Kathleen Koenig

Kathleen M Koenig

Professor

Geology-Physics Building

417

A&S Physics - 0011

Department of Physics
417 Geo/Phys Building
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221

Professional Summary

Dr. Kathy Koenig is a Professor in the Physics Department with an Affiliate Appointment in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.  Prior to coming to the University of Cincinnati, she taught high school physics for 6 years at Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati, OH.  She later earned her PhD in Physics Education and spent six years as a faculty member in the Department of Physics at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.  Her research interests include the implementation and evaluation of teaching pedagogies that support student success and retention in introductory college-level STEM courses (primary focus is physics), along with the development and evaluation of curriculum that targets K-16 student scientific reasoning abilities.  Dr. Koenig’s research has attracted over $6.4 million from NSF and NIH since 2006, and her published research appears in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals including Science and Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research as well as journals for practicing educators such as Journal of College Science Teaching and Science Scope.  She has also received approximately $750,000 to support efforts in K-12 in-service teacher training.  She has presented over 30 invited talks at international and national forums along with over 150 contributed talks and posters at national and international forums.  She was inducted into UC's Academy of Teaching Fellows in 2016, a 2013 Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education Honoree, a two time Darwin T. Turner Breakfast of Champions Awardee (2012, 2015) and has been awarded the 2011 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology at the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning as well as the 2009 Presidential Early Career Achievement Award.  

Education

PhD, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2004 (Physics Education)

Masters of Science, Miami University Oxford, OH, 1993 (Physics)

Masters of Art in Teaching, Miami University Oxford, OH, 1993 (Included Grades 7-12 Physics and Math Licensure)

Bachelors of Science, Xavier University Cincinnati, OH, 1990 (Physics)

Positions and Work Experience

1993 -1999 High School Physics Teacher, Roger Bacon High School, Cincinnati, OH

1999 -2004 Adjunct Faculty, Physics Department, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

2005 -2010 Assistant Professor of Physics, Wright State University , Dayton, OH

2010 -2011 Associate Professor of Physics, Wright State University , Dayton, OH

2011 -2016 Associate Professor of STEM Education (Physics), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2016 -2019 Associate Professor of Physics,, Affiliate appointment in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services,, University of Cincinnati,, Cincinnati, OH

2019 -To Present Professor of Physics,, Affiliate appointment in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services,, University of Cincinnati,, Cincinnati, OH

Research Support

Investigators:Koenig, K. (PI), Behr, D. 10-01-2010 -06-01-2011 STEM Innovation Grant through Ohio STEM Learning Network Development of Scientific Reasoning and 21st Century Skills through Targeted Instruction $8061.60 Completed Type:Grant Level:Local

Grant: #DUE-0942573 Investigators:Koenig, K. (PI), Schen, M., & Bao, L. 10-01-2010 -03-30-2013 NSF CCLI – Type 1 Developing Scientific Reasoning Abilities in Pre-Service Teachers $124,898 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #1RC1RR028402-01 Investigators:Bao, L. & Koenig, K. 09-01-2010 -08-31-2013 National Institutes of Health Science Learning and Scientific Reasoning $998,658 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #DUE-1044724 Investigators:Bao, L. & Koenig, K. 09-01-2010 -08-30-2013 NSF CCLI – Type 1 Developing Scientific Reasoning Assessment Tools for STEM Education and Teacher Preparation $199,801 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #DUE 0622466 Investigators:Klingbeil, N., Koenig, K., Goldstein, D., Sehi, G. and Jones. R. 10-01-2006 -09-30-2012 National Science Foundation Gateway into first-year STEM curricula: A community college/university collaboration promoting retention and articulation $1,997,620 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Investigators:Koenig, K.(PI) 07-01-2006 -06-30-2008 American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Fueling Girls Interest in Science and Math $10,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Investigators:Koenig, K. (PI), Basista, B., Slattery, B., Tomlin, J. 03-01-2006 -06-30-2007 Ohio Department of Education West Ohio Science Academy for Teachers $314,844 Completed Type:Grant Level:State

Investigators:Koenig, K.(PI) 07-01-2007 -06-30-2008 Wright State University Initiatives in the Reform of PHY 240, 242, 244 $15,868 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Investigators:Koenig, K. (PI) 07-01-2007 -06-30-2008 Wright State University Reforming PHY 200, 202, 204 to Become Active Learning Laboratory Courses $32,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Investigators:Koenig, K. (PI) 07-01-2006 -06-30-2007 Wright State University Creation of “Scientific Thought and Method” Course $15,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Grant: #DUE-1035323 Investigators:Meyer, H. Fowler, T., Koenig, K., & Pelikan, S. 2010 -2015 NSF Noyce Phase II $750,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Investigators:Koenig, K. (PI), Kinoshita, K., Meyer, H., Plano Clark, M. & Smith, L. 08-01-2013 -07-31-2016 NSF American Physical Society University of Cincinnati as a Comprehensive PhysTEC Site $300,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #60021601 \ RC1RR028402 Investigators:Koenig, Kathleen (PI) 09-01-2011 -08-31-2013 Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health Science Learning and Scientific Reasoning $94,726.00 Completed Level:National

Grant: #DUE-1431350 Investigators:Jackson, Howard; Koenig, Kathleen; Devenport, Beverly; Petren, Ken 09-01-2014 -08-31-2019 National Science Foundation Enhancing Student Success in Biology, Chemistry and Physics by Transforming the Faculty Culture $741,073 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #OBR TQP Grant#14-12 Investigators:Koenig, Kathleen (PI) 01-20-2015 -05-31-2016 Department of Education Improving Teacher Quality K-6 $71,950.00 Completed Type:Grant Level:State

