Prof. Devasmita Chakraverty

Ravi J Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. in Science Education, University of Virginia (2013)

Dissertation: An Examination of how Women and Underrepresented Minorities Experience Barriers in Biomedical Research and Medical Programs

M.P.H. in Toxicology, University of Washington (2008)

Thesis: An Evaluation of Potential Risk Factors for Cancer and Non-Cancer Health Effects Associated with Heavy Metal Exposure

M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, University of Calcutta (2005)

Thesis: Estimating benzene in the ambient air in traffic intersections, residential areas, and indoor air using gas chromatography (W. Bengal Pollution Control Board, Kolkata)

B.Sc. in Zoology, University of Calcutta (2003)

Academic Affiliation

Current Affiliation:

Assistant Professor, Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. (2018- present)

Past Affiliations:

  • Assistant Professor of Science Education, Washington State University, College of Education, Spokane, WA (2016-2018) (tenure-track)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Biology Education, Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Kiel, Germany (2014-2016)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemistry Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (2013-2014)
  • Toxicologist, Veritox®, Inc. (formerly GlobalTox, Inc.), Redmond, WA (2008-2009)

Professional Affiliation

  • American Educational Research Association
    • SIG 168: Graduate and Postdoctoral Education across the Disciplines
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching
  • Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research
 

 

Teaching

 

Graduate-level courses (Ph.D. and M.Ed)

Survey Development and Implementation Methods (3 credits) (WSU)

Social Foundations of Education (3 credits) (WSU)

Academic Writing (HBCSE, TIFR Mumbai)

 Science in Elementary Schools (Required for elementary teacher certification) (UVA, Graduate Teaching Assistant)

Secondary School Teacher; Kolkata, India (2005-2006)

Taught physics, chemistry, mathematics, and environmental sciences (Grades 6-10)

 

Invited Workshops on Academic Writing

  • 2017: Conducted a 1-day workshop on "Academic Writing" as a part of a 10-day national workshop on "Understanding Research Methodology in Social Sciences for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Students." The Department of Education, University of Mumbai and Western Regional Center- Indian Council of Social Science Research, Mumbai, India
  • 2017: Conducted a 2-day "Academic Writing Workshop" organized by The Western Regional Center- Indian Council of Social Science Research, Mumbai, India

 

Current Area of Research

Impostor Phenomenon in STEM and Medicine (Link)

STEM Education

Medical Education

Higher Education

Women and underrepresented mimorities in STEM and medicine

Funded Grants (As Principal Investigator)

 

Washington State University

New Faculty Seed Grant (2017; $30,000)

Title: Impostor Phenomenon in Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (Link 1) (Link 2)

 

Washington State University

College of Education, Faculty Research Funding Award (2017; $6,500)

Title: Impostor Phenomenon in STEM (Link)

 

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF; Germany)

PerLe funding for innovative teaching (2015; €5,000)

Title: Catalyzing Active Learning Strategies in Evolution (Link)

Publications/Articles/Cases

 

  1. Chakraverty, D. (In press). Impostor phenomenon in STEM: Occurrence, attribution, and identity. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education.

  2. Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (2018). Transition experiences in MD-PhD programs. CBE- Life Sciences Education, 17(3), ar41. (Link)

  3. Dabney, K. P., Chakraverty, D., Hutton, A. C., Warner, K. A., & Tai, R. H. (2017). The bachelor's to Ph.D. transition: Factors influencing Ph.D. completion among women in chemistry and physics. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society. (Link)

  1. Gantner, S., Großschedl, J., Chakraverty, D., & Harms, U. (2016) Assessing what prospective laboratory assistants in Biochemistry and Cell Biology know: Development and validation of the test instrument PROKLAS. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training. (Link)

  1. Stains, M, Pilarz, M., & Chakraverty, D. (2015). Short and long-term impacts of the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop. Journal of Chemical Education, 92(9), 1466-1476. (Link)

  1. Lund, T.J., Pilarz, M., Velasco, J.B., Chakraverty, D., Rosploch, K., Undersander, M., & Stains, M. (2015). The Best of Both Worlds: Building on the COPUS and RTOP Observation Protocols to Easily and Reliably Measure Various Levels of Reformed Instructional Practices. CBE- Life Sciences Education, 14(2), ar18 (Link)

  1. Baker, L.A., Chakraverty, D., Columbus, L., Feig, A.L., Jenks, W.S., Pilarz, M., Stains, M., Waterman, R., & Wesemann, J.L. (2014). Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop: Professional development for new chemistry faculty. Journal of Chemical Education, 91(11), 1874-1881. (Link)

  1. Kong, X., Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., Andriole, D.A., Wathington, H., & Tai, R.H. (2013). How do interaction experiences influence doctoral students' academic pursuits in biomedical research? Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 33(3-4), 76-84. (Link

9. Chakraverty, D., & Tai, R. H. (2013). Parental occupation inspiring science interest: Perspectives from physical scientists. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 33(1-2), 44-52. (Link)

10. Dabney, K. P., Chakraverty, D., & Tai, R. H. (2013). The association of family influence and initial interest in science. Science Education97(3), 395-409. (Link)

