Amber N Todd, PhD

Department:
Medical Education - BSOM
Title:
Director of Assessment, Medical Education; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Address:
White Hall 290, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Education History: 

Professional

Publications: 

Refereed Journal Articles

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Todd, A., Paolo, A., Bonaminio, G., & Papp, K. (2019). Designing policies, procedures, and programs to maximize student success. A panel presented at the spring conference of the Association of American Medical Colleges Central Group on Educational Affairs, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Hayden, C., Todd, A., Ledford, C., Taylor, T., & Caron, A. (2019). Transforming CQI from a "check box" requirement to a culture of quality improvement. A workshop presented at the spring conference of the Association of American Medical Colleges Central Group on Educational Affairs, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Love, L., Strong, S., Sikorski, J., Overman, I., & Todd, A. (2019). Using a growth mindset: Learning from failure to improve medical education. A workshop presented at the spring conference of the Association of American Medical Colleges Central Group on Educational Affairs, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Romine, W., & Todd, A. (2019). Measuring science teachers' emotions around evolution with real world scenarios. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD.
  • Romine W., Mahajan, R., & Todd, A. (September, 2018). Measuring science teachers' emotions around evolution using real-world scenarios. Presentation at the Three Rivers Evolution Event (TREE), University of Pittsburgh.
  • Castro-Faix, M., Todd, A., Romine W., & Duncan, R.G. (2018). Do Alternative Instructional Approaches Result in Different Learning Progressions? A paper presented at the 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), London, United Kingdom. Vol. 2, 808-815.
  • Todd, A. & Romine, W. (2017). Difficulties in integrating the genetic-meiotic and genetic-molecular models of genetics. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Antonio, TX.
  • Todd, A. & Romine, W. (2017). The learning loss effect in genetics: What ideas do students retain or lose after instruction? A poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Antonio, TX.
  • Correa-Mendez, J. Todd, A., & Romine, W. (2017). A molecular genetics learning progression web: Using model search to target hub ideas. A poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Antonio, TX.
  • Todd, A. & Romine, W. (2016). Development and validation of the Learning Progression-based Assessment of Molecular Genetics (LPA-MG). A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD.
  • Romine, W., Walter, E., & Todd, A. (2016). Assessing, operationalizing, profiling evolution acceptance in college students. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD.
  • Miller, M., Romine, W., Todd, A., & Folk, B. (2016). Does knowledge and situational interest support personal interest: A health education study. A poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD.
  • Romine, W., Todd, A., & Clark, T. (2015). How do undergraduate students conceptualize acid-base chemistry? Development, validation, and utilization of a learning progression-based measure. A poster presented at the Western Regional Conference of the American Chemical Society, San Marcos, CA.
  • Todd, A. & Romine, W. (2015). Measuring knowledge of acids and bases as continuous and categorical constructs toward understanding concept progression. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Chicago, IL.
  • Romine, W. & Todd, A. (2015). Multilevel assessment of interest in health careers at the middle school level: Introducing the AIMS. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Chicago, IL.
  • Todd, A. & Romine, W. (2015). How does a Siamese cat get its color? A talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Science Education Council of Ohio, Columbus, OH.
  • Romine, W. & Todd, A. (2015). Practical assessment of the NGSS and Ohio standards in time-constrained classroom settings. A talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Science Education Council of Ohio, Columbus, OH.
  • Romine, W. & Todd, A. (2015). Tossing the coin for half-life. A talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Science Education Council of Ohio, Columbus, OH.
  • Todd, A. & Kenyon, L.O.  (2013). Using learning progressions to map high school student understandings of molecular genetics. A poster presented at the Annual Meeting for the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
  • Todd, A. & Kenyon, L.O.  (2012). Examining high school students’ understandings of molecular genetics. A poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Kenyon, L.O. & Todd, A.  (2012). Students’ construction of mechanistic models using argumentation and representation. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Todd, A., Kelley, K., Miller, K., & Berberich, S.J.  (2009). YPEL3 expression is induced by the p53 family. A poster presented at the Central Research Forum, Dayton, OH.
  • Rosenberg, A. & Núñez, M.E.  (2005). Rate of damaged base excision by DNA repair enzyme Fpg. A talk presented at the Mount Holyoke Science Symposium, South Hadley, MA.
  • Rosenberg, A. & Fowler, R.  (2003). Synthesis of N-phenyl-3,4,5,6-tetrafluorophthalimide. A talk presented at the Missouri Academy of Science 39th Annual Meeting, Warrensburg, MO.
Professional Affiliations/Memberships: 

Reviewing

  • Science Education (2018-present)
  • International Journal of Science Education (2016-present)
  • Journal of Educational Measurement (2018-present)
  • National Association for Resarch in Science Teaching Conference Proposals (2014-present)

Memberships

  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
  • National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
Awards/Recognition: 
  • Graduate Student of the Year in Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program, Wright State University, 2009
  • Graduate Council Scholar, Wright State University, 2007-2009
  • Mary Lyon Scholar, Mount Holyoke College, 2005
  • First Lei Award, Cottey College, 2003
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