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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

  • Journal Editorial Board, Journal of Educational Research, 2011–current.
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Educational Psychology, 2006–current.
  • Committee Assignment, Non-Resident Fee Review Committee, 2012–2015.
  • Conference Paper/Symposium Referee, American Educational Research Association, 2013.
  • Conference Paper/Symposium Referee, American Educational Research Assocation, 2012.
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Educational Research, 2009–2011.

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.
  • 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., & Cunningham, D. J. (2004). Rhizome and the mind: Describing the metaphor. Semiotica, 149(1/4), 325-342.

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).

Selected Presentations

  • Schuh, K. L. (2014, April 12). A signal 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.
  • 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.

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).