Self-Regulated Learning Processes
Publications (Peer Reviewed)
Cardador, M.T., Jensen, K.J., Lopez-Alvarez, G., Kunze, A.J., & Cross, K.J. (Accepted). Interest in, and characterization of, managerial and technical career paths among second-year women engineering students. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.
Mirabelli, J, Jensen, K., Kunze, A. J., Romancheck, T., & Cross., K. (Accepted). Exploring the Role of Mental Health in Engineering Culture. International Journal of STEM Education.
Kunze, A. J. & Rutherford, T. (2022). Students’ discipline-specific perceptions of learning practices. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Kunze, A. J. & Seals, C. (2021). Exploring Valued Personality Traits in Practicing Veterinarians. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.
Cromley, J. G. & Kunze, A. J. (2021). Motivational resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic among underrepresented minority and first-generation undergraduates. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education.
Kunze, A. J. & Cromley, J. G. (2021). Deciding on drawing: The topic matters when using drawing as a science learning strategy. International Journal of Science Education. doi: 10.1080/09500693.2021.1876957
Cromley, J. G., Kunze, A. J., & Dane, A. (2021). Multi-text multi-modal reading processes and comprehension. Learning and Instruction. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2020.101413
Kunze, A. J. (2020). Supporting eco-character development through community-based inquiry learning. Journal of Sustainability Education.
Kunze, A. J. & Seals, C. (2020). Fourth Year Students’ Perceptions of the Hidden Curriculum of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program. Education in the Health Professions.
Cromley, J. G. & Kunze, A. J. (2020). Metacognition in Education: Translational Research. Translational Issues in Psychological Science. doi: 10.1037/tps0000218
Kunze, A. & Rutherford, T. (2018). Blood from a stone: Where teachers report finding time for computer-based instruction. Computers & Education. doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2018.08.022
Research & Evaluation Projects
1. Project Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jan 2021-Present
Re-Purposing Proctorio to Collect Data on Racial Microaggressions on a Serious Educational Game
My funded dissertation using a mixed-method, multi-phase experimental design to examine the effects of a racial bias video game on students’ cognitive, affective, and behavioral racial attitudes.
PI: Dr. Jennifer Cromley, Co-PI: Andrea Kunze [$10,000, UIUC COVID-19 Award]
2. Project Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Summer 2020-Present
Supporting Undergraduate Mental Health by Building a Culture of Wellness in Engineering
Assists PI on a NSF (CAREER) funded project concerned with designing interview protocols, data collection, and qualitative analysis for a project exploring the mental health crisis in undergraduate engineering programs from a faculty perspective.
PI: Dr. Karin Jensen [$343,268, Grant # 1943541]
3. Project Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2020-Present
Understanding Student Perceptions of Engineering Stress Culture (ESC)
Assists PI on a NSF (RIEF) funded project with qualitative data analysis concerned with interview data collected for a project exploring factors that shape engineering culture, and the impact they have on undergraduate student experiences.
PI: Dr. Karin Jensen [$196,386, Grant # 1738186]
4. Community Project Evaluator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2019-Present
Krannert Art Museum: Understanding Visitor Engagement Within the Exhibit Spaces
Evaluation lead for a community-based evaluation project focusing on a multi-method design to determine visitors and their engagement within the exhibit spaces. Responsible for the training of personnel, and oversight of the project from design, to data collection, to dissemination.
Lead Evaluators: Dr. Rodney Hopson and Andrea Kunze
5. External Project Evaluator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2019-Present
Spotty Rain Campaign: Enhancing the Capacity for Rural Libraries to Engage the Public in Drought Monitoring. Evaluation and assessment personnel for a NSF funded project focusing on the design, development, and evaluation of informal science education (ISE) programs and educational media for use in rural libraries in drought prone areas.
