Walker Lab Group

Current Graduate Students

Clark Andersen

Clark Andersen is a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry at East Carolina University. He studies the implementation of team science principles in undergraduate education, specifically regarding learning laboratories. He aims to see how what we traditionally view as “group work” can be improved to “teamwork”, and how students in those settings can improve their team competencies to be prepared to enter a collaborative world.

Clark and his wife are the parents to three children, and he enjoys playing with and reading to his kids, watching baseball and football, and indulging in East Carolina barbecue.

Montana Kelley

“Development of Critical Thinking Skills Through Inquiry”

Former Graduate Students

(L to R) Front: Jason Perry, Brandon Whiting, Lindsey Clevenger, Dr. Katy Hosbein

Back: Dr. Walker, Mike Muse, Al Smith-Joyner

2021 Perry Jason (Department of Chemistry, East Carolina University). Non-Thesis Master’s: Eclipses and Transits-A Study of Awe and Appreciation

2020 Whiting, Branden (Department of Chemistry, East Carolina University). Master’s Thesis: Exploring Student Experiences Across a Linked Sequence of Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences

2020 Smith-Joyner, Annalisa (Department of Chemistry, East Carolina University). Master’s Thesis: Graduate teaching assistant fidelity of Implementation in introductory chemistry and physics laboratories: Impact on science practice proficiency

Former Post-doctoral Scholar

Kathryn Hosbein

Dr. Hosbein was the post-doc for the XLabs Project.

Current Position: Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Middle Tennessee State University


Former Undergraduate Students

Seth Green

Honors College, Thesis: Incorporating Team Science in Undergraduate Research. 2023

Lindsey Clevenger

Biology Honor’s Thesis: Undergraduates’ Argumentation Skills Differ with the Aspect of Argumentation and Lab Exercise Considered
Thesis published in the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education
Currently a student in the ECU School of Dental Medicine

Meghan Lower

Honors College, Thesis: Argument Driven Inquiry: Tracking progress through general chemistry. 2018.
2018 Research and Creative Activity Week Award Winner
2019 Wright Award Winner
Thesis published in the Journal of Chemical Education