Marilyne Stains and her research group 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.