Casselman, M. D., Atit, K., Henbest, G., Guregyan, C., Mortezaei, K., Eichler, J. F. (2019). Dissecting the flipped classroom: Using a randomized controlled trial experiment to determine when student learning occurs. Journal of Chemical Education.

Castro-Alonso, J. C., & Atit, K. (2019). Different abilities controlled by visuospatial processing. In J. C. Castro-Alonso (Ed.), Visuospatial processing for education in health and natural sciences. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. Manuscript in press.

2018 and earlier

Atit, K., Miller, D., Newcombe, N. S., & Uttal, D. H. (in press). Teachers' spatial skills across disciplines and education levels: Exploring nationally representative data. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 6, 130-137.

Ormand, C. J., Shipley, T. F., Tikoff, B., Dutrow, B., Goodwin, L., Hickson, T. A., Atit, K., Gagnier, K. M., & Resnick, I. (2017). The spatial thinking workbook: A research-validated spatial skills curriculum for geology majors. Journal of Geoscience Education: Synthesizing Results and Defining Future Directions of Geoscience Education Research, 65(4), 423-434. 

Atit, K., Ramey, K. E., Uttal, D. H., & Olzewski-Kubulius, P. M. (2017). Integrating engineering in K-8 classrooms: A method of identifying and developing strong spatial skills. In A. Cotabish & D. Dailey (Eds.), Engineering Instruction for High-Ability Learners in K-8 Classrooms (pp. 189-204).

Gagnier, K. M., Atit, K., & Shipley, T. F. (2016). Understanding and improving reasoning of spatial representations: Implications for education. In David J. Cowen (Ed.), STEM and GIS Higher Education. ESRI Press. 

Gagnier, I. M., Atit, K., Ormand C. J., & Shipley, T. F. (2016). Comprehending 3D diagrams: Sketching to support spatial reasoning. Topics in Cognitive Science: Sketching and Cognition, 1-19. 

Atit, K., Weisberg, S., Newcombe, N., & Shipley, T. F. (2016). Learning to interpret topographic maps: Understanding layered spatial information. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 1(2), 1-18. 

Gagnier, K. M., Shipley, T. F., Tikoff, B., Gagnier, B. C., Ormand, C. J., Atit, K., & Resnick, I. (2016). Training spatial skills in geosciences: A review of tests and tools. In R. W. Krantz, C. J. Ormand, & B. Freeman (Eds.), 3D Structural Interpretation: Earth, Mind, and Machine: AAPG Memoir (pp. 7-23). 

Tarampi, M. R., Atit, K., Petcovic, H. L., Shipley, T. F., & Hegarty, M. (2016). Spatial skills in expert structural geologists. In R. W. Krantz, C. J. Ormand, & B. Freeman (Eds.), 3D Structural Interpretation: Earth, Mind, and Machine: AAPG Memoir (pp. 65-73).

Newcombe, N.S., Weisberg, S. M., Atit, K., Jacovina, M. E., Ormand, C. J., & Shipley, T. F. (2015). The lay of the land: Sensing and representing topography. The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic, and Communication, 10, 1-57. 


Atit, K., Gagnier, K., & Shipley, T. F. (2015). Students' gestures aid penetrative thinking. Journal of Geoscience Education, 63, 66-72. 


Ormand, C. J., Manduca, C. A., Shipley, T. F., Tikoff, B., Harwood, C. L., Atit, K., & Boone, A. P. (2014). Evaluating geoscience students' spatial thinking skills in a multi-institutional classroom study. Journal of Geoscience Education, 62, 146-154. 


Atit, K., Shipley, T. F., & Tikoff, B. (2014). What do a geologist's hands tell you? A framework for classifying spatial gestures in science education. In D. Montello, K. Grossner, & D. Janelle (Eds.), Space in Mind: Concepts for Spatial Learning and Education. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 


Atit, K., Shipley, T. F., & Tikoff, B. (2013). Twisting space: Are rigid and non-rigid mental transformations separate spatial skills? Cognitive Processing, 14(2), 163-173. 


Resnick, I., Atit, K., & Shipley, T. F. (2012). Teaching geologic events to understand geologic time, In K. A. Kastens & C. A. Manduca (Eds.), Earth and Mind II: A Synthesis of Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences: Geological Society of America Special Paper 486.