Kathy L. Schuh

Kathy L. Schuh

Associate Professor
304N Lindquist Center
Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
Iowa City, IA 52242
kathy-schuh@uiowa.edu
319-335-5667 (phone)

Academic History

  • Ph.D. in Cognitive Science & Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University at Bloomington, 2000

Research Interests

  • Exploring the relationships among philosophical perspective, learning theory, and instructional implementation and how the understanding of these relationships can or cannot inform the learning and instructional process.

Teaching Interests

  • Courses that make explicit the links between learning theory and practice.
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Cognitive science (interdisciplinary) perspectives and their implications for learning and instruction.

Professional Service

  • Committee Assignment, Non-Resident Fee Review Committee, 2012–2015.
  • Committee Assignment, Learning Spaces Advisory Committee, 2007–2015.
  • Committee Assignment, Educational Psychology Program admissions, 2012–2014.
  • Professional Organization Office Held, American Educational Research Association Constructivist Theory, Research, and Practice Special Interest Group, 2008–2014.
  • Committee Assignment, Educational Psychology Program admissions, 2006–2011.
  • Professional Organization Office Held, American Educational Research Association Semiotics in Education Special Interest Group, 2006–2010.
  • Committee Assignment, Non-Resident Fee Review Committee, 2003–2009.
  • Committee Assignment, University of Iowa Faculty Senate, 2006–2009.
  • Consulting, University of Northern Iowa, College of Education, 2009.
  • Other, Instructional Design and Technology Student Group, 2000–2003.
  • Workshop, 3rd Annual Occupational Health Symposium: Caring for Workers in the Heartland, 2001.

Professional Activities and Membership

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Cognitive Science Society
  • International Society for the Learning Sciences
  • National Consortium for Instruction and Cognition
  • Semiotics Society of America
  • Sigma Alpha Iota

Awards and Professional Recognition

  • Obermann Fellow-in-Residence
  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award - Special Recognition
  • Dean's Scholar

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Schuh, K. L., & Kuo, Y. (In press). Knowledge-linking perceptions of late-elementary students: Development of the SKLIP. Mid-western Educational Researcher, 26(1), 1-27.
  • Schuh, K. L., & Kuo, Y. (In press). Seeking construct validity grounded in constructivist epistemology: Development of the Survey of Contemporary Learning Environments. International Journal of Research and Method in Education.
  • Schuh, K. L., Kuo, Y., & Knupp, T. L. (2013). Middle grades students’ situation definitions: Development of a knowledge-linking inventory. Research in Middle Level Education Online, 27(2), 1-17.
  • Hlas, A. C., Schuh, K. L., & Alessi, S. M. (2008). Native and non-native speakers in online and face-to-face discussion: Leveling the playing field. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 36(4), 337-373.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2007). Idiosyncratic knowledge connections as affordances for knowledge construction. Semiotica, 164(1/4), 173-195.
  • Schuh, K. L., & Farrell, C. A. (2006). Student effort, media preference, and writing quality when using print and electronic resources in expository writing. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 35(1), 61-81.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2004). Students' spontaneous use of information from media sources: What and how do they link. International Journal of Instructional Media, 31(4), 333-343.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2004). Learner-centered principles in a teacher-centered pedagogy. Teaching and Teacher Education, 20, 833-846.
  • Schuh, K. L., & Cunningham, D. J. (2004). Rhizome and the mind: Describing the metaphor. Semiotica, 149(1/4), 325-342.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2003). Knowledge construction in the learner-centered classroom. Journal of Educational Psychology, 95(2), 426-442.
  • Schuh, K. L., & Mohammed, M. A. (2002). Opportunity initiated systems design: A case study. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 15(5), 367-383.
  • Schuh, K. L., & Busey, T. A. (2001). Implementation of a problem-based approach in an undergraduate cognitive neuroscience course. College Teaching, 49, 153-159.
  • Schuh, K. L., & Rea, J. (2001). Emotion and meaning-making: Affordances in the classroom. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 14(2), 2 to 10.
  • Schuh, K. L. (1996). The lecture classroom environment and its effect on change in computer anxiety of students taking computer proficiency classes. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 15(3), 229-247.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Schuh, K. L. (In press). The semiotics of “monk” rehearsals: A weaving of two texts. In Trifonas, P. P. (Ed.) Handbook of SemioticsSpringer.
  • Schuh, K. L., & Barab, S. A. (2008). From philosophy to pedagogy: Exploring relationships. In Spector, J. M., Merrill, M. D., J J G van Merriënboer, & Driscoll, M. (Eds.), Handbook of research on educational communications and technology (3rd ed.) (pp. 67-82).
  • Schuh, K. L. (2002). Students' spontaneous use of information from media sources: What and how do they link. In Bell, P., Stevens, R., & Satwicz, (Eds.), Keeping Learning Complex: The Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) (pp. 584-585). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2001). Unlimited semiosis: Analysis tool for a writing activity. In Simpkins, S., & Deely, (Eds.), Semiotics 2000 (pp. 280-295). New York: University Press of America. (refereed).
  • Schuh, K. L. (2000). Knowledge construction links: Cues and trajectories as prior experience and knowledge [abstract only]. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 1054). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Schuh, K. L. (1999). Multidimensional knowledge structures. In 21st Annual Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association of Educational Communications and Technology, Research and Theory Division (pp. 127-135). Columbus, OH: RTS & Associates, Inc.
  • Schuh, K. L. (1998). Knowledge structures from a constructivist perspective. In Proceedings of the International Conference on the Learning Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (pp. 256-262). Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Selected Presentations

