Publications

Publications – Educational Research

Peer Reviewed Articles

Melanie M Cooper,  Marcos D. Caballero,  Justin H. Carmel, Erin M. Duffy, Diane Ebert-May, Cori L. Fata-Hartley, Deborah G. Herrington, James T. Laverty, Paul C. Nelson, Lynmarie A. Posey, Jon R. Stoltzfus, Ryan L. Stowe, Ryan D. Sweeder, Stuart Tessmer, Sonia M. Underwood “Beyond Active Learning: Using 3-Dimensional Learning to Create Scientifically Authentic, Student-Centered Classrooms”. Plos-One (2024). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0295887. Open Access

    Sarah Castle, W. Carson Byrd, Benjamin P. Koester, Meaghan I. Pearson, Emily Bonem, Natalia Caporale, Sonja Cwik, Kameryn Denaro, Stefano Fiorini, Yangqiuting Li, Chris Mead, Heather Rypkema, Ryan D. Sweeder, Montserrat B. Valdivia Medinaceli, Kyle M. Whitcomb, Sara E. Brownell, Chantal Levesque-Bristol, Marco Molinaro, Chandralekha Singh, Timothy A. McKay, Becky Matz, “Systemic Advantage Has a Meaningful Relationship with Grade Outcomes in Students’ Early STEM Courses at Six Research Universities”, International Journal of STEM Education 11,14 (2024). DOI: 10.1186/s40594-024-00474-7. Open Access.

    Deborah G. Herrington, Ryan D. Sweeder “Using Simulations and Screencasts in Online Preclass Activities to Support Student Building of Mental Models”, Education Sciences. 14, 2 (2024), 115; DOI: 10.3390/educsci14020115. Open Access. Part of the Special Issue: Engaged Student Learning and Inclusive Teaching Practices in Higher Education Chemistry.

    Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah G. Herrington, and Olivia M. Crandell, “Chemistry Education Research at a Crossroads: Where Do We Need to Go Now?” Journal of Chemical Education, 100(5), 1710–1715, (2023) DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.3c00091

    Deborah G. Herrington, Shanna M. Hilborn, Elizabeth N. Sielaff, Ryan D. Sweeder, “ChemSims: Using simulations and screencasts to help students develop particle-level understanding of equilibrium in an online environment before and during COVID” Chemistry Education Research and Practice, (2022), DOI: 10.1039/D2RP00063F

    Merve N. Kursav, Rabia Hos, Ryan D. Sweeder, Sean A. Valles “Mind the Gap: Understanding the Disconnect Between Student Services Offered and Used”, Change: The Magazine of Higher Education 54(3), 40-47, (2022). DOI: 10.1080/00091383.2022.2054187

    Jessica R. VandenPlas, Deborah G. Herrington, Alex Shrode, Ryan D. Sweeder “Students’ Independent Use of Screencasts and Simulations to Construct Understanding of Atomic Interactions”, Journal of Chemical Education, (2021) DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00470

    Brianna L. Martinez, Ryan D. Sweeder, Jessica R. VandenPlas, Deborah G. Herrington “Improving conceptual understanding of gas behavior through the use of screencasts and simulations” International Journal of STEM Education, 8, 5 (2021). DOI:10.1186/s40594-020-00261-0

    Ryan D. Sweeder, Merve N. Kursav, Sean A. Valles “A Cohort Scholarship Program that Reduces Inequities in STEM retention” Journal of STEM Education, 22,1 (2021).Available here. Open Access

    Kinsey Bain, Lydia Bender, Paul Bergeron, Marcos D. Caballero, Justin H. Carmel, Erin M. Duffy, D. Ebert-May, Cori L. Fata-Hartley, Deborah G. Herrington, James T. Laverty, Rebecca, L. Matz, Paul C. Nelson, Lynmarie A. Posey, Jon R. Stoltzfus, Ryan L. Stowe, Ryan D. Sweeder, Stuart H. Tessmer, Sonia M. Underwood, Mark Urban-Lurain, Melanie M. Cooper  (2020) Characterizing college science instruction: The Three-Dimensional Learning Observation Protocol. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0234640. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234640 – Open Access

    Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah G. Herrington “Formative assessments using text messages to develop students’ ability to provide causal reasoning in general chemistry,” Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 2020, 98(1) 15-23). DOI: 10.1139/cjc-2019-0291Editor’s Choice – Open Acccess

    Rachel A. Barnard, Ryan D. Sweeder “Using online grading to stagger midterm exam feedback and create space for meaningful student reflection”, College Teaching, Jan 2020. DOI: 10.1080/87567555.2020.1713041

