Externally Funded Projects

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Principal Investigator(s)Grant TitleYearsFunding AgencyFunding AmountProject Overview
Bowman, Nicholas A Belonging Intervention to Improve STEM Outcomes for Underrepresented Students: A Randomized-Controlled Trial at 22 Colleges 2018-2020Indiana University$222,713
Bruhn, Allison A Comparison of Teacher Ratings and Direct Observation 2017-2018IMRF$31,431
Liu, William A Measure to Identify Growth from Discrimination in College Student Populations 2017-2018IMRF$29,952
Aloe, Ariel A Meta-analysis of Social and Behavioral Outcomes for ADHD in School Settings 2016-2018SUNY$232,058
Plakans, Lia, Johnson, David Advocacy, Capacity, and Collaboration for English Learners in Iowa (ACCEL) 2017-2021US Department of Education $2,225,359
Vispoel, Walter Application of Generalizability Theory for Objectively Scored Ordinal Measures 2016-2017IMRF$31,431
Vispoel, Walter Applications of Generalizability Theory for Objectively Scored Ordinal Measures 2017-2018IMRF$35,546
Bahr, Patricia Assistive Technology in Iowa's Specially Designed Instruction 2016/2017IA DoE$77,229
Barnhardt, Cassie Campus-based mobilization: Measuring characteristics, processes, and outcomes 2017-2018IMRF$20,821
Assouline, Susan Lynn, Ihrig, Lori, Mahatmya, Duhita Closing the Excellence Gap: Implementing the STEM Excellence and Leadership Program to Understand the Role of Local Agency in Broadening High-Potential, Rural Students' STEM Participation 2017-2021NSF$1,979,221
Aloe, Ariel Collaborative Research: Partial and Multilevel Effect Sizes in Meta-analysis 2015-2018NSF$96,663
Morphew, Christopher Collaborative Research: STEM Workforce Training: A Quasi-Experimental Approach Using the Effects of Research Funding 2013-2017NSF$116,499
Brennan, Robert College Board 2014-2019College Board$1,935,332
Kivlighan, Dennis Martin Construction and Validation of the Multicultural Group Environment Scale (MGES): An Exploratory Factor Analysis 2016-2017IMRF$38,195
Kivlighan, Dennis Martin Construction and Validation of the Multicultural Group Environment Scale (MGES): An Exploratory factor Analysis 2017-2018APF$1,000
Kivlighan, Dennis Martin Construction and Validation of the Multicultural Group Environment Scale (MGES): An Exploratory Factor Analysis 2016-2017American Psychological Foundation (APF)$1,000
Kivlighan, Dennis Martin Construction and Validation of the Therapeutic Goal Orientation Scale (TOGS): An Exploratory Factor Analysis 2017-2018IMRF$29,952
McDermott, Mark Developing Online STEM Masters Courses at the University of Iowa 2016-2017ISCG/NASA$5,000
Sanchez, Jennifer Development and Validation of a Self-Determined Participation in Community Life Measure for People with Serious Mental Illness: A Consumer Perspective 2015-2017Hogg Foundation $66,000
Wojciak, Armeda Development of a Sibling Attachment Measure 2016-2017IMRF$31,431
Watt, Sherry Development of an Instrument to Measure Privileged Identity Expectation 2016-2017IMRF$37,638
Liddell, Debora Editor, Journal of College Student Development 2015-2020ACPA$290,000
Schrier, Leslie, Wesely, Pamela, Plakans, Lia ELBridge - Bridging Academic Content and English Language Learning to Prepare Iowa Teachers of English Learners 2012-2017OELA$1,879,807
Bardhoshi, Gerta, Locke, Leslie Engaging At-Risk Latinx Students’ Sense of Belonging in Muscatine High School: A Group Counseling Intervention Informed by Photovoice 2018Carver Trust$89,908
Liu, William Evaluation of a Permanent Housing Model for Homeless Rural Veterans: The LODGE Project Phase III 2016-2017VA$72,300
Liu, William Evaluation of a Permanent Housing Model for Homeless Rural Veterans: The LODGE Project Phase III 2017-2018US Department of Veterans Affairs, Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center$72,300
Assouline, Susan Lynn Expansion of STEM Excellence and Literacy (SEAL) Program 2017-2019Jack Kent Cooke$200,000
Seaman, Walter EXTREEMS-QED: Large Data Analysis and Visualization at the University of Iowa 2014-2019NSF$579,451
Foley Nicpon, Megan I-Excel: Development and Validation of an Online Above-Level Test for Academically Talented Elementary Students 2016-2017IMRF$31,431
Hand, Brian Improving Early Childhood Language Development Through Science 2018-2021Carver$394,247
Bruhn, Allison Improving Individualized Implementation using Data-Based Individualization 2016-2017UNI/CET$5,000
Bruhn, Allison Improving Intervention Implementation using Data-based Individualization 2016-2017UNI/CET$88,522
McDermott, Mark Improving Student Science Learning through the Argument-Based Strategies and STEM Infused Science Teaching (ASSIST) Teaching Approach 2015-2018Iowa Board of Regents - Title IIA, "Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program"$472,271