  • Schuh, K. L. (2014, April 12). A singal data source, multiple perspectives: How researchers approach their data. Panel discussant at the Second Language Acquisition Student Symposium, Madison, WI.
  • Russell, J., Schuh, K. L., & Van Horne, S. (2014, January 16). Don’t bury me yet: Challenging assumptions about students’ usage of e-textbooks. . Lecture given at the 4Cast '14: The Book is Dead. Long Live the Book, Iowa City, IA.
  • Van Horne, S., Russell, J., & Schuh, K. L. (2013, October 2). Factors associated with instructors’ and students’ successful adoption of learning tools in interactive e-textbooks. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC.
  • Van Horne, S., Russell, J., & Schuh, K. L. (2013, May 30). Learning Analytics in an Interactive E-textbook . Lecture given at the University of Iowa Tech Forum, Iowa City, IA.
  • Schuh, K. L., & Chung, H. K. (2012, April 15). Online note taking and metacognitive awareness: Effects of online note-taking forms and metacognitive awareness on online reading and note-taking behavior. . Roundtable discussant at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association , Vancouver, BC.
  • Schuh, K. L., Kuo, Y. -., Tseng, C. M., & Knupp, T. L. (2011, April). Seeking Construct Validity Grounded in Constructivist Epistemology: Development of the Survey of Contemporary Learning Environments. Paper presented at the 2011 American Educational Research Association annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Schuh, K. L., Kuo, Y. -., Tseng, C. M., & Knupp, T. L. (2010, May). SKLI development: A knowledge linking inventory for late-elementary students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Kuo, Y. -., Schuh, K. L., & Knupp, T. L. (2010, May). SKLIP development: An investigation of knowledge-linking perceptions of late-elementary students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Benus, M., & Schuh, K. L. (2010, January). Evidence on the nature of pre-service elementary teacher's thinking as they learn to analyze videocases for science teaching. Poster presented at the 2010 ASTE International Conference, Sacramento, CA.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2008, March). Elements of mediated activity: Learner-tool interactions in an upper-elementary student's writing process. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York City.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2007, April). Robin Hood, Spider Monkeys, and My Aunt's Jacuzzi: What Do Learner's Bring to the Classroom? Lecture given at the Invited Brown Bag presentation , Iowa City, IA.
  • Wade, P. A., & Schuh, K. L. (2006, April). Test scores and learning styles: Understanding student achievement. Paper discussion session (i. e., roundtable) presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Schuh, K. L., Wade, P. A., & Knupp, T. L. (2005, April). Intellectually useful personal connections: Linking what students know with what they learn. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Wade, P. A., & Schuh, K. L. (2004, September). The children behind the test scores: Two year case studies and Snow's Aptitude Theory. Paper presented at the Civic Education Research Conference, Reno, NV.
  • Schuh, K. L., & Orrill, C. H. (2004, April). Negotiating meaning: An analysis of interactions. Paper discussion session (i. e., roundtable) presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2003, April). Rhizome and the mind: Describing the metaphor. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2002, October). Students' spontaneous use of information from media sources: What and how do they link? Poster presented at the the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Seattle, WA.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2002, April). A grounded theory of knowledge construction. Paper discussion session (i. e., roundtable) presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2002, April). Electronic resources in a sixth-grade writers' workshop: Strategies and constraints. Paper discussion session (i. e., roundtable) presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. Workshop lead at the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Schuh, K. L., & Mohammed (2001, November). Instructional design and technology at the University of Iowa: A systemic look at ourselves. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2001, April). Teacher-centered and learner-centered: What's the relationship? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2000, September). The semiotics of "monk" rehearsals: A weaving of two texts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Semiotics Society of America, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2000, September). Unlimited semiosis: Analysis tool for a writing activity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Semiotics Society of America, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2000, August). Knowledge construction links: Cues and trajectories as prior experience and knowledge. Poster presented at the the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Schuh, K. L. (2000, April). Knowledge construction in the learner-centered classroom. Poster presented at the the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Hines, M. B., Budden, H., Coons, S., Erb, S., & Schuh, K. L. (1999, November). The Indiana English Teachers Collaborative: The politics and possibilities of collaborative action research. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Schuh, K. L. (1999, April). Beyond domains: Knowledge structures and constructivism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Schuh, K. L. (1999, February). Multidimensional knowledge structures. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Houston, TX.
  • Schuh, K. L. (1998, December). Knowledge structures from a constructivist perspective. Paper presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Atlanta, GA.

