Faculty Profile for Dr. Cynthia J Luxford

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Dr. Cynthia J Luxford
Assistant Professor — Chemistry and Biochemistry
Program Faculty — Chemistry and Biochemistry
CHEM 238
phone: (512) 245-2156

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Luxford, C. J., & Holme, T. (2016). How do Chemistry Educators View Items that Test Conceptual Understanding? In ACS Symposium Series. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.
  • Reed, J. J., Luxford, C. J., Holme, T., Raker, J. R., & Murphy, K. L. (2016). Using the ACS Anchoring Concepts Content Map (ACCM) to aid in the evaluation and development of ACS general chemistry exam items. In M. Schultz (Ed.), Technology and Assessment Strategies for Improving Student Learning in Chemistry (Vol. 1235). Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2016-1235.ch010
  • Dick-Perez, M., Luxford, C. J., Windus, T., & Holme, T. (2016). A Quantum Chemistry Concept Inventory for Physical Chemistry Classes. J. Chem. Educ, 93(4), 605–612. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00781
  • Holme, T., Emenike, M., Hughes, S., Linenberger, K., Luxford, C. J., & Raker, J. (2015). Are Content Tests All the Assessment We Need? In M. V. Orna (Ed.), Sputnik to Smartphones: A Half-Century of Chemistry Education (Vol. 1208, pp. 257–275). Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.
  • Holme, T. A., Luxford, C. J., & Brandriet, A. (2015). Defining Conceptual Understanding in General Chemistry. J. Chem. Educ, 92(9), 1477–1483. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00218

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Boko Award: Registered Student Organization of the Year, Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Green Cat Challenge Award, Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Green Chemistry Award, Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Wise Conference People's Choice Award, Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society. March 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honorable Mention Award, Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society. 2017

Selected Grants

  • Savelyev, Alexander, Daniel, Kristy Lynn, Roundtree, Aimee Kendall, Luxford, Cynthia J. Visual Education and Communication Across Science Domains, Texas State University, $2500. (Funded: June 2017 - August 2019). Grant.
  • Luxford, Cynthia J (Co-Principal), Schneider, Jamie (Principal), Murphy, Kristen (Co-Principal), Teichert, Melonie (Co-Principal). Research on Optimizing Testing Feedback for Improved Student Learning, NSF IUSE (Informing Undergraduate STEM Education), Federal, $498483. (Submitted: January 12, 2016, Funded: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2019). Grant.
  • Close, Hunter G (Co-Principal), Close, Eleanor W (Principal), Huling, Leslie L (Co-Principal), Ortiz, Araceli Martinez (Co-Principal), Luxford, Cynthia J (Co-Principal). Responsive, Attentive, Dialogic, and InterActive Noyce Scholars Project, National Science Foundation, Federal, $1200000. (Funded: June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2021). Grant.
  • Luxford, Cynthia J. Comparing short-term and long-term learning effects on the retention of chemistry students as they progress through a chemistry curriculum, Research Enhancement Program, $8000. (Funded: January 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Advisor
ACS Student Chapter
September 2016-Present
Reviewer / Referee
ACS Books
April 2016-Present
Member
Chemistry Curriculum Committee
September 2015-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Journal of Chemical Education
January 2015-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Chemistry Education Research and Practice
May 2013-Present