster] Hawaii International Education Conference.


Calle, A., Pirulli, V., Farenga, S., Subramaniam, G. (2018, May 11). First-year experience of chemistry peer mentors at Queens College. [Conference poster] Reimagining Science Education Conference, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY.


Dickson, A., Jackson, M., Sharma, R., Sheth, S., Szpylka, E. (2018, May 11). Role of mathematics peer mentors in science classes. [Conference poster] Undergraduate STEM Conference, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY. Poster.


Edison, M., Geohaira, S., Sadia, R. (2018, May 11). Closer look into peer mentor influence. [Conference poster] Reimagining Science Education Conference, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY.


Edmond, A., Calle, A., Ahmed, I. (2018, May 11). The effect of peer mentor socialization on retention rates in general chemistry. [Conference poster] Reimagining Science Education Conference, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY.


Kacirani, A., Sideris, P. Novick, P., Farenga, S., & Subramaniam , G. (2018, May 11). Peer mentors, for student success in science courses: Lessons from a community college. Presented at Initiating inquiry-based first semester chemistry laboratory. [Conference poster] Reimagining Science Education Conference, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY.


Lafiesta, M. (2018, May 11) The impact of a successful faculty-mentor relationship in chemistry courses. [Conference poster] Reimagining Science Education Conference, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY.


McDermott, C., Yakubov, D., Barnes, J., Jackson, M., Schneier, E. (2018, May 11) Peer Mentors as general student advisors. [Conference poster] Reimagining Science Education Conference, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY.


Park, C., An, T. (2018, May 11). Improving the efficacy of peer mentoring office hours. [Conference poster] Reimagining Science Education Conference, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY.


Pirulli, V., Palanivelu, S. T., Kaziyeva, A. (2018, May 11). Knowing science and the science of learning- Perspectives from peer mentors in inquiry chemistry laboratory. [Conference poster] Reimagining Science Education Conference, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY.


Pirulli,V., Kaziyeva, A., El-Rowmeim, A., Itzkowiz, A., Farenga, S. & Subramaniam, G. (2018, May 11). Initiating inquiry-based first semester chemistry laboratory. [Conference poster] Reimagining Science Education Conference, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY.


Rahman, M., Aziz, S., Schmahl, L., Pesar, E., Kaiser, A., Tesin, E. (2018, May 11). HSI-STEM Peer Mentoring- Earth & Environmental Science. [Conference poster] Reimagining Science Education Conference, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY.


Simon, K., Smith, S., Smith, A. (2018, May 11). Increasing proficiency in math with college students in the science field. [Conference poster] Reimagining Science Education Conference, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY.


Yakubov, D., Barnes, J., Maira, A., Fazilov, G., Hwang, R., Wertenteil, P., Zivkovic, A. (2018, May 11). The role of biology peer mentors: Facilitating student learning in laboratory settings. [Conference poster] Reimagining Science Education Conference, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY.


Kayharee, N., Kolack, K. (2018, May 5). Development and deployment of an online Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire. [Conference poster] 66th Annual New York American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium. York College, CUNY. Queens, NY.


Valad, J., Avila, S., Singleman, C., Johnson, P., Williams, C., Farenga, S., Subramaniam, G., Novick, P., Fraboni, M., Fernández, E. M. (2018, February 3) Changing Assessment Strategies to Help Improve Student Learning [Conference poster] PKAL Conference, Oneonta, NY.


Valad, J., Avila, S., Singleman, C., Johnson, P., Williams, C., Farenga, S., Subramaniam, G., Novick, P., Fraboni, M., Fernández, E. M. (2018, February 3) Using Peer Mentors to Enhance STEM Lab Performance: First Steps and Initial Findings [Conference poster] PKAL Conference, Oneonta, NY.

Year 1

Avila, S., Valad, J., Johnson, P., & Fernández, E. M. (2017, November 2-4). Bridging cross-campus faculty reflections to enhance instructional practices in undergraduate STEM courses. [Conference presentation] Association of American Colleges & University Conference. San Francisco.


Fernández, E. M., Fraboni, M., Reesman, L., & Avila, S. (2017, September 19). STEM Bridges Across Eastern Queens: A partnership between CUNY’s Queens College and Queensborough Community College. [Conference presentation] United States Department of Education. HSI STEM Grantee Connection Webinar.


Williams, C., Valad, J., Avila, S., Johnson, P. B., Fernández, E. M. (2017, May 5). Classroom observations and course redesign. [Conference poster] CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education Conference. Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City, NY.


Williams, C., Valad, J., Avila, S., Johnson, P. B., & Fernández, E. M. (2017, November 2-4). Using observational tools to assess faculty and student behavior in STEM courses. [Conference poster] Association of American Colleges & University Conference. San Francisco, CA.