Grant: #DUE-1431908 Investigators:Koenig, Kathleen (PI) & Bao, L. 09-01-2014 -08-31-2020 National Science Foundation Developing Scientific Reasoning: Targeted Physics Instruction for STEM Majors $649,970.00 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #OBR ITQ Grant#14-11 Investigators:Koenig, Kathleen (PI) 01-20-2015 -05-31-2016 Department of Education Improving Teacher Quality 7-12 $73,174.00 Completed Type:Grant Level:State

Grant: #DRL-1417983 Investigators:Koenig, Kathleen (PI); Bao, Lei; Hord, Casey; Zydney, Janet 09-01-2014 -08-31-2018 National Science Foundation Teacher Professional Development for Technology--Enhance Inquiry to Foster Students' 21st Century Learning $449,936.00 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #ODHE 15-13 Investigators:Koenig, Kathleen (PI) 01-20-2016 -05-31-2017 Department of Education Physics Modeling Instruction for Teachers in Grades 7-12 $75,001.00 Completed Type:Grant Level:State

Grant: #ODHE 15-12 Investigators:Koenig, Kathleen (PI) 01-20-2016 -05-31-2017 Department of Education Physical Science by Inquiry Program for Teachers in Grades K-6 $76,054.00 Completed Type:Grant Level:State

Grant: #ODHE 16-10 Investigators:Koenig, Kathleen 01-27-2017 -05-31-2018 Department of Education Physics by Inquiry for Grades K-6 Teachers Role:PI $76,188.60 Completed Type:Grant Level:State

Grant: #ODHE 16-11 Investigators:Koenig, Kathleen 01-27-2017 -05-31-2018 Department of Education Modeling Instruction for Grades 7-12 Teachers Role:PI $75,643.20 Completed Type:Grant Level:State

Grant: #DUE-1821396 Investigators:Koenig, Kathleen; Maries, Alexandru 10-01-2018 -09-30-2021 National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Interactive Video-Enhanced Tutorials on Problem-Solving in Physics Role:PI $296,675.00 Active Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Koenig, K., Schen, M., Edwards, M. & Bao, L. (2012. ) Addressing STEM Retention through a Scientific Thought and Methods Course .Journal of College Science Teaching, , 41 (4 ) ,23

Koenig, K., Schen, M., & Bao, L. (2012. ) Explicitly Targeting Pre-service Teacher Scientific Reasoning Abilities and Understanding of Nature of Science through an Introductory Science Course .Science Educator, , 21 (2 ) ,1-9

Slezak, C., Koenig, K., Endorf, R. and Braun, G (2011. ) Investigating the effectiveness of the Tutorials in Introductory Physics in multiple instructional settings .Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, , 7 (020116 ) ,

Koenig, K. (2010. ) Building acceptance for pedagogical reform through wide-scale implementation of clickers .Journal of College Science Teaching, , 46

Bao, L., Cai, T., Koenig, K., Fang, K., Han, J., Wang, J., Liu, Q., Ding, L., Cui, L., Luo, Y., Wang, Y., Li, L., Wu, N. (2009. ) Learning and Scientific Reasoning .Science, , 323 ,586

Koenig, K. & Hanson, M. (2008. ) Fueling interest in science: an after-school program model that works! .Science Scope, , 32 (4 ) ,48

Dani, D. & Koenig, K. (2008. ) Technology and reform-based science education .Theory into Practice, , 47 (3 ) ,204

Koenig, K. M., Endorf, R., & Braun, G. (2007. ) Effectiveness of different tutorial recitation teaching methods and its implication for TA training .Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, , 3 (010104 ) ,

Endorf, R. J., Koenig, K. M., & Braun, G. (2005. ) A preliminary study of the effectiveness of different recitation teaching methods .Proceedings of the American Association of Physics Teachers Physics Education Research Conference, ,

Koenig, K. M. & Endorf, R. J (2003. ) Study of TA’s ability to implement the Tutorials in Introductory Physics and student conceptual understanding .Proceedings of the American Association of Physics Teachers Physics Education Research Conference, ,

Fabby, C. and Koenig, K. (2013. ) Relationship of scientific reasoning to solving different physics problem types .Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference, ,

Bao, L., Kim, Y., Raplinger, A., Han, J., & Koenig, K (2013. ) Affective factors in STEM learning and scientific inquiry: Assessment of cognitive conflict and anxiety .Research in Education, Assessment, and Learning, , 4 (1 ) ,1-52

Fabby, C.* & Koenig, K. (2015. ) Examining the relationship of scientific reasoning with physics problem solving .Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, , 16 (4 ) ,20

Zhou, S., Han, J., Koenig, K., Raplinger, A., Pi, Y., Li, D., Xiao, H., Fu, Z., & Bao, L. (2016. ) Assessment of Student Reasoning: The effects of task context, data, and design on student reasoning in control of variables .Thinking Skills and Creativity, , 19 ,175

Baldwin*, B., Koenig, K., & Van der Bent*, A. (2016. ) Engineering Design Project Connects Classroom with Community. .The Science Teacher, , 48

Jackson, H., Smith, L., Koenig, K., Gudmundsdottir, A., Petren, K., & Davenport, B. (2016. ) Transforming the Faculty Culture across the STEM disciplines .NSF Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Research and Practice Symposium Proceedings, ,

Koenig, K., Wood, K., & Bao, L. (2016. ) Progression of student abilities in control of variables in an introductory physics lab course .NSF Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Research and Practice Symposium Proceedings, ,

