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Awareness of Neuromyths, General Knowledge about the Brain, and Evidence-Based Practices Among Pre-Service Teachers, Teachers, and Administrators in PK-12 Education Betts, K., Keiser, L., Lyttle, C.F., Galoyan, T., Schmitz, M.M., Ford, D. (Projected Publication Date, 2023).

Farrell, K. & Murphy, J. (in press). Improving patient safety: Using Bruner’s Theory of Constructivism to develop an innovative root cause analysis virtual simulation for graduate students. Nursing Education Perspectives.

Rasmussen, H. T., Hill, D., Kong, P., Black, E., & Levine, B. (in press). The power of I: Using first-person writing to define and develop the EdD writer. Myers Education Press.


Reisman, F., Keiser, L., Westphal. J., & Hammrich, P. (2024). Connecting Creativity and Motivation Research with End-Users: Lab to Learner. Cambridge University Press


Aksoy, M. E., Kocaoglu, B., İzzetoglu, K., Agrali, A., Yoner, S. I., Polat, M. D., … Becker, R. (2023). Assessment of learning in simulator-based arthroscopy training with the diagnostic arthroscopy skill score (DASS) and neurophysiological measures. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 


Betts, K., Reddy, P., Galoyan, T., Delaney, B., McEachron, D.L., Izzetoglu, K., & Shewokis, P.A. (2023). An examination of the effects of virtual reality training on spatial visualization and transfer of learning. Brain Sciences, 13, 890, pp. 1-19.


Betts, K., Keiser, L., Galoyan, T., Delaney, B., Fourie, M., Lyttle, C., Kiosoglous, C. (2023) Myth Busting: Increasing Awareness about the Brain, Learning and Creativity through Research, In Reisman, F.K., (Ed.), The Neuroscience of creativity. 2023 KIE Conference Book Series (Accepted, in progress).


Betts K., Reddy P., Galoyan T, Delaney B., McEachron D. L., Izzetoglu K., & Shewokis P. A. (2023). An examination of the effects of virtual reality training on spatial visualization and transfer of learning. Brain Sciences, 13(6), 890. 


Black, E. (2023). Second language listeners’ metacognitive strategy use. TESOL Communications, 2(2), 18-36.


Dall, R. D., May, M.C., Shewokis, P.A., Altasan, A., Volpe, S. L., Amori, R., Singh, H., & Sukumar, D. (2023). Combined Vitamin D and Magnesium Supplementation Does Not Influence Bone Turnover Markers and Glycemic Indices: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Nutrition Research. 110, 33-43.


Delaney, B. (2023). Designing and delivering experiential journalism tasks in online environments: A framework grounded in Cognitive Apprenticeship Theory. Journalism Studies, 1-24. 


Fourie, M., & Schlebusch, G. (2023). A Cognitive Stance to Enhance Learner Information Processing Ability in the Classroom: Structural Equation Modelling Approach. Journal of Advocacy, Research and Education, 10(1), 18-31. DOI: 10.13187/jare.2023.1.18.


Fourie, M., & Schlebusch, G. (2023). Cognitive Psychology and the Classroom: What Teachers Need to Know. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE). In press.


Getchell, N. & Shewokis, P.A. (2023) Understanding the role of cognitive effort within contextual interference paradigms: Theory, measurement, and applications. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior – 17(1), 59-69. DOI: v17i1.34


Kiosoglous, C. M. (2023). Assessing learning in NGB’s coaching education programs. Edited L. McCarthy in Assessing Coaching. Routledge.


Murphy, J., Farrell, K., Kealy, M.B., & Kristiniak, S. (2023). Mindfulness as a self-care strategy for healthcare professionals to reduce stress and implicit bias. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice.


Reddy, P., Izzetoglu, K., Shewokis, P. A., Sangobowale, M., Diaz-Arrastia, R. (2023). Differences in Time-Frequency Characteristics between Healthy Controls and TBI Patients During Hypercapnia Assessed Via fNIRS. Neuroimage: Clinical. 40, 103504.


