Kathy Malone joined the Graduate School of Education after having served as an Assistant Professor in STEM Education at The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio. Immediately prior to OSU she worked as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at The National Science Foundation, and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Research and Development Center under the guidance of Dr. Christian Schunn. Dr. Malone spent a number of years as a high school science teacher in Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Her PhD at Carnegie Mellon University under the guidance of Dr. Ruth Chabay is an interdisciplinary degree focusing on the learning sciences. This suites her diverse science teaching background as she has taught physics, biology and chemistry in urban, rural and suburban contexts as well as in both private and public secondary schools in the USA.
Her research interests focus on reasoning and learning in science via modeling-based activities. In addition, she is interested in the benefits of including engineering design components in K12 classrooms. Kathy has been involved with Modeling Instruction pedagogy in science since 1995 as both a high school practitioner and an educational researcher. In addition, she is an active international workshop leader of this pedagogy in the subjects of physics and biology. She has been instrumental in the introduction of this pedagogy at the freshman high level in physics, in secondary biology and as a vertical integration theme in educational settings.
Malone, K., Schuchardt, A., Sabree, Z., 2019 Evolution Education Re-considered. .
Increasing science preservice teachers’ ability to become lifelong learners through a professional online learning community.
Veal, W., Malone, K., Wenner, J., Odell, M., Hines, S., 2019 In : Innovations in Science Teacher Education.
Engineering Design Process and Education – Envisioning the Future.
Malone, K., 2018 Saginov Readings No. 10, Integration of Science, Education and Production as the Basis for Implementation of the Plan of Nation Conference.
Improving conceptual understanding and representation skills through Excel-based modeling
Malone, K., Schuchardt, A., Schunn, C., 2018 In : Journal of Science Education and Technology. p. 30-44
Using Rasch theory to guide the development of the High School Biology Concept Inventory (HS-BCI).
Malone, K., Boone, W., Stammen, A., Schuchardt, A., Ding, L., Sabree, Z., 2018 In : International Journal of Science Education.
The Effect of Teachers’ Professional Development on Implementing Engineering in Elementary Schools.
Porter, T., West, M., Kajfez, R., Malone, K., Irving, K., 2018 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings .
The effect of a modeling instructional sequence on scientific reasoning ability: A longitudinal study
Malone, K., Schuchardt, A., 2018 In : Developmental Science.
Student authored Case Studies: The Case of an Educational Leadership Course in Kazakhstan
Malone, K., Helmer, J., Polat, F., 2018 Case Study Methodology in Higher Education. IGI Global,
STEM Reasoning and Learning via Science Modeling and Engineering Design Challenges
Malone, K., 2018 Proceedings of the International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science & Technology 2018.
Science teachers’ knowledge about models and modelling – A comparison study between Turkey and the United States.
Malone, K., Yilmaz, O., Irving, K., 2018 In : International Journal of Science Education.
Engineering Design Challenges in Early Childhood Education: Effects on Student Cognition & Interest.
Malone, K., Tiarani, V., Irving, K., Kajfez, R., Lin, H., Giasi, T., Edmiston, B., 2018 In : European Journal of STEM Education. 3, 3,
Effects of Modeling Instruction professional development on biology teachers’ scientific reasoning skills.
Stammen, A., Malone, K., Irving, K., 2018 In : Education Sciences. 8, 3,
Effect of Modeling Instruction on English learners.
Malone, K., Cameron, K., 2018 In : The TESOL Journal.
STEM reasoning and learning in biology via modeling-based activities.
Malone, K., 2017 Proceedings form ICoSMEE 2017: The 1st International Conference on Science, Mathematics, Environment, and Education.
Work in progress: Engineering design in secondary biology.
Malone, K., Schuchardt, A., Irwin, C., Kajfez, R., Irving, K., 2017 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings . 2017,
Models and Modeling: An evaluation of teacher knowledge
Ware, T., Malone, K., Irving, K., Mollohan, K., 2017 Proceedings from HICE 2017: The 15th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education.
How students problem solve after completing a DNA replication modeling activity – a pilot study.
Malone, K., 2017 HICE 2017: The 15th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI. .
Computer Modeling and Programming in Algebra.
Perez, A., Malone, K., Renganathan, S., Groshong, K., 2016 the International Conference on Computer Supported Education . 2, p. 281-286
Correlations among knowledge structures, force concept inventory, and problem-solving behaviors
Malone, K., 2008 In : Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research. 4, 020107,
The convergence of knowledge organization, problem-solving behavior, and metacognition research with the Modeling method of physics instruction – Part I
Malone, K., 2006 In : JOURNAL OF PHYSICS TEACHER EDUCATION.