Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Kathy Malone

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Kathy Malone
Position:
Associate Professor
Office Phone:
+7 (7172)704814
Specializations:
Higher education
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Education:

PhD, 2006, Instruction and Cognition (concentration: Physics Education Research, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, Advisers: Ruth Chabay & Richard Hayes Dissertation Title:   A Comparative Study of the Cognitive and Metacognitive Differences between Modeling and Non-Modeling High School Students

MA, 2002, Instructional Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, Adviser: Ruth Chabay

MA, 1985, Science Teaching (concentration: Physical Sciences), University of New Orleans, USA, Adviser: G. Frank Griffith

BA, 1983, Major: Biology, Minor: Physics and Chemistry, University of New Orleans, USA

 

Courses taught at GSE:

  • EDSE 634 Assessment: Theories, Policies and Practices
  • EDSE 610 Applying Educational Leadership in Kazakhstan
  • EDUC 670/1 Work-Based/Internship Project
  • EDSE 690 Thesis Seminar I, MSc Educational Leadership
  • EDSE 637 Student Discourse and Argumentation: Theories, Practices and Policies

 

Thematic areas of research specialization:

School education

Other cross-sectional issues in education

Research subthemes: 

Pre-School education: engineering education themes

School education:  curriculum issues, teaching and learning, cognition/meta-cognition & assessment specifically in STEM (pK-16), integrated curriculum, engineering design process and teacher professional development

Higher education: blended learning; science teaching pedagogy

Cross-sectional: educational reform and policy

Geographic areas of research specialization: Kazakhstan, North America, Turkey, International

 

Funded Projects:

  • Teacher Perceptions of Science Models, Modeling & Engineering practice in the context of Kazakhstani trilingual policy, PI, 2018-2019, $9,000, NU, Kazakhstan
  • Modeling Biology Instruction – Leaders in Science and Engineering – MoBILiSE,  PI, 2015- 2017, Ohio State Department of Education, $558,528, USA
  • EiE-Ohio 3:  Leadership for 21st Century STEAM Learners, co-PI, 2017 – 2018, Ohio Board of Regent, $145,288, USA
  • EiE-Ohio 2:  Building 21st Century STEAM Learners, co-PI, 2016 – 2017, Ohio Board of Regent, $149,000, USA
  • EiE – Ohio – Building 21st Century STEM Learners, co-PI, 2015-2016, Ohio Board of Regents, $131,000
  • Functions for Programming:  Computer Modeling in Algebra, co-PI, 2015-2017, National Science Foundation, $1.2 million, USA
  • STEAM POWERED Project Funding  - Modeling Biology Instruction, co-PI, 2016-17, Ohio State University STEAM Factory, $8,000, USA                                              

Publications and presentations:

  • Malone, K.L., Schuchardt, A., & Schunn, C (2018).  Improving conceptual understanding and representation skills through Excel-based modeling. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 27(1), 30-44, DOI: 10.1007/s10956-017-9706-0; Impact factor 2016: 1.08
  • Malone, K.L., Newman, K., Schuchardt, A. & Sabree, Z. (2017, January).  How students’ problem solve after completing a DNA replication modeling activity – a pilot study.  Proceedings from HICE 2017:  The 15th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education.  Honolulu, HI.  [ISSN#:  1541-5880]   (North America, School education)
  • Ware, T., Malone, K.L., Irving, K., & Mollohan, K. (2017, January).  Models and Modeling:  An evaluation of teacher knowledge.  Proceedings from HICE 2017:  The 15th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education.  Honolulu, HI. [ISSN#:  1541-5880]
  • Malone, K.L., & Schuchardt, A. (2016, January).  The Efficacy of Modeling Instruction in Chemistry: A Case Study.  Proceedings from HICE 2016:  The 14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, pp. 1513-1518.  Honolulu, HI. [ISSN#:  1541-5880]
  • Perez, A., Malone K.L., Renganathan, S.M. & Groshong, K. (2016, April).  Computer Modeling and Programming in Algebra. Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Education – Volume 2, edited by: Zvacek, S., Uhomoibhi, J., Costagliola, G., & McLaren, B.M., pp 281-286 (CSEDU- 2016 - Italy).  DOI:10.5220/0005907102810286
  • Stammen, A., Malone, K.L, Schuchardt, A., Sabree, Z., Ding, L., & Boone, W. (2016, May).  The Secondary Biology Concept Inventor (S-BCI):  Measuring Secondary Student Understanding in Biology.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science & Technology, Bodrum,  Turkey.
  • Malone, K.  (2008). Correlations among knowledge structures, force concept inventory, and problem-solving behaviors.  Physics Review Special Topics Physics Education Research, 4, 020107; Impact factor (2016): 2.083
  • Malone, K.  (2006). The convergence of knowledge organization, problem-solving behavior, and metacognition research with the Modeling Method of physics instruction – Part II.  Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online, 4(2), 3-15.
  • Malone, K.  (2006). The convergence of knowledge organization, problem-solving behavior, and metacognition research with the Modeling Method of physics instruction – Part I.  Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online, 4(1), 14-26.
  • Devore, H., Dowdy, V., Malone, K., Morin, T., and Sampson, G. (2004).  Mass Distribution of White Dwarfs within the Bulge of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31).  The RBSE Journal, 1 (3), 56 – 76.
  • Malone, K. and Reiland, R. (1995).  Exploring Newton’s Third Law.  The Physics Teacher, 33(6), 410 – 411.
  • Datta, T. and Malone K. (1994).  Beware the Frozen Squash Ball.  The Physics Teacher, 32 (6), 351.

