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Jennifer Kirsten Knight

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentBiology-MCD Instruction
Phone303/735-1949
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-0041-5500 Additional info

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    F32HD007974     (KNIGHT, JENNIFER K)Sep 9, 1995
    NIH/NICHD
    CELL DETERMINATION IN C ELEGANS EARLY EMBRYOS
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Zagallo P, McCourt J, Idsardi R, Smith MK, Urban-Lurain M, Andrews TC, Haudek K, Knight JK, Merrill J, Nehm R, Prevost LB, Lemons PP. Through the Eyes of Faculty: Using Personas as a Tool for Learner-Centered Professional Development. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2019 12; 18(4):ar62. PMID: 31755820.
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    2. Smith MK, Brownell SE, Crowe AJ, Holmes NG, Knight JK, Semsar K, Summers MM, Walsh C, Wright CD, Couch BA. Tools for Change: Measuring Student Conceptual Understanding Across Undergraduate Biology Programs Using Bio-MAPS Assessments. J Microbiol Biol Educ. 2019; 20(2). PMID: 31501687.
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    3. Sieke SA, McIntosh BB, Steele MM, Knight JK. Characterizing Students' Ideas about the Effects of a Mutation in a Noncoding Region of DNA. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2019 06; 18(2):ar18. PMID: 31074695.
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    4. Avena JS, Knight JK. Problem Solving in Genetics: Content Hints Can Help. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2019 06; 18(2):ar23. PMID: 31144570.
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    5. Semsar K, Brownell S, Couch BA, Crowe AJ, Smith MK, Summers MM, Wright CD, Knight JK. Phys-MAPS: a programmatic physiology assessment for introductory and advanced undergraduates. Adv Physiol Educ. 2019 Mar 01; 43(1):15-27. PMID: 30540203.
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    6. Couch BA, Wright CD, Freeman S, Knight JK, Semsar K, Smith MK, Summers MM, Zheng Y, Crowe AJ, Brownell SE. GenBio-MAPS: A Programmatic Assessment to Measure Student Understanding of Vision and Change Core Concepts across General Biology Programs. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2019 03; 18(1):ar1. PMID: 30681904.
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    7. Durham MF, Knight JK, Bremers EK, DeFreece JD, Paine AR, Couch BA. Student, instructor, and observer agreement regarding frequencies of scientific teaching practices using the Measurement Instrument for Scientific Teaching-Observable (MISTO). Int J STEM Educ. 2018; 5(1):31. PMID: 30631721.
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    8. Knight JK, Brame CJ. Peer Instruction. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2018 06; 17(2):fe5. PMID: 29749835.
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    9. Summers MM, Couch BA, Knight JK, Brownell SE, Crowe AJ, Semsar K, Wright CD, Smith MK. EcoEvo-MAPS: An Ecology and Evolution Assessment for Introductory through Advanced Undergraduates. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2018 06; 17(2):ar18. PMID: 29749852.
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    10. Pelletreau KN, Knight JK, Lemons PP, McCourt JS, Merrill JE, Nehm RH, Prevost LB, Urban-Lurain M, Smith MK. A Faculty Professional Development Model That Improves Student Learning, Encourages Active-Learning Instructional Practices, and Works for Faculty at Multiple Institutions. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2018 06; 17(2):es5. PMID: 29749849.
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    11. Stains M, Harshman J, Barker MK, Chasteen SV, Cole R, DeChenne-Peters SE, Eagan MK, Esson JM, Knight JK, Laski FA, Levis-Fitzgerald M, Lee CJ, Lo SM, McDonnell LM, McKay TA, Michelotti N, Musgrove A, Palmer MS, Plank KM, Rodela TM, Sanders ER, Schimpf NG, Schulte PM, Smith MK, Stetzer M, Van Valkenburgh B, Vinson E, Weir LK, Wendel PJ, Wheeler LB, Young AM. Anatomy of STEM teaching in North American universities. Science. 2018 Mar 30; 359(6383):1468-1470. PMID: 29599232.
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    12. Shi J, Knight JK, Chun H, Guild NA, Martin JM. Using Pre-Assessment and In-Class Questions to Change Student Understanding of Molecular Movements. J Microbiol Biol Educ. 2017 Apr; 18(1). PMID: 28512521.
