Sarah McBrien, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director of Curricular & Learning Assessment

College of Allied Health Professions
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Allied Health Professions
984000 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4000

Academic Appointments:
Director of Curricular & Learning Assessment, College of Allied Health Professions, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2017
Assistant Professor, College of Allied Health Professions, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2017

PhD, College of Education and Human Sciences, UNL 2018, Educational Studies (Instructional Technology) Dissertation Title: Effects of Structural Flaws on the Psychometric Qualities of Multiple-Choice Questions
MS, College of Education, UNO, 2005
BS, College of Education & Allied Professions, University of Dayton (Ohio), 2001

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
HPTT 605/805 Evaluation & Assessment of Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions

Selected Publications & Presentations
Love, LM, Haggar, FL, McBrien, SB, Buzalko, RJ, Hartman, TL, Shope, RJ, Beck Dallaghan, GL.  Supporting the professional identity of medical science educators: understanding faculty motivations for quality improvement in teaching. Med Sci Educ. 2018: Aug. PDF of article

McBrien SB. Item Banking in ExamSoft for Accreditation and Program Evaluation. Presented at: ExamSoft Assessment Conference; 27 June 2018; Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

McBrien SB. Using Categories for Evidence-Based Program Evaluation.  Presented at: Assessment on Tour; 11 May 2017; Chicago, IL.

McBrien SB, Czarnecki DK. Improving the Test-taking Experience through Comprehensive Item Review.  Presented at: American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting; 30 April 2017; San Antonio, TX.

Reiff D, Braith A, Rothgeb E, Liu Y, Ryder J, Scholer P, Zurbuchen, McBrien S, Talmon G. Interventions in Pathology Education: A Systematic Review of the Tools Used to Measure Student Performance.  Presented at: United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting; 6 March 2017; San Antonio, TX.

McBrien SB, Czarnecki DK.  Maximum Impact: Approaches to Using Categories for Assessment Building, Student Feedback, and Program Evaluation.  Presented at:  ExamSoft Assessment Conference; 16 June 2016; Dallas, TX.

Moore P, Hartman TL, McBrien SB, Becker BJ, Cloonan DJ.  Student Builders of Online Curriculum Content.  What are Their Perceptions and Motivations?  Presented at: Central Group on Educational Affairs, Annual Meeting; 30 March 2017; Chicago, IL.

Interprofessional Academy of Educators, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016-present
American Educational Research Association, Graduate Student Representative, 2015-2018
The Nebraska Educator, Editorial Board, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013-2017