GRL Publications

Faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates in the GRL have a long history of publication. The following are manuscripts published by authors housed in the GRL:

2014

  1. McNeal, K.S., Libarkin, J.C., Shapiro-Ledley, T., Bardar, E., Haddad, N., Ellins, K., and Dutta, S., 2014, The role of research in on-line curriculum development: The case of EarthLabs climate change and Earth System modules: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 62, p. 560-577.
  2. Libarkin, J.C., 2014, Evaluation and Assessment of Civic Understanding of Planet Earth. In Roehrig, D. Dalbotten, & P. Hamilton (Eds.) Future Earth: Advancing Civic Understanding of the Anthropocene, p. 41-52.
  3. Orion, N., and Libarkin, J.C., 2014, Earth Systems Science Education. In N. Lederman (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Science Education, v. 2, p.481-496.
  4. Libarkin, J.C., 2014, The role of scholarly publishing in geocognition and discipline-based geoscience education research. In Tong (Ed.) Geoscience Research and Education: Teaching at Universities, p. 69-76.
  5. Libarkin, J.C., Jardeleza, S.E., McElhinny, T., 2014, The role of concept inventories in course assessment. In Tong (Ed.) Geoscience Research and Education: Teaching at Universities, p. 275-297.
  6. Lorenz, A.R., Libarkin, J.C., Ording, G., 2014, Disgust in response to some arthropods aligns with disgust provoked by pathogens: Global Ecology and Conservation, v. 2, p. 248-254.
  7. Geraghty Ward, E.M., Semken, S., Libarkin, J.C., 2014, The design of place-based, culturally informed geoscience assessment: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 62 (1), p. 86-103.
  8. McElhinny, T.L., Dougherty, M.J., Bowling, B.V., and Libarkin, J.C., 2014, Genetics curriculum and assessment: The status of instruction for bioscience majors in the United States: Science & Education, v. 23 (2), p. 445-464.
  9. Ellins, K.K., Shapiro-Ledley, T., Haddad, N., McNeal, K., Gold, A., Lynds, S., and Libarkin, J., 2014, EarthLabs: Supporting teacher professional development to facilitate effective teaching of climate science: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 62 (4), p. 330-342.

2013

  1. Atchison, C.L., and Libarkin, J.C., 2013, Fostering accessibility in geoscience training programs: EOS, v. 94 (44), p. 400.
  2. Hollinger, C., Libarkin, J.C., Stickle, J.E., Hauptman, J.G, Henry, R., Doig, K., Scott, M.A., 2013, Effects of a curricular revision on educational outcomes in veterinary clinical pathology: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, v. 40(2), p. 158-170.
  3. McCallum, C., Thomas, S.W., and Libarkin, J.C., 2013, AlphaMOOCS: Building a Massive Open Online Course one graduate student at a time, eLearningPapers, issue 33, http://elearningeuropa.info/en/article/The-AlphaMOOC%3A-Building-a-Massive-Open-Online-Course-One-Graduate-Student-at-a-Time.
  4. Jardeleza, S.W., Cognato, A., Gottfried, M., Kimbirauskas, R., Libarkin, J., Olson, R., Ording, G., Owen, J., Rasmussen, P., Stoltzfus, J., Thomas, S., 2013, The Value of Community Building: One Center’s Story of How the AAC&U VALUE Rubrics Provided Common Ground: Liberal Education, v. 99(3).
  5. LaDue, N.D. and Pacheco, H.A., 2013, Critical Experiences for Geologists: Emergent Themes in Interest Development: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 61(4), p. 428-436.
  6. Drost, R.E., 2013, Memory and Decision-Making: Determining Action when the Sirens Sound: Weather, Climate & Society, 2013, Vol. 5, DOI: 10.1175/WCAS-D-11-00042.1
  7. Drost, R.E., Turner, S., 2013: GSA members on climate change: Where, what, and ways forward?: GSA Today, January 2013, Vol. 23, No. 1.

