Presentations

Invited Talks and Seminars

Parsley, K.M. (2021, March). Exploring New Approaches to the Problem of Plant Awareness Disparity in Undergraduate Students. Invited talk presented to the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN. Talk moved online due to COVID-19.

Parsley, K.M. & Sabel, J.L. (2021, February). Developing scaffolds to address functional botanical literacy: A new approach to the problems of plant awareness disparity. Invited talk presented to the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL. Talk moved online due to COVID-19.

Parsley, K.M. (2020, February). Development and Validation of the Plant Blindness Index and Botanical Literacy Inventory. Invited talk presented to the Plant Blindness NSF RCN Incubator Workshop held at Florida International University in Miami, FL.

Parsley, K.M., & Sabel, J.L. (2019, December). Developing Scaffolds to Address Functional Botanical Literacy: A New Approach to the Problems of Plant Blindness and Botanical Illiteracy. Invited talk presented to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, MO.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

An asterisk indicates a supervised undergraduate student.

Parsley, K.M. (2021, March). Plant Awareness Disparity: A Case for Renaming Plant Blindness. Lightning talk accepted to the Tackling the Roots of Plant Blindness conference, held online by the Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group of the British Ecological Society.

Parsley, K.M., Daigle, B.J., & Sabel, J.L. (2021, March). Initial Development and Validation of the Plant Awareness Disparity Index. Talk accepted to the Memphis DATA 2020 Conference, Memphis, TN. Moved online due to COVID-19.

Parsley, K.M., & Sabel, J.L. (2021, January). Characterizing Functional Botanical Literacy: A Conceptual Framework for Studying Plant Awareness Disparity. Talk presented at the Tennessee STEM Education conference, Moved online due to COVID-19.

Parsley, K.M., Daigle, B.J., & Sabel, J.L. (2020, November). Initial Development and Validation of the Plant Awareness Disparity Index. Talk presented at the Biology Education Research Symposium at the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) annual conference, Moved online due to COVID-19.

Parsley, K.M., Baker, S.C., Yonis, E.A., & Sabel, J.L. (2020, June). Exploring Structured Decision-Making as a Path to Functional Botanical Literacy. Poster presented at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) annual conference, Moved online due to COVID-19.

Parsley, K.M., Daigle, B.J., & Sabel, J.L. (2020, March). Using Exploratory Factor Analysis to Evaluate the Plant Blindness Index and Botanical Literacy Inventory for Validity and Reliability. Talk accepted to the Memphis DATA 2020 Conference, Memphis, TN. Conference cancelled due to COVID-19.

Parsley, K.M., Daigle, B.J., & Sabel, J.L. (2019, November). Validity and Reliability of the Plant Blindness Index (PBI) and the Botanical Literacy Inventory (BLI). Poster presented at the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Brownlee, K.*, Parsley, K.M., & Sabel, J.L. (2019, November). Analyzing Plant and Animal Images in Undergraduate Biology Textbooks. Poster presented at the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Salisbury, S., Reid, J., Parsley, K. M., Couch, B., & Smith-Walters, C. (2019, November). Exploring Students’ Developing Awareness of Abiotic and Biotic Components of Biodiversity during an Outdoor Observation Activity. Poster presented at the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Parsley, K.M., Sabel, J.L., Zangori, L., Koontz, J. (2019, July). Exploring Plant Blindness and Botanical Literacy in an Undergraduate Botany Course. Paper presented at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) annual conference, Twin Cities, MN

Parsley, K.M., Sabel, J.L., Zangori, L., Koontz, J. (2019, April). An Examination of Undergraduate Students’ Plant Blindness and Botanical Literacy. Paper presented at the Association of Southeastern Biologists annual meeting, Memphis, TN.

Parsley, K.M., Sabel, J.L., Zangori, L., Koontz, J. (2019, March). A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Plant Blindness and Botanical Literacy in an Undergraduate Botany Course. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science teaching annual meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Parsley, K.M., Sabel, J.L., Zangori, L., Koontz, J. (2019, February). A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Plant Blindness and Botanical Literacy in Undergraduate Botany Students. Paper presented at the Tennessee STEM Education Conference annual meeting, Murfreesboro, TN.

Parsley, K.M., Sabel, J.L., Zangori, L., Koontz, J. (2018, November). A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Plant Blindness and Botanical Literacy in Undergraduate Botany Students. Poster presented at the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) annual conference, San Diego, CA.