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations (Last 3 years)

 

National and International

(AAMC- Association of American Medical Colleges; AERA- American Educational Research Association; NARST- National Association for Research in Science Teaching)

  1. Chakraverty, D. & Jeffe, D.B. (April, 2019). How Open-Ended Survey Questions Can Aid in Rigorous Qualitative Research Design. Annual AERA Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  2. Jeffe, D.B., Chakraverty, D., & Andriole, D.A. (November, 2018). Predictors of Faculty Appointment among Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Minorities in Medicine: A National Study. AAMC Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
  3. Chakraverty, D., Dabney, K.P., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (April, 2018). Pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Science: Reasons and Challenges. Annual AERA Meeting, New York, NY.
  4. Chakraverty, D. (March, 2018). Impostor Phenomenon among graduate students in STEM. Annual NARST Conference, Atlanta, GA.  
  5. Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (March, 2018). The role of prior research experience and other related experiences in medical school entry. Annual NARST Conference, Atlanta, GA.  
  6. Chakraverty, D. & Jeffe, D.B. (March, 2018). How graduate school climate perpetuates the impostor phenomenon in STEM. 10th Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers, Baltimore, MD.
  7. Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (November, 2017). The role of initial interest, selection factors, and prior preparatory experience in medical school enrollment. AAMC Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  8. Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (November, 2017). Switching Phases, Switching Degrees: Examining MD-PhD dropout. AAMC Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  9. Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (November, 2017). Phase Transitioning in the MD-PhD Programs. AAMC Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  10. Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (April, 2017). Pre-enrollment Experiences Influencing Medical School Entry and Retention: A Qualitative Study. Annual AERA Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  11. Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (April, 2017). Factors Contributing to MD-PhD Program Attrition: A Qualitative Case Study. Annual AERA Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  12. Dabney, K.P., Hutton, A.C., Chakraverty, D., & Tai, R.H. (April, 2017). Physics Doctoral Retention and Graduation: Gender and Pre-Doctoral Factors. Annual AERA Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  13. Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (April, 2017). Pre-doctoral Factors Influencing BMS-PhD Entry and Retention: A Qualitative Study. Annual NARST Conference, San Antonio, TX.  
  14. Chakraverty, D., Fiedler, D., & Harms, U. (September, 2016). Instructional Support for Learning Concepts in Evolutionary Theory with Visualizations. Conference of European Researchers in Didactics of Biology (ERIDOB), Karlstad, Sweden.
  15. Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., Andriole, D.A., Wathington, H., & Tai, R.H. (April, 2016). What We Talk When We Talk About Gender. Annual NARST Conference, Baltimore, MD. 
  16. Chakraverty, D., Gantner, S., Großschedl, J., & Harms, U. (April, 2016). Measuring Professional Knowledge of Laboratory Assistants in Germany: Test Instrument Development and Validation in Biochemistry/Cell Biology. Annual NARST Conference, Baltimore, MD. 
  17. Chakraverty, D., Andriole, D.A., Jeffe, D.B., Wathington, H., & Tai, R.H. (April, 2016). Factors Affecting Persistence in Biomedical Research: A Racial/Ethnic Comparison of Barriers in the PhD Programs. Annual AERA Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  18. Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., Andriole, D.A., Wathington, H., & Tai, R.H. (April, 2016). Examining Transition Barriers in the American MD/PhD Programs: Perspectives Across Different Racial/Ethnic Groups. Annual AERA Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  19. Tai, R.H., Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., Andriole, D.A., & Wathington, H. (April, 2016). A Racial/Ethnic Comparison of Personal and Program Barriers across American Medical Schools. Annual AERA Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  20. Shukla, K.D., & Chakraverty, D. (August, 2015). Academic Engagement and Mathematics Interest in Authoritative Classrooms.  European Science Education Research Association Conference, Helsinki, Finland. [Published in Proceedings of the 2015 European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Part 17 Strand 17 Science in the secondary school, 2846.] (Link)

 

Regional

  1. Chakraverty, D. (February, 2017). Examining the Impostor Phenomenon among Asian Students in STEM Programs. 13th Annual International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference, Airway Heights, WA.

 

Awards & Honors

Year Awards & Honors
2018 Travel Award for presenting at the 2018 Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers in Baltimore, MD. ($495)
2017 Jhumki Basu Scholar Award. Awarded by the Equity and Ethics Committee to present at the 2017 NARST Conference. ($700)
2016 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Awarded to present at the 2016 annual American Educational Research Association conference in Washington, D.C. (€1,978)
2016 National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Committee Scholarship: Awarded to present at the 2016 NARST Conference in Baltimore, MD. ($300)
2016 Teaching Certificate of Excellence for the project "Catalyzing Active Learning Strategies in Evolution" and for innovative, future-oriented teaching at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany.
2015 ESERA Early Career Researcher Travel Award:  Awarded by the European Science Education Research Association to visit the Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education, University of Washington, Seattle. (April-May, 2015) (€1,000)
2014 Dissertation selected as among the top three finalists for the Doctoral Education across the Disciplines American Educational Research Association SIG Outstanding Dissertation Award. 

 

 

 

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