Han, J., Koenig, K., Cui, L., Fritchman, J., Li, D., Sun, W., Fu, Z., & Bao, L. (2016. ) Experimental validation of the half-length Force Concept Inventory .Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, , 12 (020122 ) ,

Laws, P., Willis, M., Jackson, D., Koenig, K. and Teese, R. (2015. ) Using Research-Based Interactive Video Vignettes to Enhance Out-of-Class Learning in Introductory Physics .The Physics Teacher, , 53 ,114

Koenig, K., Zydney, J., Behr, D., & Bao, L. (2017. ) Enhancing a Scientific Inquiry Lesson through Computer Supported Collaborative Learning .Science Scope, , 41 (1 ) ,80

Jackson, H. E., & Koenig, K. (2017. ) Enhancing Engineering Student Learning in Foundational STEM Courses of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics: Transforming the Faculty Culture .2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, ,

15. Laws, P. W., Teese, R. B., Jackson, D. P., Willis, M. C., & Koenig, K. (2017. ) Using Online Interactive Physics-based Video Analysis Exercises to Enhance Learning .Scientia in educatione, , 8 ,

Engelman, J. & Koenig, K. (2017. ) Changing student conceptions of Newton’s laws using interactive video vignettes .Proceedings of the 2017 Physics Education Research Conference, ,

Wood, K., Koenig, K., Owens, L., & Bao, L. (2018. ) Development of student abilities in control of variables at a two year college .Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio Journal, , 24 ,

Koenig, K., Zydney, J., Hord, C., & Bao, L. (2018. ) Enhancing scientific inquiry through computer supported collaborative learning .Proceedings of EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media & Technology- Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, ,

Xiao, Y., Han, J., Koenig, K., Xiong, J., Bao, L. (2018. ) Multilevel Rasch modeling of two-tier multiple choice test: A case study using Lawson’s Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning .Physical Review Physics Education Research, , 14 (2 ) ,

Bao, L., Xiao, Y., Koenig, K., & Han, J. (2018. ) Validity evaluation of the Lawson Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning .Physical Review Physics Education Research, , 14 ,

Koenig, K., Wood, K., Bortner, L., & Bao, L. (2019. ) Modifying traditional labs to target scientific reasoning .Journal of College Science Teaching, , 41 (5 ) ,23

Xiao, Y., Koenig, K., Han, J., Lui, Q, Xiong, J., & Bao, L. (2019. ) Test equity in developing short versions of conceptual inventories: A case study with the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism .Physical Review Physics Education Research, , 15 (1 ) ,

Zydney, J., Koenig, K., & Hord, C. (2020. ) Helping students with learning disabilities through a video-Based, universally designed assessment .eLearn Magazine, ,

Hord, C., Koenig, K., Zydney, J.M., DeJarnette, A.F., Gibboney, D.P., & McMillan, L.A. (2020. ) Students with mild intellectual disability engaging in proportions word problems .Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, ,

Koenig, K., Wood, K., & Bao, L. (2020. ) Development and evaluation of introductory Physics lab curriculum to promote scientific reasoning abilities .Journal of Physics: Conference Series (GIREP), ,

Xu, W., Liu, Q, Koenig, K., Fritchman, J., Han, J., Sudong, P., & Bao, L. (2020. ) Assessment of knowledge integration in student learning of momentum .Physical Review Physics Education Research, , 16 ,

Invited Publications

Koenig, K. (2010. ) Overview of US science teacher preparation programs: Model research-driven program in Ohio .Journal of Research in Education, Assessment, and Learning, 1 (01 ) ,14

Koenig, K. (2015. ) Creating Pathways into Teaching through Engineering Programs .APS Forum on Education , Summer 2015 ,

Koenig, K. (2015. ) Paving the way for PER .PERCoGS Newsletter: The Future of PER Special Issue, (June ) ,

Bao, L. & Koenig, K. (2019. ) Physics education research for 21st Century learning.Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Science Education Research, 1 (2 ) ,

Other Publications

Kendricks, K., Klingbeil, N., Koenig, K. M., and Wheatly, M. (2009. ) Transformative Pedagogy: Engaging and Retaining Students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) .114th Annual Meeting of NCA/The Higher Learning Commission,

Koenig, K. (2005. ) A “Girls in Science” Program for Sixth Grade Girls . Proceedings of the Research on Women in Education Conference Proceedings,

Koenig, K. (2005. ) Single Gender vs. Co-Ed Schools: Girls’ Performance in Math and Science .Proceedings of the Research on Women in Education Conference,

Koenig, K., Bao, L. & Schen, M. (2012. ) Using specialized instruction to develop scientific reasoning abilities in teacher candidates .Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching,

Schen, M. & Koenig, K. (2009. ) Using college math placement exam scores to predict achievement in introductory biology .Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching,

Published Books

Koenig, K. (2012. ) Scientific Thought and Methods: Course Manual 3rd Edition .Ann Arbor, MI. , XanEdu Custom Publishing

Book Chapter

Koenig, K. & Hanson, M. (2012 ) Fueling Interest in Science An After-School Program Model that Works Integrating Engineering and Science in Your Classroom .(pp. 183).United States of American, National Science Teachers Association

Koenig, K. (2020 ) Personal Response Systems: Making an Informed Decision Active learning in college science: The case for evidence based practice .Berlin, Springer Nature

Teese, R., Koenig, K., & Jackson, D. (2020 ) Interactive Video Vignettes for Teaching Science Active learning in college science: The case for evidence based practice .Berlin, Springer Nature

