Publications and Conference Proceedings


Fyfe, P. 2018. Reading, Making, and Metacognition: Teaching Digital Humanities for Transfer. Digital Humanities Quarterly 12.2.

Jeffries, SB. 2018. Taking Chances, Getting Messy, and Making Mistakes: Taking Cues from Ms. Frizzle to Teach Critical Thinking to Environmental First Year Students. Southeastern Biology Vol. 64.

Korgen, KO, Atkinson, MP. 2018. Sociology in Action. Sage Publications. ISBN-10:1506345905

Frohock, B, S Winterrowd,and M Gallardo-Williams. 2017. #IHeartChemistryNCSU: free choice, content, and elements of science communication as the framework for an introductory organic chemistry project. Chemistry Education Research and Practice. DOI: DOI: 10.1039/C7RP00132K

McLaughlin, A. and A. McGill. 2017. Explicitly Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in a History Course. Science & Education. doi:10.1007/s11191-017-9878-2

Vila-Parrish, A., T.  Baldwin, L . Battestilli., H. Queen, J. Schmidt, and S. Carson. 2016. TH!NK: A Framework to Assess and Support Critical and Creative Thinking. ASEE Proceedings.

Parks, L.D. A Journey to Develop a First-year Course in Critical Thinking. And the Learning Community it Created. Advam. In Physiol. Edu. 3.7.2016

Carson, S. 2015. Targeting critical thinking skills in a first-year undergraduate research course. JMBE. 16 (2): 148-156.

National and international conference proceedings and published abstracts

Allen, T., S. Queen, M. Gallardo-Williams, L. Parks, A. Auten, S. Carson. 2019. Building a Culture of Critical and Creative Thinking. Creating and Sustaining Higher-Order Thinking as part of a Quality Enhancement Plan. 5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’19). Valencia, Spain. DOI:

Phelps, CG., J. Larsen, C. Cranford, and M. Graham. 2019. Creativity in the Technical Writing Classroom. Association of Teachers of Technical Writing 2019 Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Gorga, R. and J. Joines. 2019. Integrating Critical and Creative Thinking into Problem/Project Based Learning throughout an Engineering Curriculum. American Society of Engineering Education – South Eastern Division Conference. Raleigh, NC.

Raba, G. 2019. Cultivating Critical and Creative Thinking in the Chemistry Classroom. Lilly Conference on Teaching for Engaged and Active Learning. Annaheim, CA.

Treme, J. 2018. Concept Mapping: A Visual Learning Tool. 17th Annual Economics Teaching Workshop: Connecting the Dots through Engagement. Wrightsville Beach, NC.

Auten, A. and M. Hall. 2018. Developing and Assessing Critical and Creative Thinking through Autoethnography. National Council of Teachers of English. Houston, TX.

Parks, LD. and J. Meitzen. 2018. Engaging Students in Authentic Research in Lab-based Courses Increases Student Competency in Applying the Scientific Method and Increases Collaboration Between Teaching and Research Faculty. Experimental Biology Conference, San Diego, CA.

Jeffries, SB. 2018. Taking Chances, Getting Messy, and Making Mistakes: Taking Cues from Ms. Frizzle to Teach Critical Thinking to Environmental First Year Students. Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Carson, S. 2018. Advancing Critical and Creative Thinking through Institutional Transformation. Reinvention Collaborative Biennial Conference. Washington, DC.

Edgington, C. 2018. Infusing standards for critical and creating thinking into your math classroom. Annual Conference of the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Greensboro, NC.

Auten, A. 2016. Writing the Self: Implementing and Assessing Autoethnography. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Los Angeles, CA.

Fyfe, P. 2016. Digital Pedagogy from Handwriting to Critical Making. SHORE Symposium (Supporting Humanities Online Research and Education). Purdue University, Lafayette, IN.

Vila-Parrish, AR. 2016. Advancando y Evaluando el Pensiamento Creativo and Critico en la Aula. Erasmus+ Visiting Scholar Program. University de Pais Vasco-Gipuzkoa. San Sebastian, Spain.

Carson, S. 2016. Targeting Critical Thinking Skills in a First-year Undergraduate Research Course Using Real-world Scenarios. AAC&U Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education: Implications for 21st Century Society Conference. Boston, MA.

Parks, LD and Lubischer, JL. 2016. The Formation of Student Learning Communities in a Life Science First-Year Course. FASEB. San Diego, CA.

Carson, S, S Queen, and D Chapman. Advancing and Assessing Creative Thinking in the Classroom. Oct 2015. 45th Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning. Savannah, GA.

Chapman, D, S Carson, and J Stanigar. Capturing Knowledge Creation and Formative Evaluation of Faculty Development Activities: New Learning and TH!NK. Oct 2015. 45th Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning. Savannah, GA.

Carson, S. Critical Thinking Scenarios Enhance Higher-order Cognitive Skills in a First-year Undergraduate Course. American Society for Microbiology Conference on Undergraduate Education. May 2015, Austin, TX.

Carson, S. Cultivating Critical and Creative Thinking in a First-year Undergraduate Research Course. Pre-ISSoTL CUR Symposium, October 2014, Quebec City.

Carson, S, C Zelna, D Moore. QEP Implementation at a Large Research-Intensive Institution: Transitioning from Design to Execution. SACS-COC General Meeting, December 2014, Nashville, TE.

Invited Talks

Carson, S. 2017. Evaluation of REU Student Learning Outcomes. Biology Research Experiences for Undergraduates Principal Investigators Conference. Arlington, VA.

Allen, J. Reflective Teaching and Learning Strategies in Foreign Language Education. Italian Language Program Teaching Orientation, 2016. Duke University, Durham, NC.


Parks, L. 2016. STEM Initiative Fund (HHMI) to develop new BIO 183 labs that incorporate more critical thinking and active learning. $24,200.