Books

Chapters in edited volumes

  • Malone, KL; Schuchardt A & Sabree, Z (in press) Models and Modeling in Evolution.  In Ute Harms and Michael J Reiss (Eds), Evolution Education Re-considered.  Springer
  • Stammen, A., Lan, D., Schuchardt, A., Malone, K., Ding, L., Sabree, Z. & Boone, W.  (2016).  Development of the Secondary-Biology Concept Inventory (S-BCI): A Study of Content and Construct Validation.  In ICMST Conference Committee (Ed.), Education Research Highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2016, Egiten Publishing: Turkey. ISBN: 978-605-66950-0-1
  • Malone, KL (2014).  Modeling InstructionTM Empowering Students in the 21st Century Science Classroom.  In Learning Science and Mathematics in Leach, J., Ahmad, NJ, and Tahir, S., In the Classroom:  Case Studies of Successful Practices, (pp. 61-70).  Penang, Malaysia: SEAMEO RECSAM.

Conference presentations

  • Malone, KL & Yilmaz, O (2018, April).  Science Teachers Knowledge about Models and Modeling – A Pilot Study between Turkey and the United States.  Paper presented at the ICEMST 2018:  The 5th International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology.  Marmaris, Turkey. 
  • Yilmaz, O & Malone, KL (2018, April).  Blended Learning in Higher Education:  A Pilot Study in the Science Instruction Undergraduate Level.  Paper presented at the ICEMST 2018:  The 5th International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology.  Marmaris, Turkey. 
  • Stammen, A., Malone, K. & Boone, W. (2018, March).  Expert Panel Review of the Middle School-Life Science Concept Inventory (MS-LSCI).  Poster presented at NARST 2018: The 2018 International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.  Atlanta, GA.
  • LeFever, M., Malone, K.L., & Irving, K. (2018, January).  Effect of Participation in Modeling Instruction in Biology Year Long Professional Development. Roundtable paper presented at the 2018 Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) International Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Malone, K.L., Chao, T., Lin, H. & Ozturk, A (2018, January).   Preservice Science Teacher Preparation: Proposals inform science teacher educators about science teacher preparation programs.  Poster presented at the 2018 Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) International Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Tiarani, V., Irving, K. E., Malone, K.L., Giasi, T., & Kajfez, R. (2018, January). Engineering in Elementary School Year 2: Building 21st Century Learners. Paper presented at the 2018 Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) International Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Tiarani, V., Irving, K. E., Malone, K.L., Giasi, T., & Kajfez, R. (2017, September). The EiE-Ohio Project Year 2: Building 21st Century Learners. Paper presented at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Association for Science Teacher Education (MA-ASTE) Regional Conference, Prestonsburg, KY.
  • Stammen, A & Malone, KL (2017, September).  Alternative Conceptions of Population Interactions held by Middle School Students:  An Analysis of Field-testing Data of the Middle School Life Science Concept Inventory (MS-LSCI).  A poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic ASTE Regional Conference, Prestonsburg, KY.
  • Stammen, A. & Malone, K.L. (2017, July).  Concept inventory development analysis: A research framework for the development of the Middle School-Life Science Concept Inventory (MS-LSCI). A poster presentation at the 2017 RMC Interdisciplinary Methods Festival, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Malone, KL; Stammen, A., Ding, L., Schuchardt, A., Boone, W., & Sabree, Z. (2017, April).  Development of a Concept Inventory to Measure High School Biology Students Concept Knowledge. A paper presented at the 2017 International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.  San Antonio, TX.
  • Stammen, A, Lan, D., Schuchardt, A., Malone, K.L, Ding, L., Boone, W., & Sabree, Z. (2017, April).  Expert Panel Content Validation of the Secondary-Biology Concept Inventory (S-BCI).  A paper presented at the 2017 International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.  San Antonio, TX.
