*undergraduate author, ^postdoctoral author, these authors contributed equally

Accepted & In Press

Miller, H., Johnson, W., Freed, A., Doherty, J.H., & Anderson, C.W. Accepted. Crosscutting Concepts for Re-orienting Science Education. Journal for Research in Science Teaching.


Kolpikova, E.P.*+, Chen, D.C.*+ & Doherty, J.H. 2019. Does the format of pre-class reading quizzes matter? An evaluation of traditional and gamified, adaptive pre-class reading quizzes. CBE Life Sciences Education. 18(4), ar52. DOI: 10.1187/cbe.19-05-0098 +These authors contributed equally

Scott, E.E.^, Wenderoth, M.P., & Doherty, J.H. 2019. Using learning progressions to align student thinking, assessment, and instruction in biology education. CBE Life Sciences Eduction. 18(4), es5. DOI: 10.1187/cbe.19-03-0059

Alred, A.R., Hartley, L.M., Doherty, J.H., Harris, C., & Dauer, J.M. 2019. Exploring student ideas about biological variation. International Journal of Science Education. 41(12):1682-1700. DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2019.1635289

Cerchiara, J.A.^,  Wenderoth, M.P., & Doherty, J.H. 2019. A new assessment to monitor student performance in introductory neurophysiology: Electrochemical Gradients Assessment Device (EGAD). Advances in Physiology Education. 43(2):211–220. DOI: 10.1152/advan.00209.2018

Jescovitch, L.N.^, Scott, E.E.^, Cerchiara, J.A.^, Doherty, J.H., Wenderoth, M.P., Merrill, J.E., Urban-Lurain, M., Haudek, K.C. 2019. Deconstruction of Holistic Rubrics into Analytic Rubrics for Large-Scale Assessments of Students’ Reasoning of Complex Science Concepts. Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation.

Moorleghen, D.*, Oli, N.*, Crowe, A.J., Liepkalns, J.S., Self, C.J. & Doherty, J.H. 2019. Impact of Automated Response Systems on In-Class Cell Phone Use. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. DOI: 10.1002/bmb.21257

Prevost, L., Sorensen, A. E., Doherty, J. H., Ebert‐May, D., & Pohlad, B. 2019. 4DEE—What’s Next? Designing Instruction and Assessing Student Learning. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 0(0), e01552. DOI: 10.1002/bes2.1552 invited

Wyner, Y. & Doherty, J.H. 2019. Seeing the trees: What urban middle school students notice about the street trees that surround them. Journal of Biological Education. 0(0), 1-23.DOI: 10.1080/00219266.2019.1667407


Le, P.T., Hartley, L.M., Doherty, J.H., Harris, C., & Moore, J.C. 2018. Is being familiar with biodiversity related to reasoning about ecology? Ecosphere 9(12):e02532. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2532

Jackson, M.A.*, Tran, A.*, Wenderoth, M.P., & Doherty, J.H. 2018. Peer- vs. self-grading of practice exams: Which is better? CBE-Life Sciences Education. 17:ar44 DOI: 10.1187/cbe.18-04-0052


Doherty, J.H. & Wenderoth, M.P. 2017. Implementing an Expressive Writing Intervention in a Large College Course. Journal of Microbiology & Biochemistry Education. 18(2). DOI: 10.1128/jmbe.v18i2.1307

Wyner, Y. & Doherty, J.H. 2017. Developing a learning progression for three-dimensional learning of the patterns of evolution. Science Education. 101:787–81. DOI: 10.1002/sce.21289

Before 2017

Anderson, C.W. & Doherty, J.H. 2016. Core Idea LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics. In Duncan, R.G., Krajcik, J., Rivet, A. (Eds.) Disciplinary Core Ideas: Reshaping Teaching and Learning. NSTA press. Arlington, VA.

Dauer, J.M., Doherty, J.H., Freed, A., Miller, H., & Anderson, C.W. 2014. Connections between student explanations and inquiry for plant photosynthesis and cellular respiration. CBE Life Science 13:397-409. DOI: 10.1187/cbe.14-02-0028

Rice, M.J., Doherty, J.H., & Anderson, C.W. 2014. Principles, First and Foremost: A Tool for Understanding Biological Processes. Journal of College Science Teaching. 43(3): 74-82.

Harris, C., Berkowitz, A.R., Doherty, J.H., & Hartley, L.M. 2013. Exploring biodiversity’s big ideas in your school yard. Science Scope 36(8): 20-27.

Momsen, J.L.,Clark, S.K., Doherty, J.H., Schramm, J.W., & Geraghty Ward, E.M. 2012. Lost in translation: Quantifying the overlap of popular media and non-majors science course assessment vocabulary. Ecosphere 3:43. DOI: 10.1890/ES11-00311.1

Doherty, J.H., Harris, C., & Hartley, L.M. 2011. Using Stream Leaf Packs to Explore Community Assembly. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Vol. 7: Experiment #3.

Spindler, L.H.# & Doherty, J.H.# 2009. Assessment of the teaching of evolution by natural selection through a hands-on simulation. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Vol. 6: Research #2. #These authors contributed equally

Casper, B.B, Bentivenga, S.P., Ji, B., Doherty, J.H., Edenborn, H.M., & Gustafson, D.J. 2008. Plant-soil feedback: Testing the generality with the same grasses in serpentine and prairie soils. Ecology. 89(8): 2154-64. DOI: 10.1890/07-1277.1

Doherty, J.H., Ji, B., & Casper, B.B. 2008. Testing nickel tolerance of Sorghastrum nutans and its associated soil microbial community from serpentine and prairie soils. Environmental Pollution. 151(3): 593-598. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2007.04.002

Nobel, P.S., De la Barrera, E., Beilman, D.W.#, Doherty, J.H.#, & Zutta, B.R.# 2002. Temperature limitations for cultivation of edible cacti in California. Madroño. 49 (4): 228-236. #These authors contributed equally