Faculty &
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Education

Christine Knaggs, Ph.D.

Interim Dean of the College of Education & Human Services
Chair of the Department of Education
Assistant Professor of Education
Instructor of Chemistry and Physical Sciences

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Toledo, Higher Education
  • M.Ed., University of Toledo, Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education
  • A.B., Harvard University, History and Science

Professional affiliations

  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
  • American Educational Research Organization (AERA)
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Midwest Educational Research Association Journal (MWER-A); School Science & Mathematics (SSM); Urban Education; Educational Researcher; High School Journal; Teachers College Record

Published Journal Articles (Refereed)

  • Knaggs, C. M., Sondergeld, T. A., & Schardt, B. (2013). Overcoming barriers to college enrollment, persistence, and perceptions for urban high school students in a college preparatory program. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, doi: 10.1177/1558689813497260
  • Sondergeld, T. A., Fischer, J., Samel, A, & Knaggs, C. M. (2013). Evaluating the influence of an urban high school reform effort on college readiness and access outcomes. Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk, 18 (3-4), 212-232
  • Knaggs, C. M. & Schneider, R. M. (2012). Thinking like a scientist: Using vee-maps to understand process and concepts in science. Research in Science Education, 42(4), 609-632
  • Knaggs, C. M., & Sondergeld, T. A. (in press). Science as a learner and as a teacher: Measuring science self-efficacy of undergraduate elementary education students. School Science and Mathematics Journal

Professional Conference Presentations

International

  • Knaggs, C. M., & Sondergeld, T. A. (April, 2014). The impact of an optional mastery experience on science self-efficacy in elementary pre-service teachers. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Huziak-Clark, T. L., Sondergeld, T. A., Knaggs, C. M., & van Staaden, M. (April, 2014). The Positive Impact of the SETGO Program on Confidence and Attitudes of STEM Majors. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Knaggs, C. M., Sondergeld, T. A., Schardt, B. (November, 2012). College enrollment, persistence, and perceptions among urban high school graduates. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference. Las Vegas, NV
  • Knaggs, C. M. & Schneider, R. M. (March, 2010). Thinking like a scientist: Using vee-maps to connect scientific process with scientific concepts. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference. Philadelphia, PA

National

  • Knaggs, C. M., Sondergeld, T. A., Fischer, J.A., & Griffith, J. (April, 2014). Assessing College-Going Cultural Capital of Urban High School Seniors in a GEAR UP Program. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference. Philadelphia, PA
  • Knaggs, C. M., Sondergeld, T. A., & Fischer, J. A. (April, 2014). The Mutual Association of Motivation and Level of Participation in a Voluntary College Preparatory Program. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference. Philadelphia, PA
  • Knaggs, C. M., Sondergeld, T. A., Opp, R., & Gentry, D. S. (April, 2013). A Grounded Theory approach to understanding the persistence issue that exists for lower-SES college students. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference. San Francisco, CA
  • Knaggs, C. M., Sondergeld, T. A., Fischer, J., & Griffith, J. (April, 2013). Motivational factors that impact urban high school students’ participation in a voluntary college preparatory program. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference. San Francisco, CA
  • Sondergeld, T. A., Fischer, J., Samul, A., & Knaggs, C. M. (April, 2013). Assessing the impact of an urban high school GEAR UP reform effort on college readiness and access outcomes. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference. San Francisco, CA
  • Knaggs, C. M., Sondergeld & T. A., Schardt, B. (November, 2012). College enrollment, persistence, and perceptions among urban high school graduates. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference. Las Vegas, NV

Regional/Local

  • Knaggs, C. M., & Romero, M. (November, 2013). Connecting STEM & Ohio’s Preschool Standards Through Inquiry Based Learning for Today’s Preschooler. Northwest Ohio (NWO) Symposium on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teaching. Bowling Green, OH
  • Knaggs, C. M. (March 2013). Understanding the experiences of low-SES college students: A grounded theory study. Lourdes University Faculty Scholarship Lecture Series. Sylvania, OH
  • Minesky, J., Rittick, V., & Knaggs, C. M. (October, 2012) Developing and implementing a sustainability conference for 9th-12th grade students. Sustainable U Conference. Toledo, OH
  • Knaggs, C. M., Sondergeld, T. A., & Griffith, J. (March, 2012). Why do some students participate in voluntary high school college access programs and others do not? A cross-case comparison of active and passive GEAR UP students. Urban Education Conference. Bowling Green, OH
  • Knaggs, C. M., Sondergeld, T. A., Fischer, J., & Schardt, B. (2012). Overcoming barriers to college persistence for low-income students: The effects of GEAR UP on college persistence and perceptions of college success. Urban Education Conference. Bowling Green, OH
  • Knaggs, C. M., & Schneider, R. (2010). Thinking like a scientist: Using vee-maps to connect scientific process with scientific concepts. University of Toledo Graduate School Symposium. Toledo, OH
  • Knaggs, C. M., & Schneider, R. (2010). Thinking like a scientist: Using vee-maps to connect scientific process with scientific concepts. University of Toledo Judith Herb College of Education Symposium. Toledo, OH

Personal Interests

  • Urban Education (persistence of at-risk populations in education, particularly students of low-SES)
  • Multicultural Education (how to infuse multiculturalism into the curriculum, particularly within the science classroom)
  • Science Education (teaching science—inquiry, 21st century skills, writing in science; as well as preparing teachers to teach science)
  • Qualitative Research Methodology (grounded theory, case study, narrative, phenomenology)
  • Mixed Methods Research Methodology
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Crafts of all kinds
  • Writing

Contact

Christine Knaggs
Christine Knaggs, Ph.D.
Office: ASI 286
Phone: 419-517-8998
Email