Publications

GSLC Educational Materials and Programs

Drits-Esser, D., Gess-Newsome, J., & Stark. L. A. (2016). Examining the sustainability of teacher learning following a yearlong professional development program for inservice elementary science teachers. Professional Development in Education. DOI:10.1080/19415257.2016.1179664 link
Bass, K.M., Drits-Esser, D., and Stark, L.A. (2016). A Primer for Developing Measures of Science Content Knowledge for Small-Scale Research and Instructional Use. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 15(2), 1-14. link
Drits-Esser, D. and Stark, L.A. (2015). The impact of collaborative curriculum design on teacher professional learning. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 19(8), 1-27. link
Homburger, S.A., Drits-Esser, D., Malone, M. and Stark, L.A. (2015). Microbes as friends not foes: Shifting the focus from pathogenesis to symbiosis. The American Biology Teacher, 77(9), 659-668. link
Drits-Esser D, Bass K, and Stark LA (2014). Using Small-Scale Randomized Controlled Trials to Evaluate the Efficacy of New Curriculum Materials.  CBE-Life Sciences Education, 13(4), 593-601. link
Malone, M, Drits-Esser D, and Stark LA (2014). Astrobiology: Exploration in Earth and Life Science. Science Scope, 37(9), 20-24. link
Drits-Esser D, Malone M, Barber NC, and Stark LA (2014). Beyond the Central Dogma: Bringing Epigenetics into the Classroom. The American Biology Teacher, 76(6), 365-369. link
Malone M (2012). Natural Selection and Evolution: Using Multimedia Slide Shows to Emphasize the Role of Genetic Variation. Science Scope, 36(2), 26-30.  link
Stark, LA and Pompei K (2010). Making Genetics Easy to Understand. Science 327:538-539.
Stark LA, Giles R and Johnson J (2008). Consumer Genetics Education Network (CGEN): Genetics Education Materials for Hispanic/Latino Students and Families. NCC Collaborator 2(2):3. link
Stark LA (2004).   Life Science Education: Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s World. In Khoo A, Heng MA, Lim L, Ang RP (Eds.), Innovation and Diversity in Education (pp. 1-16).    Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education (Asia).
Stark L (2002).   Does Sunscreen Protect My DNA? In The Science House (Ed.), Relating Genetics to Everyday Life: A Collection of Activities for the High School Biology Classroom.    North Carolina State University.
Wilson ET, Stark L (2002). Finding a   Gene on the Chromosome Map. In The Science House (Ed.), Relating Genetics to Everyday Life: A Collection of Activities for the High School Biology Classroom.    North Carolina State University.
Price B, Wilson ET, Stark L   (2002). Mystery Yeast Mutation. In The Science House (Ed.), Relating Genetics to Everyday Life: A   Collection of Activities for the High School Biology Classroom.    North Carolina State University.
Logan JS and Stark LA (Winter 2002-2003).   Opinion: How can high school teachers best   prepare today's students to become tomorrow's educated patients and consumers   of health care? University of Utah Health Sciences Report. link

 

Other K-16 Educational Materials and Programs

Drits-Esser D. and Black M. (2014). Standardized test questions:  A tool for developing students’ proficiency with the Framework's science practices. Science Scope, 37(5), 68-75. link
Bates AJ, Drits D and Ramirez L. (2011). Self-awareness and enactment of supervisory stances: Influences on responsiveness toward student teacher learning. Teacher Education Quarterly. 38(3), 69-87.
Drits D (2011). Sense of responsibility as a catalyst for science teacher change in beliefs and practice. In J Settlage, A Johnston, S Dotger, & R Ceglie (Eds.), Proceedings of the Science Education at the Crossroads Conference (pp. 30-31). San Antonio, TX.
Bates, A. J., Drits, D., Allen, C., & McCandless, P. (2009). Service learning as an instructional strategy for the preparation of teachers. The Journal of Effective Teaching, 9 (1), 5-23.
Dole, J. A., Nokes, J. D., & Drits, D. (2009). Cognitive strategy instruction. In S. E. Israel & G. G. Duffy (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension (pp. 347–372). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Taylor and Francis Group.
Bates, A. J., Ramirez, L., & Drits, D. (2009). Connecting university supervision and critical reflection: Mentoring and modeling. The Teacher Educator, 44   (2), 90–112.
Drits D. (2007). At a crossroads at Crossroads: Looking ahead as I prepare to leave my student status behind. In J. Settlage & A. Johnston (Eds.), Proceedings of the Science Education at the Crossroads Conference (pp. 34-35). Amherst, MA: National Science Foundation. link
Thomas L, Stark LA, Judd-Murray MR. (2002). Activities for “Standard V: Inherited Traits”. In Embley P, Nance P (Eds.), Fifth Grade Teacher Resource Book. Utah State Office of Education and Jordan School District.