2012

  1. Libarkin, J.C., and Schneps, M.H., 2012, Elementary children’s retrodictive reasoning about earth science: International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, v.5, p. 47-62.
  2. Baker, K.M., Petcovic, P., Wisniewska, M., and Libarkin, J., 2012, Spatial signatures of mapping expertise among field geologists: Cartography and Geographic Information Science, v. 39, n. 3, p. 119-132.
  3. Hambrick, D.Z., Libarkin, J.C., Petcovic, H.L., Baker, K., Elkins, J., Callahan, C., Turner, S., Rench, T., and LaDue, N., 2012, Scientific problem solving in the wild: A test of the circumvention-of-limits hypothesis in geological bedrock mapping: Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, v. 121, p. 397-403. doi: 1037/a0025927
  4. Libarkin, J.C., and Ording, G., 2012, The utility of writing assignments in undergraduate bioscience: CBE-Life Science Education, v. 11, p. 39-46.
  5. Turner, S., and Libarkin, J.C., 2012, Novel applications of Tablet PCs to investigate expert cognition in the geosciences: Computers & Geosciences, v. 42, p. 162-167.
  6. Ledley, T.S., Haddad, N., Bardar, E., Ellins, K., McNeal, K., Libarkin, J., 2012, EarthLabs – An Earth System Science Laboratory Module to Facilitate Teaching About Climate Change: The Earth Scientist, v. 28, n. 3, p. 19-24.
  7. St. John, K., Libarkin, J.C., 2012, Editorial: …Where We Are Headed: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 60, p. 1-2.
  8. Locke, S., Libarkin, J.C., and Chang, C., 2012, Editorial: Geoscience Education and Global Development: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 60, p. 199-200.
  9. LaDue, N.D. and Clark, S.K., 2012, Educator Perspectives on Earth System Science Literacy: Challenges and Priorities: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 60, p. 372-383.

2011

  1. Libarkin, J.C., Asghar, A., Crockett, C., and Sadler, P., 2011, Invisible Misconceptions: Student understanding of ultraviolet and infrared radiation: Astronomy Education Review, v. 10, n.1, doi:10.3847/AER2011022.
  2. Clark, S.K., Libarkin, J.C., Kortz, K.M., Jordan, S.C., 2011, Alternative conceptions of plate tectonics held by nonscience undergraduates, Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 59, p. 251-263. Outstanding Paper Award 2012
  3. Libarkin, J.C., Ward, E.M.G., Anderson, S.W., Kortemeyer, G., Raeburn, S.P., 2011, Revisiting the Geoscience Concept Inventory: A call to the community: GSA Today, v. 21, n. 8, p. 26-28.
  4. Clark, S. K. and Libarkin, J.C., 2011, Designing a mixed-format research instrument and scoring rubric: Case study of a plate tectonics instrument. In A. Feig & A. Stokes (Eds.) Qualitative Inquiry in Geoscience Education Research. Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America Special Paper, p. 81-96.
  5. Libarkin, J.C. and Ward, E.M.G., 2011, The qualitative underpinnings of quantitative concept inventory questions. In A. Feig & A. Stokes (Eds.) Qualitative Inquiry in Geoscience Education Research. Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America Special Paper, p. 37-48.
  6. Libarkin, J.C., and Geraghty Ward, E., 2011, Understanding Earth processes: Student alternative conceptions about geophysics concepts: The Earth Scientist, v. 27, n. 1, p. 27-32.
  7. Libarkin, J.C., and Stokes, A., 2011, The Moon has no gravity: Examples of idea mixing in explanations of physical processes: Planet, v. 24, P. 50-53.
  8. Libarkin, J.C., St. John, K., 2011, Editorial: Where We Have Been…: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 59, p. 175.
  9. Libarkin, J.C., Baker, K., Hambrick, Z.D., and Petcovic, H.L., 2011, Practical Lessons from Research on Field Cognition and Behavior: In The Trenches, v.1. n.4, p. 14-17.
  10. Libarkin, J.C., and Finkelstein, N., 2011, Seeding DBER: Evaluating the early history of the National Science Foundation’s Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education (PFSMETE) as a pathway into Discipline Based Education Research: Commissioned by the National Research Council.

