Research

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Presenting my research at the Fall 2016 National Academy of Education / Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Retreat

Participation in STEM Research

Ability Beliefs 

Perez-Felkner, L., Nix, S., & Thomas, K. (2017). Gendered Pathways: How Mathematics Ability Beliefs Shape Course and Degree Choices from High School through College. Frontiers in Psychology 8(386), 1-11. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00386

Nix, S., Perez-Felkner, L. C., & Thomas, K. (2015). Perceived mathematical ability under challenge: A longitudinal perspective on sex segregation among STEM degree fields. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00530

Nix, S. (2017) The Shaping of Talent Perceptions in Mathematics-Intensive Sciences Through the College Experience. Paper to be presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education conference, ASHE, Houston, TX. (National).

College Experiences

Nix, S. & Perez-Felkner, L. C. (2017). Perceived Ability Under Challenge, Gender, and Race: Evidence of Impacts on Participation in Mathematics-Intensive Fields. Paper to be presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education conference, ASHE, Houston, TX. (National).

Nix, S., Roberts, K. L., Hughes, R. H. (2016). Female undergraduate STEM persistence: A focus on the role of living and learning communities. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 22(4), 349-374. DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2016016349

Perez-Felkner, L. C., Nix, S., Felkner, J., & Magalhães, M. (2016). How Does Development Influence Sex Segregation in Majors? Urbanization, Broadened Access, and the STEM Gender Gap in Cambodia. Paper presented at the VHTO Gender and STEM Biennial Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland. (International)

Perez-Felkner, L. C., Thomas, K., Nix, S., & Hopkins, J. (2015). Are Two-Year Colleges the Key to Expanding the Scientific Labor Force? Unpacking Gender and Racial-Ethnic Gaps in Undergraduate STEM Degrees. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, AERA, Chicago, IL. (International)

Publications Through Research Assistantships

Non-College Life-Events

Cox, B. E., Reason, R. D., Nix, S. & Schwab, M. (2016). Life happens (outside of college): Non-college life-events and students’ likelihood of on-time graduation. Research in Higher Education 57(5), 823-844. Doi: 10.1007/s11162-016-9409-z 

Institutional Policy Change

Hu, S., Richard, K., Woods, C., Nix, S., Tandberg, D. A., Park, T., Bertrand Jones, S. (2016). Adapting to Change: Administrators’ Perceptions of the Second Year of Developmental Education Reform in the Florida College System. Tallahassee, FL: Center for Postsecondary Success. Link here.

Cox, B. E., Reason, R. D., Tobolowksy, B. F., Underwood, R. B., Luczyk, S., Nix, S., Dean, J., & Wetherell, T. K. (2012). Linking institutional policies to student success: Initial results from a five-state pilot study. Tallahassee: Florida State University’s Center for Higher Education Research, Teaching, and Innovation. Link here.