Publications

Journal articles | Conference presentations | Research briefs | Reports for partner institutions and local dissemination | Dissertations

Journal articles (published or accepted for publication)

Wang, X., Sun, N., Wagner, B., & Nachman, B. R. (accepted). How do 2-year college students view themselves as STEM learners? Teachers College Record.

Wang, X., & Lee, S. (accepted). Investigating the psychometric properties of a new survey instrument measuring factors contributing to upward transfer in STEM fields. The Review of Higher Education.

Wang, X., Wickersham, K., Lee, Y., & Chan, H. -Y. (2018). Exploring sources and influences of social capital on community college students’ first-year success: Does age make a difference? Teachers College Record, 120(10).

 Chan, H. -Y., & Wang, X. (2017). Momentum through course-completion patterns among two-year college students beginning in STEM: Variations and contributing factors. Research in Higher Education. Advance online publication.

Wang, X., Lee, S., & Prevost, A. (2017). The role of aspirational experiences and behaviors in cultivating momentum for transfer access in STEM: Variations across gender and race. Community College Review, 45(4), 311-330. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091552117724511

Wang, X. (2017). Upward transfer in STEM fields of study: A new conceptual framework and survey instrument for institutional research. New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016(170), 49-60. doi:10.1002/ir.20184

Wang, X., Chan, H. -Y., Soffa, S. J., & Nachman, B. R. (2017). A nuanced look at women in STEM fields at two-year colleges: Factors that shape female students’ transfer intent. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(146), 1-15. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00146 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5292428/pdf/fpsyg-08-00146.pdf or http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00146/full

Wang, X., Sun, N., Lee, S., & Wagner, B. (2017). Does active learning contribute to transfer intent among 2-Year college students beginning in STEM? The Journal of Higher Education, 88(4), 593-618. doi:10.1080/00221546.2016.1272090

Wickersham, K., & Wang, X. (2016). What’s life got to do with it? The role of life experiences in shaping female community college students’ transfer intent in STEM fields of study. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 40(12), 1001-1012. doi:10.1080/10668926.2016.1211039

Wang, X. (2015). Pathway to a baccalaureate degree in STEM fields: Are community colleges a viable route and does early STEM momentum matter? Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37(3), 376-393. doi:10.3102/0162373714552561

Conference presentations

Wickersham, K. (2018, April). Where to go from here? Toward a model of community college students’ pathway selection in STEM. Paper presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 60th Annual Meeting, Addison, TX.

Chan, H. -Y., & Wang, X. (2017, April). Reconciling intent with action: Factors associated with the intent-action (dis)connection among two-year college students in STEM. Paper presented at the 2017 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

 Chan, H. -Y., & Wang, X. (2017, April). Momentum through course-completion patterns among two-year college students beginning in STEM: Variations and contributing factors. Paper presented at the 2017 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Chan, H. -Y., & Wang, X. (2017, April).Reconciling intent with action: Factors associated with the intent-action (dis)connect among two-year college students in STEM. Paper presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 59th Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX.

Wang, X., Sun, N., Wagner, B., & Nachman, B. R. (2017, April). How do 2-year college students beginning in STEM view themselves as learners? Paper presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 59th Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX.

Wickersham, K. (2017, April). Where to go from here? Disentangling community college students’ decision-making process around participation in alternative postsecondary pathways. Paper presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 59th Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX.

Wang, X. (2016, November). Sharpening the lens: Leveraging research on undergraduate and graduate women in STEM. Interactive symposium conducted at the 41st Annual Conference of the Association for Study of Higher Education, Columbus, OH.

Wang, X., Sun, N., Wagner, B., & Nachman, B. R. (2016, November). How do 2-year college students beginning in STEM view themselves as STEM learners? Poster presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Columbus, OH.

Wickersham, K. (2016, November). Where to go from here? Disentangling community college students’ decision-making process around participation in alternative postsecondary pathways. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Columbus, OH.
Chan, H. -Y., & Wang, X. (2016, April). Reconciling intent with action: Factors associated with the intent-action (dis)connect among two-year college students in STEM. Roundtable paper presented at the 2016 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Wang, X., & Lee, S. (2016, April).Validating a new survey instrument measuring factors contributing to transfer in STEM. Paper presented at the 2016 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Chan, H. -Y., & Wang, X. (2016, April). Exploring factors that cultivate momentum among first-year community college students beginning in STEM. Paper presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 58th Annual Meeting, Plano, TX.

Wang, X. (2016, April).Measuring sources and influences of social capital among community college students: Does age matter? Paper presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 58th Annual Meeting, Plano, TX.

