Geoffrey Herman

Research and Reform: Creating change in engineering and computer science education



  • Faulkner, B., Earl, K., & Herman G. L. (in press). Mathematical maturity for engineering students, International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
  • Johnson-Glauch, N. & Herman, G. L. (2019). Engineering representations guide student problem solving in Statics, Journal of Engineering Education, 108(2).
  • Tomkin, J. H., Beilstein, S. O., Morphew, J. W., Herman, G. L. (2019). Evidence that Communities of Practice are Associated With Active Learning in Large STEM Lectures, International Journal of STEM Education, 6(1), 1-15.
  • Mestre, J.P., Herman, G.L., Tomkin, J.H., & West, M. (2019). Keep your friends close and your colleagues nearby: The hidden ties that improve STEM education. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 51(1), 42-49.
  • Ma, S., Herman, G. L., West, M., Tomkin, J., & Mestre, J. (2019). Studying STEM faculty communities of practice through social network analysis, Journal of Higher Education.


  • Tomkin, J., West, M., Herman. & G. L. (2018). An improved grade point average, with applications to CS undergraduate education analytics, ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 18(4), Article 17, 16 pages.
  • Ma, S., Herman, G. L., West, M., Tomkin, J., Mestre, J. (2018). Spreading teaching innovations in social network: The bridging role of mentors, Journal of STEM Education Research. DOI:
  • Thompson, J., Herman, G. L., Scheponik, T., Golaszewski, E., Sherman, A. T., DeLatte, D., Phatak, D., Patsourakos, K., Oliva, L. (2018). Student misconceptions about cybersecurity concepts: Analysis of think-aloud interviews, Journal of Cybersecurity Education Research and Practice, 2018(1), Article 5.
  • Herman, G. L., Green, J. C., Hahn, L., Mestre, J., Tomkin, J., West, M. (2018). Implementing evidence-based instructional practices across STEM departments at a large research university, Journal of College Science Teaching, 47(6), 32-38.
  • Nip, T., Gunter, E., Herman, G. L., Morphew, J., West, M. (2018). Using a computer-based testing facility to improve student learning in a programming languages and compilers course, In Proceedings of the ACM Special Interests Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ’18). DOI: 10.1145/3159450.3159500 (35% Acceptance Rate)
  • Johnson-Glauch, N.E. & Herman, G. L. (2018, April). Student conceptions of stress and mechanical failure probed through different visual representations of material stress. Poster presented at the 2018 Illinois Indiana ASEE Section Conference, West Lafayette, IN. (Best Poster Award)
  • Sherman, A. T., DeLatte, D., Neary, M., Oliva, L., Phatak, D., Scheponik, T., Herman, G. L., Thompson, J. (2018). Cybersecurity: Exploring core concepts through six scenariosCryptologia, 42(4), 337-377. DOI: 10.1080/01611194.2017.1362063.
  • Parekh, G., DeLatte, D., Herman, G. L., Oliva, L., Scheponik, T., Sherman, A. T. (2018). Identifying core concepts of cybersecurity: Results of two Delphi processesIEEE Transactions on Education, 61(1), 11-20. DOI: 10.1109/TE.2017.2715174.
  • Choi, D. S., Earl, K., Cross, K., Herman, G. L. (2018). The challenge of fidelity of outcomes: Insights from an effectiveness study of a low-cost, Intrinsic Motivation Course Conversion. International Journal of Engineering Education, 34(1), 141-154.













Innovation in Engineering and STEM Education
SIIP_WIDER network
How Students Learn Engineering and Computer Science
Designing Educational Assessment Tools
Intrinsic Motivation Course Conversions