2010

  1. Ward, E.M.G., Libarkin, J.C., Kortemeyer, G., Raeburn. S., 2010, The Geoscience Concept Inventory WebCenter provides new means for student assessment: eLearningPapers. http://www.elearningpapers.eu/en/article/The-Geoscience-Concept-Inventory-WebCenter-provides-new-means-for-student-assessment
  2. Asghar, A.A., and Libarkin, J.C., 2010, Gravity, magnetism, and “down”: Non-physics college students’ conceptions of gravity: The Science Educator, v. 19, n. 1, p. 42-55.
  3. Libarkin, J.C., 2010, Editorial: Technology and the Future for JGE: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 58, p. 252.
  4. Libarkin, J.C., Elkins, J.T., McNeal, K., and St. John, K., 2010, Editorial: What role do geoscientists play in society?: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 58, p. 1.

2009

  1. Clark, S.K., Sibley, D., Libarkin, J.C., and Heidemann, M., 2009, A novel method to teaching and understanding transformations of matter in dynamic Earth systems: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 57, n. 4, p. 233-241.
  2. Petcovic, H.L., Libarkin, J.C., and Baker, K.M., 2009, An empirical methodology for investigation of geocognition in the field: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 57, n. 4, p. 316-328.
  3. Libarkin, J.C., Elkins, J.T., and St. John, K., 2009, Editorial: Evolution of JGE: Responding to Our Community’s Needs: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 57, p. 165-167.

2008

  1. Garzione, C.N., Hoke, G.D., Libarkin, J.C., Withers, S., MacFadden, B., Eiler, J., Mulch, A., Ghosh, P., 2008, The rise of the Andes: Pulsed surface uplift in orogenic plateaus: Science, v. 320, p. 1304-1307.
  2. Libarkin, J.C., 2008, Concept Inventories in Higher Education Science. Prepared for the National Research Council Promising Practices in Undergraduate STEM Education Workshop 2 (Washington, D.C., Oct. 13-14, 2008). http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bose/PP_Commissioned_Papers.html.
  3. Libarkin, J.C., 2008, Acceptance Speech for 2007 Shea Award: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 56, p. 191.

2007

  1. Libarkin, J.C., and Anderson, S.W., 2007, Development of the Geoscience Concept Inventory, in Proceedings of the National STEM Assessment Conference, Washington DC, October 19-21, 2006, p. 148-158.
  2. Riihimaki, C., and Libarkin, J.C., 2007, Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclides as Paleoaltimetric Proxies, in Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, v. 66: Paleoelevation: geochemical and thermodynamic approaches, Ed. M. Kohn, p. 269-278.
  3. Coblentz, D., Libarkin, J.C., Sussman, A., and Chase, C.G., 2007, Paleolithospheric structure revealed by continental geoid anomalies: Tectonophysics, v. 443, p.106-120.
  4. Libarkin, J.C., Kurdziel, J.P., and Anderson, S.W., 2007, College student conceptions of geological time and the disconnect between ordering and scale: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 55, p. 413-422.
  5. Garzione, C.N., Molnar, P., Libarkin, J.C., and MacFadden, B.J., 2007, Reply to Comment on “Rapid late Miocene rise of the Bolivian Altiplano: Evidence for removal of mantle lithosphere” by Garzione et al. (2006), Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 241 (2006) 543-556: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 259, p. 630-633.
  6. Stokes, A., King, H., and Libarkin, J.C., 2007, Research in Science Education: Threshold Concepts, Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 55, p. 434-438.
  7. Petcovic, H.L., and Libarkin, J.C., 2007, Research in Science Education: The Expert-Novice Continuum, Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 55, p. 333-339

