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Brandi Geisinger

Research and Evaluation Scientist

E005D Lagomarcino

brandige@iastate.edu

515-294-9622

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

 

Degrees

M.S. Sociology, Iowa State University, 2011
B.S. Psychology, Iowa State University, 2008
 

Current Projects

Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP) Program
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Senior Exit Surveys
Biological Materials and Processes Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Campus Climate Studies
Combining Crop Production and Conservation for Improved Bee Health
Cyclone Scholar Summer Research Program
Effective Mentoring of Student Researchers Study
George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship Program
ISU Departmental Enhancement Project
Multiscale Sensing Actuation and Imaging Research Experiences for Undergraduates
QuEST NSF Research Traineeship at the University of Vermont
SPIRE-EIT Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Transforming Teaching of Structural Analysis through Mobile Augmented Reality
University of Northern Iowa IDREHSI Research Experiences for Undergraduates
University of Notre Dame Computing RET

 

Research Interests

I am interested in research and program evaluation with a particular focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion; campus climate; and STEM education. I have expertise in research and evaluation methodology, including qualitative and quantitative analysis.

 

About

My work with RISE has focused broadly on research and evaluation related to STEM education, with particular emphases on gender and diversity, mentoring, and student retention. My current research and evaluation efforts relate to  graduate education, mentoring, research experiences for undergraduates, research experiences for teachers, workforce development, and campus climate.

 

Publications

Geisinger, B. N., Mitchell, J. J., Genareo, V. R., Kemis, M. R., & Leshem, A. (under review). Closing the gender gap in STEM: Increasing students' interest and confidence through an NSF GK-12 program.

Genareo, V. R., Mitchell, J. J., Geisinger, B. N., & Kemis, M. R. (2016). University science partnerships: What happens to STEM interest and confidence in middle school and beyond? K-12 STEM Education Journal, 2, 117-127.

Raman, D. R., Geisinger, B. N., Kemis, M. R., & de la Mora, A. (2016). Key actions of successful summer research mentors. Higher Education, 72, 363-379.

Geisinger, B. N., & Raman, D. R. (2013). Why they leave: Understanding student attrition from engineering majors. International Journal of Engineering Education, 29(4), 914-925.

Geisinger, B. N., Raman, D. R., Haen, K. M., Kemis, M. R., & Pate, M. L. (2012). Virtual education center for biorenewable resources: Humanizing distance education. NACTA Journal, 56(4), 13-21.

Hodgson, E. W., Kemis, M. R., & Geisinger, B. N. (2012). Assessment of Iowa soybean growers for insect pest management practices. Journal of Extension, 50(4).

Geisinger, B. N. (2011). Critical feminist theory, rape, and hooking up (Master's thesis). Iowa State University.

Geisinger, B. N., Davidson, C., Slowing, F., & Vazquez, J. (2010). Unbandaged wounds: Why Latinas have difficulty accessing maternal healthcare services. Proceedings of the annual meeting of Cambio de Colores.

Downing-Matibag, T. M., & Geisinger, B. N. (2009). Hooking-up among college students: A Health Belief Model perspective. Qualitative Health Research, 19(9), 1196-1209.

 

Presentations

de la Mora, A., Geisinger, B. N., & Kemis, M. R. (2017, November). Proposal writing is like dating: How to write a winning proposal (or build a successful relationship). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, DC.

Geisinger, B. N., Kemis, M. R., & Raman, D. R. (2017, November). Do post-program survey results stick? Evidence from a long-term follow-up for a STEM undergraduate research program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, DC.

Kemis, M. R., Geisinger, B. N., Polush, E. Y., & Raman, D. R. (2017, November). Moving from an activities-based evaluation to topic-focused evaluation to evaluation research: A case of evaluating a multi-year NSF Engineering Research Center. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, DC.

de la Mora, A., Geisinger, B. N., Li, D., Raman, D. R., & Kemis, M. (2017, April). Development of the Effective Mentoring of Student Researchers scale. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Raman, D. R., Geisinger, B. N., Kemis, M. R., & de la Mora, A. (2017, February). Key actions of successful mentors of graduate students and undergraduate researchers – What do the data tell us? Paper presented at the IINspire Annual Meeting, Ames, IA.

