Travis Lund

Dr. Travis Lund

Dr. Travis Lund, Assistant Professor

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Professional Background

Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Sciences, Oregon Institute of Technology (2014-present)
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska Lincoln (2013-2014)
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder (2013)
B.S in Chemistry, George Fox University (2006)

Previous Research Interests

  • Asymmetric Recognition of Nucleobase Features by DNA Polymerases
  • Synthesis of a Novel Dibasic (A:T) 2'-deoxyriboside
  • Question Order Effects in Chemistry Concept Inventories
  • Awareness and Adoption of Research-Based Instructional Practices in STEM Education

Courses Taught

  • CHE 101/104: Introduction to General Chemistry (with lab)
  • CHE 102/105: Introduction to Organic Chemistry (with lab)
  • CHE 103/106: Introduction to Biochemistry (with lab)

Recent Publications (since joining Oregon Tech, 2014)

[Note: Underlined names are undergraduate research advisees of mine.]

Refereed Journal Articles

Lund, T.J., & Stains, M. (2015). The Importance of Context: An Exploration of Factors Influencing the Adoption of Student-Centered Teaching among Chemistry, Biology, and Physics Faculty. Manuscript submitted.

Lund, T.J., Pilarz, M., Velasco, J.B., Chakraverty, D., Rosploch, K.Undersander, M., & Stains, M. (2015). The Best of Both Worlds: Building on the COPUS and RTOP observation protocols to easily and reliably measure various levels of reformed instructional practices. CBE Life Sciences Education, 14(2). Click here to access.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Undersander, M., Lund, T.J., & Stains, M. (March, 2015). Probing the question-order effect on chemistry concept inventories. Poster presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO. 

Lund, T.J., & Stains, M. (March, 2015). Building a Teaching Profile: Using a modified COPUS observation protocol to easily and reliably measure reformed instructional practices. Presentation at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO. 

Lund, T.J., & Stains, M. (August, 2014). Characterization of the Research-Practice Gap in Chemistry Education and Factors Influencing It. Presentation at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Allendale, MI.

Stains, M., Lund, T.J., & Pazicni, S. (August, 2014). Infusing the Science of Learning into Your Chemistry Classroom: Evidence-Based Instructional Practices. Workshop presented at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Allendale, MI.

Pazicni, S., Lund, T.J., & Stains, M. (August, 2014). Infusing the Science of Learning into Your Chemistry Classroom: Cognitive Principles. Workshop presented at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Allendale, MI.

Lund, T.J., & Stains, M. (August, 2014). Awareness and adoption of student-centered instructional strategies at a research-intensive institution. Presentation at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Lund, T.J., Chakravety, D., Pilarz, M., Velasco, J., & Stains, M. (August, 2014). Influencing faculty instructional strategies: The effect of an on-site, semester-long faculty development workshop on classroom practices. Presentation at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Lund, T.J., & Stains, M. (July, 2014). Characterization of the Biology Education Research-Practice Gap and Factors Influencing It. Invited Concluding Keynote at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research National Meeting, Twin Cities, MN.