Reisman, F., Keiser, L. & Bach, C. (2023). Reisman Diagnostic Motivation Assessment (RDMA). Online free App. Downloaded via Qualtrics.


Reisman, F. (2023). in Unpacking Creativity: Culture, Innovation, and Motivation in Global Context, Reisman, F. (Ed.). London, KIE Publications.


Swartzwelder, K., Murphy, J., & Myers, J. (2023). Factors influencing student persistence in online courses during the pandemic: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Educators Online.


Woodburn, A. J., Gallatti, L., & Kiosoglous, C. M. (2023). Assessing learning in NCDA. Edited L. McCarthy in Assessing Coaching. Routledge.


Berner, L., Winter, S., Ayaz, H., Shewokis, P,A., Izzetoglu, M., Marsh, R., . . . Lowe, M. (2022). Altered prefrontal activation during the inhibition of eating responses in women with bulimia nervosa. Psychological Medicine, 1-11. doi:10.1017/S0033291722000198. 


Cheung, M., M., Dall, R.D., Shewokis, P.A., Altasan, A., Volpe, S.L., Amori, R., Singh, H., & Sukumar, D. (2022). The effect of combined magnesium and vitamin D supplementation on vitamin D status, systemic inflammation, and blood pressure: A randomized double-blinded controlled trial. Nutrition, 99-100, 111674,


Fourie, M., & Schlebusch, G. (2022). Information processing ability and its implications for teaching and learning. International e-Journal of Educational Studies, 6 (12), 110-123.


Kerr, J., Reddy, P., Shewokis, P.A. & Izzetoglu, K. (2022). Cognitive Workload Impacts of Simulated Visibility Changes During Search and Surveillance Tasks Quantified by Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 52(4), 658-667, doi: 10.1109/THMS.2022.3155368.


Kiosoglous, C. M. (2022). Creating coaching systems in high performance sport. Edited by C. Nash, in Developing Sport Coaches.


Kiosoglous, C. M. (2022). The Importance of Coaches’ Education: Where are we headed. The Professional Skater Magazine. Online publication.


Koiler, R. , Schimmel, A. , Bakhshipour, E. , Shewokis, P.A., & Getchell, N. (2022). The Impact of Fidget Spinners on Fine Motor Skills in Individuals with and without ADHD: An Exploratory Analysis. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 12, 82-101. doi: 10.4236/jbbs.2022.123005.


Murphy, J. & Angelow, A. (2022). Being present for you and your patients: Simple Strategies for everyday mindfulness. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice.


Murphy, G., & Murphy, J. (2022). Pediatric dosage calculations for undergraduate nursing students using digital-physical reality. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.


Pool, J., Fourie. M., Heymans, Y. & Christmal, C. (2022) The potential of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research towards transformative pedagogies in higher education: An approach to ethical mindedness. In J Pool, M Fernandez-Martins, & M Fourie (Eds). Pedagogic transitions for HE transformation. Axiom Academic Publishers.


Reddy, P., Izzetoglu, K., Shewokis, P.A. (2022). Wavelet-Based Analysis of fNIRS Measures Enable Assessment of Workload. In: Schmorrow, D.D., Fidopiastis, C.M. (eds) Augmented Cognition. HCII 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 13310. Springer, Cham.


Reddy, P., Shewokis, P.A. & Izzetoglu, K. (2022). Can Variability of Brain Activity serve as a Metric for Assessing Human Performance during UAS Dual-Task Training, IEEE 3rd International Conference on Human-Machine Systems (ICHMS), Orlando, FL, USA, 2022, 1-5, doi: 10.1109/ICHMS56717.2022.9980752.


Reddy, P., Shewokis, P. A., & Izzetoglu, K. (2022). Individual differences in skill acquisition and transfer assessed by dual task training performance and brain activity. Brain Informatics, 9(1), 9.


Verhoef, A. H., Fourie, M., Janse van Rensburg, Z., Louw, H. & Erasmus, M. (2022). The enhancement of Academic Integrity through a Community of Practice at the North-West University, South Africa. International Journal for Educational Integrity.


