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Journal Articles

Refereed Journal Articles

Kilgore, D., Sattler, B., & Turns, J. (2013). From fragmentation to continuity: Engineering students’ narratives about the benefits of developing a professional portfolio, Studies in Higher Education, 38(6), 807-826.

Atman, C.J., Sheppard, S., Turns, J., Adams, R., Yasuhara, K., & Lund, D. (2012). The center for the advancement of engineering education: Results and resources. International Journal of Engineering Education, 28(5), 1-14.

Turns, J., Sattler, B., Eliot, M., Kilgore, D., & Mobrand, K. (2012). Preparedness portfolios and portfolio studios, International Journal of e-Portfolio, 1(2), 1-13.

Yasuhara, K., Lande, M., Chen, H., Sheppard, S., & Atman, C. J. (2012). Educating engineering entrepreneurs: A multi-institution analysis. International Journal of Engineering Education, 28(2), 436-447.

Borgford-Parnell, J., Deibel, K., & Atman, C. J. (2010). From engineering design research to engineering pedagogy: Bringing research results directly to the students in S. M. Lord, & C. J. Finelli (Eds.) Applications of Engineering Education Research, Special Issue Part 1, Developing Engineering Competencies, International Journal of Engineering Education, 26(4), 748-759.

Kilgore, D., Jocuns, A., Yasuhara, K. & Atman, C.J. (2010). From beginning to end: How engineering students think and talk about sustainability across the life cycle. International Journal of Engineering Education, 26(2), 305-313.

Turns, J., Cuddihy, E., & Guan, Z. (2010). I thought this was going to be a waste of time: Using portfolio construction to support reflection on project-based experiences. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 4(2), 63-93.

Atman, C. J., Borgford-Parnell, J., Kang, A., Ng, W. H., & Turns, J. (2009). Matters of context in cesign in J. McDonnell & P. Lloyd (Eds.), About: Design, 399-416. London: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Larson, J., Birge, C., Huang, Y., Sattler, B., Turns, J., & Yellin, J. (2009). Active learning in higher education: A case study of a directed research group. Technical Communication, May, 172-177.

Larson, J., Birge, C., Huang, Y.M., Sattler, B., Turns, J., & Yellin, J. (2009). Directed research groups as a means of training students to become technical communication researchers. Technical Communication 56(2):172-177.

Atman, C. J., Kilgore, D. & McKenna, A. (2008). Characterizing design learning: A mixed-methods study of engineering designers’ use of language, Journal of Engineering Education, 97(3), 309-326.

Atman, C.J., Yasuhara, K., Adams, R. S., Barker, T., Turns, J., & Rhone, E. (2008). Breadth in problem-scoping: A comparison of freshman and senior engineering students.  International Journal of Engineering Education, 24(2), 234-245.

Cardella, M. E., Atman, C.J., Turns, J., & Adams, R. S. (2008). Students with differing design processes as freshmen: Case studies on change. International Journal of Engineering Education, 24(2), 246-259.

Gaulke, L. S., Borgford-Parnell, J. L., & Stensel, H. D. (2008). A decentralized and onsite wastewater management course: Bringing together global concerns and practical pedagogy. Water Science & Technology, 58(7), 1397-1404.

Atman, C.J., Adams, R. S., Cardella, M. E., Turns, J., Mosborg, S., & Saleem, J. J. (2007). Engineering design processes: A comparison of students and expert practitioners. Journal of Engineering Education, 96(4), 359-379.

Kilgore, D., Atman, C.J., Yasuhara, K., Barker, T. J., & Morozov, A. (2007). Considering context: A study of first-year engineering students. Journal of Engineering Education, 96(4), 321-334.

Turns, J., Eliot, M., Neal, R. & Linse, A . (2007). Investigating the teaching concerns of engineering educators. Journal of Engineering Education, 96(4), 295-308.

Turns, J., Cardella, M.E., Atman, C.J., Martin, J., & Newman, J. (2006). Tackling the research-to-teaching challenge in engineering design education: Making the invisible visible. International Journal of Engineering Education, 22(3), 598-608.

Cardella, M. E., Atman, C.J., & Adams, R. S. (2006). Mapping between design activities and external representations for engineering student designers. Design Studies, 27(1), 5-24.