2006

  1. Libarkin, J.C., and Kurdziel, J.P., 2006, Ontology and the teaching of earth system science: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 54, p. 408-413.
  2. Farley, K.A., Libarkin, J., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Amidon, W., 2006, Cosmogenic 3He in apatite, titanite, and zircon: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 248, p. 436-446.
  3. Libarkin, J.C., and Anderson, S.W., 2006, The Geoscience Concept Inventory: Application of Rasch Analysis to Concept Inventory Development in Higher Education: in Applications of Rasch Measurement in Science Education, ed. X. Liu and W. Boone: JAM Publishers, p. 45-73.
  4. Garzione, C.N., Molnar, P., Libarkin, J.C., and MacFadden, B.J., 2006, Rapid Late Miocene rise of the Bolivian Altiplano: Evidence for removal of mantle lithosphere: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 241, p. 543-556.
  5. Libarkin, J.C., 2006, College student conceptions of geological phenomena and their importance in classroom instruction: Planet, v. 17, p. 6-9. REPRINTED: Libarkin, J.C., 2007, College student conceptions of geological phenomena and their importance in classroom instruction: First Break, v. 25, p. 55-60.
  6. Libarkin, J.C., 2006, Geoscience Education in the United States: Planet, v. 17, p. 60-63. REPRINTED: Libarkin, J.C., 2007, Geoscience Education in the United States: First Break, v. 25, p. 49-53.
  7. Truscott, J.B., Boyle, A., Burkill, S., Libarkin, J., and Lonsdale, J., 2006, The concept of time: can it be fully realised and taught?: Planet, v. 17, p. 21-23.

2005

  1. Libarkin, J.C., and Anderson, S.W., 2005, Assessment of learning in entry-level geoscience courses: Results from the Geoscience Concept Inventory: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 53, p. 394-401.
  2. Sussman, A.J., Rogers, A., Libarkin, J.C., 2005, Analysis and ranking of Earth Science story-books based on terminology, illustrations, and demographics: WEPAN/NAMEPA 2005 Conference Proceedings, http://www.x-cd.com/wepan05/prof73.html.
  3. Dahl, J., Anderson, S.W., and Libarkin, J.C., 2005, Digging into Earth Science: Alternative conceptions held by K-12 teachers: Journal of Science Education, v. 12, p. 65-68.
  4. Libarkin, J.C., Anderson, S., Dahl, J., Beilfuss, M., Boone, W., and Kurdziel, J., 2005, College students’ ideas about geologic time, Earth’s interior, and Earth’s crust: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 53, n. 1, p. 17-26.
  5. Libarkin, J.C., 2005, Geoscience Educators in Geology Departments; Expectations and Experiences: NAS Workshop on Education Research in STEM Disciplinary Departments, Dec. 5, 2005. http://www7.nationalacademies.org/cfe/STEM_Disciplines_Agenda.html.
  6. Libarkin, J., Farley, K., Spell, T., and Garzione, C., 2005, Cosmogenic noble gases as potential paleoaltimeters: Paleoelevation Workshop Extended Abstract http://www.ei.lehigh.edu/paleoelevation/abstracts.htm.
  7. Garzione, C.N, Libarkin, J.C., Ghosh, P., Eiler, J., 2005, Oxygen Isotope Paleoaltimetry from Paleosol Carbonates: An Example from the Northern Altiplano, Bolivia: Paleoelevation Workshop Extended Abstract http://www.ei.lehigh.edu/paleoelevation/abstracts.htmLibarkin, J.C., 2005, Conceptions, Cognition, and Change: Student Thinking about the Earth: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 53, p. 342 (Editorial for the Special Issue on Conceptions, Cognition, and Change). http://nagt.org/nagt/jge/columns/editorials.html#edv53n4.

2004

  1. Libarkin, J.C., and Kurdziel, J.P., 2004, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Human Subjects and Education Research, Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 52, p. 199-203.

2003

  1. Libarkin, J.C., Crockett, C., and Sadler, P., 2003, Density on dry land: Demonstrations without buoyancy challenge student misconceptions: The Science Teacher, v. 70, no. 6, p. 46-50.
  2. Libarkin, J.C., and Chase, C.G., 2003, Comment on Timing of Colorado Plateau Uplift: Initial constraints from vesicular basalt-derived paleoelevations: Geology, v. 31, p. 191-192.
  3. Kurdziel, J. P., and Libarkin, J.C., 2003, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Training Graduate Teaching Assistants to Teach: Journal of Geoscience Education, v.51, p. 347-351.
  4. Libarkin, J.C., and Kurdziel, J., 2003, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Gender and the Geosciences: Journal of Geoscience Education, v.51, p. 446-452.
  5. Libarkin, J.C., Kurdziel, J., and Beilfuss, M., 2003, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Mental Models and Cognition in Education: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 51, p. 121-126.