Vesneski̇, W., Breen, A., Hansen, U., Reisman, F. & Anselm, H. (2022). American Families’ Attitudes to Unschooling: A National Survey . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(5), 193-208. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2022.467.12


Yuan, I., Nelson, O., Barr, G. A., Zhang, B., Topjian, A. A., DiMaggio, T. J., Lang S. S., Christ, L. A., Izzetoglu, K., Greco, C. C., Kurth, C. D., Ganesh, A. (2022). Functional near-infrared spectroscopy to assess pain in neonatal circumcisions. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 32(3), 404–412.



Ammar, A., Sondergeld, T., Provinzano, K., & Delaney, B. (2021). Exploring the impact of a community school reform initiative on the literacy achievement of middle level English language learners. Research in Middle Level Education, 44(4) 1-16.


Andreu-Perez, A. R., Kiani, M., Andreu-Perez, J., Reddy, P., Andreu-Abela, J., Pinto, M., & Izzetoglu, K. (2021). Single-Trial Recognition of Video Gamer’s Expertise from Brain Haemodynamic and Facial Emotion Responses. Brain Sciences, 11(1), 106.


Betts, K., & Betts, M. (2021). Dr. David Cropley: CREATIVE Overview. In F. Reisman (Ed.), Celebrating Giants and Trailblazers: A-Z of Who’s Who in Creativity Research and Related Fields. Knowledge, Innovation & Enterprise (KIE) Book Series.


Betts, K., Delaney, B., Galoyan, T., & Lynch, B. (2021). Historical review of distance and online education from 1700s to 2021 in the United States: Instructional Design and Pivotal Pedagogy in Higher Education. Journal of Online Learning Research and Practice, 8(1), 3-55.


Delaney, B., & Betts, K. (2021). Addressing transactional distance through teaching presence strategies in online journalism and communication courses. Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.


Fourie, M. and Mgqwashu, E. (2021). The epistemic becoming of a Christian minister: A decolonial lens for teaching and learning in higher education. In Johannes Knoetze (Ed.) A Critical Engagement with Theological Education in Africa: A Southern African Perspective. AOSIS: Cape Town, South Africa.


Fourie, M. & Schlebusch, G. J. (2021). Exploring grade repetition in South African Schools and its relation to learning and cognition. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change. .


Galoyan, T., & Betts, K. (2021). Integrative transfer of learning model and implications for higher education. Journal of Continuing Higher Education. Taylor & Francis.


Galoyan, T., Betts, K., Abramian, H., Reddy, P., Izzetoglu, K., & Shewokis, P. A. (2021). Examining Mental Workload in a Spatial Navigation Transfer Game via Functional near Infrared Spectroscopy. Brain Sciences, 11(1), 45.


Galoyan, T., Betts, K., Delaney, B., & Fourie, M. (2021). Exploring Online Pedagogical Practices for Enhancing Transfer of Learning in Higher Education. Online Learning, 25(1), 178-197.


Grovola, M.R., Paleologos, N., Brown, D.P., Tran, N., Wofford, K.L., Harris, J.P., Browne, K.D., Shewokis, P. A., Wolf, J.A., Cullen, D.K., & Duda, J.E. (2021). Diverse changes in microglia morphology and axonal pathology during the course of 1 year after mild traumatic brain injury in pigs. Brain Pathology, 31(5), e12953, September 2021.


Izzetoglu, K., Aksoy, M. E., Agrali, A., Kitapcioglu, D., Gungor, M., & Simsek, A. (2021). Studying Brain Activation during Skill Acquisition via Robot-Assisted Surgery Training. Brain Sciences, 11(7), 937.


Izzetoglu, M., Pourrezaei, K., Du, J. & Shewokis, P.A. (2021). Evaluation of Cerebral Tissue Oximeters Using Multilayered Dynamic Head Models. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. 70(1), 1-12, Art no. 7003112, doi: 10.1109/TIM.2021.3066469.


Kerr, J., Molloy, C., Reddy, P., Shewokis, P.A., & Izzetoglu, K. (2021). Individual Differences in fNIRS Measures of Cognitive Workload During a UAS Mission. In: Schmorrow D.D., Fidopiastis C.M. (eds) Augmented Cognition. HCII 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 12776. Springer, Cham.


