Presentations & Publications

Academic and career persistence in STEM

This line of research examines the factors that influence STEM persistence among women and women of color enrolled in both graduate and undergraduate academic programs. Included in this line of work are skills and strategies to engender retention, ways in which male faculty can become better allies, and the development of psychometrically valid measures to facilitate the large-scale examination of women’s experiences in STEM spaces.

+ Denotes student co-authors

Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Hyman, J.,+ & Zounlome, N. O.+ (2018). Linking intersectional invisibility and hypervisibility to experiences of microaggressions among graduate women of color in STEM. Journal of Vocational Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2018.10.018

 

Wilkins-Yel, K. G. & Lees, O. + (2018, August). It Takes a Village: Examining the Effectiveness of the "I CAN PERSIST" STEM Initiative. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Yel, N., Zounlome, N. +, & Lees, O. + (2018, August). The STEM Gender-Racial Microaggression Scale: Development, Validation, and Reliability. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Sparks, P.+, Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Zounlome, N.O.O.+, & Mukherjee, A+. (2018, August). Can I Count on You? The Role of Graduate Advisors in Promoting STEM Persistence in Women of Color. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Li, Y. +, Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Powless, M. D. +, Lau, P. L., Cheng, J. +, Wong, Y. J., & Biggers, M. (2018, August). Men in STEM, join us: Recommendations on how male faculty can support female students' persistence. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Li, Y. +, Gumbiner, L.M. +, Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Cheng, J., & Simpson, A. (2018, August). Examining Factors in Promoting STEM Interest and Persistence Among Women of Color in STEM. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Wilkins-Yel, K.G., Sparks, P. +, & Simpson, A. (2018, April). Persisting Despite the Odds: Resilience and Coping Among Women in Engineering. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York City, NY.

 

Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Cheng, J. +, Powless, M. D. +, Li, Y. +, Lau, P. L., Wong, Y. J., & Biggers, M. (2018, March). Recommendations on How Male Faculty Members Can Support Female STEM Students’ Persistence. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Center for Excellence in Women in Technology (CEWIT) Summit. Bloomington, IN.

 

Wilkins-Yel, K.G., & Hyman, J.E.+, & Zounlome, N.O.O.+ (2018, March). Letters to My Sisters in STEM: We See You, We Hear You, You Are Not Alone. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Bernstein, B. B., Flores, L., Byars-Winston, A. & Hammond, M. (August, 2017, August). Women of Color in STEM: Promoting academic and career persistence through an increased understanding of the influence of the race-gender intersectionality. Roundtable presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, D.C.

 

Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Zounlome, N.O.O.+, Sparks, P.+, Caggiano, T.+, & Mukherjee, A+. (2017, August). Still I Rise: Engendering persistence among minority women in STEM. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, DC.

 

Deng, K. +, Wang, L.+, & Wilkins-Yel, K.G. (2017, August). Understanding the Lived Experiences of Graduate International Students in STEM. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, DC.

 

Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Purnell, D+., Thaxton, K.E. +, & Pardue, D. + (2017, August). Examining the Influence of Minority Status Stress on STEM Persistence Among Graduate Women of Color. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, DC.

 

Bernstein, B.B, Bekki, J.M., Wilkins, K. G., Harrison, C. J. (2016). Analysis of instructional support elements for an online, educational simulation on active listening. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 28, 136-171. DOI: 10.1007/s12528-016-9110-4

 

Dawson, A.E., Bernstein, B.L., Bekki, J.M., & Wilkins, K. G. (2016). Teaching interpersonal communication skills: Comparing the fidelity of online simulations. Prevention and Health Promotion: Research, Social Action, Practice and Training, 9, 32-35.

 

Bernstein, B. B., Wilkins, K. G., & Anderson, M. (2016, February). Stand Up and Stand Out: Positive Self-Presentation Strategies for Career Success. Career Workshop presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Washington D.C.

 

Wilkins, K. G., Bernstein, B. B., & Bekki, J. M. (2015). Measuring Communication Skills: The STEM Interpersonal Communication Skills Assessment Battery, Journal of Engineering Education, 104,433-453. DOI: 10.1002/jee.20100  

 

Wilkins, K. G., Bernstein, B. B, Bekki, J. M., & Prime, D. (2015, August). Women Communicating in STEM: Effectiveness of Online Training via Text and Interactive Simulations.  Poster session at the Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Toronto, Canada.

 

Prime, D., Bernstein, B. B., Wilkins, K. G., Bekki, J. M., & Yel, N. (2015, August). A Model of Barriers to Persistence for Women in STEM Programs and Careers. Poster session at the Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Toronto, Canada.

 

Dawson, A.E., Bernstein, B.B., Bekki, J.M., & Wilkins, K.G. (2015, August). Teaching Interpersonal Communication Skills: Comparing the Fidelity of Online Simulations. Poster session at the Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Toronto, Canada.

 

Dawson, A.E., Bernstein, B.L., Wilkins, K.G. & Bekki, J.M. (2015, June). Honing interpersonal communication skills for difficult situations: Evidence for the effectiveness of an online instructional resource. Paper presentation at the meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Seattle, WA.

 

Prime, D., Bernstein, B. B., Wilkins, K. G., & Bekki, J. M. (2014). Measuring the Advising Alliance for female graduate students in science and engineering: An emerging structure. Journal of Career Assessment, 22, 1-15.

 

Wilkins, K.G., Dawson, A.E., & Kim, C. (2014, October). Surviving feedback: Demystifying the myths of receiving and responding to feedback. Presented at the meeting of the ASU Commission on the Status of Women Annual Professional Development Conference, Tempe, AZ.

Wilkins, K. G., Bernstein, B.B, Bekki, J.M., & Prime, D. (2013, August). Measuring Interpersonal Communication Skills: Development of the STEM-Communication Skill Assessment Battery.  Poster presented at the 2013 Annual American Psychological Association Conference. Honolulu, HI.

 

Prime, D., Bernstein, B.B, Wilkins, K. G., Bekki, J.M. (2013, August). Development of a Measure of Advisor Support for Graduate Students in STEM. Poster presented at the 2013 Annual American Psychological Association Conference. Honolulu, HI.

 

Bernstein, B., Fabert, N., & Wilkins, K. G. (2012, February). Boosting, Boasting, and Banning Bashing: Self-Promotion Techniques for Women. Career Workshop presented at the 2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada.

Way, A., Felipe- Russo, N., Bernstein, B., Fabert, N., & Wilkins, K. G. (2011, August). Lessons from women who persisted: Navigating motherhood in the academy. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual American Psychological Association Conference. Washington, DC.

 

 

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