David Wren

David Wren

Contact Info


Assistant Teaching Professor & Director of the Chemistry Center

B.S., 2005, University of California, Davis
M.S., 2008, University of Colorado, Boulder
Ph.D., 2013, University of Northern Colorado

Office: Salem Hall, 110
Phone: (336) 758-3964
Email: wrenda@wfu.edu

Research Interests

Research Description

Dr. Wren’s research interests center broadly on understanding the challenges students face while taking introductory chemistry courses. Measuring student learning or attitudinal outcomes using existing assessment instruments, or developing new assessments is central to this understanding. As part of this research, Dr. Wren hopes to identify both traditional and contemporary teaching practices that maximize student learning for students of different backgrounds and preparations.

Recent Publications

D. Wren, J. Barbera, Gathering Evidence for Validity during the Design, Development, and Qualitative Evaluation of Thermochemistry Concept Inventory Items. J. Chem. Educ. 2013, 90 (12), pp 1590-1601

D. Wren, J. Barbera, Psychometric analysis of the thermochemistry concept inventory. Chem. Educ. Res. Pract. 2014, 15 pp 380-390