  • Malone, K., Newman, K., & Dorman, J. (2017, March).  Are You MoBILiSE’d? Modeling Biology Instruction:  Leaders in Science and Engineering.  A paper presentation at the 2017 National Science Teachers Association National Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Irving, K.E., Malone, K.L., Tiarani, V., Giasi, T., Kajfez, R. (2017, January).  EiE-Ohio – Building 21st Century Learners.  A paper presented at ASTE 2017: The 2017 International Conference of the Association of Science Teacher Education.  Des Moines, IA. 
  • Stammen, A., Giasi, T., Irwin, C., Henkaline, K., Lund, P., Irving, K., Sabree, Z., & Malone, K. (2017, January).  Scientific Reasoning Abilities of In-service Science Teachers in a Biology Modeling Workshop. A paper presented at  ASTE 2017: The 2017 International Conference of the Association of Science Teacher Education.  Des Moines, IA.
  • Giasi, T., Irving, K., Malone, K., & Tiarani, V. (2016, December).  EiE Ohio: Building 21st-Century STEAM Learners. A presentation at the 2016 National Science Teachers Association Regional Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Newman, K., Malone, K. & Dorman, J. (2016, December).  Are You MoBILiSE’d? Modeling Biology Instruction:  Leaders in Science and Engineering.  A presentation at the 2016 National Science Teachers Association Regional Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Ware, T., & Malone, K. (2016, November).  A look at models and modeling:  An assessment of teacher knowledge.  A paper presented at the 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Tampa, FL.
  • Tiarani, V., Malone, K, Irving, K. E., Giasi, T., & Kajfez, R. (2016, September). "They fix stuff": Elementary students views about engineering and technology. A paper presented at the 2016 Indonesia Focus Conference, Lexington, KY.
  • Irving, K. E., Malone, K., Tiarani, V., Giasi, T., & Kajfez, R. (2016, September).  The EiE-Ohio Project: Building 21st Century Learners in high needs elementary school.  A paper presented at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic ASTE Regional Conference, Gatlinburg, TN. 
  • Stammen, A., Giasi, T., Irwin, C., Henkaline, K., Lund, P., Irving, K. E., Sabree, Z., & Malone, K. (2016, September).  Impact of a biology modeling workshop on the scientific reasoning:  An analysis of in-service teachers’ pre test and post test performance.  A poster presented at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic ASTE Regional Conference, Gatlinburg, TN. 
  • Tiarani, V., Malone, K, Irving, K. E., Giasi, T., & Kajfez, R. (2016, September).  Elementary students views about engineering and technology. A paper presented at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic ASTE Regional Conference, Gatlinburg, TN. 
  • Schuchardt, A.M., Malone, K.L., Schunn, C. (2016, August).  Student Selection of Relevant Elements During Computational Modeling Increases Conceptual Understanding in an Integrated STEM Biology Unit.   A poster presented at the 2016 Modeling and Model-Based Reasoning in STEM Conference, Purdue, IN.
  • Lund, P.O., Malone, K.L., Sabree, Z.L., Harper, K.A., Irving, K., Schuchardt, A. (2016, May).  Modeling Biology Instruction – Leaders in Science Education (MoBILiSE).  A paper presented at the International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science & Technology, Bodrum, Turkey.
  • Giasi, T., Ferguson, B., Irving, K., Malone, K., and Tiarani, V. (2016, January).  EiE Ohio: Building 21st Century STEAM Learners.  A presentation at the Ohio Science Institute, Columbus, OH.  {peer reviewed}
  • Newman, K., Dorman, J., Malone, K., and Giasi, T. (2016, January).  Modeling Biology Instruction – Leaders in Science and Engineering (MoBILiSE). A presentation at the Ohio Science Institute, Columbus, OH.
  • Giasi, T., Tiarani, V., Malone, K., & Irving, K. (2015, October).  Engineering is Elementary (EiE) – Elementary Teachers Scientific Reasoning and Self-efficacy.  A paper presented at the 2015 School Science and Mathematics Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Giasi, T., Irving, K., Malone, K. & Tiarani, V. (2015, September).  Engineering is Elementary: Implementation in STEM, STEAM and Arts Impact Schools.  A paper presented at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic ASTE Regional Conference, Salt Fork, OH.
  • Malone, K., Tiarani, V., Irving, K., & Giasi, T. (2015, September).  Elementary Teachers Views About Engineers and Engineering.  A poster presented at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic ASTE Regional Conference, Salt Fork, OH. 
