Publishing Your Research on Education


  • Milo D. Koretsky Tufts University • Publication Board Chair
  • Allison Godwin Cornell University
  • Donald P. Visco, Jr. University of Akron



The article provides a resource to help faculty cultivate their education research ideas and place those ideas within a framework suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal such as Chemical Engineering Education. The six-element publication framework is supported by two metaphors, a funnel and a house, to illustrate how to construct an argument for an education publication and the utility of a conceptual framework. Concrete examples and a set of resources are provided.

Author Biographies

Milo D. Koretsky, Tufts University • Publication Board Chair

Milo D. Koretsky is the McDonnell Family Bridge Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and in the Department of Education at Tufts University. He received his BS and MS degrees from UC San Diego and his PhD from UC Berkeley, all in chemical engineering. He studies learning and engagement in the classroom targeted at the development of conceptual understanding and disciplinary practices.

Allison Godwin, Cornell University

Allison Godwin is an associate professor in the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University. She received her BS in chemical engineering and PhD in engineering and science education from Clemson University. Her research focuses on how engineering identity, alongside other factors, influence engineering students’ pathways into and through engineering. 

Donald P. Visco, Jr., University of Akron

Donald P. Visco, Jr. is a professor in the Department of Chemical, Biomolecular, and Corrosion Engineering at the University of Akron. He earned his BS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, with a stint in the US Navy in between.  He is a former dean at Akron, a co-author of an undergraduate chemical thermodynamics textbook, and the current editor of Chemical Engineering Education.





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