Kiosoglous, C. M. (2021). Civic Engagement and Sport: Building social capital in the United States. Volume VIII: School-University-Community Collaboration for Civic Education and Engagement in the Democratic Project: Edited by: Martin Reardon, East Carolina University & Jack Leonard, University of Massachusetts, Boston.


Kiosoglous, C. M. (2021). Come forward: A journey in sport: Lessons learned from chats on rowing. NSW Rowing Association Monthly Newsletter.


Koiler R., Bakhshipour, E., Schimmel, A., Jones, A., Milla, K. Shewokis, P.A., Getchell, N. (2021). Fidget Spinners May Decrease Prefrontal Cortex Activity During Cognitively Challenging Fine Motor Tasks. In: Ayaz H., Asgher U. (eds) Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering. AHFE 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1201. Springer, Cham.


Lyttle, C.F., Betts, K. (2021) UDL Online Annotated Repository: an online annotated repository for all SoE faculty, Drexel, and the public with examples of Universal Design for Learning resources for use across on-campus, blended, and online courses to support instruction, assessment, feedback, and transfer of learning. (In continuation).


Lyttle, C.F. (April 2021). CASE Endorsement…A Member Benefit that’s of Value to Vendors too! InCASE.


Lyttle, C.F. (January 2021). Invited PPT development and live/recorded Presentation Training Materials. Mediation in the Clouds: Virtual Special Education Mediation Sessions 101. Office for Dispute Resolution, PA Department of Education, Harrisburg, PA.


Murphy, J. (2021). Exploring the impact of an open access mindfulness course with online graduate students: A mixed methods explanatory sequential study. Online Learning Journal, 25(2),​0.24059/olj.v25i2.2292


Murphy, J+., Swartzwelder, K., Roch, S., Serembus, J., Maheu, S., Rockstraw, L. & Leggieri, A. (2021). Text-based versus video discussions to promote a sense of community: An international mixed-methods study. Journal of Educators Online, 18(3).


Reddy, P., Izzetoglu, M., Shewokis, P. A., Sangobowale, M., Diaz-Arrastia, R., & Izzetoglu, K. (2021). Evaluation of fNIRS signal components elicited by cognitive and hypercapnic stimuli. Nature Scientific Reports. 11, 23457.


Reddy P., Kerr J., Shewokis P.A., Izzetoglu K. (2021) Brain Activity Changes Elicited Through Multi-session Training Assessment in the Prefrontal Cortex by fNIRS. In: Schmorrow D.D., Fidopiastis C.M. (eds) Augmented Cognition. HCII 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 12776. Springer, Cham.


Reisman, F. & Severino, L. (2021). Using Creativity to Address Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia:Assessment and Techniques. UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group


Reisman, F. (2021). in Celebrating Giants and Trailblazers: A-Z of Who’s Who in Creativity Research and Related Fields, Reisman, F. (Ed.). London, KIE Publications.


Schmitz, M., (2021). Exploring Entrepreneurial Students’ Perceptions of Online Mindful Creativity Training: A Mixed Methods Case Study. (Publication No.  28549520) [Doctoral dissertation, Drexel University] ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. 2019



Brindle, R.A., Ebaugh, D.D., Wilson, J.D., Finley, M.A., Shewokis, P.A., Milner, C.E. Relationships of hip abductor strength, neuromuscular control, and hip width to femoral length ratio with peak hip adduction angle in healthy female runners [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 16]. J Sports Sci. 2020;1-7. doi:10.1080/02640414.2020.1779489


Delaney, B., & Betts, K. (2020). Exploring professional development approaches for journalism faculty transitioning to online classrooms. Journalism Practice.


Delaney, B., & Betts, K. (2020). Training and supporting of journalism faculty to teach online: A multiple case study. Journalism Practice. SAGE.

