Dr. Jack Barbera, Associate Professor

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Campus Box 98 Greeley, CO 80639

contact info:(office)Ross Hall 3576, 970.351.2545, (email) jack.barbera@unco.edu

 

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Presentations at Professional Meetings:

33. J. Barbera, D. Wren, and V. Kiryak, “Using Concept Inventories for the Pre-Assessment of Student Knowledge”, 246th American Chemical Society National Conference, Indinapolis, IN 2013.

32. V. Kiryak and J. Barbera, “Using a Pre-Assessment Inventory as a Diagnostic Tool for Incoming Organic Chemistry Students”, 246th American Chemical Society National Conference, Indinapolis, IN 2013.

31. V. Kiryak and J. Barbera, “Organic Chemistry Prerequisite: What Should Students' Know From General Chemistry”, 246th American Chemical Society National Conference, Indinapolis, IN 2013.

30. V. Kiryak and J. Barbera, “How students’ working knowledge of General Chemistry concepts map onto their success in Organic Chemistry”, ACS Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Westminster, CO 2012.

29.  J. Barbera, “Psychometric evaluation of the Chemistry Concepts Inventory”, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Pennsylvania State University, State College PA 2012.

28.  J. Barbera, “Using Rasch analysis to evaluate the psychometric properties and performance of assessment instruments”, Invited paper at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Pennsylvania State University, State College PA 2012.

27. D. Wren and J. Barbera, “Item analysis of a first-semester college thermochemistry concept inventory”, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Pennsylvania State University, State College PA 2012.

26. C. E. Brown, J. Barbera, and R. M. Hyslop, “An exploration of students’ attitudes and knowledge in a redesigned GOB chemistry course”, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Pennsylvania State University, State College PA 2012.

25. V. Kiryak and J. Barbera, “How students’ working knowledge of General Chemistry concepts map onto their success in Organic Chemistry”, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Pennsylvania State University, State College PA 2012.

24. P. Schwartz and J, Barbera, “Examining the Item Functioning of the Chemistry Concepts Inventory”, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Pennsylvania State University, State College PA 2012.

23. R. B. Cink, P. Schwartz, and J. Barbera, “Content analysis of the Chemistry Concepts Inventory (CCI)”, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Pennsylvania State University, State College PA 2012.

22. T. Pentecost and J. Barbera, “Measuring students’ conceptual understanding using pre and post assessments and the Rasch model”, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Pennsylvania State University, State College PA 2012.

21. Y. Liu, J. Barbera, and J. Lewis, “Finding a theory-based instrument to measure motivation in general chemistry: Piloting the Academic Motivation Scale”, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Pennsylvania State University, State College PA 2012.

20. J. Barbera, "Rasch analysis of the 2009 First-Term General Chemistry ACS Exam: What does it tells us about our students and courses?," 242nd American Chemical Society National Conference, Denver, CO 2011.

19. C. Brown, J. Barbera, and R. Hyslop, "Research-Based Evidence for the Content in a General, Organic, and Biological (GOB) Chemistry Course," 242nd American Chemical Society National Conference, Denver, CO 2011.

18. C. Brown, R. Hyslop, and J. Barbera, "The Design and Psychometric Analysis of a General, Organic, and Biological (GOB) Chemistry Concept Inventory," 242nd American Chemical Society National Conference, Denver, CO 2011.

17. D. Wren and J. Barbera, "Knowledge is Power: Using a Thermochemistry Concept Inventory to Identify Alternate Conceptions," , 242nd American Chemical Society National Conference, Denver, CO 2011.

16. D. Wren and J. Barbera, "Identification of Student Alternate Conceptions using Student Interviews," Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, University of North Texas, Denton TX 2010.

15. C. Brown, R. Hyslop, and J. Barbera, "General, Organic, and Biological (GOB) Chemistry: What Concepts are Relevant for the Clinical Practice of Nurses?," Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, University of North Texas, Denton TX 2010.

14. J. Barbera and J. R. VandenPlas, "Moving from opinion to research: all assessment materials are not created equal," invited talk at the 239th American Chemical Society National Conference, San Francisco, CA 2010.

13. J. R. VandenPlas and J. Barbera, "The use of formula sheets in general chemistry: does allowing students to prepare their own sheets help or hinder learning?", invited talk at the 239th American Chemical Society National Conference, San Francisco, CA 2010.

12. C. M. Brown, J. P. Suits, and J. Barbera, "Developing a General, Organic, and Biological (GOB) chemistry concept inventory relevant for the clinical practice of nursing," talk at the 239th American Chemical Society National Conference, San Francisco, CA 2010.

11. J. Barbera and J. R. VandenPlas, "Use of an interactive simulation in the presentation of gas properties: The effect on students' conceptual learning," talk at the 237th American Chemical Society National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT 2009.

10. J. Barbera, "Free Simulations for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry: The PhET Project," invited talk at the 237th American Chemical Society National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT 2009.

9. M. M. Merica and J. Barbera, "Peer Instruction and Changes in Epistemological Beliefs," poster at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2008.

8. J. Barbera and K.K. Perkins, "Correlating Students' Self-Reported Interest Change in Chemistry to Their Epistemological Beliefs about Learning Chemistry," poster at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2008.

7. J. Barbera, K.K. Perkins, and C.E. Wieman, "Development and Validation of the Colorado Learning Attitudes About Science Survey," poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Bates College, Lewiston, ME 2007.

6. J. Barbera, J. P. Martin, V. Dribinski, A. Svendsen, M. A. Thompson, R. Parson, and W. C. Lineberger, “Time-Resolved Recombination Dynamics of IBr−(CO2)n Clusters,” poster at the 232nd American Chemical Society National Conference, San Francisco, CA 2006.

5. J. Barbera, W. C. Lineberger, and C. E. Wieman, “Combining Research in Physical Chemistry and Chemical Education,” poster at the 232nd American Chemical Society National Conference, San Francisco, CA 2006.

4. J. Barbera, S. Horvath, V. Dribinski, A. B. McCoy, and W. C. Lineberger, “Probing the Molecular Dynamics of a Cu(CD3OD) Cluster with Photodetachment-Photoionization Spectroscopy,” talk at the 60th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, OH 2005.

3. J. Barbera, J. P. Martin, V. Dribinski, A. Svendsen, M. A. Thompson, R. Parson, and W. C. Lineberger, “Time-Resolved Recombination Dynamics of  Photodissociated IBr−(CO2)n,” talk at the 54th American Society for Mass Spectrometry National Conference, Seattle, WA 2005.

2. J. Barbera, M. S. Taylor, C. P. Schulz, F. Muntean, A. B. McCoy, and W. C. Lineberger, “The Femtosecond Dynamics of Copper-Methanol Clusters,” poster at the 230th American Chemical Society National Conference, Washington D.C. 2005.

1. J. Barbera, M. S. Taylor, F. Muntean, A. B. McCoy, and W. C. Lineberger, “Photodetachment-Photoionization Spectroscopy of Cu(H2O)n,” poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Molecular and Ionic Clusters, Aussois, France 2004.