Wang, X., Chan, H. -Y., Soffa, S. J., & Nachman, B. R. (2016, April). A nuanced look at women in STEM fields at community colleges: Factors that shape female students’ transfer intent. Paper presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 58th Annual Meeting, Plano, TX.

Wang, X., Lee, Y., & Wickersham, K. (2016, April).Predicting transfer into STEM fields of study using longitudinal data: The case of Ohio. Paper presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 58th Annual Meeting, Plano, TX.

Wang, X., Sun, N., Lee, S., & Wagner, B. (2016, April). Does active learning contribute to transfer intent among community college students beginning in STEM? Paper presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 58th Annual Meeting, Plano, TX.

Wang, X. (2015, November). Exploring sources and influences of social capital on community college students' first-year outcomes: Does age make a difference? Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Denver, CO.

Wang, X., Soffa, S. J., Chan, H.-Y., & Nachman, B. R. (2015, November). A nuanced look at women in STEM fields at community colleges: How do women’s multiple identities shape their transfer intent? Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Denver, CO.

Wang, X., Sun, N., Lee, S., & Wagner, B. (2015, November). Does active learning contribute to transfer intent among students beginning in STEM fields at community colleges? Roundtable paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Denver, CO.

Wang, X. (2015, April).STEM pathways from community college to four-year institutions: Toward a conceptual model of STEM transfer. Paper presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges 57th Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX.


Research briefs

STEM Transfer Research Brief: Finding direction: Pattern analysis of early academic momentum in STEM at community colleges
By Amy Prevost

STEM Transfer Research Brief: Who you know to succeed: Social capital in the community college
By Kelly Wickersham

STEM Transfer Research Brief: Building STEM momentum: Does starting at a two year college have an impact?
By Amy Prevost

STEM Transfer Research Brief: Introducing a comprehensive model for researching STEM transfer and a new survey tool
By Amy Prevost

STEM Transfer Research Brief: The role of aspirational experiences and behaviors in cultivating momentum for transfer access in STEM: Variations across gender and race
By Amy Prevost


Reports for artner institutions and local dissemination

Wang, X., Prevost, A., Lee, S., Wickersham, K., Sun, N., Wagner, B., Lee, Y., & Nachman, B. R. (2018, February). Expanding STEM talent through upward transfer: Highlights entering the final year of a four-year longitudinal study. Poster presented at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research Poster Fair, Madison, WI.

Wang, X. (2017, March). Expanding STEM talent through upward transfer: Research briefing for Milwaukee Area Technical College. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wang, X., Prevost, A., Chan, H. -Y., Lee, S., Wickersham, K., Sun, N., Wagner, B., Lee, Y., & Nachman, B. R. (2017, February). Expanding STEM talent through upward transfer: Highlighting findings from year two of a four-year longitudinal study. Poster presented at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research Poster Fair, Madison, WI.

Wang, X. (2017, January). Expanding STEM talent through upward transfer: Research briefing for Madison College. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wang, X. (2016, October). Expanding STEM talent through upward transfer: Research briefing for UW Colleges. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wang, X., Prevost, A., Chan, H. -Y., Lee, S., Wickersham, K., Sun, N., Wagner, B., Lee, Y., & Nachman, B. R. (2016). Expanding STEM talent through upward transfer: Factors influencing transfer in STEM fields of study from two-year to four-year institutions. Poster presented at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research Poster Fair, Madison, WI.

Wang, X., Wickersham, K., Lee, S., Sun, N., Wagner, B., Lee, Y., & French, F. (2015). Expanding STEM talent through upward transfer: Factors influencing transfer in STEM fields of study from two-year to four-year institutions. Poster presented at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research Poster Fair, Madison, WI.

Wang, X., Sun, N., Lee, S., Wagner, B., & Chan, H. -Y. (2015, December). Exploring the relationship between active learning, transfer intent, and transfer self-efficacy among students beginning in STEM Fields at two-year colleges (Research Brief No. 1). Madison, WI: Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

Wang, X., Sun, N., Lee, S., Wagner, B., & Chan, H. -Y. (2015, November). Exploring the relationship between active learning, transfer intent, and transfer self-efficacy among students beginning in STEM Fields at two-year colleges. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

Expanding STEM Talent Project Team. (2015, May). Descriptive report of the Expanding STEM Talent survey results for UW Colleges. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Expanding STEM Talent Project Team. (2015, April). Descriptive report of the Expanding STEM Talent survey results for Madison College. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Expanding STEM Talent Project Team. (2015, April). Descriptive report of the Expanding STEM Talent survey results for Milwaukee Area Technical College. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Dissertations

Wickersham, K. (2017). Where to go from here? Toward a model of community college students’ decision-making around postsecondary pathway selection (Doctoral dissertation). University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.