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    13. McCourt JS, Andrews TC, Knight JK, Merrill JE, Nehm RH, Pelletreau KN, Prevost LB, Smith MK, Urban-Lurain M, Lemons PP. What Motivates Biology Instructors to Engage and Persist in Teaching Professional Development? CBE Life Sci Educ. 2017; 16(3). PMID: 28821539.
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    14. Durham MF, Knight JK, Couch BA. Measurement Instrument for Scientific Teaching (MIST): A Tool to Measure the Frequencies of Research-Based Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Science Courses. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2017; 16(4). PMID: 29196428.
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    15. Knight JK, Wise SB, Sieke S. Group Random Call Can Positively Affect Student In-Class Clicker Discussions. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2016; 15(4). PMID: 27856544.
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    16. Batzli JM, Knight JK, Hartley LM, Maskiewicz AC, Desy EA. Crossing the Threshold: Bringing Biological Variation to the Foreground. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2016; 15(4). PMID: 27856553.
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    17. Prevost LB, Smith MK, Knight JK. Using Student Writing and Lexical Analysis to Reveal Student Thinking about the Role of Stop Codons in the Central Dogma. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2016; 15(4). PMID: 27909016.
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    18. Couch BA, Knight JK. A Comparison of Two Low-Stakes Methods for Administering a Program-Level Biology Concept Assessment. J Microbiol Biol Educ. 2015 Dec; 16(2):178-85. PMID: 26753025.
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    19. Couch BA, Brown TL, Schelpat TJ, Graham MJ, Knight JK. Scientific teaching: defining a taxonomy of observable practices. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2015 Mar 02; 14(1):ar9. PMID: 25713097.
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    20. Couch BA, Wood WB, Knight JK. The molecular biology capstone assessment: a concept assessment for upper-division molecular biology students. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2015 Mar 02; 14(1):ar10. PMID: 25713098.
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    21. Knight JK, Wise SB, Rentsch J, Furtak EM. Cues Matter: Learning Assistants Influence Introductory Biology Student Interactions during Clicker-Question Discussions. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2015; 14(4):ar41. PMID: 26590204.
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    22. Knight JK, Wood WB, Smith MK. What's Downstream? A Set of Classroom Exercises to Help Students Understand Recessive Epistasis. J Microbiol Biol Educ. 2013; 14(2):197-205. PMID: 24358383.
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    23. Hoskinson AM, Caballero MD, Knight JK. How can we improve problem solving in undergraduate biology? Applying lessons from 30 years of physics education research. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2013 Jun 01; 12(2):153-61. PMID: 23737623.
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    24. Knight JK, Wise SB, Southard KM. Understanding clicker discussions: student reasoning and the impact of instructional cues. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2013; 12(4):645-54. PMID: 24297291.
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    25. Smith MK, Knight JK. Using the Genetics Concept Assessment to document persistent conceptual difficulties in undergraduate genetics courses. Genetics. 2012 May; 191(1):21-32. PMID: 22367036.
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    26. Semsar K, Knight JK, Birol G, Smith MK. The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) for use in Biology. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2011; 10(3):268-78. PMID: 21885823.
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    27. Smith MK, Wood WB, Krauter K, Knight JK. Combining peer discussion with instructor explanation increases student learning from in-class concept questions. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2011; 10(1):55-63. PMID: 21364100.
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    28. Shi J, Wood WB, Martin JM, Guild NA, Vicens Q, Knight JK. A diagnostic assessment for introductory molecular and cell biology. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2010; 9(4):453-61. PMID: 21123692.
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    29. Knight JK, Smith MK. Different but equal? How nonmajors and majors approach and learn genetics. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2010; 9(1):34-44. PMID: 20194806.
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    30. Smith MK, Wood WB, Adams WK, Wieman C, Knight JK, Guild N, Su TT. Why peer discussion improves student performance on in-class concept questions. Science. 2009 Jan 02; 323(5910):122-4. PMID: 19119232.
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    31. Smith MK, Wood WB, Knight JK. The Genetics Concept Assessment: a new concept inventory for gauging student understanding of genetics. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2008; 7(4):422-30. PMID: 19047428.
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    32. Knight JK, Wood WB. Teaching more by lecturing less. Cell Biol Educ. 2005; 4(4):298-310. PMID: 16341257.
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    33. Knight JK, Wood WB. Gastrulation initiation in Caenorhabditis elegans requires the function of gad-1, which encodes a protein with WD repeats. Dev Biol. 1998 Jun 15; 198(2):253-65. PMID: 9659931.
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