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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Books and Book Chapters:

2. J. Barbera and J. R. VandenPlas, "All Assesment Materials are Not Created Equal: The Myths about Instrument Development, Validity, and Reliability," Investigating Classroom Myths through Research on Teaching and Learning, ACS Symposium Series, Volume 1074,Chapter 11, pages 177-193, 2011.

1. J. R. VandenPlas, J. Barbera, K. Michelsen, and A. Hjerstedt, "Student Prepared Formula Sheets in General Chemistry: Do They Help or Hinder Learning?," Investigating Classroom Myths through Research on Teaching and Learning, ACS Symposium Series, Volume 1074, Chapter 3, pages 25-32, 2011.

Journal Publications:

12. D. Wren and J. Barbera, "Psychometric Analysis of the Thermochemistry Concept Inventory," Chemistry Education Research and Practice - Special Ediction on Physical Chemistry Education, DOI: 10.1039/C3RP00170A, 2014.

11. P. Schwartz and J. Barbera, "Evaluating the Content and Response Process Validity of Data from the Chemistry Concepts Inventory," Journal of Chemical Education, DOI: 10.1021/ed400716p, 2014.

10. D. Wren and J. Barbera, "Gathering Evidence for Validity During the Design, Development and Qualitative Evaluation of Thermochemistry Concept Inventory Items," Journal of Chemical Education, 90,1590-1601, 2013.

9. T. C. Pentecost and J. Barbera, "Measuring Change in Chemical Education Research: A Comparison of Two Methods," Journal of Chemical Education, 90, 839-845, 2013.

8. J. Barbera, "A Psychometric Analysis of the Chemistry Concepts Inventory," Journal of Chemical Education, 90, 546-553, 2013.

7. C. Brown, M. Henry, J. Barbera and R. Hyslop, "A Bridge Between Two Cultures: Uncovering the Chemistry Concepts Relevant to the Nursing Clinical Practice," Journal of Chemical Education, 89, 1114-1121, 2012.

6. J. Barbera and C. E. Wieman, ”Effect of a Dynamic Learning Tutorial on Undergraduate Students’ Understanding of Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics,” The Chemical Educator, 14, 45-48, 2009.

5. J. Barbera, K. K. Perkins, W. K. Adams, and C. E. Wieman, “Modifying and Validating the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Use in Chemistry,” Journal of Chemical Education, 85, 1435-1439, 2008.

4. J. Barbera, S. Horvath, V. Dribinski, A. B. McCoy, and W. C. Lineberger, “Femtosecond Dynamics of Cu(CD3OD),” Journal of Chemical Physics, 126, 219606, 2007.

3. K. K. Perkins, J. Barbera, W. K. Adams, and C. E. Wieman, “Chemistry vs. Physics: A Comparison of How Biology Majors View Each Discipline,”Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, 2006.

2. V. Dribinski, J. Barbera, J. P. Martin, A. Svendsen, M. A. Thompson, R. Parson, and W. C. Lineberger, “Time-Resolved Study of Solvent Induced Recombination in Photodissociated IBr(CO2)n Clusters,”  Journal of Chemical Physics, 125, 133405, 2006.

1. M. S. Taylor, J. Barbera, C. P. Schulz, F. Muntean, A. B. McCoy, and W. C. Lineberger, “The Femtosecond Dynamics of Cu(H2O)2,” Journal of Chemical Physics, 122, 054310, 2005.