Kemis, M., Geisinger, B. N., de la Mora, A. R., & Raman, D. R. (2016, November). Developing a scale to understand the key actions of effective graduate student mentors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation, Seville, Spain.

Geisinger, B. N., de la Mora, A., Kemis, M., Li, D., & Raman, D. R., (2016, October). Do graduate students just really, really like their mentors? The myth of the PhD killer. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.

Geisinger, B. N., Genareo, V. R., Kemis, M., & Mitchell, J. (2016, October). Avoiding the sinking ship: The evaluation of multi-million dollar failures. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.

Kraft, J., Yandeau-Nelson, M., & Geisinger, B. N. (2016, August). Integration of training in molecular techniques and bioinformatics tools to promote deeper understanding of core genetics concepts and competencies. Poster presented at the annual Midwest Great Plains Regional Network Conference, St Louis, MO.

Geisinger, B. N., & Kemis, M. R. (2015, November). Examining racism and sexism in STEM higher education: The process of collecting information that people would rather not know. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Chicago, IL.

de la Mora, A., & Geisinger, B. N. (2015, November). Students' mentoring experiences: Validating an instrument with an alternative population. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Chicago, IL.

Raman, D. R., Geisinger, B. N., Kemis, M. R., Moore, M. & de la Mora, A. (2014, November). Implementation strategies for a large, multi-institutional REU program and key actions of successful summer research mentors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AIChE, Atlanta, GA.

Gilbert, S., Geisinger, B. N., de la Mora, A., Vance, J., Stone, R., Terpenny, J., & Yilmaz, S. (2014, October). Evaluation of VREP high school engineering intervention. Paper and poster presented at meeting of the Center for e-Design Industrial Advisory Board meeting, Detroit, MI.

Gilbert, S., Geisinger, B. N., de la Mora, A., Vance, J., Stone, R., Terpenny, J., & Yilmaz, S. (2014, March). Evaluation of VREP high school engineering intervention. Paper and poster presented at meeting of the Center for e-Design Industrial Advisory Board, Cleveland, OH.

Gilbert, S., Vance, J., Stone, R., Terpenny, J., Yilmaz, S., Geisinger, B. N., & de la Mora, A. (2013, October). Evaluation of VREP high school engineering intervention. Paper and poster presented at the meeting of the Center for e-Design Industrial Advisory Board, Provo, UT.

Geisinger, B. N., & Raman, D. R. (2013, April). Why they leave: Understanding student attrition from engineering majors. Poster presented at the annual Teaching Poster Symposium for the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Ames, IA.

Geisinger, B. N., Raman, D. R., Kalieta, A. L., & Selby, M. A. (2013, April). Impact of sensor boards on student learning in Engineering 160. Poster presented at the annual Teaching Poster Symposium for the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Ames, IA.

Raman, D. R., Geisinger, B. N., & Kemis, M. R. (2013, April). Key actions of successful summer research mentors: Preliminary results. Poster presented at the annual Teaching Poster Symposium for the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Ames, IA.

Hodgson, E. W., Kemis, M. R., & Geisinger, B. N. (2011, November). Assessment of Iowa soybean growers for insect pest management practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV.

Vogel, D. L., Wester, S. R., Hackler, A., Hammer, J., Downing-Matibag, T. M., & Geisinger, B. N. (2010, August). Gender role conflict, stigma, and talking about psychological issues. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Geisinger, B. N., Davidson, C., Slowing, F., & Vazquez, J. (2010, May). Unbandaged wounds: Why Latinas have difficulty accessing maternal healthcare services. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Cambio de Colores, Columbia, MO.

Downing-Matibag, T. M., & Geisinger, B. N. (2009, April). Hooking-up among college students: A Health Belief Model perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL.

Tsushima, T. M. & Geisinger, B. N. (2008, May). Sexual risk behavior among college students: The value of a multi-method approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.


 

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