Additional Publications

Editorial

(2015. ) Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), the American Physical Society (APS), and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Koenig, K. (04-2011. ) Scaffolding Active Learning Strategies using Clickers in Large Lecture Settings .22nd International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Level:International

Koenig, K. and Edwards, M. (01-2011. ) Motivating Students to Continue in Science through Specialized College Course .American Association of Physics Teachers Conference, Jacksonville, FL. Level:National

Koenig, K. (08-2010. ) US teacher training and the development of scientific reasoning .2010 International Physics and Science Education Research Forum, Beijing, China. Level:International

Bao, L., Han, J., Koenig, K. (07-2010. ) Assessment of scientific reasoning: A case in proportional reasoning .Physics Education Research Conference (PERC) 2010, Portland, OR. Level:National

Koenig, K. (03-2010. ) Student Success in Foundational Courses in the Sciences .Building Community STEP Grantees Meeting 2010, Washington, DC. Level:National

Koenig, K. (07-2009. ) Targeting scientific reasoning skill development and student retention in an innovative college science course .2009 International Physics Education Research Conference, Columbus, OH. Level:International

Koenig, K. (04-2009. ) Plenary Speaker: Impact of instruction on development of scientific reasoning .2009 Joint Spring Meeting of the Ohio Sections of the APS and AAPT, Ada, OH. Level:Regional

Koenig, K., Carter, T., and Sabella, M. (02-2009. ) Building Acceptance for PER-based Reform through Implementation of Clickers .American Association of Physics Teachers Conference, Chicago, IL. Level:National

Koenig, K. (02-2009. ) Forum for School Science Local to Global - Challenges to Science Education Reform: Connecting content, instruction, and student learning .Annual Meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago, IL. Level:National

Koenig, K. (04-2008. ) Overcoming occupational gender segregation by encouraging girls in science. American Association of University Women State Convention, Zanesville, OH. Level:State

Koenig, K. (06-2006. ) Girls in Science Program .American Association of University Women Regional Conference , Chicago, IL. Level:Regional

Koenig, K. (10-2005. ) Single Gender vs. Co-Ed Schools: Girls’ Performance in Math and Science .Research on Women in Education Conference, Dayton, OH. Level:National

Koenig, K. M., Office, A. J., & Dieckman, J. (05-2004. ) Fueling girls’ success in math, science, and technology .American Association of University Women State Convention, Cincinnati, OH. Level:State

Koenig, K. (06-2014. ) Technology enhanced inquiry instruction for 21st century education .The OCPA8 International Conference on Physics Education and Frontier Physics - Invited Keynote Speaker, Singapore. Level:International

Koenig, K. (03-09-2013. ) Keynote: Flipped Classroom I .SOS-AAPT Spring Meeting, Columbus, OH. Level:State

Koenig, K. (06-30-2014. ) Technology enhanced inquiry instruction for 21st century education, East China Normal University .East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. Level:International

Koenig, K. (07-01-2014. ) US K-12 education goals and standards for 21st century learning .Hefei High School No. 6 , Hefei, China. Level:International

Koenig, K. (07-02-2014. ) Trends in 21st century learning for US K-12 education .Jingsu University, Zhenjiang, China.

Koenig, K. (08-25-2015. ) Plenary: The Flipped Classroom: Strategies for Successful Implementation and Evaluation .Teaching for Student Success Symposium: Reducing the Achievement Gap, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Level:Honorary

Koenig, K. (10-08-2016. ) Keynote: To Flip or Not Flip: That is the Question .SOS-AAPT Fall Meeting, Cincinnati, OH.

Koenig, K. & Bao, L. (07-2020. ) Transforming lab instruction to promote essential scientific reasoning abilities .American Association of Physics Teachers, Grand Rapids, MI. Conference. . Level:National

Bao, L. & Koenig, K. (07-2020. ) Metrics for Assessing Scientific Reasoning .American Association of Physics Teachers, Grand Rapids, MI. Conference. . Level:National

Koenig, K., Teese, R., Maries, A. and Chabot, M. (01-2020. ) Promoting problem-solving abilities through web-based interactive video-enhanced tutorials .American Association of Physics Teachers, Orlando, FL. Conference. . Level:National

Zydney, J.M. & Koenig, K. (07-16-2018. ) Helping students overcome testing barriers through universal design of assessment .Association of Educational Communication of Technology, Webinar. Level:National

Koenig, K., Nodzak, P., & Waddell, D. (05-2018. ) The nuts & bolts of integrating metacognitive learning strategies into STEM courses .Fourth Annual Ohio Project Kaleidoscope STEM Conference, University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH. Workshop. . Level:Regional

Koenig, K. and Thorton, R. (01-2018. ) ILDs in Electric Circuits and Optics: Active Learning in Lecture Including Clickers and Video Analysis .American Association of Physics Teachers, San Diego,CA. Conference. . Level:National

Koenig, K., Meyer, H., & Rutz, E. (07-2017. ) Flexible Pathways to Licensure for Physics and Engineering Majors .American Association of Physics Teachers, Cincinnati, OH. Conference. . Level:National

Teese, R., Laws, P., & Koenig, K. (07-2017. ) Interactive Video Vignettes for Introductory Physics Courses .American Association of Physics Teachers, Cincinnati, OH. Conference. . Level:National

Koenig, K., Wood, K., Bao, L., Fabby, C., & Owens, L. (07-2016. ) Developing Scientific Reasoning: Targeted Physics Instruction for STEM Majors .American Association of Physics Teachers, Sacramento, CA. Conference. . Level:National