Lead Evaluator: Dr. Rodney Hopson [$489,488, Grant # 1811506]
6. Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2019-Present
Education Research & Evaluation in Veterinary Medicine
This research position assists the Coordinator of curriculum and assessment (CCA) in collecting and analyzing data that concerns the teaching, learning and evaluation in the college of Vet Med.
PI: Dr. Christopher Seals
7. Project Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Summer 2020-Dec. 2020
Gendered Elective Track Choices in Engineering Undergraduate Education
Assists PI on a NSF (IUSE) funded project with qualitative data analysis concerned with interview data collected for a project exploring factors that shape track selection and career paths for women in engineering.
PI: Dr. Teresa Cardador, Co-PI: Dr. Karin Jensen [$299,988, Grant # 1848498]
8. Project Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug 2019-May 2020
Understanding STEM Graduate Students’ Racial Climate Perceptions
My funded pilot study in collaboration with Dr. Chadly Stern’s Political Ideology Group (PIG) Lab to examine psychological processes during a racial bias intervention.
PI: Andrea Kunze, Co-PI: Dr. Chadly Stern [$1,000, NAGAP Award]
9. External Project Evaluator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Summer 2019- Winter 2019
FLIP (Diversifying Future Leadership in the Professoriate) in Computing at Research Universities
Evaluation and assessment personnel for a NSF funded project exploring the broadening participation challenge of increasing diversity of the future leaders in the professoriate within computer science across 11 research intensive universities.
Lead Evaluators: Drs. Stafford Hood & Denice Hood [$300,000, Grant # 1744499]
10. Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug 2018-Aug 2019
Student Sketching and Self-Explanation
NSF funded project exploring how student sketching and self-explanation aid learning in science by asking them to solve math and science problems, while doing one or both of these activities.
PI: Dr. Jennifer Cromley [$150,403, Grant # 1560724]
11. Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug 2018-May 2019
Exploring Multi-text, Multi-modal Comprehension Processes
UIUC Campus Research Board funded project exploring the cognitive processes involved in the intersection of multi-modal and multi-text comprehension for introductory biology topics.
PI: Dr. Jennifer Cromley [$29,995.00]
12. Graduate Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, Jan 2018-May 2018
Evaluation for Actionable Change: A Data-Driven Approach
NSF funded project (PRIME) exploring novel, and noninvasive, approaches for determining the impact of the ST Math digital learning environment.
PI: Dr. Teomara Rutherford [$799,837, Grant #: 1544273]
13. Project Researcher, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, Aug 2017- March 2018
Data Visualizations of Multimodal & Multichannel CAMM data
Research focusing on creating data visualizations for multimodal SRL data, including emotions and metacognitive behaviors, pertaining to various NSF (e.g., EHR-CORE- MetaDash), and non-NSF funded projects.
PI: Dr. Roger Azevedo [$914,686, Grant #: 1660878]
14. Graduate Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, Fall 2017
Fraction Activities and Assessment for Conceptual Teaching for Students with Learning Disabilities
NSF funded project (CAREER) exploring students with math-based learning disabilities conceptual and procedural understanding of fraction knowledge, and tools/activities to aid in learning of fraction knowledge.
PI: Dr. Jessica Hunt [$147,356, Grant #: 1253254]
15. Project Researcher, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 2016-2017
Investigating Virtual Learning Environments
NSF funded project focusing on Investigating Virtual Learning Environments in undergraduates over multiple semesters; focus primarily on undergraduate chemistry student perceptions of learning. Heavy focus on qualitative data analysis.
PI: Dr. Mark Warschauer, Co-PI: Dr. Teomara Rutherford [$2,500,000, Grant #: 1535300]
16. Research Scientist, Trees Atlanta, Decatur, GA, 2015-2017
Worked in joint with Georgia State University and the Trees Atlanta non-profit to promote environmental stewards in children in urban areas. Roles included: constructing research questions, collecting data, conducting semi-structured interviews with young campers, and ensuring fidelity of the curriculum.