The Stains Group's research efforts focus on closing the gap between research and practice in chemical and science education at the postsecondary level. We are specifically interested in:
- developing new methods to characterize instructional practices in STEM college classrooms,
- exploring how faculty and teaching assistants think about their teaching,
- identifying individual, departmental, and institutional factors that influence instructors' instructional decisions, and
- characterizing the impact of different types of pedagogical professional development programs.