University at Buffalo

Mihwa Park

Mihwa Park

Clinical Assistant Professor

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

Curriculum and Instruction; Achievement; Assessment; Curriculum and Instruction; Science Education

Contact Information
561 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-4000
mihwapar@buffalo.edu


Education and Training:
  • PhD, University at Buffalo, Science Education (2014)
Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Park, M., Liu, X., Smith, E., & Waight, N. (2017). The effect of computer models as formative assessment on student understanding of the nature of models. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 18, 572-581. [2016 Journal Impact factor: 1.906] Park, M., Liu, X., & Waight, N. (2017). Development of the connected chemistry as formative assessment pedagogy for high school chemistry teaching. Journal of Chemical Education, 94(3), 273-281. [2016 Journal Impact factor: 1.419]
  • Park, M., & Liu, X. (2016). Assessing understanding of the energy concept in different science disciplines. Science Education, 100(3), 483-516.
Presentations:
  • Conferences:
    • Park, M. & Tripp, J*. (2018, March). Developing an interactive simulation-based formative assessment system: A feasibility study. A paper presented at the 2018 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). (*Graduate student) Park, M. (2017, April). Patterns of college students’ energy understanding across science disciplines. A paper presented at the 2017 annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA). Park, M. (2017, April). What’s important: An analysis of student comments on physics professors on RateMyProfessors.com. A paper presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST).;
    • Moscarella, R., Park, M., Steele, M., Pelletreau, K., Prevost, L., Smith, M., Knight, J., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2015). Insights into students’ thinking about the central dogma from the automated analysis of constructed response questions. A paper resented at the 2015 annual national meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER), Aug 1, 2015, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN.;
    • Steele, M. M., Park, M., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2015, July). AACR: Automated analysis of constructed response physics and astronomy questions. A paper resented at the 2015 summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). July 28, 2015, College Park, MD.;
    • Steele, M. M., Park, M., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2015, July). AACR: Probing student thinking with computer analyzed constructed response questions. A paper resented at the 2015 summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). July 27, 2015, College Park, MD.;
    • Steele, M. M., Park, M., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2015, July). Students’ own words: The automated analysis of constructed response project. A paper resented at the 2015 summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). July 27, 2015, College Park, MD.;
    • Urban-Lurain, M., Merrill, J., Haudek, K., Nehm, R., Moscarella, R., Steele, M., & Park, M. (2015). Automated analysis of constructed responses: What are we modeling? A paper resented at the 2015 annual national meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER), Aug 2, 2015, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN.;
    Activities:
    Editorial and Review:
    • Reviewer: Journal of Research in Science Teaching; Science Education; Journal of Science Education and Technology; EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
      01/01/2015-05/31/2018
    News:

      Contact Information

      561 Baldy Hall
      North Campus
      Phone: (716) 645-4000
      mihwapar@buffalo.edu