Sabel, J.L., Parsley, K.M., Alqirem, R. (2018, September) A longitudinal study examining how scaffolds support metacognition in undergraduate biology students. Poster presented at the CIRCLE Conference at the Interface of Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) in STEM and Psychological Science, St. Louis, MO.

Parsley, K.M., Sabel, J.L., Zangori, L., Koontz, J. (2018, July). A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Plant Blindness and Botanical Literacy in Undergraduate Botany Students. Poster presented at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) annual conference, Twin Cities, MN.

Sabel, J.L., Parsley, K.M., Alqirem, R. (2018, July) A longitudinal study examining how scaffolds support metacognition in undergraduate biology students. Poster presented at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) annual conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Parsley, K.M. & Sabel, J.L. (2018, May) A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Plant Blindness and Botanical Literacy in Undergraduate Botany Students. Poster presented at the Innovating Teaching and Learning in the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus: Toward a National Collaborative for Food, Energy, & Water Systems Education (NC-FEW) conference, Washington, D.C.

Idema, J., Nolen, Z., Leone, A., Parsley, K., Salisbury, S., & Daniel, K. (2017, November)
Comparing learning objective communication between professors and students in the
classroom. Paper presented at the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

Parsley, K.M., Waliczek, T.M., Williamson, P.S., and Oxley, F.M. (2017, November) Measuring the effect of invasive species curricula on student attitudes toward invasive species. Poster presented at the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

Parsley, K.M., Waliczek, T.M., Williamson, P.S., and Oxley, F.M. (2016, November) Bringing invasive species into the college classroom. Talk presented at the Eighth Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

Parsley, K.M., Waliczek, T.M., Williamson, P.S., and Oxley, F.M. (2016, November). Bringing invasive species into the college classroom. Poster presented National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Conference, Denver, CO.

Parsley, K.M., & Dunn, M.T. (2016, March). A Missing Link: The reproductive biology of Winslowia tuscumbiana. Talk presented at the Texas Academy of Science (TAS) conference, Junction, TX.

Dunn, M.T. & Parsley, K.M. (2015, July). The reproductive biology of Winslowia tuscumbiana, a cormose ligulate lycopsid in the Serphukovian of Alabama. Talk presented at the BOTANY conference, Alberta, Canada.

Parsley, K.M. (2015, March). Mississippian aged palynomorph dispersal patterns using the microspores of Winslowia tuscumbiana as a proxy. Poster presented at Research Day at the State Capitol, Oklahoma City, OK.

Parsley, K.M. (2014, November). Mississippian palynomorphs of the Pride Mountain Formation in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Poster presented at the Oklahoma Academy of Sciences conference, Broken Arrow, OK.

Parsley, K.M. (2014, April). Microspores of Winslowia tuscumbiana. Poster presented at the Southwestern Association of Naturalists conference, Lawton, OK.

Parsley, K.M. (2013, August). Molecular mechanisms of DNA replication in human parvoviruses. Poster presented at the National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Symposium, Lawrence, KS.

University/Departmental Presentations

Parsley, K.M. & Sabel, J.L. (2019, March). An exploration of plant blindness and botanical literacy in an undergraduate biology classroom. Poster presented at the University of Memphis Student Research Forum, Memphis, TN.

Parsley, K.M. (2018, November). Using Causal Maps as a Scaffold to Decrease Plant Blindness and Increase Botanical Literacy. Talk given at the University of Memphis Biological Sciences Department Graduate Student Seminar, Memphis, TN.

Parsley, K.M. & Sabel, J.L. (2018, March). Evaluating plant blindness and botanical literacy in an undergraduate biology classroom. Poster presented at the University of Memphis Student Research Forum, Memphis, TN.

Parsley, K.M. (2018, March). A proposed mixed-methods evaluation of plant blindness and botanical literacy. Talk given at the University of Memphis Biological Sciences Department Graduate Student Seminar, Memphis, TN.

Parsley, K., Hall, B., Schultz, M. Lawler, R., McAnerny, P., & Rowe, H. (2015, March). Cameron University paleobotanical expedition. Talk given at the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society Meeting, Cameron University, Lawton, OK.

Parsley, K.M. (2015, May). A missing link: The microspores of Winslowia tuscumbiana. Talk given to the Biological Sciences department, Cameron University, Lawton, OK.