Department of Chemistry
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Josh Edwards
Instructional Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3355

P: 979-458-7243
Areas of Interest
  • Chemical Education Research
  • Large-Scale Inclusive Teaching Practices

Current Activities

My research interests in chemical education are broad and include (1) structural factors (e.g., types of assessments, grading structure, level of active-learning implemented, etc.) that impact students’ social belonging in very-large chemistry courses, (2) assessment of students’ conceptual understanding of general chemistry topics, and (3) factors that influence undergraduate students’ interest and motivation to pursue studies in chemistry.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Chemistry (Chemical Education), University of Utah
  • B.S. Chemistry (minor mathematics), Louisiana State University
  • B.S. Microbiology (Honors), Louisiana State University

Selected Publications

  • Joshua D. Edwards, Lorraine Laguerre Van Sickle, Ramón S. Barthelemy, Claudia De Grandi, and Regina F. Frey. Relating students’ social belonging and course performance across multiple assessment types in a calculus-based introductory physics 1 course. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18, 020150. Published 29 December 2022.
  • Joshua D. Edwards, Ramón S. Barthelemy, and Regina F. Frey. Relationship between Course-Level Social Belonging (Sense of Belonging and Belonging Uncertainty) and Academic Performance in General Chemistry 1. Journal of Chemical Education. 2022. 99 (1), 71-82. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00405. Published in Special Issue on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect in Chemistry Education Research and Practice.
  • Schloss PD, Girard RA, Martin T, Edwards J, Thrash JC. Status of the Archaeal and Bacterial Census: An Update. mBio. 2016 May 17;7(3): e00201-16. DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00201-16.

Invited Seminars, Conference Talks, & Workshops

  • “Analysis of the Impacts of Student Sense of Social Belonging on Student Outcomes in STEM.” Joshua D. Edwards, Ramón S. Barthelemy, and Regina F. Frey. American Chemical Society Fall 2021 National Meeting. August 2021. 20-minute talk and Sci-Mix poster.
  • “Analysis of the Impact of the Mode of Implementation on LA and Faculty Experiences.” Joshua D. Edwards, Hector Torres, Stella Rae, and Regina F. Frey. 2020 Virtual LA Research Symposium. November 2020. Poster (virtual).