Laws, P., Sokoloff, D., Thornton, R., Teese, R., & Koenig, K. (07-2016. ) ILDs and Other Strategies that Enable Students to Understand Newton’s Third Law .American Association of Physics Teachers, Sacramento, CA. Conference. . Level:National

Stewart, J., Adams, W., Koenig, K., Kuo, V., & Otero, V. (02-2016. ) Invited Panel: Recruiting Engineers to be Physics Teachers .2016 Physics Teacher Education Coalition Conference, Baltimore, MD. Conference. . Level:National

Koenig, K. (01-2016. ) Recruiting Engineering Students into High School Physics Teaching .American Association of Physics Teachers, New Orleans, LA. Conference. . Level:National

Koenig, K. (10-2015. ) Using Physics Education Research to Inform Development of Online Interactive Videos .2015 APS Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting , Morgantown, WV. Professional Meeting. . Level:Regional

Teese, R., Laws, P. & Koenig, K. (01-2015. ) Interactive video vignettes: Research-based online activities .American Association of Physics Teachers, San Diego,CA. Conference. . Level:National

Koenig, K., Culbertson, R., Stewart, G., Stamatis, V., Kramer, L. (02-2015. ) Panel: Designing tracks and certification pathways .2015 Physics Teacher Education Coalition Conference, Seattle, WA. Conference. . Level:National

Poster Presentations

Endorf, R. & Koenig, K. (02-2012. ) Evaluation of Physics by Inquiry programs for K-12 teachers .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Ontario, CA. .

Koenig, K. & Edwards, M. (06-2011. ) Impact of Innovative Skills-Based Science Course on Student Retention in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) .24th International First Year Experience Conference, Manchester, England. .

Klingbeil, N., Koenig, K. M., Goldstein, D., Sehi, G. and Jones. R. (03-2012. ) Gateway into first year STEM curricula: A community college/university collaboration promoting retention and articulation .Building Community STEP Grantees Meeting 2012, Washington, DC. .

Klingbeil, N., Koenig, K. M., Sehi, G. and Jones. R. (03-2011. ) Building Acceptance for PER-based Reform through Implementation of Clickers .Building Community STEP Grantees Meeting 2011, Washington, DC. .

Endorf, R., Axe, D., Girkin, A., Radloff, J., and Koenig, K. (01-2011. ) Description of a Physics by Inquiry Program for K-12 Teachers .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Jacksonville, FL. .

Koenig, K. Edwards, M. & Bao, L. (07-2010. ) Motivating First-Year College Students to Continue as a Science Major .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Portland, OR. .

Endorf, R., Axe, D., Girkin, A., Radloff, J. & Koenig, K. (07-2010. ) Large Scale Assessment of Scientific Reasoning .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Portland, OR. .

Han, J., Xu, Q., Cheng, L., Koenig, K. & Bao, L. (07-2010. ) Developing Assessment Instruments on Scientific Reasoning .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Portland, OR. .

Klingbeil, N., Koenig, K. M., Sehi, G. and Jones. R. (03-2010. ) Gateway into first year STEM curricula: A community college/university collaboration promoting retention and articulation. Building Community STEP Grantees Meeting 2010, Washington, DC. .

Koenig, K., Edwards, M., Bradley-Hutchison, D, Bao, L. (02-2010. ) Using an innovative skills-based course to improve first year retention .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Washington, DC. .

Endorf, R., Axe, D., Girkin, A., Radloff, J., & Koenig, K. (02-2010. ) Evaluation of a Physics by Inquiry Program for K-12 Teachers .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Washington, DC. .

Koenig, K., Edwards, M., Wheatly, M, Wang, J. & Bao, L. (07-2009. ) Developing scientific reasoning as a means of addressing student retention .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. .

Endorf, R., Axe, D., Girkin, A., Radloff, J., & Koenig, K. (07-2009. ) Study of a Physics by Inquiry program for K-12 teachers .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. .

Cai, T., Wang, J., Han, J., Koenig, K., , J. & Bao, L. (07-2009. ) Development of standardized instruments for assessment of scientific reasoning .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. .

Wang, J., Cai, T., Koenig, K., Han, J., & Bao, L. (07-2009. ) Developmental convergence of scientific reasoning skills .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. .

Feng, X., Luo, Y., Cai, T., Koenig, K., & Bao, L. (07-2009. ) Comparing gender differences in introductory physics between U.S. and China .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. .

Wheatly, M., Klingbeil, N., Koenig, K. M., Sehi, G. and Jones. R. (03-2009. ) Gateway into first year STEM curricula: A community college/university collaboration promoting retention and articulation .Building Community STEP Grantees Meeting 2009, Washington, DC. .

Koenig, K., Cai, T., Wang, J., Han, J., and Bao, L. (02-2009. ) Lawson classroom test of scientific reasoning and student background .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Chicago, IL. .

Endorf, R., Axe, D., Girkin, A., Radloff, J., Koenig, K. (02-2009. ) Results from physics by Inquiry professional development programs for teachers .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Chicago, IL. .

Cai, T., Feng, X., Han, J., Koenig, K., and Bao, L. (02-2009. ) Dimensional analysis of gender difference in scientific reasoning .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Chicago, IL. .

Han, J., Cai, T., Feng, X., Koenig, K., and Bao, L. (02-2009. ) Teachers’ views on science learning and reasoning .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Chicago, IL. .

Wang, J., Han, J., Feng, X., Koenig, K., and Bao, L. (02-2009. ) Validity and reliability of Lawson’s Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Chicago, IL. .

