Biography

Dr. Janelle M. Bailey's research interests include both in-service and pre-service science teacher education as well as astronomy education, and spans a range of K-16. Most recently, she is co-primary investigator with Doug Lombardi of a $2.3M grant from the National Science Foundation on helping high school students better evaluate the connections between evidence and explanations in earth science. Bailey is the past president of the American Association of Physics Teachers, a member of the editorial board for the Journal of College Science Teaching, and a guest editor for a focused collection on astronomy education research for Physical Review Physics Education Research. Bailey teaches classes in secondary science education and has taught elementary science methods as well as introductory astronomy in the past.

Research Interests

  • Faculty Development
  • Science Education
  • Teacher Education/Development

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

SCES 2189

Classroom Interactions

Undergraduate

MAES 2189

Classroom Interactions

Undergraduate

EDUC 4388

TUteach Apprentice Teaching

Undergraduate

EDUC 4802

TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar

Undergraduate

EDUC 9255

Res.Seminar/Math/Sci Ed

Graduate

MGRE 4108

Teaching and Learning Science in the Middle Grades

Undergraduate

Selected Publications

  • Lombardi, D., Bailey, J.M., Bickel, E.S., & Burrell, S. (2018). Scaffolding scientific thinking: Students’ evaluations and judgments during Earth science knowledge construction. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 54, pp. 184-198. doi: 10.1016/j.cedpsych.2018.06.008

  • Coble, K., Conlon, M., & Bailey, J.M. (2018). Investigating undergraduate students' ideas about the curvature of the Universe. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 14(1). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.14.010144

  • Bailey, J.M. & Plummer, J.D. (2018). Editorial: Focused Collection: Astronomy Education Research. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 14(1). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.14.010004

  • Lombardi, D., Bickel, E.S., Bailey, J.M., & Burrell, S. (2018). High school students’ evaluations, plausibility (re) appraisals, and knowledge about topics in Earth science. Science Education, 102(1), pp. 153-177. doi: 10.1002/sce.21315

  • Bailey, J.M., Lombardi, D., Cordova, J.R., & Sinatra, G.M. (2017). Meeting students halfway: Increasing self-efficacy and promoting knowledge change in astronomy. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 13(2). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.13.020140

  • Conlon, M., Coble, K., Bailey, J.M., & Cominsky, L.R. (2017). Investigating undergraduate students' ideas about the fate of the Universe. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 13(2). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.13.020128

  • Lopez, R.E., Ambrose, B.S., Bailey, J.M., Cid, X.C., Vieyra, R.E., & Willoughby, S.D. (2017). Connecting undergraduate instruction to the 2017 solar eclipse. Physics Teacher, 55(4), pp. 250-251. doi: 10.1119/1.4978732

  • Bailey, J.M. & Lombardi, D. (2015). Blazing The Trail For Astronomy Education Research. Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education (JAESE), 2(2), pp. 77-77. doi: 10.19030/jaese.v2i2.9512

  • Rehmat, A.P. & Bailey, J.M. (2014). Technology Integration in a Science Classroom: Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 23(6), pp. 744-755. doi: 10.1007/s10956-014-9507-7