Publications in Print

Updated June, 2023


  • Dou, R. & Cian, H. (2023). Childhood Experiences that Support Youth’s STEM Disciplinary Interest Development: Attending to Setting and Activity Type. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1 – 10.
  • Kayumova, S., & Dou, R. (2022). Equity and justice in science education: Towards a pluriverse of identities and onto‐epistemologies. Science Education,1–21.
  • Dou, R. & Cian, H. (2022). Constructing “STEM identity”: An expanded structural model for STEM identity research. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 59, 458-490.
  • Hazari, Z., Dou, R., Sonnert, G., & Sadler, P.M. (2022). Examining the relationship between informal science experiences and physics identity: Unrealized possibilities. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 18, 010107-1 – 010107-14.
  • Cian, H., Dou, R., Castro, S., Palma-D’Souza, E., & Martinez, A. (2022). Facilitating marginalized youths’ identification with STEM through everyday science talk: The critical role of parental caregivers. Science Education, 106(1), 57 – 87.
  • Dou, R., Cian, H., & Espinosa-Suarez, V. (2021). Undergraduate STEM majors on and off the Pre-Med/Health track: A STEM identity perspective. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 20, 1-12.
  • Dou, R. & Cian, H. (2020). Creating Pathways for Equity in STEM Through Family Engagement: Highlighting the Experiences of Hispanic/Latine Youths. Connected Science Learning, 2(4).
  • Dou, R., Bhutta, K., Ross, M., Kramer, L., & Thamotharan, V. (2020). The effects of computer science stereotypes and interest on middle school boys’ career intentions. ACM Transactions on Computing Education.
  • Dou, R., & Cian, H. (2020). The Relevance of Childhood Science Talk as a Proxy for College Students’ STEM Identity at a Hispanic Serving Institution. Research in Science Education, 50, 1–13.
  • Williams, E.A., Zwolak, J., Dou, R., & Brewe, E. (2019). Engagement, integration, involvement: Supporting academic performance and developing a classroom social network. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 15(2), 020150.
  • Dou, R.& Zwolak, J.P. (2019). Practitioner’s guide to social network analysis: Examining physics anxiety in an active-learning setting.Physical Review Physics Education Research, 15(2), 020105.
  • Dou, R., Hazari, Z., Dabney, K., Gerhard, S., & Sadler, P. (2019). Early informal STEM experiences and STEM identity: The importance of talking science. Science Education, 103:623-637.
  • Dou, R., Brewe, E., Potvin, G., Zwolak, J.P., & Hazari, Z. (2018). Understanding the development of interest and self-efficacy in active-learning undergraduate physics courses. International Journal of Science Education, 40(13),1587-1605.
  • Zwolak, J.P., Dou, R., & Brewe, E. (2018). Student perceptions of the value of out-of-class interactions: Attitudes vs. practice. In Proceedings of the 2017 Physics Education Research Conference (pp 480-483). Cincinnati, OH.
  • Brewe, E., Dou, R., & Shand, R. (2018).Costs of success: Financial implications of implementation of active learning in introductory physics courses for students and administrators. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 14(1), 010109.
  • Zwolak, J. P., Dou, R., Williams, E. A., & Brewe, E. (2017). Students’ network integration as a predictor of persistence in introductory physics courses. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 13(1), 1–14.
    • Featured in Editor’s Choice in Science: “The Physics of Social Butterflies” 356, 6335 (2017)
  • Dou, R., Brewe, E., Zwolak, J. P., Potvin, G., Williams, E. A., & Kramer, L. H. (2016). Beyond performance metrics: Examining a decrease in students’ physics self-efficacy through a social networks lens. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 12(2), 020124.
  • Dou, R.(2016). Traversing STEM: Creating pathways for social justice in the United States. In 2016 SFERC: Fifteenth Annual South Florida Education Research Conference(pp. 30–38). Miami, Florida: Florida International University.


  • Ennes, M., Jones, M. G., Cian, H., Dou, R., Abramowitz, B., Bordewieck, K., Ideus, K. (2023). Family Influence and STEM Career Aspirations. In R. Tierney, F. Rizvi and K. Ercikan (Eds). International Encyclopedia of Education 4e (pp. 370-381). Elsevier.
  • Hite, R., Vieyra, R., Milbourne, J., Dou, R., Spuck, T., & Smith, J.F. (2020). STEM Teacher Leadership in Policy. In C. Johnson, M. Mohr-Schroeder, T. Moore, & L. English (Eds.), Handbook of research on STEM education, (Ch. 37). London, UK: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
  • Spuck, T., Rust, T., Jenkins, L., & Dou, R. (Eds.). (2018). Best Practices in STEM Education: Innovative Approaches from Einstein Fellow Alumni (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Dou, R. (2014). Alternative Reality: Gamifying Your Classroom. In Einstein Fellows Best Practices in STEM Education. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.[i]
  • Dou, R., & Rust, T. (2014). Integrating Informal STEM Learning into Your Curriculum. In Einstein Fellows Best Practices in STEM Education. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.[i]

[i] Reprinted in Spanish [2017]