  • Malone, K.L., Schuchardt, A.M. & Schunn, C. (2015, March). Scalable approaches to modeling and engineering in high school biology.  The 2015 Annual International Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.  Chicago, IL.
  • Malone, K.L., Schuchardt, A., & Schunn, C. (2014, December).  The efficacy of a biology modeling unit to enhance student conceptual change.  A paper presented at the 8Th International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group Asian Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. 
  • Malone, K. (2014, April).  The use of Modeling in Earth Science.  A poster presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.
  • Malone, K.L., (2014, January). College Science Professors Perceptions of Pre-College Factors Influencing Success in College Science Courses.  Proceedings from HICE 2014:  The 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education.  Honolulu, HI.
  • Malone, K. (2013, November). What skills do College Science Instructors expect incoming students to possess?  A paper presented at the Fifth International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education Conference, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Malone, K. (2013, November).  Modeling InstructionTM Empowering Students in the 21st Century Science Classroom.  A paper presented at the Fifth International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education Conference, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Malone, K. (2013, October).  Modeling InstructionTM and Earth Science.  A poster presented at the Network of European Research Infrastructures for Earthquake Assessment and Mitigation (NERA) Seismology@School Workshop, Valbonne, France.
  • Malone, K. (2013, August).  Differences in scientific reasoning skills between a biology first course sequence and a modeling instruction physics first course sequence - A longitudinal case study of student performance.  A poster presented at the European Science Education Research Association, Nicosa, Cyprus.
  • Malone, K. & Malone, K. (2013, March).  Comparison of the Knowledge Structures and Problem Solving ability of Advanced Placement Physics Students in a traditional course and a Modeling Instruction Course – An Exploration.  The 2013 Annual International Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Río Grande, Puerto Rico.
  • Malone, K.L. (2013, January).  A comparison of student performance in freshman physics and biology classes.   A paper presented at the International Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.  A paper presented at the International Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Malone, K.L. (2013, January).  An item analysis comparison of scientific reasoning ability and energy understanding of students in a modeling freshman physics course and a freshman BSCS biology course: A case study.  A poster presented at the International Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • George, M., Malone, K.L., Isaac, J. & Culbertson, B. (2013, January).  Where STEM Education Policy Informs K-12 Practice: The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship.  A paper presented at the International Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Malone, K. (2009, April).  The use of Metacognition during Error Correction by High School Students – An Exploration. The 2009 Annual International Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Malone, K. (2008, March).  A Comparison of the Problem-Solving Strategies used by Modeling and Non-Modeling High School Physics Students.  A paper presented at the meeting of the 2008 American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Malone, K. (2008, March).  The Effect of Model-Based Physics Instruction on the Development of Problem-solving and Metacognitive Strategies.   The 2008 Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD.
  • Schuchardt, A., Malone, K., Diehl, W., Harless, K., McGinnis, R., & Parr, T.D. (2008, March).  A Case Study of Student Performance following a Switch to a Modeling-Based Physics First Course Sequence.  The 2008 Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD.
  • Malone, K. (2007, April).  Categorization of Physics Problems by Modeling and Non-Modeling High School Physics Students and its Correlation with Problem-Solving Performance.  The 2007 Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA.