Research Projects

Dr. Thoman is currently working on two funded research grants. These projects are listed below, along with key collaborators. We are grateful to the National Institutes of Health and to the National Science Foundation for funding these projects.

  • 2017-2021
    Promoting motivation for underrepresented groups in undergraduate biology and chemistry courses
    This 4-year collaborative project between University of Wisconsin, Montana State University, and San Diego State University is funded by the following grant:

    Promoting motivation for underrepresented groups in undergraduate biology and chemistry courses. Funded by the National Institutes of Health 2R01GM102703 (Approximately $1,500,000)

    • PI: Judith Harackiewicz, University of Wisconsin
    • Co-PIs: Dustin Thoman, San Diego State University
    • Co-PIs: Jessi Smith, Montana State University
    • Co-PIs: Janet Hyde, University of Wisconsin

  • Sept 2014– Aug 2017
    Science Identity, Motivation, and Goal Engagement (IMAGE) Study
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    This 3-year project at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and San Diego State University (SDSU) is funded by the following grant:

    Understanding the role of cultural and career purpose orientations in underrepresented minority science student success. Funded by the National Science Foundation DRL-1420271

    • PI: Dustin Thoman

     

  • Aug 2011– 2017
    Project CURE: The Culture of Undergraduate Research Experience
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    This 4-year collaborative project between Montana State University and California State University, Long Beach is funded by the following grant:

    Culturally connected communal goals: Latino and Native Americans in Biomedicine. Funded by the National Institute of Health 1R01GM098462-01

    • PI: Jessi Smith, Montana State University
    • Co-PI: Dustin Thoman, San Diego State University