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- Stevenson, K.T., Peterson, M.N., Carrier, S.J., Strnad, R.L., Olson, R.A., & Szczytko, R.E., The case for a null effects model of Environmental Education on Academic Achievement: When ‘just as good” is a great thing. Accepted in Frontiers in Communication.
- Stevenson, K. T., Nils Peterson, M., & Bondell, H. D. (2018). Developing a model of climate change behavior among adolescents. Climatic Change, 151(3–4), 589–603. doi: 10.1007/s10584-018-2313-0. PDF
- *Lawson, D.F., Stevenson, K.T., & Peterson, M.N. (2018). Intergenerational learning: Are children key to spurring climate action? Global Environmental Change. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.10.002. PDF
- Larson, L.R., Szczytko, R.E., Bowers, E.P., Stephens, L., Stevenson K.T., & Floyd, M.F. (2018). Outdoor time, screen time, and connection to nature: troubling trends among rural youth? Environment & Behavior. doi: 10.1177/0013916518806686. PDF
- Busch, K.C., Henderson, J., & Stevenson, K.T. (2018). Broadening Epistemologies and Methodologies in Climate Change Education Research. Environmental Education Research. doi: 10.1080/13504622.2018.1514588 Invited introduction to climate change education special issue. PDF
- Stevenson, C.D., Porter, K.A., & Stevenson, K.T. (2018). Evaluation of a reusable learning object for educating undergraduate students about good manufacturing practices. Journal of Food Science Education. doi: 10.1111/1541-4329.12148 . PDF
- Barbieri, C., Stevenson, K.T., & Knollenberg, W.L. (2018). Broadening the utilitarian epistemology of agritourism research through children and families. Critical Issues in Tourism. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2018.1497011. PDF
- *Szczytko, R.E., Carrier, S.J., & Stevenson, K.T. (2018). Impacts of outdoor environmental education on students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Frontiers in Education, 3:46. doi: 10.3389/feduc.2018.00046. PDF
- *Szyzctko, R., Stevenson, K.T., Peterson, M.N., & Nietfeld, J. (2018). Developing a scale to measure environmental literacy among high school students. Environmental Education Research. doi: 10.1080/13504622.2018.1487035. PDF
- Stevenson, K.T., Peterson M.N., Dunn, R.R. (2017). Leveraging natural capital to address the shared education and conservation crisis. Conservation Biology DOI:1111/cobi.13039 PDF
- *Clark, K.E., Cupp, K., Phelps, C.L., Peterson, M.N., Stevenson, K.T., Serenari, C. (2017). Evaluating the Household Dynamics of Wildlife Value Orientations. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 22:5.
- Valdez, R.X., Peterson M.N., Stevenson, K.T. (2017). From conversation to action: How knowledge, concern, place, and discussions with teachers, friends, and family, predicts climate change behavior. Accepted in Environmental Conservation
- Stevenson, K.T., King, T.L., Selm, K.R., Peterson, M.N., Monroe, M.C. (2017). Framing Climate Change Communication to Prompt Individual and Collective Action Among Adolescents from Agriculture Communities. Environmental Education Research. Doi: 10.1080.13504622.2017.1318114
- Peterson, M.N., Chesonis, T., Stevenson, K.T., Bondell, H.D. (2017). Evaluating Relationships between Hunting and Biodiversity Knowledge among Children. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 41(3):530–536. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.792 PDF
- +**Shapiro, H., Peterson. M.N., Stevenson, K.T., Frew, K., Langerhans, R. How preferences for invasive and exotic species differ among children in a continental and island location. Biological Conservation. doi:10.1017/S0376892917000133. PDF Media Coverage
- Stevenson, K.T., Peterson, M.N., Bradshaw, A. How climate change beliefs among U.S. teachers do and do not translate to students. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0161462. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161462 PDF Media Coverage
- Stevenson, K.T., Peterson, N.M., Bondell, H.D. (2016). The influence of personal beliefs, friends, and family in building climate change concern among adolescents. Environmental Education Research. DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2016.1177712 PDF Media Coverage
- +**Shapiro, H., Erickson, K., Peterson. M.N., Frew, K., Stevenson, K.T., Langerhans, R. Which species to conserve: evaluating children’s species-based conservation practices. Biodiversity and Conservation. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-016-1067-0 PDF
- *Frew, K., Peterson, M.N., Stevenson, K.T. (2016). Are we working to save the species our children want to protect? Evaluating species attribute preferences among children. Oryx. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605315001477. PDF Media Coverage
- Stevenson, K.T., Peterson, M.N. (2015). Motivating action through fostering climate change hope and concern and avoiding despair among adolescents. Sustainability, 8(1), 1-10. PDF
- Stevenson, K.T. (2015). Building environmental literacy among middle school students. The role of in-school, out-of-school, and psychological factors. Environmental Education Research. In Press.
- Stevenson, K.T., Peterson, M.N. (2015). How experiential service-learning affects student perceptions of education in their careers and as a wildlife management activity. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 39(4): 732-737. doi: 10.1002/wsb.594 PDF
- Stevenson, K.T., Lashley, M.C., Chitwood, M.C., Peterson, M.N., DePerno, C.D., Moorman, C.E. (2015). How emotion trumps logic in climate change risk perception: Exploring the affective heuristic among conservation science students. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 20(6), 501–513. http://doi.org/10.1080/10871209.2015.1077538. PDF
- Stevenson, K.T., Carrier, S. J., Peterson, M. N. (2014). Evaluating strategies for inclusion of environmental literacy in the elementary school classroom. Electronic Journal of Science Education. 18(8), 1-17. PDF
- Stevenson, K. T., Peterson, M. N., Bondell, H. D, Moore, S. E. & Carrier, S. J. Overcoming skepticism with education: The interacting impacts of climate literacy on perceived risk of climate change among adolescents. (2014). Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1228-7. PDF, Media Coverage
- Stevenson, K. T., Peterson, M. N., Carrier, S., Strnad, R., Bondell, H. D., Kirby-Hathaway, T., & Moore, S. E. (2014). Role of significant life experiences in building environmental knowledge and behavior among middle school students. Journal of Environmental Education, 45(3): 163-167. PDF
- Carrier, S. J., Pop, M. M., Tagurian, L. P. & Stevenson, K. T. (2014). Elementary science education in classrooms and outdoors: Stakeholder views, gender, ethnicity, and testing. International Journal of Science Education, 36(13): 2195-2220. PDF
- Stevenson, K. T., Peterson, M. N., Bondell, H. D., Mertig, A. G., & Moore, S. E. (2013). Environmental, Institutional, and Demographic Predictors of Environmental Literacy among Middle School Children. PLoS ONE, 8(3). PDF, Media Coverage, Fact Sheet
+International research project
*Student led from service-learning project
**Undergraduate student led
- Szczytko, Rachel, Stevenson, K.T. (2017). How Kids Learn in Nature. Parks & Recreation Magazine. May 2017: 36-37.
- Stevenson, K. (2013). Taking Kids Outside Matters: Promoting Environmental Literacy in North Carolina. Coastwatch. Retrieved from http://www.ncseagrant.org/home/coastwatch?task= showArticle&view=listarticles&id=812&r44b=no. PDF
- Peterson, N., Stevenson, K., Strnad, R., Moore, S., & Bondell, H. (2013, September 13). A teacher’s Masters degree equals more math learning for students. News & Observer. Raleigh, NC. Retrieved from http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/13/3192034/a-teachers-masters-degree-equals.html