 

Patient and Public Education

Botkin JR, Rothwell E, Anderson RA, Goldenberg A, Kuppermann M, Dolan SM,, Rose NC, and Stark L. (Submitted). What parents want to know about the storage and use of residual newborn bloodspots.
Botkin JR, Rothwell E, Anderson R, Stark L,   & Mitchell J. (2013). Public attitudes regarding the use of electronic health information and residual clinical tissues for research, Journal of   Community Genetics. DOI 10.1007/s12687-013-107508.
Rothwell E, Anderson RA, Swoboda KJ, Stark L and Botkin JR. (2012) Public Attitudes regarding a pilot study of newborn screening for spinal Muscular atrophy. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part   A 9999:1-8.
Rothwell E, Anderson R, Goldenberg A, Lewis, MH, Stark L, Burbank M, Wong B and Botkin JR. (2012) Assessing public attitudes on the retention and use of residual newborn screening blood samples: A focus group study. Social Science & Medicine 74:1305-1309.
Botkin JR, Rothwell E, Anderson R, Stark L, Goldenberg A, Lewis M, Burbank M and Wong B. (2012). Public attitudes regarding the use of residual newborn screening specimens for research. Pediatrics,   129:231-238. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0970.
Rothwell EW, Anderson RA, Burbank MJ, Goldenberg AJ, Lewis MH, Stark LA, Wong B and Botkin JB. (2011). Concerns of newborn blood screening advisory committee members regarding storage and use of residual newborn screening blood spots. American Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2010.200485.

 

Community Engagement

Drits-Esser D, Aiono H, Alder S, Chirpich M, Davis PF, Lee D, Munkundente V, Napia E, Ralls R, Rickard S, Sunada G, Tavake'-Pasi F, and Stark LA. (in preparation). The Community Faces model: Community, university and health department partners thriving together for effective health education.
Simonsen SE, Digre KB, Ralls B, Mukundente V, Davis FA, Rickard S, Tavake-Pasi F, Napia E, Aiono H, Chirpich M, Stark LA, Sunada G, Keen K, Johnston L, Frost CJ, Varner MW, and Alder SC. (Submitted). A gender-based approach to develop a healthy lifestyle and healthy weight intervention for diverse Utah women.

 

Website and App Reviews

Barber NC and Stark LA. (In press). Engaging with Molecular Form to Understand Function. CBE-Life Sciences Education.
Stark LA. (2012). Cell Biology Apps for Apple Devices. CBE-Life Sciences Education 11:226-230. link
Stark LA. (2011). Life Sciences Career Exploration. CBE-Life Sciences Education 10:231-234.���������������� link
Stark LA. (2010). Beneficial Microorganisms: Countering Microbephobia. CBE-Life Sciences Education 9:387-389.  link
Stark LA. (2010). Epigenetics Online: Multimedia Teaching Resources. CBE-Life   Sciences Education 9:6-9. link
Stark LA. (2009). Darwin on the Web: Resources for Darwin 200 and Beyond. CBE-Life Sciences Education 8:1-6. link
Stark LA. (2008). Plant Movements Revealed CBE-Life Sciences Education 7:284-287. link
Stark LA. (2008). Bringing Developmental Biology to Life on the Web. CBE-Life Sciences Education 7:5-9. link

 

Conference Proceedings

Stark LA, Nicholson B and Soriano B. (2012). NIH SciEd 2012: Annual Conference for NIH   Science Education Projects Conference Report.
Stark LA, Chirpich M, Drits-Esser D and Nicholson   B. (2011). SEPA 2011: Annual NCRR Science Education Partnership Award Conference Report.
Stark LA, Drits D, Vyazovkina P and Nicholson B. (2010). SEPA 2010:   Annual NCRR Science Education Partnership Award Conference Report.
Stark LA, Drits D, Nicholson B and Vyazovkina P. (2009). SEPA 2009:   Annual NCRR Science Education Partnership Award Conference Report.
Stark LA. (2008). SEPA 2008: Annual NCRR Science Education Partnership Award Conference Report.