Gay, G., & Betts, K. (2020). Large online courses: High touch strategies to increase student engagement, academic performance, and retention. Online Learning Journal. Book

Izzetoglu, M., Shewokis, P.A., Tsai, K., Dantoin, P., Sparango, K., Min, K. Short-Term Effects of Meditation on Sustained Attention as Measured by fNIRS. Brain Sci. 2020;10(9):E608. Published 2020 Sep 4. doi:10.3390/brainsci10090608. [IF: 3.332]


Lyttle, C.F. with CEC-CASE Products Review Committee, (2020) PRC Vendor Overview: Endorsement Benefits. InCASE.


Lyttle, C., & Betts, K, (Eds.). (2020). Research to practice: Urban special education leaders for tomorrow. Drexel University.


Monahan, J., Ackles, L., Edwards, A. D., Freedman, B., Withers Lubbers, P., Sanders Gardner, S., ... & Thierfeld Brown, J. (2020). Autistic College Students and COVID-19: Anxiety, Support Needs and Responses by Specialized Programs. Developmental Disabilities Network Journal, 1(2), 11.


Murphy, J., Leggieri, A., & Murphy, G. (2020). Fostering the integration of extrinsic motivation in an online nursing education course. Nursing Education Perspectives, 2(6), E63–E65.


Reisman, F. (2020). In 70 Years of Research into Creativity: JP Guildford’s Role and Today’s Focus (KIE Conference: 21-23 July 2020, Online (virtual), Reisman, F. (Ed.). London, KIE Publications.  


Serembus, J. & Murphy, J. (2020). Creating an engaging learning environment through video discussions. Nurse Educator, 45(2), 68–70. Murphy, J., & Dougherty, A. (2021). The value of self-compassion in recovery from substance abuse disorders. In R. Carroll (Ed.), Complementary and integrative approaches to substance abuse disorders (pp. 321-345). Nova.


Zern, S.C., Marshall, W.J, Shewokis, P.A., Vest, M.T. Use of simulation as a needs assessment to develop a focused team leader training curriculum for resuscitation teams. Adv Simul (Lond). 2020;5:6. Published 2020 May 27. doi:10.1186/s41077-020-00124-2


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2021. Drexel School of Education Doctoral Student Research Briefs Vol. 6 Exploring Entrepreneurial Students’ Perceptions of Online Mindful Creativity Training: A Mixed Methods Case Study. Dr. Melissa Schmitz

Video Interview - Stenhouse Publishing The interview was conducted in partnership with author, Lynne Dorfman, as she completed the book Welcome to Writing Workshop with coauthor Stacey Shubitz. A link is included in chapter one of the book. [Melissa Schmitz]

Lyttle - Invited Editorial Review Board Editor, The Journal of Special Education Leadership (JSEL), Council for Administrators of Special Education (CASE) (2013 – present).

Lyttle, C.F. (1988-present) As a Special Education Hearing Officer, Appeals Review Panel Hearing Officer and PA Mediator, Dr. Lyttle presented at numerous professional conferences and authored over 300 published and unpublished Hearing Officer Decisions, Appellate Panel Decisions, Facilitated IEP/IFSPs Meetings (resulting in numerous finalized IEPs and filed/recorded Mediation Agreements. Although Mediation Agreements and Facilitated IEP/IFSPs are not recorded, selected filed Hearing Officer Decisions and the Appeals Review Panel Decisions are reported and available online, and through the IDELR Reporter, at the following two Website addresses (search Hearing Officer, or Appeal Panel Hearing Officer, or Lyttle):

Lyttle - Invited Book Reviewer: Mason, T. (4/27/2022) Special Education Mentoring Handbook for New Special Educators: Becoming an Inclusive Special Education Professional. Rowman and Littlefield.

Lyttle - Invited White Paper Reviewer: Litzky, B.E, Schmitz, M.M. (2022) Exploring Educators’ Perceptions of Online Mindful Creativity Training: A Mixed Methods Case Study.

Lyttle - Interviewee and contributor to the book chapter, Galib, G. Soaring from the Shoulders of Giants: A Conversation with Two Creativity Trailblazers. To be published in the 2021 Creativity Volume - the 9th in the KIE Creativity Book Series - entitled Celebrating Giants and Trailblazers: A- Z of Who's Who in Creativity Research and Related Fields.

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