Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER)

Improving teaching and learning in STEM.


Jordan Harshman, Associate Professor


Research Summary

Graduate education in chemistry is crucial to developing the next generation of scientists to solve many of the world’s largest challenges. The Harshman Research Group investigates effective graduate training, knowledge and skills requirements and outcomes, and mentoring strategies. We also have a significant undergraduate focus that seeks to characterize instructional practices in undergraduate STEM courses.



Comprehensive review of chemistry education research

Publishing rates in CER:

The Citation Index of Chemistry Education Research in the Journal of Chemical Education from 2008 to 2016: A Closer Look at the Impact Factor

Chemistry education research trends: 2004–2013  

CER list serv

 YCES blog (blogs from CER faculty and students about life in CER)


List of CER Programs

CER graduate programs


National Organizations and Meetings

Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

Division of Chemical Education, American Chemical Society

Gordon Research Conference: Chemistry Education Research and Practice



International Conferences

International Conference on Chemistry Education

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)