    Ryan D. Sweeder, Merve N. Kursav, Samantha M. F. Cass, Rebecca L. Matz “Understanding the impact of learning community support for STEM students with low mathematics placement”, Learning Communities Research and Practice, 7(2), Article 2 (2019). Available here

    Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah G. Herrington, Jessica R. VandenPlas “Students’ Independent Use of Screencasts and Simulations to Construct Understanding of Kinetics”, Chem Ed. Res. Pract. (2019) DOI: 10.1039/C9RP00008A

    Deborah G. Herrington, Ryan D. Sweeder, Patrick L. Daubenmire, Chris F. Bauer, Stacey Lowery Bretz, Diane M. Bunce, Justin H. Carmel, Renée Cole, Brittland K. DeKorver, Resa M. Kelly, Scott E. Lewis, Maria Oliver-Hoyo, Stephanie A. C. Ryan, Marilyne Stains, Marcy H. Towns, Ellen J. Yezierski “Supporting the Growth and Impact of the Chemistry Education Research Community” J. Chem. Educ., 2019, 96 (3), pp 393–397 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00823

    Kathleen A. Jeffery, Samantha M. F. Cass, Ryan D. Sweeder, “Comparison of students’ readily accessible knowledge of reaction kinetics in lecture- and context-based courses”, Journal of STEM Education (2019), 19(5) 5-13. Available here

    Deborah G. Herrington, Ryan D. Sweeder “Using Text messages to Encourage Meaningful Self-assessment Outside of the Classroom”, J Chem Educ (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00361

    Deborah G. Herrington, Ryan D. Sweeder, Jessica R. VandenPlas “Students’ Independent Use of Screencasts and Simulations to Construct Understanding of Solubility Concepts”, J Sci Educ Technol (2017), 26(4) 359-371. DOI 10.1007/s10956-017-9684-2

    Alexandra Collins-Webb, Kathleen A. Jeffery, Ryan D. Sweeder “Improving the students’ transition from general chemistry to organic chemistry” Journal of STEM Education (2016), 17 (2), 52-59. Available here

    Valles, Sean A., Douglas B. Luckie, Georgina M. Montgomery, Elizabeth H. Simmons, Ryan D. Sweeder, Aklilu Zeleke (2016). “Updating the Two Cultures: How Structures Can Promote Interdisciplinary Cultures.” Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning 48(6): 28-35. doi: 10.1080/00091383.2016.1247580

    Douglas B. Luckie, Aaron M. Rivkin, Jacob R. Aubry, Benjamin J. Marengo, Ryan D. Sweeder “Socratic “verbal final” exam enables higher-level assessment and yields significant gains in student learning and engagement in large introductory science courses”, CBE Life Sciences, (2013), 12, 515-529. Available here

    Douglas B. Luckie, Ryan D. Sweeder, Richard Bellon, “Bringing Relationships Alive through Interdisciplinary Discourse (BRAID)”  International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum (2013), 19 (3) 133-144. DOI: 10.18848/2327-7963/CGP/v19i03/48920

    Ryan D. Sweeder, Kathleen A. Jeffery “A Comprehensive General Chemistry Demonstration” Journal of Chemical Education (2013), 90 (1), 96-98. DOI: 10.1021/ed300367y

    Aaron M. McCright, Brian W. O’Shea, Ryan D. Sweeder, Gerald R. Urquhart, Aklilu Zeleke “Promoting Interdisciplinarity to Enhance Multiple Literacies” Nature Climate Change (2013), 3(8), 713-716. doi:10.1038/nclimate1844

    Ryan D. Sweeder, Philip E. Strong, “Supporting Undergraduate Students in Earning a STEM Degree” International Journal of Learning in Higher Education (2013), 19 (3), 83-90. https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-7955/CGP/v19i03/48657

    Ryan D. Sweeder, Kathleen A. Jeffery, and Aaron M. McCright “Lyman Briggs College: an Innovative Living-Learning Community for STEM Education” Quality Approaches in Higher Education (2012), 3 (2), 7-14. Available here

    Leah E. Creech, Ryan D. Sweeder “Gender Performance Differences in Life Science Courses” CBE Life Sciences Education (2012), 11, 386–391. Available here doi:10.1187/cbe.12-02-0019

    Ryan D. Sweeder, Philip E. Strong, “Impact of a Sophomore Seminar on STEM Majors Desire to Pursue a Science Career” Journal of STEM Education, 13(3), 52-61 (2012). Available here