Hand, Brian, Park, Soonhye Improving Students' Conceptual Understanding of Science and Critical Thinking Skills Using an Argument-Based Inquiry Approach 2014-2017Iowa Department of Education$564,102
Fulmer, Gavin Improving Two-Tier Item Measures of Scientific Reasoning for Secondary Students 2017-2018IMRF$31,431
Reed, Deborah Intensive Summer Reading Program 2016-2017Multiple$1,347,500
Reed, Deborah Intensive Summer Reading Program 2016-2017Iowa West$50,000
Reed, Deborah Iowa Assessment of Skills and Knowledge Automatic Word Recognition and Decoding (iASK) 2015-2017Foundations in Learning (FIL)$37,112
Assouline, Susan Lynn Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Sumposium 2016-17Academy of Applied Science$17,100
Assouline, Susan Lynn Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium 2017-2018Academy of Applied Science$17,100
Choi, Kyong Mi, Hong, Dae Iowa Mathematics Proficiency Project (IMaP2) 2014-2017Iowa Department of Education$440,387
Reed, Deborah Iowa Reading Research Center 2016-2017State of Iowa$1,175,000
Reed, Deborah Iowa Reading Research Center 2016-2017State of Iowa$120,197
Datchuk, Kim ITTA: The Museum of Today and Tomorrow: Museums, Education,Technology 2017UI ITTA$2,500
Segre, Alberto, Bowman, Nicholas IUSE:EHR Pair Programming as a Pedagogical Approach for Promoting Success and Equity in Computer Science Coursework 2016-2019NSF$137,893
Reed, Deborah LiNK Evaluation Study 2018-2021Literacy Network of Kansas (LiNK)$555,555
Kaldenberg, Erica Literacy Interventions in Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis 2017Obermann Center$3,000
Bowman, Nicholas Measurement Properties of the Student Identity Centrality Scale 2016-2017IMRF$31,431
Hong, Dae Measuring Alignment between National College Entrance Examinations and Mathematics Curriculum Standards: A Comparison Among Korea, China, and Singapore 2016-2017IMRF$20,821
Ali, Saba Modification and Validation of Healthcare Carrer Interest, Self-efficacy, and Outcome Expectations Measures 2016-2017IMRF$21,648
Hand, Brian, Fulmer, Gavin Moving Beyond Pedagogy: Developing Teachers’ Adaptive Expertise in Using the Epistemic Complexity of Science 2018-2022NSF$2,884,239
Hollingworth, Liz, Cwiertny, David, Scherer, Michelle, Just, Craig, Schnoor, Jerald, Frasier, David, Krajewski, Witold, Tate, Eric, Villarini, Gabriele NRT-INFEWS: Paths to sustainable food-energy-water systems in resource-limited communities 2017-2020NSF$188,152
Welch, Catherine Physical Science End-of-Course (EOC) Test Development 2016-2017Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education$155,000
Reed, Deborah PIAAC Prison Data Analysis 2017-2018AERA$20,000
Bruhn, Allison, Hendrickson, Jo Project SCORE IT: Developing and Evaluating Interactive Technology to Support Self-Monitoring and Data-Based Decision-Making in the Classroom 2016-2019IES$1,178,530
Bardhoshi, Gerta Psychometric Exploration and Synthesis of the School Counselor Self-Efficacy Scale 2018-2019IMRF$35,546
Dunbar, Stephen, Welch, Catherine Statewide STEM Survey 2016-2017IMSEP$80,000
Ogren, Christine Summers Off: A History of American Teachers' Other Three Months 2017-2018Spencer Foundation$49,876
Welch, Catherine Technical Support of Statewide Assessments Program 2017-2018Iowa Department of Education$393,112
Liddell, Debora, Barnhardt, Cassie The Emory Integrity Project: Integrating and Assessing an Integrity Initiative in University Education and Student Life 2016-2019Emory University$148,000
Bowman, Nicholas, Pascarella, Ernest The Impact of GEAR UP on College Emollment and Persistence in Eastern Iowa 2016-2017Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust$74,412
Mahatmya, Duhita THRIVING TOGETHER: Leveraging Well-Being and divic Engagement as Pathways to Flourishing for First-Generation College Students 2017George Mason University$1,500
Welch, Catherine, Dunbar, Stephen UITP support to the State of Iowa Department of Education for data assessments, the state longitudinal database, and I-ELDA. 2016-2017Iowa DoE$487,816
Devane, Benjamin Understanding Physics through Design and Play: Integrating Skateboarding with STEM in an Integrated Digital and Physical Game-Based Children’s Museum Exhibit 2016-2019Iowa Children's Museum (ICM)$236,380
Wojciak, Armeda Urban and Rural Contexts of Iowa Home Visiting Programs – The use of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Services 2017-2018Injury Prevention Center$22,439
Aloe, Ariel, Reed, Deborah Validating a Measure of Educators Knowledge of Reading 2018-2019IMRF$23,359
Wojciak, Armeda, Smith, Carol We Can! Testing a Trauma Informed Care Training in Iowa Elementary Schools 2016-2017UNI/CET$87,718
Grooms, Ain What's Your Excuse?: Chronic Absenteeism in a Rural Majority-Minority High School 2017-2018Center for Educational Transformation$21,638