Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Publications

Faculty at SHSU are dedicated to develop and improve teaching practices that might better facilitate learning in the classrooms. The following list portrays that commitment by sharing the various publications and presentations from our faculty, contributing to the national field of the scholarship of teaching and learning:


Todd Primm:

Briggs, A. G., Hughes, L. E., Brennan, R. E., Buchner, J., Horak, R. E. A., Katz-Amburn, D. S., McDonald, A. H., Primm, T. P., Smith, A. C., Stevens, A. M., Yung, S. B., and Paustian, T. D. (2017). Concept Inventory Development Reveals Common Student Misconceptions about Microbiology. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education18(3),9. 

Paustian, T. D., Briggs, A. G., Brennan, R. E., Boury, N., Buchner, J., Harris, S., Horak, R. E. A., Hughes, L. E.,  Katz-Amburn, D. S.,  Massimelli, M. J., McDonald, A. H.,  Primm,T. P., Smith, A. C., Stevens, A. M., and Yung, S. B. (2017). Development, Validation, and Application of the Microbiology Concept Inventory.  Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education18(3), 10. 

Yung, S. B., and Primm, T. P. (2015). Nucleotide Manipulatives to Illustrate the Central Dogma  Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. 16(2), 274-277. 

Yung, S. B., and Primm, T. P. (2014 )Active Learning for Basic Metabolic Pathways. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. 15(2), 319-320. 

Political Science

Heather Evans: 

Evans, H. K. (2012) “Making Politics “Click”: The Costs and Benefits of Using Clickers in an Introductory Political Science Course.” Journal of Political Science Education  8(1): 85-93.

Evans, H. K. (2014) “An Experimental Investigation of Videotaped Lectures in Online Courses” Tech Trends. 58(3): 63-70. 

Evans, H. K. & Cordova, V (2015) “Lecture Videos in Online Courses: A Follow-Up” Journal of Political Science Education 11(4): 472-482 

Evans, H. K. (2015) “Service-learning and Political Engagement, Efficacy, and Apathy: A Case Study at Sam Houston State University.” Education, Citizenship, and Social Justice. 10(2). 

Evans, H. K., Editor, (2017) Community Engagement Findings across the Disciplines: Applying Course Content to Community Needs.  Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]. Retrieved from

Evans, H. K., Editor, (2018) Community Engagement Best Practices across the Disciplines: Applying Course Content to Community Needs. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]. Retrieved from 

Population Health

Stephen L. Brown:

Brown, S. L. (2017). Teaching Economic Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs. Pedagogy in Health Promotion3(3), 146–153.


Darren Williams:

Williams, D. (1996). PC Calculations Using Gaussian for Windows, Journal of Chemical Education, 73(7), 608-611.

Williams, D. (2009). Beyond Lambda-Max Part 2: Predicting Molecular Color, Journal of Chemical Education, 86(3), 333-339.

Williams, D. (2008). Discoveries in Chemistry & Textiles: a Two-Week Course in Germany & Paris, Chem Educator 13(6), 392-396. doi-10.1333/s00897082176a

Williams, D. (2007). Beyond Lambda-Max: Transforming Visible Spectra into 24-bit Color Values, Journal of Chemical Education, 84(11), 1873-1877

Williams, D. L.; Wild, C.; Benavides, M. G.; Nair, P.; Peebles, L.; Salvato, S.; Studer, J.; Vickers, A.; Wilson, B.; Mark, A.; Valdez-Ellis, M. (2012).Tuning of Chemistry, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, TX with grant support from the Lumina Foundation for Education.

Williams, D. (2015). Particle on a Ring Spectroscopic Selection Rules Determined by Group Theory, Journal of Chemical Education 92, 2165 – 2169.  

Computer Science

Li-Jen Lester:

Lester, L.Y. & Dallat-Ward, Y. (2019). Teaching Professionalism and Ethics in Information Technology by Deliberative Dialogue. Information System Education Journal. 17(1). 4-17.

Dallat-Ward, Y., Ward, J., Lester, L.Y., & Tao, M. (2019). A Preliminary Study: The Use of VoiceThread in Online Business Courses. Information System Education Journal. 17(3).29-40.

Rice, M., Shannon, L. Y.  (2018). Project-Based Learning: A Structure to Facilitate Service Learning in an Online Interdisciplinary Project. In Community Engagement Best Practices Across the Disciplines: Applying Course Content to Community Needs. H.E. (Ed). Chapter 11. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

Lester, L.Y. (2017). Sustainability in Greening IT for Educational Systems, Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference, (3). 4353.

Rice, M., Shannon, L. Y.  (2016). Developing Project Based Learning, Integrated Courses from Two Different Colleges at an Institution of Higher Education: An Overview of the Processes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned. Information Systems Education Journal. 14(3). 55-62.

For a list of SoTL publications across academia, assembled and annotated by a Candian group of scholars, see their list.