Cardella, M.E. & Atman, C.J. (2005). A qualitative study of the role of mathematics in engineering capstone design projects: Initial insights. iNEER Special Volume: Innovations, World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research.

Atman, C.J., Cardella, M. E., Turns, J., & Adams, R. (2005). Comparing freshman and senior engineering design processes: An in-depth follow-up study. Design Studies, 26(4), 325-357.

Turns, J., Atman, C.J , Adams, R.S., & Barker, T. (2005). Research on engineering student knowing: Trends and opportunities. Journal of Engineering Education, 94(1), 27-40.

Turns, J., Adams, R. S., Linse, A., Martin, J., & Atman, C.J. (2004). Bridging from research to teaching in undergraduate engineering design education. International Journal of Engineering Education, 20(3), 379-390.

Adams, R. S., Turns, J., and Atman, C.J. (2003). Educating effective engineering designers: The role of reflective practice. Design Studies, 24(3), 275-294. This paper received the 2003 Design Studies Best Paper Award.

Adams, R. S., Atman, C.J., Nakamura, R., Kalonji, G., & Denton, D. (2002). Assessment of an international freshman research and design experience: A triangulation study. International Journal of Engineering Education, 18(2), 180-192.

McGourty, J., Shuman, L. J., Besterfield-Sacre, M., Atman, C.J., Miller, R., Olds, B., et al. (2002). Preparing for ABET EC 2000: Research-Based assessment methods and processes. International Journal of Engineering Education, 18(2), 157-167.

Besterfield-Sacre, M., Moreno, M., Shuman, L. J., & Atman, C.J. (2001). Gender and ethnicity eifferences in freshmen engineering student attitudes: A cross-institutional study. Journal of Engineering Education, 90(4), 477.

Besterfield-Sacre, M., Shuman, L. J., Wolfe, H., Atman, C.J., McGourty, J., Miller, R. L., et al. (2000). Defining the outcomes: A framework for EC-2000. IEEE Transactions on Education, 43(2), 100-110.

Safoutin, M. J., Atman, C.J., Adams, R., Rutar, T., Kramlich, J. C., & Fridley, J. L. (2000). A design attribute framework for course planning and learning assessment. IEEE Transactions on Education, 43(2), 188-199.

Turns, J., Atman, C.J., & Adams, R. (2000). Concept maps for engineering education: A cognitively motivated tool supporting varied assessment functions. IEEE Transactions on Education, 43(2), 164-173.

Mullins, C.A., Atman, C.J., & Shuman, L. J. (1999). Freshman engineers’ performance when solving design problems. IEEE Transactions on Education, 42(4), 281-287.

Atman, C.J., Chimka, J. R., Bursic, K.M., & Nachtmann, H.L. (1999). A comparison of freshman and senior engineering design processes. Design Studies, 20(2), 131-152.

Atman, Cynthia J. and Karen M. Bursic. “Documenting a Process: The Use of Verbal Protocol Analysis to Study Engineering Student Design,” Journal of Engineering Education Special Issue on Assessment, pp. 121-132, April 1998

Besterfield-Sacre, Mary E., Cynthia J. Atman, and Larry Shuman. “Engineering Student Attitudes Assessment,” Journal of Engineering Education Special Issue on Assessment, pp. 133-141, April 1998

Bursic, Karen M. and Cynthia J. Atman. “Information Gathering: A Critical Step for Quality in the Design Process,” Quality Management Journal, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 60-75, 1997

Besterfield-Sacre, Mary E., Cynthia J. Atman, and Larry Shuman. “Characteristics of Freshman Engineering Students: Models for Determining Student Attrition in Engineering,” Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 86, no. 2, pp. 139-149, April 1997

Atman, Cynthia J. and Karen M. Bursic. “Teaching Engineering Design: Can Reading a Textbook Make a Difference?,” Research in Engineering Design, vol. 8, pp. 240-250, 1996

Atman, Cynthia J. and Indira Nair. “Engineering in Context: An Empirical Study of Freshmen Student’s Conceptual Frameworks,” Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 85, no. 4, pp. 317-326, October 1996

Bostrom, Ann, Cynthia J. Atman, Baruch Fischhoff, and M. Granger Morgan. “Evaluating Risk Communications: Completing and Correcting Mental Models of Hazardous Processes, Part II,” Risk Analysis, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 789-798, 1994