Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 442 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (814) 8838112
Primary Emphasis Area: Science Education and Technology
Vita: View Document
Research Interests
Authentic science versus classroom science
Faculty Development
How People Learn
Impact of History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Science on Science Education
Research methods
Science, Technology, and Society
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Peng, X., Zhang, D., Jackson, M., Yalvac, B., Ketsetzi, A., & Eseryel, E. (2019) Examining the learning by teaching method in computer-aided design instruction, Computer-Aided Design & Applications, 16 (1), 129-139.

2. *Alpaslan, M.M., & Yalvac, B. (2017). Exploring the anxiety state of the science majoring international graduate students with conditional acceptance in the United States. International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 3(2), 614-623 *

3. *Alpaslan, M.M., Yalvac, B., & Loving, C. (2017). High school physics students' personal epistemologies and school science practice. Science & Education 26(7-9), 841-865. *

4. *Alpaslan, M.M., Yalvac, B., & Willson, V. (2017). A meta analytical review of the relationship between personal epistemology and self-regulated learning. Turkish Journal of Education, 6 (2), 48-67 *

5. *Tabo, J. W., Capraro, M. M., & Yalvac, B. (2017). Where have all the tablets gone? An examination of the technology purchasing habits of suburban Texas school districts. In M. Pehlivan and W. Wu (Eds.), Research Highlights in Education and Science 2017. (pp. 101-113). Ames, IA: International Society for Research in Education and Science (ISRES) Publishing. *

6. Alpaslan, M, M., Yalvac, B., Loving, C, C., & Willson, V. (2016). Exploring the relationship between high school students' physics-related personal epistemologies and self-regulated learning in Turkey. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 14(2), 297-317.

7. Cui, S., Wang, Y., Li, L., Peng, X., & Yalvac, B. (2016) Introducing high performance computing to undergraduate students, Computers in Education Journal, 26(4), 104-112.

8. *Ayar, M. C., & Yalvac, B. (2016) Lessons learned: Authenticity, interdisciplinary, and mentoring for STEM learning environments, International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, 4(1), 30-43. *

9. *Tuysuz, M., Bektas, O., Geban, O., *Ozturk, G., & Yalvac, B. (2016) Pre-service physics and chemistry teachers' conceptual integration of physics and chemistry concepts, Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science, & Technology Education, 12(6), 1549-1568. *

10. *Alpaslan, M. M., Yalvac, B., & Loving, C. C. (2015). Curriculum reform movements and science textbooks: A retrospective examination of 6th grade science textbooks. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science, & Technology Education, 11(2), pp 207-216. *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Enhancing Evidence-Based Pedagogies with Maker Culture in STEM Education. (PI)
Prairie View A&M University - USDE (Federal)
2018/10/01 - 2021/09/30
Total Funding: 120,000.

The MENTORS (Model Education Networks to Optimize Rural Science) Project. (Co-I)
Texas A&M University Health Science Center - NIH (Federal)
2016/08/15 - 2021/07/31
Total Funding: 102,158.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Mehmet Avar (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Sarah Anderson (Summer, 2014), Ed.D.
Muhammet Alpaslan (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Christopher Lee (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Elif Ozturk (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Gokhan Ozturk (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Dwight Henry Mchazlett,Jr. (Fall, 2015), Ed.D.
Bianca Maria Coker (Fall, 2015), Ed.D.
Daisy Renee Dailey (Fall, 2016), Ed.D.
Kenneth John Fleming, Jr. (Spring, 2017), Ph.D.
Bart Taylor (Fall, 2018), Ed.D.
Joshua Wayner Tabor (Fall, 2018), Ed.D.
Michelle Andrea Hurst (Fall, 2018), Ed.D.
Heidi May Baine (Spring, 2019), Ed.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2002 - ). Science Education Review


(2015). STEM Education and Innovation Research Award.  STEM Award

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