Research

Publications

  • McCarthy, J.J., R.S. Parker, A. Abatan, and M. Besterfield-Sacre. “Evaluating an Integrated Curriculum in Chemical Engineering, Advances in Engineering Education 2, no 4 (2011): 1-22.
  • Yildirim, T.P., M. Besterfield-Sacre, and L.J. Shuman. “Use of Personal Digital Assistants in Problem Solving Process Assessment,” IEEE Multidisciplinary Engineering Education Magazine 5, no 3 (2010): 19-23.
  • Verleger, M.A., H. Diefes-Dux, M. Ohland, M. Besterfield-Sacre, and S. Brophy. “Challenges to Informed Peer Review.” Journal of Engineering Education 99, no 4. (2010): 397-408.
  • Nicholls, G. M., H. Wolfe, M. Besterfield-Sacre, and L. J. Shuman. “Predicting STEM Degree Outcomes Based on 8th Grade Data and Standard Test Scores.” Journal of Engineering Education 99, no3 (2010): 209-223.
  • Yildirim, T.P., L.J. Shuman, and M. Besterfield-Sacre. “Model Eliciting Activities: Assessing Engineering Student Problem Solving and Skill Integration Processes.” International Journal of Engineering Education 26, no 4 (2010): 831-845.
  • Clark, R.W., and M. Besterfield-Sacre. “A New Approach to the Analysis of Hazardous Materials Transportation Risk: Identification of Critical Variables Relative to Known Consequences using Exploratory Decision Modeling.” Risk Analysis 29, no 3 (2009): 344-354.
  • Clark, RM, LJ Shuman and M. Besterfield-Sacre. "In-Depth Use of Modeling in Engineering Coursework to Enhance Problem Solving." Modeling Students' Mathematical Modeling Competencies: ICTMA 13, edited by R. Lesh, PL Galbraith, CR Haines and A. Hurford, 173-188. Springer (2010).
  • Golish, B., M. Besterfield-Sacre, L. Shuman, "Comparing the Innovation Processes in Academic and Corporate Settings," in press Journal of Product Innovation Management, 25 (1), 2008, pp. 47-62.
  • Besterfield-Sacre, M, and LJ Shuman, "The Future of Assessment," Spurlin, J., Rajala, S., & Lavelle, J., editors (2008) in Designing Better Engineering Education Through Assessment: A Practical Resource for Faculty and Department Chairs on Using Assessment and ABET Criteria to Improve Student Learning. Sterling, Va: Stylus Publishing.
  • Besterfield-Sacre, M., L.J. Shuman, H. Wolfe, R.M. Clark, and T.P. Yildirim, "Development of a Work Sampling Methodology for behavioral Observations: Application to Teamwork," Journal of Engineering Education, 96(4), 2007, pp. 335-346.
  • Resnick, L.R, M. Besterfield-Sacre, M.M. Mehalik, J.Z. Sherer, and E.R. Halverson, "A Framework for Effective Management of School System Performance", P.A. Moss, editor (2007), in National Society for the Study of Education (NSSE) Yearbook on Evidence and Decision Making, 106 (1), 2007, pp. 155-185.
  • Murphy, T.J., R.L. Shehab, T. Reed-Rhoads, C.E. Foor, B.J. Harris, B.J., D.A. Trytten, S.E. Walden, M. Besterfield-Sacre, M.S. Hallbeck, and W.C. Moor, "Achieving Parity of the Sexes at the Undergraduate Level: A Study of Success," Journal of Engineering Education, 96(3), 2007, pp. 241-252.
  • Nicholls, G. M., H. Wolfe, M. Besterfield-Sacre, L. J. Shuman, & S. Larpkiattaworn, "A Method for Identifying Variables for STEM Intervention", Journal of Engineering Education, 96(1), 2007, pp. 33-44.
  • Shuman, L.J., M. Besterfield-Sacre, and J. McGourty, "The ABET 'Professional Skills' - Can they be Taught? Can they be Assessed?", Journal of Engineering Education, 94(1), 2005, pp. 41 - 55.
  • Besterfield-Sacre, M., J. Gerchak, M. Lyons, L.J. Shuman, and H. Wolfe, "Scoring Concept Maps: Development of an Integrated Rubric for Assessing Engineering Education," accepted for publication for the April 2004 issue of the Journal of Engineering Education (manuscript number JEE-2003-3135).
  • Shuman, L.J., M. Besterfield-Sacre, and J. McGourty, "The ABET 'Professional Skills'--Can they be Taught? Can they be Assessed?", Journal of Engineering Education, 94(1), 2005, pp. 41-55.
  • Shuman, L.J., M.E. Besterfield-Sacre, and B.M. Olds, "Ethics Assessment Rubrics," to be published in the Mitcham, C., L. Arnhart, D. Johnson, and R. Spiers, editors, the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, Macmillan, Spring 2005
  • Larpkiattaworn, S., O. Muogboh, M. Besterfield-Sacre, L. J. Shuman, and H. Wolfe, "Special Considerations When Using Statistical Analysis In Engineering Education Assessment And Evaluation," Journal of Engineering Education, 92(3), July 2003, pp. 207-216.
  • Hoare, R., M.E. Besterfield-Sacre, L.J. Shuman, R. Shields, J. Gerchak, D. Eartman, and T. Johnson "Cross-Institutional Assessment: Development and Implementation of the On-Line Student Survey System," Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 10(2), September 2002, pp. 88-97.
  • Besterfield-Sacre, M.E., L.J. Shuman, and H. Wolfe, "Modeling Undergraduate Engineering Outcomes," International Journal of Engineering Education, 18(2), March/April 2002, pp. 128-139.
  • McGourty, J.M., L.J. Shuman, M. Besterfield-Sacre, C.J. Atman, R. Miller, B. Olds, G. Rogers, and H. Wolfe, "Preparing for ABET EC 2000: Research-Based Assessment Methods and Processes," International Journal of Engineering Education, 18(2), March/April 2002, pp. 157-167.
  • Besterfield-Sacre, M.E., M. Moreno, L.J. Shuman, and C.J. Atman, "Gender and Ethnicity Differences in Freshmen Engineering Student Attitudes: A Cross-Institutional Study," Journal of Engineering Education, 90(4), October 2001, pp. 477 - 489.
  • Besterfield-Sacre, M.E., L.J. Shuman, H. Wolfe, C.J. Atman, J. McGourty, R.L. Miller, B.M. Olds, and G.M. Rogers, "Defining the Outcomes: A Framework for EC 2000," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Education, 43(2), April 2000, pp. 100-110.
  • Besterfield-Sacre, ME, Atman, CJ, and Shuman, LJ, "Engineering Student Attitudes Assessment," Journal of Engineering Education, 87(2), April 1998, pp. 133-141.
  • Besterfield-Sacre, M.E., C.J. Atman and L.J. Shuman, "Characteristics of Freshman Engineering Students: Models for Determining Student Attrition and Success in Engineering," Journal of Engineering Education, 86(2), April 1997, pp. 139-149.