2002

  1. Libarkin, J.C., 2002, Building a Research Paradigm, written for the Wingspread Conference: Bringing Research on Learning to the Geosciences, http://serc.carleton.edu/research_on_learning/workshop02/essays.html.
  2. Chase, C.G., Libarkin, J.C., and Sussman, A., 2002, Colorado Plateau: Geoid and means of isostatic support: International Geology Review, v. 44, p. 575-587. REPRINTED: Chase, C. G., Libarkin, J. C., and Sussman, A. J., 2003, Colorado Plateau; geoid and means of isostatic support: Lithosphere of western North America and its geophysical characterization, Ernst, W.G. (Ed.) Columbia, MD: Bellwether Publishing for the Geological Society of America, p. 391-403.
  3. Libarkin, J.C., Quade, J., Chase, C.G., Poths, J., McIntosh, W., 2002, Measurement of ancient cosmogenic 21Ne in quartz from the 28 Ma Fish Canyon Tuff, CO: Chemical Geology, v. 186, p. 199-213.
  4. Kurdziel, J., and Libarkin, J.C., 2002, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Undergraduate Research Mentoring, Teacher Workshops, and K-12 Outreach Activities: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 50, p. 602-609.
  5. Libarkin, J.C., and Brick, C., 2002, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Visualization in the Geosciences: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 50, p. 449-455.
  6. Kurdziel, J., and Libarkin, J.C., 2002, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Students’ Ideas About the Nature of Science: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 50, p. 322-329.
  7. Libarkin, J.C., and Kurdziel, J., 2002, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Qualitative Data: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 50, p. 195-200.
  8. Libarkin, J.C., and Kurdziel, J., 2002, Research Methodologies in Science Education: The Qualitative/Quantitative Debate: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 50, p. 78-86.

2001

  1. Kurdziel, J., and Libarkin, J.C., 2001, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Assessing Students’ Alternative Conceptions: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 49, p. 378-383.
  2. Libarkin, J.C., and Kurdziel, J., 2001, Research Methodologies in Science Education: Strategies for Productive Assessment: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 49, p. 300-304.
  3. Wood, D.A., Hart, J., DeToro, D., Tollefson, S., and Libarkin, J.C., 2001, The Role of Graduate Teaching Assistants in Undergraduate Education: Embracing a New Model of Teaching and Learning, in “Student Assisted Teaching and Learning: Strategies, Models, and Outcomes”, ed. Miller, J.E., Groccia, J.E., and Dibasio, D., Anker Publishers, 250 pp.
  4. Libarkin, J.C., 2001, Development of an assessment of student conception of the nature of science: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 49, p. 435-442.
  5. Libarkin, J.C. and Mencke, R., 2001, Students teaching students: Peer training in undergraduate education: The Journal of College Science Teaching, v. 31, p. 235-239.

pre-2000

  1. Libarkin, J.C., Butler, R.F., Richards, D.R., and Sempere, T., 1998, Tertiary remagnetization of Paleozoic rocks from the Eastern Cordillera and Sub-Andean Zone of Bolivia: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 103, p. 30,417-30,429.
  2. McCartan, L., Weedman, S.D., Wingard, G.L., Edwards, L.E., Sugarman, P.J., Feigenson, M.D., Buursink, M.L., and Libarkin, J.C., 1995, Age and diagenesis of the Upper Floridan aquifer and the intermediate aquifer systems in southwestern Florida: S. Geological Survey, Bulletin B-2122, 62 pp.
  3. Weedman, S.D., Scott, T.M., Edwards, L.E., Brewster-Wingard, G.L., and Libarkin, J.C., 1995, Preliminary analysis of integrated stratigraphic data from the Phred-#1 corehole, Indian River County, Florida: S. Geological Survey Open File Report 95-824, 63 p.