Selected Contracts and Grants

  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Co-Investigator), Van Horne, Samuel (Co-Investigator), & Russell, Jae-eun (Co-Investigator), "What are the Relationships Between E-textbook Usage and Student Learning?," Sponsored by CCUMC Donald A. Rieck Research Grant, Other, $20000.
  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Principal Investigator), "Student Meaning-making, Classroom Environment, and Achievement," Sponsored by Dean's Scholar, University of Iowa College of Education, The University of Iowa, $6000.00. (May, 2007–May, 2010).
  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Principal Investigator), "Survey Data Scanning for Graduate Students," Sponsored by Student Computing Fee, University of Iowa College of Education, The University of Iowa, $3035.00. (January, 2010).
  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Principal Investigator), "Linking What Students Learn With What They Know (Year 2)," Sponsored by Iowa Measurement Research Foundation, University of Iowa, The University of Iowa, $31823.00. (August, 2008–July, 2009).
  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Principal Investigator), "Linking What Students Learn With What They Know," Sponsored by Iowa Measurement Research Foundation, University of Iowa, The University of Iowa, $27998.00. (August, 2007–July, 2008).
  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Principal Investigator), "Theory-based Instructional Practices Website," Sponsored by Student Computing Fee, University of Iowa College of Education, The University of Iowa, $4172.00. (January, 2005).
  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Principal Investigator), "Iowa Research Experiences for Undergraduates," Sponsored by University of Iowa, The University of Iowa, $3000.00. (January, 2004–December, 2004).
  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Principal Investigator), "Development of Evaluation of Elementary Students' Text Deconstruction and Construction Processes," Sponsored by Iowa Measurement Research Foundation, University of Iowa, The University of Iowa, $23104.00. (August, 2003–July, 2004).
  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Principal Investigator), "College of Education Research Fund," Sponsored by University of Iowa, The University of Iowa, $500.00. (April, 2004–June, 2004).
  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Principal Investigator), "Second Old Gold Fellowship," Sponsored by University of Iowa, The University of Iowa, $6000.00. (June, 2003–July, 2003).
  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Principal Investigator), "College of Education Research Fund," Sponsored by University of Iowa, The University of Iowa, $500.00. (March, 2003–June, 2003).
  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Principal Investigator), "College of Education Research Fund," Sponsored by University of Iowa, The University of Iowa, $500.00. (December, 2001–June, 2002).
  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Principal Investigator), "Old Gold Summer Fellowship," Sponsored by University of Iowa, The University of Iowa, $5000.00. (June, 2001–July, 2001).
  • Schuh, Kathy L. (Principal Investigator), "Edna Jones Johnson Memorial Fund," Sponsored by University of Iowa College of Education, The University of Iowa, $500.00. (October, 2000–June, 2001).