Koenig, K., Schen, M., Bradley-Hutchison, D. & Wheatly, M. (07-2008. ) Targeting student success and retention through development of scientific reasoning skills .Physics Education Research Conference, Alberta, Canada. .

Koenig, K., Cai, T., Han, J., Wang, J. & Bao, L. (07-2008. ) Student scientific reasoning ability and academic performance .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Alberta, Canada. .

Bao, L., Cai, T., Han, J., Wang, J. & Koenig, K. (07-2008. ) Assessing scientific reasoning ability: Analysis of skill dimensions .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Alberta, Canada. .

Wheatly, M., Klingbeil, N., Koenig, K., Sehi, G. and Jones. R. (03-2008. ) Gateway into first year STEM curricula: A community college/university collaboration promoting retention and articulation .Building Community STEP Grantees Meeting 2008, Washington, DC. .

Wheatly, M., Klingbeil, N., Koenig, K. M., Bubulya, A. and Yeoman, S. (02-2008. ) STEM students in transition: Bridging the gap through reinforcing competency-based skills .27th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, San Francisco, CA. .

Endorf, R. J. and Koenig, K. M. (07-2007. ) The Effectiveness of a Physical Science by Inquiry Program for K-12 Teachers .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Greensboro, NC. .

Koenig, K. M. and Bradley-Hutchison, D. (07-2007. ) Enhancing Scientific Reasoning Skills – Course Development, Implementation, and Effectiveness .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Greensboro, NC. .

Endorf, R. J., Braun, G., Koenig, K. M., & Slezak, C. (07-2006. ) An Implementation and Evaluation of “Tutorials in Introductory Physics” .American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference, Syracuse, NY. .

Colloquium

Koenig, K. (10-27-2011). The impact of scientific reasoning abilities on student learning: Should this influence how we teach? .UC Physics Dept Colloquium.

Koenig, K. (06-29-2011). Fueling Interest in Science: an After-School Program Model that Works! . Girls in Science Conference, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.

Koenig, K. (10-13-2010). Targeting Student Success and Retention in STEM . Miami University Physics Colloquia, Oxford, OH.

Koenig, K. (05-19-2010). Research on Student Development of Scientific Reasoning (SR) Skills . Presentation for the teacher education faculty at Wright State, Dayton, OH.

Koenig, K. (10-31-2008). Improving student success through fundamental pedagogical changes in gateway courses . Science and Mathematics Education Council meeting, Dayton, OH.

Koenig, K. (09-26-2008). Using clickers in the large lecture classroom . Biology Department Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

Koenig, K. (08-29-2008). Supporting “not-yet-ready” STEM-intending students . College of Science and Mathematics: Investing in Undergraduate STEM Student Success Retreat, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

Koenig, K. (08-29-2008). Reform of Introductory Physics for STEM Majors . College of Science and Mathematics: Investing in Undergraduate STEM Student Success Retreat, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

Koenig, K. (10-23-2008). Adoption of best practices for FYE pedagogy and student engagement . Foundations of Excellence Task Force Annual Meeting, Dayton, OH.

Koenig, K. (09-22-2008). AAUW Community Action Grant: Girls in Science . American Association of University Women Sidney-Shelby Co. Branch Meeting, Sidney, OH.

Koenig, K. (11-19-2007). Effectiveness of recitation teaching methods: Implications for TA training . Physics Education Research Group Seminar Series, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Koenig, K. (09-06-2007). Girls in science program – Implementing the model . American Association of University Women Dayton Branch Board meeting, Dayton, OH.

Koenig, K. (07-21-2007). Girls in science program – A model that works! . American Association of University Women State of Ohio Board meeting, Columbus, OH.

Koenig, K. (02-22-2007). Effectiveness of different tutorial recitation teaching methods and implications for TA training . Physics Education Seminar Seried, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

Koenig, K. (12-2005). A successful club for girls that introduces them to math and science and careers in these fields . Greater Cincinnati Foundation - Forum Luncheon, Cincinnati, OH.

Koenig, K. (08-31-2012). Designing instruction for student development of scientific reasoning abilities . Final FUSION Friday Colloquium, University of Cincinnati.

Koenig, K. (09-26-2012). Strategies for teaching scientific reasoning . Wittenberg Fall Colloquium, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH.

Koenig, K. (02-19-2013). Enhancing scientific reasoning abilities in the introductory physics lab course . OSU Physics Dept Colloquium , The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Koenig, K. (03-09-2013). Flipped Classroom I . Key Note Speaker for Southern Ohio Section - AAPT Spring Meeting, Columbus, OH.

Koenig, K. (07-2014). Trends in 21st century learning for US K-12 education .Jingsu University, Zhenjiang, China.

Koenig, K. (07-2014). US K-12 education goals and standards for 21st century learning .Hefei High School No. 6, Hefei, China.

Koenig, K. (06-2014). Technology enhanced inquiry instruction for 21st century education .East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

Koenig, K. (05-2013). Promoting scientific reasoning abilities in existing courses . Science and Mathematics Education research Collaborative, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

Paper Presentations

Koenig, K. & Kembre, S. (03-2012. ) Developing scientific reasoning abilities in middle school students .Indianapolis, IN.

Koenig, K., Bao, L. & Schen, M. (03-2012. ) Using specialized instruction to develop scientific reasoning abilities in teacher candidates .Indianapolis, IN.

Bao, L., Zhou, S., Han, J., Raplinger, A. & Koenig, K. (03-2012. ) Assessment of student reasoning in control of variable .Indianapolis, IN.

