Bio

Kathryn Parsley is a Ph.D. student in the Biology program at the University of Memphis. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Cameron University in Lawton, OK and her M.S. in Biology from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. Her master’s degree focused on developing a lecture and lab curriculum about invasive species and testing its effect on student knowledge of and attitudes toward invasives. Her current research interests include developing instruments to measure plant blindness and botanical literacy in undergraduate biology students, as well as using decision-making exercises and causal maps as classroom scaffolds to support students in increasing botanical literacy and decreasing plant blindness. You can learn more about her work at www.kathrynmparsley.com

Career Status:
Graduate Student

Research Areas:
Education and Outreach

Publications

Leone, E. A., Salisbury, S. L., Nolen, Z. L., Idema, J. L., Parsley, K. M., Stefanik, K. L., & Daniel, K. L. (2019). Identifying the breakdowns in how students and faculty interpret course objectives. Bioscene, 45, 16-23

Waliczek, T. M., Parsley, K. M., Williamson, P. S., & Oxley, F. M. (2018). Curricula Influence College Student Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Invasive Species. HortTechnology, 28(4), 548-556.

Volunteer Activities

Manuscript Reviewer, Autism

Manuscript Reviewer, The American Biology Teacher

Cochair, Social Media Committee for Scholars in Training Special Interest Group, Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research

Founder, Committee for Inclusion and Diversity in Science at the University of Memphis

Founder, Biology Graduate Student Journal Club at the University of Memphis

Member, Research Symposium Committee, National Association of Biology Teachers

Member, Social Media Committee for Scholars in Training Special Interest Group, Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research

Proposal Reviewer, National Association for Research in Science Teaching

Proposal Reviewer, National Association of Biology Teachers

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Experience & Education