Skip to main content Skip to navigation
College of Education

Devasmita Chakraverty

Deva Chakraverty_

Devasmita Chakraverty

Assistant Professor
Science Education
WSU Spokane

Center for Clinical Research and Simulation 217
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210

Phone: 509-358-7568
d.chakraverty@wsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website || ResearchGate || Google Scholar || LinkedIn

 

 

Research interests

Dr. Chakraverty’s research involves examining the experiences of the underrepresented groups based on gender and race/ethnicity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Recent work has specifically focused on individuals in medicine and biomedical science research programs. Dr. Chakraverty also examines impostor phenomenon among individuals in STEM and medicine.

Teaching interests

Dr. Chakraverty teaches the following graduate courses: Survey Development and Implementation Methods, Social Foundations of Education, Introduction to Academic Writing.

Recent accomplishments

Peer-reviewed publications
  • Dabney, K. P., Chakraverty, D., Hutton, A. C., Warner, K. A., & Tai, R. H. (2017). The bachelor’s to PhD transition: Factors influencing PhD completion among women in chemistry and physics. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 0270467617710852.
  • 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. DOI: 10.1186/s40461-016-0029-9
  • 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. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00324
  • 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 DOI: 10.1187/cbe.14-10-0168
  • 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. doi: 10.1021/ed500547n
  • 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. doi: 10.1177/0270467613516754
  • 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. DOI: 10.1177/0270467613509367
  • Dabney, K. P., Chakraverty, D., & Tai, R. H. (2013). The association of family influence and initial interest in science. Science Education, 97(3), 395-409. DOI 10.1002/sce.21060
Conference presentations
  • 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. Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (November, 2017). Switching Phases, Switching Degrees: Examining MD-PhD dropout. Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (November, 2017). Phase Transitioning in the MD-PhD Programs. Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (April, 2017). Pre-enrollment Experiences Influencing Medical School Entry and Retention: A Qualitative Study. Annual American Educational Research Association Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (April, 2017). Factors Contributing to MD-PhD Program Attrition: A Qualitative Case Study. Annual American Educational Research Association Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Dabney, K.P., Hutton, A.C., Chakraverty, D., & Tai, R.H. (April, 2017). Physics Doctoral Retention and Graduation: Gender and Pre-Doctoral Factors. Annual American Educational Research Association Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (April, 2017). Pre-doctoral Factors Influencing BMS-PhD Entry and Retention: A Qualitative Study. Annual National Association for Research in Science Teaching Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • 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.

Grants

  • Washington State University
    New Faculty Seed Grant (2017; $30,000)
    Title: Impostor Phenomenon in Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    Principal Investigator
  • Washington State University, College of Education
    Faculty Research Funding Award (2017; $6,500)
    Title: Impostor Phenomenon in STEM
    Principal Investigator

Awards

  • Jhumki Basu Scholar Award (2017). Awarded by the NARST Equity and Ethics Committee.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., Science Education (2013)
    University of Virginia, Curry School of Education
    Dissertation: An Examination of how Women and Underrepresented Minorities Experience Barriers in Biomedical Research and Medical Programs
  • M.P.H., Toxicology (2008)
    University of Washington, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
    Thesis: An Evaluation of Potential Risk Factors for Cancer and Non-Cancer Health Effects Associated with Heavy Metal Exposure
  • M.Sc., Environmental Sciences (2005)
    University of Calcutta, Department of Environmental Sciences, India
    Thesis: Estimating benzene in the ambient air in traffic intersections, residential areas, and indoor air using gas chromatography (West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Kolkata, India)
  • B.Sc., Zoology (Honors), Chemistry, Botany (2003)
    University of Calcutta, Department of Zoology, India
Washington State University