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Below is a list of articles I have written or co-authored and have published in various publications.

 

Examples of Journals, Magazines,
and Newspapers Which Published Some of My Work:
 
  1. The Journal of College Science Teaching.
  2. The American Biology Teacher Journal
  3. Illinois School Research and Development Journal
  4. The Illinois Mathematics Teacher Journal
  5. Review of Human Factor Studies Journal
  6. The Journal of Environmental Education
  7. The Science Teacher Journal
  8. Spectrum Journal
  9. Forward To Excellence In Teaching and Learning
  10. Journal of Human Factor Studies
  11. Washington Science Teacher's Journal
  12. B. C. Catalyst Journal
  13. MAWAHEB: Multi-Cultural Magazine
  14. Burnaby & The New Westminster News
  15. ESN - Members' Newsletter
  16. Humananistic Mathematics Network Journal
  17. Academic Leadership Journal
  18. Sebha University Journal of Social Sciences
  19. ACE Department Chair Online Resource Center
  20. The Higher Learning Commission: Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement.

Examples of Published Articles:

Published Articles:
Cherif, A., Movahedzadeh, F., Michel, L., Hill, A., & Jedlicka, D. (2011). Environmental release of genetically engineered mosquitoes: Is it safe? A role playing activity for STEM education. Science Education and Civic Engagement, 3:1 winter 2011, pp, 15-25.

Cherif, H. A. (2011). How well do you know your students? The American Biology Teacher, 73(1):6-7

Cherif, A., Jedlikca, D., Al-Arabi, A., Aron, R., and Verma, S. (2008). Effective Understanding of the Human Body Organs: A Role Playing Activity for Deep Learning.  Accepted for publication at The American Biology Teacher.

Mayers, P., Gialamas, S., Cherif, A., Stefurak, L. Murkar, K., Graver, B. (2008).  DeVry University’s iOptimize Integrated Learning System: Optimizing the Power of Onsite and Online Teaching and Learning. Accepted for publication at Sebha University Journal of Social Sciences (In press)

Cherif, A., Murkar, K., Garr, M., Caluori, B., and Stefurak, L. (2008). Action Research Guidelines to Improve the Scholarship of Teaching.  Accepted for publication at Sebha University Journal of Social Sciences.

Mayers, P., Cherif, A., and Dorfman, S. (2007).  College-High School Partnerships in Implementing Large-Scale Innovation in Entry-Level Math Education.  In Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement: Leading for Common Good.  The Higher Learning Commission, Volume 2, P. 90-93.

Mayers, P., Cherif, A., Dorfman, S., Hanna, B., Harris, J., and Kyriazopoulos, S. (2006).  Achieving a Breakthrough in Student Success in Entry-Level Mathematics. In Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement: The Future-Focused  Organization.  The  Higher Learning Commission, Volume 3, P. 89-91.

Cherif, A., Murkar, K., Overbye, D., Reeves, S., and Stefurak, L. (2005).  Planning For Success:  A Role for Chairs in Recruiting.  The Department Chair, 15(3): 15-17.

Cherif, A. Hoel, S., Murkar, K., and Stefurak, L. (2004). Planning For Success: Effective Annual Meeting of Dean of Academic Affairs.  The Department Chair, 15(1): 24-26.

Cherif, A., Gerstner, C., and Adams, G. (2004). Water Purification Lab Investigation: Part  One - Water Purification. Spectrum Journal, Volume 30, Number 1, pp. 39-42.
Gialamas, S., Cherif, A., Hilentzaris, S., Maher, D.  (2004). Faculty Performance Appraisal. The Department Chair, Volume. 14, No.3, Winter 2004.

Stefurak, L., Cherif, A.,  & Murkar, K. (2004). DeVry University's iOptimize Integrated Learning System -  Supporting the Best of Both Worlds. THE Teaching In Higher Education Forum: E- Proceedings of Louisiana State University. (http://www.celt.lsu.edu/CFD/E-proceedings04/Murkar.pdf)

Gialamas, S., Cherif, A., Hilentzaris, S., Demetriades, E., Maher, D.  (2003). Preparing New Department Chairpersons in the Area of Faculty Leadership, a Practitioner’s Approach.  Academic Leadership Journal, Vol. 10.3, pp. 21-23.

