B.S. -1972 - Elms College, Chicopee, MA
minor - math
M.S - 1974 - Boston College, Boston,
major - physical chemistry
Ph.D. - 1996 - University of
Connecticut, Storrs, CT
major - educational psychology
measurement and evaluation
I do educational research in the area of science self-efficacy. I
am especially interested in recruiting and retaining women and
minorities in science. I also do quality control chemical consultation
as well as statistical consultation.
Smist, J. (2004). Small groups are worth the effort. In D. M. Bunce & C. M. Muzzi (Eds.), Survival Handbook for the New Chemistry Instructor (pp. 97-104). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Smist, J. M. & Smist, J. A. (September, 2003). Introductory tools for chemists interested in service learning. Paper presented at the 226th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New York, NY.
Smist, J. (June, 2000). Using Clinical Serum Standards as Analytes. Paper presented at the North East Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Storrs, CT.
Posner, S & Smist, J. (June, 2000). Athletes Perception of Coaching Empowerment: The Influences of Gender, Divisional Status, and Sport Type on Athletes’ Perceptions of Empowerment by the Collegiate Sport Coach. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Colorado Springs, CO.
Smist, J. (March, 1999). Creating the DivCHED Standardized Exam for Chemistry in Context. Paper presented at the 217th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA.
Smist, J.M., Archambault, F.X., & Owen, S.V. (March, 1997). Gender and ethnic differences in attitude toward science and science self-efficacy among high school students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AREA), Chicago, IL.
Smist, J. (1996). Science self-efficacy, attributions and attitudes toward science among high school students. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
Smist, J. “Gender differences in attitudes toward science.” Database of Alternate Forms of Assessment. National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST), November. 1995.
Barkman, R. & Smist, J. (November, 1995). Patterns and teaching science. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the National Middle School Association (NMSA), New Orleans. LA. (ERIC # ED 401 124)