Presentations

Invited Talks and Seminars

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, St. Louis, MO.

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, Miami, FL.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

An asterisk indicates a supervised undergraduate student.

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. Paper presented at the Memphis DATA annual 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., 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

Parsley, K., 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) conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Parsley, K. & 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.

Parsley, K. and 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.

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.