Reprinted with permission by ACE Department Chair Online Resource Center (2004).
http://www.acenet.edu/resources/chairs/docs/Gialamas_MinimizingFMT.pdf
http://www2.hmc.edu/www_common/hmnj/journal/25/PDF/Articles/25.pdf

Gialamas, S., Cherif, A., and Hilentzaris, S. (2003). Creating an Environment for Minimizing Conflict Between Faculty and the Department Chairperson. The Department Chair, Volume 13, No. 3, Winter, 03.

Cherif, A., Gialamas, S. and Adams, G. (2003). Pennies in The Classroom:  Guided Inquiry Laboratories. Spectrum Journal, Volume 29, Number 1, pp. 35-42.

Cherif, A., Adams, G., and Barrow-Johnson, W.  (2002).  Revisiting The Moon:  An Interdisciplinary Learning Activity. Spectrum Journal, 28 (1): 34-43.

Gialamas, S., Cherif, A., Keller, S., Hansen, A. (2000). Using Guided Inquiry in Teaching Mathematical Concepts. The Illinois Mathematics Teacher Journal, Vol 51, No.1, pp. 30-40.

Reprinted by Humananistic Mathematics Network Journal # 25  (2004),pp. 23-30.
Cherif,  A. & S. Gialamas (2000)  Student Creative Final Project: An Effective Educational Instrument For Maximizing Students' Learning In Science and Mathematics. College Science Teaching Journal , XXX (4):272-278.
Cherif, A., S. Gialamas, and B. Ofori-Amoah (2000). Can Human Factor be taught in the Classroom.   Review of Human Factor Studies Journal, 5(1&2):89-114.
Cherif, A. Gialamas, S. and Siuda, JoElla  (1999). Introducing the Concept of Light and Laser through Guided Inquiry Approach.  Spectrum Journal, 25(1): 22-28. Pat  III & IV.
Cherif, Abour H. (1999). Science, Scientists, and Society:  Assuring Integrity In Scientific Endeavors Through Human Factor Development. Review of Human Factor Studies, 4(2):1-31.

Cherif, A. Gialamas, S. and Siuda, JoElla  (1998). Introducing the Concept of Light and Laser through Guided Inquiry Approach.  Spectrum Journal, 24(3): 36-40. Pat  I & II.

Cherif, A. H., S. Verma, and C. Somerville (1998). From the Los Angeles' Zoo to the Classroom:  Transforming Real Cases via Role-play into Productive Learning Activities. The American Biology Teacher, 60 (8):613-617

Cherif, Abour H. (1998). Art & Science:  The Most Enduring Expression of Human Culture:  An Interview With Professor Kenneth Rinaldo. Forward To Excellence In Teaching and Learning, 5(1):22-24.

 Judy, B. ans Cherif, A.  (1998). Plastic Recycling Opportunities in Economically Depressed Areas. Review of Human Factor Studies Journal , 4(2):76-87.

Cherif, Abour H. (1998). Collaborative Work and Cooperative Learning. In Teaching Excellence Publication. Chicago Illinois: Columbia College Chicago Publication. (pp.10-15)
Cherif, Abour H. (1998). Making Sense of Density Around you Through Guided Inquiry Approach. Washington Science Teacher's Journal, 38(1): 14-19.

Cherif, A., Adams, G. and Cannon, C. (1997). Non-conventional Methods in Teaching Matter, Atoms, Molecules, and The Periodic Table. The American Biology Teacher , 59(7):428-438.
Cherif, A., Gialamas, S. and Simos, E. E. (1997). Integrating the Teaching of Science, Math, and Social Studies in Relevant Context. Spectrum Journal,  23 (3): 20-28.

Cherif, Abour H. (1997). Design Your Own Future Family:  An Instructional Strategy For Reinforcing Students' Understanding of Basic Genetics. In Teaching Excellence Publication. Chicago Illinois: Columbia College Chicago Publication. (pp.11-15)

 Cherif, Abour H. (1996). Eco-ethics In Academia: Proposal For Teaching Survival. Review of Human Factor Studies Journal,  2(1):49-72

Cherif, Abour H. (1996). Geography In Academia: An Interview With Dr. Benjamin Ofori-Amoah. Forward To Excellence In Teaching and Learning, 3(1):26-29.
Cherif, Abour  H. (1995). Knowing Your Students. Forward To Excellence In Teaching and Learning , 2(2&3)): 7.

Cherif, Abour  H. (1995). More On Meiosis Cell Division (Letter to the editor.) The American Biology Teacher , 57(7): 390-392.

Cherif, Abour H. (1995). Save Humans From Starving And Save The Planet.  Mawaheb: Multicultural Magazine, 6(66): 40-42.