Koenig, K., Fabby, C. & Bao, L. (02-2012. ) Importance of scientific reasoning abilities: Should this influence our teaching? .Ontario, CA.

Bradley-Hutchison, D. & Koenig, K. (02-2012. ) May the best theory win .Ontario, CA.

Zhou, S., Xiao, H., Han, J., Koenig, K. & Bao, L. (07-2011. ) Students' Ability in Constructing Formal Logical Reasoning .Omaha, NB.

Rowley, E. & Koenig, K. (07-2011. ) Scientific Reasoning Abilities in Pre-service Teachers in the Capstone Science Course .Omaha, NB.

Bao, L., Han, J., Koenig, K., Cai, T. (04-2011. ) STEM Learning and Scientific Reasoning .Orlando, FL.

Bao, L., Han, J., Koenig, K., Cai, T. (01-2011. ) Assessment of Scientific Reasoning: A Case in Probabilistic Reasoning .Jacksonville, FL.

Koenig, K. & Bao, L. (07-2010. ) Developing scientific reasoning in middle school students .Portland, OR.

Rowley, E. & Koenig, K. (07-2010. ) Tracking the Development of Scientific Reasoning Abilities in Pre-service Teachers .Portland, OR.

Bao, L., Han, J., Xu, Q., Zhang, Y. & Koenig, K. (07-2010. ) Large Scale Assessment of Scientific Reasoning .Portland, OR.

Koenig, K., Schen, M, Tosa, S. & Bao, L. (02-2010. ) The development of scientific reasoning abilities in pre-service teachers .Washington, DC.

Tosa, S. & Koenig, K. (02-2010. ) Developing scientific reasoning abilities through general education courses .Washington, DC.

Koenig, K., Edwards, M., Wheatly, M, Wang, J. & Bao, L. (07-2009. ) Developing scientific reasoning through a unique introductory college science course .Ann Arbor, MI.

Schober, M., Ross, H, Koenig, K. & Bao, L. (07-2009. ) Correlation analysis of high school students’ coursework and reasoning .Ann Arbor, MI.

Wang, J., Cai, T., Koenig, K., Han, J., & Bao, L. (07-2009. ) The developmental trend of scientific reasoning skills .Ann Arbor, MI.

Feng, X., Cai, T., Luo, Y., Koenig, K., & Bao, L. (07-2009. ) Item analysis of gender difference on scientific reasoning test .Ann Arbor, MI.

Han, J., Cai, T., Koenig, K., Wang, J. & Bao, L. (07-2009. ) Cross cultural comparison of students’ attitudes on learning .Ann Arbor, MI.

Wheatly, M., Klingbeil, N., Koenig, K. M., Kendricks, K., and Lowell, C. (04-2009. ) Transformative Pedagogy: Engaging and Retaining Students in STEM .Chicago, IL.

Schen, M. & Koenig, K. (04-2009. ) Using college math placement exam scores to predict achievement in introductory biology .Garden Grove, CA.

Koenig, K., Cai, T., Wang, J., Han, J., and Bao, L. (02-2009. ) Connections between student backgrounds and scientific reasoning scores .Chicago, IL.

Bao, L., Cai, T., Wang, J., Han, J., and Koenig, K. (02-2009. ) Cross culture comparison of assessment results in scientific reasoning .Chicago, IL.

Feng, X., Cai, T., Wang, J., Koenig, K., and Bao, L. (02-2009. ) A developmental scale of gender difference in scientific reasoning .Chicago, IL.

Han, J., Cai, T., Wang, J., Koenig, K., and Bao, L. (02-2009. ) Survey of views on science learning and reasoning .Chicago, IL.

Wang, J., Han, J., Feng, X., Koenig, K., and Bao, L. (02-2009. ) Statistical analysis of developmental data of scientific reasoning ability .Chicago, IL.

Edwards, M., Koenig, K., Schen, M., Yeoman, S., Wheatly, M. (02-2009. ) Targeting STEM student success and retention via development of scientific reasoning skills .Orlando, FL.

Koenig, K., and Behr, D. (12-2008. ) Promoting excitement for science through a unique 3rd grade Geology Club model .Cincinnati, OH.

Bradley-Hutchison, D., Koenig, K., and Locker, L. (12-2008. ) Promoting Scientific Reasoning Skills Through an Interdisciplinary Gateway Course .Cincinnati, OH.

Koenig, K., Cai, T., Han, J., Wang, J. & Bao, L. (07-2008. ) Assessing middle school, high school, and college students’ reasoning ability .Alberta, Canada.

Bao, L., Cai, T., Han, J., Wang, J. & Koenig, K. (07-2008. ) On the measurement of scientific reasoning ability: A developmental perspective .Alberta, Canada.

Dani, D. and Koenig, K. (03-2008. ) Technology and reform-based science education .New York NY.

Koenig, K. M. and Bradley-Hutchison, D. (07-2007. ) “Scientific Thought and Method” – Improving Student Scientific Reasoning Skills .Greensboro, NC.

Endorf, R. J. and Koenig, K. M. (07-2007. ) The Effectiveness of a Physical Science by Inquiry Program for K-12 Teachers .Greensboro, NC.

Koenig, K. (10-2005. ) A “Girls in Science” Program for Sixth Grade Girls .Dayton, OH.

Endorf, R. & Koenig, K. (08-2005. ) An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Different Recitation Teaching Methods .Salt Lake City, UT.

Endorf, R., Axe, D., Koenig, K. M., Witson, P., & Stinson, K. (01-2005. ) Physical Science Professional Development Programs and Courses for K-8 Teachers .Albuquerque, NM.

