Janelle Bailey, Ph.D.

Janelle M. Bailey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Teaching & Learning

Ritter Hall, Room 456
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
phone: 215-204-5195


  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, Teaching & Teacher Education (Astronomy Education)
  • M.Ed., University of Georgia, Science Education
  • B.A., Agnes Scott College, Astrophysics
Areas of Professional Interest
  • Astronomy learning and teaching
  • Preservice science teacher development
  • Inservice teacher training in STEM
  • Science Education
  • TU Teach
Recent Scholarship

Coble, K., McLin, K., Bailey, J. M., Metevier, A. J., & Cominsky, L. (in press). The big ideas in cosmology. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishers / Great River Technology, Inc.

Bailey, J. M., & Lombardi, D. (2015). Blazing the trail for astronomy education research. Journal of Astronomy & Earth Science Education, 2(2), 77-87. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.19030/jaese.v2i2.9512 

 *Rehmat, A. P., & Bailey, J. M. (2014). Technology integration into a science classroom: Preservice teachers’ perceptions. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 23(6), 744-755. Available online at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10956-014-9507-7 

Maher, P. A., Bailey, J. M., Etheridge, D. A., & Warby, D. B. (2013). An exploratory study of preservice teachers’ beliefs and confidence after working with STEM faculty mentors [Special issue]. Teacher Education & Practice, 26(2), 266-284.

Trouille, L. E., Coble, K., Cochran, G. L., Bailey, J. M., Camarillo, C., Nickerson, M. D., & Cominsky, L. R. (2013). Investigating student ideas about cosmology III: Big Bang theory, expansion, age, and history of the Universe. Astronomy Education Review, 12(1), 010110. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/AER2013016

Coble, K., Nickerson, M. D., Bailey, J. M., Trouille, L. E., Cochran, G. L., Camarillo, C., & Cominsky, L. R. (2013). Investigating student ideas about cosmology II: Composition of the Universe. Astronomy Education Review, 12(1), 010111. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/AER2012039

Coble, K., Camarillo, C., Trouille, L. E., Bailey, J. M., Cochran, G. L., Nickerson, M. D., & Cominsky, L. R. (2013). Investigating student ideas about cosmology I: Distances and structure. Astronomy Education Review, 12(1), 010102. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/AER2012038

Bailey, J. M., Coble, K., Cochran, G. L., Larrieu, D. M., Sanchez, R., & Cominsky, L. R. (2012). A multi-institutional investigation of students’ pre-instructional ideas about cosmology. Astronomy Education Review, 11(1), 010302. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/AER2012029

Bailey, J. M., & Nagamine, K. (2012). Experiencing conceptual change about teaching: A case study from astronomy. American Journal of Physics, 80(6), 542-551.

Bailey, J. M., Johnson, B., Prather, E. E., & Slater, T. F. (2012). Design and validation of the Star Properties Concept Inventory. International Journal of Science Education, 34(14), 2257-2286. doi: 10.1080/09500693.2011.589869 

Bailey, J. M., Slater, S. J., & Slater, T. F. (2011). Conducting astronomy education research: A primer. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company. (ISBN-10 1-4292-6409-8 / ISBN-13 978-1-4292-6409-9)

Wallace, C. S., & Bailey, J. M. (2010). Do concept inventories really measure anything? Astronomy Education Review, 9(1), 010116. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/AER2010024

Slater, S. J., Slater, T. F., & Bailey, J. M. (2010). Discipline-based education research: A scientist’s guide. (W.H. Freeman Science Teaching Series, W. B. Wood, Ed.). New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company. (ISBN-10 1-4292-6586-8 / ISBN-13 978-1-4292-6586-7)

Carver, A., & Bailey, J. M. (2010). Unit pages: Differentiation for 200 students. Science Scope, 33(6), 12-17.

Bailey, J. M., Prather, E. E., Johnson, B., & Slater, T. F. (2009). College students’ preinstructional ideas about stars and star formation. Astronomy Education Review, 8(1). Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/AER2009038

Bailey, J. M. (2009). Concept inventories for ASTRO 101. The Physics Teacher, 47(7), 439-441. doi: 10.1119/1.3225503