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
Impact of History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Science on Science Education
Research methods
Science, Technology, and Society
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. *Tuysuz, M., Bektas, O., Geban, O., *Ozturk, G., & Yalvac, B. (In press) Pre-Service Physics and Chemistry Teachers[48]19 Conceptual Integration of Physics and Chemistry Concepts, Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science, & Technology Education. * (In Press)

2. *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. *

3. *Ayar, M. C., Bauchspies, W. K., & Yalvac, B. (2015) Examining interpretive studies of science: Meta-ethnography, Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 15(1), 253-265.

4. *Han, S., Yalvac, B., Capraro, M. M., & Capraro, R. M. (2015). In-service tachers' implementation and understanding of STEM project based learning. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 11(1), 63-76

5. *Liu, K, Peng, X., *McGary, P., Yalvac, B., *Ozturk, E., Johnson, M. D., & *Valverde, L. (2015) Integration of contextual exercises in computer-aided design education, Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 12(1), 13-21, DOI: 10.1080/16864360.2015.1077071 *

6. *Ayar, M., & Yalvac, B. (2015) Lessons Learned: Authenticity, Interdisciplinary, and Mentoring for STEM Learning Environments, International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, 4(1), 30-43. DOI:10.18404/ijemst.78411 *

7. Peng, X., *McGary, P., *Ozturk, E., Yalvac, B., Johnson, M., & *Lauralee, L. M. (2014) Analyzing adaptive expertise and contextual exercise in computer-aided design. Computer-Aided Design and Application, 11 (5): 597-607. [ISSN 1686-4360] *

8. *Ayar, M. C., Aydeniz, M., & Yalvac, B. (2014). Analyzing science activities in force and motion concepts: A design of an immersion unit, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. Published Online First, DOI: 10.1007/s10763-013-9476-y. [ISSN: 1571-0068] *

9. Ayar, M. C., Bauchspies, W. K., & Yalvac, B. (2014). Exploring Social Dynamics in School Science Context, SAGE Open, Sep 2014, 4(3), 1-10, DOI: 10.1177/2158244014550619 *

10. Han, S., Yalvac, B., Capraro, M. M., & Capraro, R. M. (2014). In-service teachers implementation and understanding of project based learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields: A mixed analysis. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 10(6), 219-227 *

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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)

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.

Faculty Fellowship for STEM Education and Innovation. (PI)
Texas A&M Foundation (Private)
2015/09/01 - 2018/08/31
Total Funding: 12,000.

Targeted Infusion Project: Building a Learner-centered Cyberlearning Environment in Computer-aided Design Education. (PI)
Prairie View A&M University - NSF (Federal)
2014/09/01 - 2018/06/30
Total Funding: 61,715.

Widening Implementation of Evidence-Based Pedagogies in STEM Education. (PI)
Prairie View A&M University - USDE (Federal)
2013/09/01 - 2018/09/30
Total Funding: 160,275.
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.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2002 - ). Science Education Review


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

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