Endorf, R. & Koenig, K. M. (08-2004. ) Implementation of Tutorials in Introductory Physics and Preliminary Results .Sacramento, CA.

Endorf, R., Axe, D., Koenig, K. M., Witson, P. & Stinson, K (01-2004. ) Benefits of Professional Development Programs for Teachers in Grades K-8 .Miami, FL.

Koenig, K. M. & Endorf, R. (08-2003. ) Study of TA’s ability to implement the Tutorials in Introductory Physics and student conceptual understanding .Madison, WI.

Endorf, R. & Koenig, K. M. (08-2003. ) An implementation and preliminary evaluation of Tutorials in Introductory Physics .Madison, WI.

Endorf, R., Axe, D., Koenig, K. M., & Witson, P. (08-2002. ) Professional Development Programs for K-12 Teachers .Boise, ID.

Meyer, H & Koenig, K. (06-2012. ) Ending the juggling act: Puzzling together pathways .Alexandria, VA.

Fabby, C., Koenig, K., & Bao, L. (07-2012. ) Reforming the introductory physics laboratory to impact scientific reasoning abilities .Philadelphia, PA.

Koenig, K., Teese, R., & Jackson, D. (07-2012. ) Instructional strategies that optimize student use of interactive video vignettes .Philadelphia, PA.

Koenig, K., Bortner, L., Fabby, C. & Bao, L. (01-2013. ) Promoting scientific reasoning abilities in the introductory physics lab course .New Orleans, LA.

Koenig, K. (03-31-2011. ) Developing scientific reasoning abilities in middle school students .NSTA, Indianapolis, IN.

Koenig, K. (03-28-2012. ) Assessment of student reasoning in control of variable .NARST, Indianapolis, IN.

Koenig, K. (03-25-2012. ) Using specialized instruction to develop scientific reasoning abilities in teacher candidates .NARST, Indianapolis, IN.

Koenig, K. (03-2012. ) Gateway into first STEM curricula" A community college/university collaboration promoting retention and articulation .Washington, DC.

Koenig, K. (02-08-2012. ) Importance of scientific reasoning abilities: Should this influence our teaching? .Ontario, CA.

Koenig, K. (02-08-2012. ) May the best theory win .Ontario, CA.

Koenig, K. (02-08-2012. ) Evaluation of Physics by Inquiry programs for K-12 teachers .Ontario, CA.

Symposium

Koenig, K. (07-2009. ) The challenge of sustaining PER reforms .Ann Arbor, MI.

Koenig, K. (07-2007. ) Course reform: Combating the financial cost to students .Greensboro, NC.

Honors and Awards

2011 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology presented at the Annual International Conference on College Teaching

2009 Presidential Early Career Achievement Award, Wright State University

2012 Darwin T. Turner Breakfast of Champions Awardee

2013 Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education Honoree

2015 Darwin T. Turner Breakfast of Champions Awardee

2016 Inducted into University of Cincinnati Academy of Teaching Fellows

Student Advising

Carol Fabby (Doctoral ) Chair Status:In Progress

Lindsay Owens (Doctoral ) Chair Status:Completed 2018

Jonathan Engelman (Doctoral ) Chair Status:Completed 2016

Krista Wood (Doctoral ) Chair Status:Completed 2015

Chad Huelsman (Doctoral ) Committee Member Status:In Progress

Anna Hutchison (Doctoral ) Committee Member Status:Completed 2019

Mary Stroud (Doctoral ) Committee Member Status:Completed 2015

Cijy Elizabeth Sunny (Doctoral ) Committee Member Status:Completed 2018

Ryan Hamilton (Doctoral ) Co-Chair Status:Completed 2014

Lori Cargile (Doctoral ) Committee Member Status:Completed 2018

Anna Donnell (Doctoral ) Committee Member Status:Completed 2017

Cabot Zabriskie (Doctoral ) Status:In Progress

Daniel Doucette (Doctoral ) Status:In Progress

Carol Fabby (Master ) Chair Status:Completed 2012

Suyan Zheng (Master ) Committee Member Status:Completed 2009

Service

Ohio Project Kaleidoscope Level:Regional

Preparing Future Faculty (Mentor, ) Type:University/College Service Level:University

American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Conference, (Local Organizing Chair, ) Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 07-2017

(Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) Leadership Council, ) Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National

(Ohio Project Kaleidoscope Annual STEM Teaching & Learning Conference, ) Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Regional

(o Executive Committee - Southern Ohio Section of American Association of Physics Teachers, ) Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:State

(, AP Physics C Development Committee, Educational Testing Services, ) Member Type:Other Educational Service Level:National

Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National

Professional Affiliation

2009 -2010: President-Elect Southern Ohio Section of American Association of Physics Teachers,

2010 -2011: President Southern Ohio Section of American Association of Physics Teachers,

2011 -2012: Past-President Southern Ohio Section of American Association of Physics Teachers,

2009 -To Present: Editorial Board REAL: Research in Education, Assessment, and Learning ,

2013 -2015: Editorial Board Effective Practices in Preservice Physics Teacher Education: Recruitment, Retention, and Preparation,

2013 -2014: Ohio Project Kaleidoscope Secretary,

2013 -2016: Ohio Project Kaleidoscope STEM Conference 2015 and 2016 Conference Organizing Committee,

2013 -To Present: Referee Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research ,

2008 -2014: Referee Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings,

2015 -To Present: Referee for The Physics Teacher

2015 -To Present: Referee for the American Journal of Physics

Contact Information

Department of Physics
417 Geo/Phys Building
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221
Phone: 513-556-0507
kathy.koenig@uc.edu