J.T. Laverty

J.T. LavertyAssociate Professor
36C Cardwell Hall
(785) 532-1526
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Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2013

Research Area

Physics Education Research

  • Developing and Improving Assessments in Undergraduate Physics
  • Investigating Scientific Practices in Undergraduate Physics
  • Transforming Physics Courses to include Scientific Practices

Research Support

  • National Science Foundation

Graduate Advisees

  • Bill Bridges, PhD
  • Tyler Garcia, PhD
  • Parker Poulos, PhD

Recent Selected Publications

Adrian C. Cairns, Caleb Linville, Tyler Garcia, Bill Bridges, Scott Tanona, Jonathan Herington, and James T. Laverty. A phenomenographic study of scientists’ beliefs about the causes of scientists’ research misconduct. Research Ethics. 2021;17(4):501-521. [link]

Kelli Shar, Rosemary S. Russ, and James T. Laverty. Student epistemological framing on paper-based assessments. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16, 020101 (2020). [link]

Bain K, Bender L, Bergeron P, Caballero MD, Carmel JH, Duffy EM, et al. (2020) Characterizing college science instruction: The Three-Dimensional Learning Observation Protocol. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0234640. [link]

Rebecca L. Matz and Cori L. Fata-Hartley and Lynmarie A. Posey and James T. Laverty and Sonia M. Underwood and Justin H. Carmel and Deborah G. Herrington and Ryan L. Stowe and Marcos D. Caballero and Diane Ebert-May and Melanie M. Cooper. Evaluating the extent of a large-scale transformation in gateway science courses. Science Advances 4, 10 (2018). [link]

James T. Laverty and Marcos D. Caballero. Analysis of the most common concept inventories in physics: What are we assessing? Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 14, 010123 (2018). [link]