Katelyn Cooper

Program Manager, LEAP Scholars program
University Staff
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4501

Student Information

Graduate Student
Biology
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

Katelyn is a postdoctoral scholar in Sara Brownell's Biology Education Research Lab in the School of Life Sciences and program manager of the LEAP Scholars Program.

Education

Post-doc in Biology Education Research, Arizona State University

PhD in Biology, Arizona State University

MEd in Education, Northern Arizona State University

BS in Biochemistry, Arizona State University

Google Scholar

Research Interests

Exploring issues of equity and access in undergraduate biology education

I explore the influence of student characteristics (e.g. gender, anxiety, LGBTQIA status, transfer student status) on student experiences in college biology active learning classrooms.  Additionally, my work explores how students seek and leverage undergraduate research experiences and use course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) to accrue social, cultural, and human capital in undergraduate biology.

Publications

In press/accepted

14. Cala JM*, Cooper KM, Brownell SE. Using a Sequential Interpretation of Data in Envelopes (SIDE) approach to identify a mystery TRP channel. CourseSource. In press.

13. Cooper KM, Brownell SE. Developing Discipline-based Education Research Course-based Research Experiences: Lessons learned and recommendations. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. In press.

Published

12.  Cooper KM, Hendrix T^*, Stephens M^*, Cala JM^*, Mahrer K^, Krieg A^*, Agloro A^, Badini G^, Barnes ME, Eledge B^, Jones R^, Lemon E^, Mossimo N^, Martin A^, Ruberto T^, Simonson K^, Weaver J^, Webb E^, Zheng Y, Brownell SE. To be funny or not to be funny: Gender differences in student perceptions of instructor humor in college science courses. PLoS One. August 2018. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0201258 

11. Wright CD, Huang AL*, Cooper KM, Brownell, SE.  Exploring differences in decisions about exams among instructors of the same introductory biology course. Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. July 2018. https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1810&context=ij-sotl 

10. Cooper KM#, Downing VR*#, Brownell SE. The influence of active learning practices on student anxiety in college science classrooms. International Journal of STEM Education. June 2018. (#these authors contributed equally). https://stemeducationjournal.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40594-018-0123-6

9.Cooper KM, Ding L, Stephens MS*, Chi MTH, Brownell SE. A course-embedded comparison of instructor-generated videos of either an instructor alone or an instructor and a student. CBE- Life Sciences Education. June 2018. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/abs/10.1187/cbe.17-12-0288

8. Cooper KM, Krieg A*, Brownell, SE.  Who perceives they’re smarter?  Exploring the influence of student characteristics on student academic self-concept. Advances in Physiology Education. April 2018. https://www.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/advan.00085.2017

7. Cooper KM#Ashley M#*, Brownell, SE. Breaking down barriers: A bridge program helps first year biology students become comfortable and make connections with faculty. Journal of College Science Teaching. March 2018. http://www.nsta.org/college/   

6. Ashley M*#, Cooper KM#, Cala JM*, Brownell SE.  Building better bridges into STEM:  A synthesis of 25 years of literature on STEM summer bridge programs. CBE Life Sciences Education.  December 2017. (#these authors contributed equally) https://www.lifescied.org/doi/10.1187/cbe.17-05-0085

5. Cooper KM, Ashley ME*, Brownell SE. Using expectancy value theory as a framework to reduce student resistance to active learning: a proof of concept. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. August 2017.  http://www.asmscience.org/content/journal/jmbe/10.1128/jmbe.v18i2.1289

4. Cooper KM, Soneral PA, Brownell SE. Define your goals before you design a CURE: A call to use backward design in planning course-based undergraduate research experiences. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. August 2017.  http://www.asmscience.org/content/journal/jmbe/10.1128/jmbe.v18i2.1287

3. Cooper KM, Ashley M*, Brownell SE.  A bridge to active learning: A summer bridge program helps students to maximize active learning experiences and the active learning experiences of others. CBE Life Sciences Education. March 2017. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/full/10.1187/cbe.16-05-0161

2. Cooper KM#,Haney B#, Krieg A*, Brownell SE. What’s in a name?  The importance of students perceiving an instructor knows their name in a high enrollment biology classroom. CBE Life Sciences Education. March 2017.  (#these authors contributed equally) https://www.lifescied.org/doi/10.1187/cbe.16-08-0265

1. Cooper KM, Brownell SE. Coming out in class: The challenges and opportunities of active learning for LGBTQIA students in an undergraduate biology class. CBE Life Sciences Education as part of the Broadening Participation Special Issue. September 2016.  https://www.lifescied.org/doi/10.1187/cbe.16-01-0074

 

 

Research Activity

Talks

Cooper KM, Hendrix T, Blattman J, Brownell SE. Comparison of an immunology cookbook lab course and a course-based undergraduate research experience. The Future of Education International Conference. Pixel- International Education and Training Institution. Florence, Italy. June 2018.