Cherif, Abour H. (1995). Toward A Rationale for Recycling in Schools.  The Journal of Environmental Education,  26(4): 5-8.

Cherif, Abour  H. (1995). Traits of Effective Science Teacher: Literature Perspective. Forward To Excellence In Teaching and Learning , 2(2&3)): 10-11, 18-19.

Cherif, A. H. and Somervill, C. (1995). How to Maximize the Learning Productivity of Role - Playing in Classroom Teaching.  The American Biology Teacher , 57(1): 28-32.

Cherif, Abour H. (1994)  Instructional Strategies That Have Never Failed Us: Bringing Students' Creativity into the Science Curriculum. The Journal of College Science Teaching (September/October, pp. 55-57).

Cherif, A.  H. and Somervill, C. (1994).  Student Assessment in Role Playing Activities.  Forward To Excellence In Teaching and Learning, 2(1): 13.

Cherif, A. H. and Adams, G. A. (1994). Effective Approaches In Teaching Environmental Issues in  A Planetological Perspective.  The American Biology Teacher, 56(2): 102-105.

Cherif, A. H. and Adams, G. A. (1994). Planet Earth:  Can Other Planets Tell Us Where We Are Going?  The American Biology Teacher, 56(1): 26-37.

Cherif, A. H. and Adams, G. A. (1993).  The Essence of Teaching. Forward To Excellence In Teaching and Learning, 1(1): 5-7. 

Cherif, Abour H. (1993).  Examining The Definitions of Science Through Critical Thinking.  Forward To Excellence In Teaching and Learning, 1(3): 7-9.
Cherif, Abour H. (1993). Peer Teaching in Small Group Settings. Forward To Excellence In Teaching and Learning, 1(2): 7-9.

Cherif, Abour H. (1993).  Relevant Inquiry. The Science Teacher, 60(9): 26-29.
Cherif, Abour H. (1993).  Science Education:  What's It All About? Illinois School Research and Development, 29(3):12-17.

Cherif, A.  H. and Pye, I.  (1992). The Status of Ecology In Secondary School Biology Textbooks: Part I.  B.C. Catalyst, 34 (4): 20-26.

Cherif, A.  H. and Pye, I. (1992). The Status of Ecology In Secondary School Biology Textbooks: Part II. B.C. Catalyst, 35 (1): 17-21.

Cherif, Abour H. (1992). Barriers to Ecology Education in North American Schools: Another Alternative Perspective. The Journal of Environmental Education, 23(3): 36-46.

Cherif, Abour H.  (1992). The Problem of The Transition From High School To University Science. B.C. Catalyst, 36 (1): 10-18.
Cherif, Abour H.  (1991).  Educated Person In Robin Barrow's Thought. MAWAHEB: Multi-Cultural Magazine, 3(6):4-5 & 15. (In Arabic Languish).
Cherif, Abour H.  (1991). Environmental Science and Environmental Education: MAWAHEB: Multi-Cultural Magazine, 4(36&37):9-10. (In Arabic Languish)

  •  Part I - Environmental Education: Its Definition and Its Nature. 3(8):11. 
  •  Part II - Environmental Education:  Its Goals, and Its Objectives.  3(9):13. 
  •  Part III - Environmental Education: Its Characteristics. 3(10):9. 
  •  Part IV - Environmental Education:  Its Philosophy.

Cherif, A.  H. and Pye, I. (1990). Teaching Ecology at The Secondary School Level: What Could Prevent High School Biology Teachers from Teaching Ecology Effectively.  B.C. Catalyst, 33 (3), 10-15.

Cherif, Abour H. (1990). Mutualism: The forgotten concept in science education. The American Biology Teacher  , 52 (4): 206-208.

Cherif, Abour H. (1989). Geography week and environmental awareness (Gust Shot)" The Burnaby & New Westminster News, (Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1989) p., 7.
Cherif, Abour H. (1989).  Urban Ecology and School Education.  B. C. Catalyst , 33 (1): 12-15

Cherif, Abour H. (1988). History and Ecological Education: A way of understanding ecology in secondary school education. Journal of The American Biology Teacher , 50(1): 33-38 

Edwards, S. & Cherif, A (1987 Spring).  Relating an ESS-Type, Kitchen Science Unit to the B.C. Elementary Science Curriculum.   ESN - Members' Newsletter , 2(1): 6 -10.

Staniforth, S. & Cherif, A. (1986). Science Education and Society: Call for an holistic approach.  ESN - News: Elementary Science Network., 1(4): 2-3.


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