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Dr. Sachel Villafane-Garcia

Selected Publications

Villafañe, S., Xu X., Raker, J. R., (2016) “Self-efficacy and academic performance in first-semester organic chemistry: Testing a model of reciprocal causation". Chem. Educ. Res. Pract. doi: 10.1039/C6RP00119J

Villafañe, S., Lewis, J. E., (2016) “Exploring a measure of science attitude for different groups of students enrolled in introductory college chemistry”. Chem. Educ. Res. Pract. doi: 10.1039/C5RP00185D

Villafañe, S., Heyen, B., Lewis, J.E., Loertscher, J., Minderhout, V., Murray, T. (2015) “Design and testing of an assessment instrument to measure understanding of protein structure and enzyme inhibition in a new context”. Bioch. Mol. Biol. Educ., 44(2), 179-190. doi: 10.1002/bmb.20931

Loertscher, J., Villafañe, S., Lewis, J.E., Minderhout, V., (2014) “Probing and Improving Student’s Understanding of Protein -Helix Structure Using Targeted Assessment and Classroom Interventions in Collaboration with a Faculty Community of Practice”. Bioch. Mol. Biol. Educ., 42 (3), 213-223.

Villafañe, S., Garcia, C. A., Lewis, J. E., (2014) “Exploring Diverse Students’ Trends in Chemistry Self-efficacy throughout a Semester of College-level Preparatory Chemistry”. Chem. Educ. Res. Pract. 15, 114-127.

Xu, X., Villafane, S., Lewis, J. E., (2013) “College Students’ Attitudes Toward Chemistry, Conceptual Knowledge and Achievement: Structural Equation Model Analysis”. Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 14 (2), 188-200.

Villafane S., Bailey C., Loertscher, J., Minderhout, V., Lewis, J.E., (2011) “Development and Analysis of an Instrument to Assess Student Understanding of Foundational Concepts Before Biochemistry Coursework”. Bioch. Mol. Biol. Educ., 39 (2), 102-109.

Villafane S., Loertscher, J., Minderhout, V., Lewis, J.E., (2011) “Uncovering students’ incorrect ideas about foundational concepts for biochemistry”, Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 12 (2), 210-218.