Cooper KM, Brownell SE. A Sense of Mission: Assessment of courses that integrate teaching and research. Invited by the Howard Hughes Medical Association (HHMI) at the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR). Washington DC, USA. February 2018.

Cooper KM, Krieg AF, Brownell SE. Who perceives they’re smarter? The influence of student identities on student academic self-concept in physiology.  Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative.  Tempe, AZ, USA.  February 2018.

Cooper KM, Downing VD, Brownell SE.  How to make large-enrollment active learning science classes less anxiety inducing.  Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative.  Tempe, AZ, USA.  February 2018.

Cooper KM, Hendrix T, Brownell SE.  To be funny or not to be funny: Student perceptions of instructor use of humor in college science classrooms.  Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative.  Tempe, AZ, USA.  February 2018. 

Cooper KM, Hendrix T, Brownell SE.  To be funny or not to be funny: Student perceptions of instructor use of humor in college science classrooms.  Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) West coast regional meeting.  Irvine, CA, USA.  January 2018. 

Cooper KM, Brownell SE.  Coming out in class: The influence of covert identities on student experiences in active learning classrooms.  European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg. Heidelberg, Germany.  July 2017.

Cooper KM, Brownell SE.  Coming out in class: The influence of covert identities on student experiences in active learning classrooms.  International Higher Education of Teaching and Learning (HETL) Annual Meeting. Paisley, Scotland June 2017.

Cooper KM, Brownell SE.  Coming out in class: The influence of covert identities on student experiences in active learning classrooms.  Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) West 2017. Irvine, CA, USA.  Jan. 2017.

Cooper KM, Ashley M, Brownell SE. A summer bridge program helps students to maximize active learning experiences and the active learning experiences of others. American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).  San Francisco, CA, USA.  December 2016.

Cooper KM, Ashley M, Brownell SE.  A bridge to active learning: A summer bridge program helps students to maximize active learning experiences and the active learning experiences of others.  Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) Annual Meeting 2016.  Minneapolis, MN, USA.  July 2016.

Cooper KM, Haney B, Krieg A, Brownell SE. What’s in a name?  The importance of student perceptions of an instructor knowing their names in a high enrollment biology course. Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) Annual Meeting 2016. Minneapolis, MN, USA.  July 2016.

Cooper KM, Brownell SE. Coming out in class: The challenges and opportunities of active learning for LGBTQIA students in an undergraduate biology class. Arizona State University LGBT Showcase. Tempe, AZ, USA. April 2016

 

Workshops

Cooper KM, Brownell SE.  Building inclusive and fair classrooms:  Spotting sources of bias in biology classrooms. University of Heidelberg. Heidelberg, Germany. March 2017.

Cooper KM, Brownell SE.  Building inclusive and fair classrooms:  Spotting sources of bias in biology classrooms. Arizona State University, Human Evolution and Social Change. Tempe, AZ, USA. March 2017

Cooper KM, Brownell SE.  Building inclusive and fair classrooms:  Spotting sources of bias in biology classrooms. Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) West. Irvine, CA, USA. Jan. 2017

Cooper KM, Brownell SE.  Building inclusive and fair classrooms:  Spotting sources of bias in biology classrooms. Committee for Campus Inclusion (CCI) Diversity and Inclusion Educational Conference.  Tempe, AZ, USA. Nov. 2016

Cooper KM, Brownell SE.  Building inclusive and fair classrooms:  Spotting sources of bias in biology classrooms. Evidence Based Teaching Seminar Series. Tempe, AZ, USA. Sept 2016

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 494 Special Topics
PHY 494 Special Topics
CHM 494 Special Topics
BIO 494 Special Topics
BCH 494 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHY 494 Special Topics
BIO 494 Special Topics
BCH 494 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 360 Animal Physiology
SES 494 Special Topics
PHY 494 Special Topics
BIO 494 Special Topics
BCH 494 Special Topics
CHM 494 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 494 Special Topics
BIO 598 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 189 Life Sciences Career Paths
BIO 194 Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 294 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
BIO 189 Life Sciences Career Paths
BIO 194 Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
BIO 294 Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
BIO 189 Life Sciences Career Paths
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
BIO 294 Special Topics

Presentations

Teaching Awards

2018 ASU School of LIfe Sciences Innovative Teaching Award

2017 Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Teaching Excellence Award

Honors/Awards

ASU Faculty Womens Association (FWA) Distinguished Graduate Student Award (2018)

ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Graduate Excellence Award (2017  2018)

ASU School of Life Sciences Innovative Teaching Award (2018)

ASU Sun Devil Award for Service (2018)

ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Teaching Excellence Award (2017)

iEMBER Best Lightening Talk Award (2017)

ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Graduate Excellence Award (2015 - 2016)

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix Academic Accomplishments Tuition Scholarship (2011  2012)

ASU Provosts Scholarship (2006  2010)

AIMS Tuition Waiver (2006  2010)                        

ASU Deans List (2006  2010)                                                        

ASU Herberger College of Fine Arts Time and Talent Scholarship (2006  2008)