Austin Leone, Ph.D. student
Major advisor: French
Science communication, program evaluation, authentic assessment, tree-thinking, and evolution education
B.S. 2014, University of Oklahoma
M.S. 2017, Texas State University
Oklahoma State University’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship winner
My interests cover a variety of topics within science education. My current research interests include measuring undergraduate students’ science communication self-efficacy and science identity in Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) and using active learning & science communication tools in introductory biology courses to improve science communication. Other interests include phylogenetic tree & evolution education and how localized religiosity interacts with evolution acceptance abroad, specifically in Southeast Asia.
Leone, E. A., Salisbury, S. L., Nolen, Z. L., Idema, J. L., Parsley, K. M., Stefanik, K. L., & Daniel, K. L. (2019). Identifying the breakdowns in how students and faculty interpret course objectives. Bioscene 45: 16-23.
Daniel, K. L., Bucklin, C. J., Leone, E. A., & Idema, J. L. (2018). Towards a definition of representational competence. In K. L. Daniel (Ed.) Towards a framework for representational competence in science education (pp. 2-12). Berlin, Germany: Springer.
Diesmos, A. C., Watters, J. L., Huron, N. A., Davis, D. R., Alcala, A. C., Crobie, R. I., Afuang, L. E., Gee-Das, G., Sison, R. V., Sanguila, M. B., Penrod, M. L., Labonte, M. J., Davey, C. S., Leone, E. A., Deismos, M. L., Sy, E. Y., Welton, L. J., Brown, R. M. & Siler, C. D. (2015). Amphibians of the Philippines, Part I: Checklist of the species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 62(20), 457-539.