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Sample Publications

Warfa, A. (2016). Mixed Methods Research in Biology Education: Approach and Uses. Forthcoming, CBE Life Science Education, December 1, Vol 15 (4).

Warfa, A. (2016). Using Cooperative Learning to Teach Chemistry: A Meta-Analytic Review. J. Chem. Educ., 93 (2), pp 248–255

Warfa, A. & Odowa, N (2015). Creative Exercises in the Biochemistry Domain – Analysis of Students’ linking of chemical and biochemical concepts. Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 16 (4), 747-757.

Warfa, A., Roehrig, G., Schneider, J., & Nyachwaya, J. (2014). The Role of Teacher-Initiated Discourses in Students’ Development of Representational Fluency in Chemistry. J. Chem. Educ., 91 (6), pp 784–792.

Warfa, A., Roehrig, G., Schneider, J., & Nyachwaya, J. (2014). Collaborative Discourse and the Modeling of Solution Chemistry with 3D physical models – Impact and Characterization. Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 15, 835-848.

Nyachwaya, J. M., Warfa, A., Roehrig, G. H., and Schneider, J. L. (2014). College chemistry students’ use of memorized algorithms in chemical reactions. Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 15, 81-93.

Nyachwaya, J. M., Warfa, A., Roehrig, G. H., Wood, N. B., Kern, A. L., and Schneider, J. L. (2011). The Development of an Open-ended Drawing Tool: An Alternative Diagnostic Tool for Assessing Students’ Understanding of the Particulate Nature of Matter. Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 12, 121-132.

Warfa, AbdiRizak Mohamed. (2008). Effects of Active Learning Variants on Student Performance and Learning Perceptions. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol. 2: No. 2, Article 11.

Selected Conference Presentations

Warfa, A. “Retroactive modeling activities (RMAs) for teaching biological concepts.” Poster presentation, Modeling and Model-Based Reasoning in STEM, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, August 2016

Warfa, A., Roehrig, G., Schneider, J. "The role of POGIL activities in facilitating student discourse in chemistry." Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, Texas, March 2014.

Warfa, A., Roehrig, G., Schneider, J. "Collaborative discourse and the construction of explanation with 3D Models in Chemistry ." Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, (NARST), Pittsburgh, PA, March 2014.

Warfa, A., Roehrig, G., Schneider, J. "Improving student understanding of ionic compounds with POGIL instruction." Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, (NARST), Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, April 2013.

Warfa, A., Roehrig, G., Schneider, J. "Targeting student misconceptions in chemistry with POGIL instructions." Paper presented at the 2nd annual meeting of Transforming Research in Undergraduate Science Education (TRUSE) in St Paul, MN, May 2012.

Warfa, A., Nyachwaya, J., Wood, N., Kern, A., and Roehrig, G. “Student’s Use of Covalent Bond Model to Represent Ionic Compounds.” Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Educators, (ASTE), Indianapolis, IN, March 2012

Nyachwaya, J., Warfa, A., Wood, N., Kern, A., and Roehrig, G. “College Students' Understanding of the Particulate Nature of Matter across Reaction Types.” Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, (NARST), Indianapolis, IN, April 2011

Warfa, A. “Transforming Traditional Labs into Inquiry-based Student-Centered Labs.” Paper presented at Lily Conference on University and College Teaching, (Lily-West), Pomona, California, March 2008

Warfa A, Gunjar R, Muddepa D, and Rathod P. “Biochemical Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum Folypolyglutamate Synthetase (FPGS).” Oral Paper Presentation, 19th Annual Seattle Parasitology Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 2007.

Warfa A, Gujjar R, and Rathod K. “Activity of Plasmodium falciparum Folylpolyglutamate Synthetase (FPGS) on Natural Substrates and Folate-based DHFR-TS Inhibitors.” Poster presented at Molecular Parasitology Meeting, Woods Hole, MA, September 2006

Warfa A, Davies D, Hol W “Expression and Purification of Trypanosome brucei Topoisomerase II.”, Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Arts and Sciences (AAAS), Seattle, WA, Feb 2004.

Warfa A, Heidary DK, Jennings P. “Making and Purification of Interleukin-1b Mutant Proteins.” University of Texas Medical Branch 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Galveston, Texas. 2000; University of Alabama NSF/LSAMP Research Symposium, Birmingham, Al, 1999; and others.