    Douglas B. Luckie, Richard Bellon, Ryan D. Sweeder “The “BRAID”: Experiments in Stitching Together Disciplines at a Big Ten University” Journal of STEM Education, 13(2), 6-14. (2012). Available here

    Kristie Macrakis, Elizabeth K. Bell, Dale L. Perry, Ryan D. Sweeder “Invisible Ink Revealed:  Concept, Context and Principles of “Cold War” Writing”, Journal of Chemical Education, 89(4) 529-532. (2012) DOI: 10.1021/ed2003252

    Ryan D. Sweeder, Aaron M. McCright “Lyman Briggs College: an Innovative Living-Learning Community for STEM Education” Conference Paper from 2012 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society, University of Wisconsin-Stout (2012).  Available here

    Ryan D. Sweeder, Philip E. Strong “Preparing Students for STEM Careers at the Lyman Briggs College” Conference Paper from 2012 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society, University of Wisconsin-Stout (2012). Available here

    Matthew M. Rauschenberger, Ryan D. Sweeder “Gender Performance Differences in Biochemistry” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 38(6), 380-384 (2010).

    Kevin Haudek, Rosa A. Moscarella, Mark M. Urban-Lurain, John. E. Merrill, Ryan D. Sweeder, Gail Richmond (2009, April 17-21). Using lexical analysis software to understand student knowledge transfer between chemistry and biology. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Garden Grove, CA. Available here

    Amy C. Gottfried, Ryan D. Sweeder, Jeffrey M. Bartolin, Jessica A. Hessler, Benjamin P. Reynolds, Ian C. Stewart, Brian P. Coppola, and Mark M. Banaszak Holl, “Design and Implementation of a Studio-Based General Chemistry Course at the University of Michigan” Journal of Chemical Education, 84, 265-270 (2007).

    Book Chapters

    Elizabeth H. Simmons and Ryan Sweeder, “Lyman Briggs College: An Environment Supporting Change” in Improving Undergraduate STEM Education at Research Universities: A Collection of Case Studies. Research Corporation for Science Advancement (2016). Washington, DC. [Book Chapter]

    Non-Peer Reviewed

    Blog post: Deborah Herrington and Ryan Sweeder, “Chemistry Education Research (CER): Where we came from, where are we now, and where can we go?” for the American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemical Education YCES blog, Nov 2019. Available here

    Publications – Synthetic Chemistry Research

    Caleb H. Springsteen, Ryan D. Sweeder, and Robert L. LaDuca “Ligand and Anion Effects on the Morphology of Aqueous Substructures Entrained within One-Dimensional [CuL4X] Coordination Polymer Matrices (L) 2,4¢-Bipyridine, 4-Phenylpyridine; X) SO42-, SiF62-)” Crystal Growth and Design 6, 10, 2308-2314 (2006).

    Catherine M. Oertel; Ryan D. Sweeder; Sonal Patel; Craig M. Downie; Francis J. DiSalvo Inorganic Chemistry, “Synthesis and characterization of hydrogen-bonded assemblies of W6S8L6 clusters” 44(7), 2287-96 (2005).

    R. D. Sweeder, K. A. Miller, F. A. Edwards, M. M. Banaszak Holl, and J. W. Kampf Organometallics, “Exploring two reactions of ketones with Ge[CH(SiMe3)2]2: CH and OH insertion22, 5054-5056 (2003).

    R. D. Sweeder, Z. T. Cygan, M. M. Banaszak Holl, and J. W. Kampf Organometallics “Germylene-induced Hydrogenation of Benzophenone” 22, 4613-4615 (2003).

    K. A. Miller, J. M. Bartolin, R. M. O’Neil, R. D. Sweeder, J. W. Kampf, M. M. Banaszak Holl, and N. J. Wells, J. Am. Chem. Soc. “C-H Activation of Ethers and Alkanes by Germylene-Aryl Halide Complexes,” 125, 8986-8987 (2003).

    R. D. Sweeder, R. L. Gdula, B. J. Ludwig, M. M. Banaszak Holl, and J. W. Kampf, Organometallics “Quinones Shed Light on Germylene-Phenone Equilibrium,” 22, 3222-3229 (2003).

    R. D. Sweeder, K. A. Miller, M. M. Banaszak Holl and J. W. Kampf, Organometallics, “A Quick, Efficient Method for Converting Phenones into Conjugated Trienes,” 21, 457-459 (2002).

    K. E. Litz, J. E. Bender, R. D. Sweeder and M. M. Banaszak Holl, Organometallics, “Photochemistry of Organometallic Germylenes and Metallacycles,” 19, 186-189 (2000).

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