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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Seehusen, D., Kleinheksel, A. J., Huang, H., Harrison, Z., & Ledford, C. (2023). The power of one word to paint a halo or a horn: Demonstrating the halo effect in learner handover and subsequent evaluationAcademic Medicine 98(9), 929-933. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000005161

Kleinheksel, A. J., Rudd, M., Chen, W., Minor, S., Gupta, S., Drowos, J. L., & Bailey, J. M. (2023). Putting reflection back into practice: Kolb’s theory of experiential learning as a theoretical framework for just-in-time faculty developmentSN Social Sciences, 3(59). doi: 10.1007/s43545-023-00649-z

Etheridge, R., Hernlen, K., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2022). Leveraging medical simulation for faculty development in interprofessional educationJournal of Allied Health, 50(1), 3-8.

D’Eon, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2022). The sky should be the limit: USMLE attempt limits will not reduce disciplinary actions among graduates of U.S. and Canadian medical schoolsAcademic Medicine97(4), 476. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004580

Chen, W., Berry, A., Drowos, J., Lama, A., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2021). Improving the evaluation of faculty development programsAcademic Medicine, 96(10), 1496. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004151

McNutt, R., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2021). Student performance during simulated patient encounter has no impact on debriefer adherence to PEARLS debriefing modelMedical Science Educator, 31, 1141-1148. doi: 10.1007/s40670-021-01290-2

Chen, W., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2021). Six ways to get a grip on leveraging the expertise of instructional design and technology professionalsCanadian Medical Education Journal12(3), 142-146. doi: 10.36834/cmej.71075

Wyatt, T. R., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2021). Linking patient ownership and professional identity formation through simulationTeaching and Learning in Medicine, 33(2), 164-172. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2020.1813583

Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2020). Teaching an educational simulation elective outside the simulation centerCanadian Medical Education Journal11(5), 134-135. doi: 10.36834/cmej.70537

Kleinheksel, A. J., Rockich-Winston, N., Tawfik, H., & Wyatt, T. R. (2020). Demystifying content analysisAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education84(1), 127-137. doi: 10.5688/ajpe7113

Tien, L., Wyatt, T. R., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2019). Simulation as a tool to promote professional identity formation and patient ownership in medical studentsSimulation and Gaming50(6), 711-714. doi: 10.1177/1046878119869038

Strekalova, Y., Gerstenfeld, A., Kong, S., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2019). Gender differences in the expression and cognition of empathy among nursing studentsNurse Education Today81, 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2019.04.004

Schultze, S. R., Mujica, F. C., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2019). Demographic and spatial trends in diabetes-related virtual nursing examinationsSocial Science and Medicine, 222, 225-230. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.01.002

Kleinheksel, A. J., & Ritzhaupt, A. (2017). Measuring the adoption and integration of virtual patient simulations in nursing education: An exploratory factor analysisComputers and Education, 108, 11-29. doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2017.01.005

Strekalova, Y. A., Krieger, J. L., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Kotranza, A. (2016). Empathic communication in virtual education for nurses: I’m sorry to hear thatNurse Educator42(1), 18-22. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000308

Strekalova, Y. A., Krieger, J. L., Neil, J., Caughlin, J. P., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Kotranza, A. (2016). I understand how you feel: The language of empathy in virtual clinical trainingJournal of Language and Social Psychology, 36(1), 61-79. doi: 10.1177/0261927X16663255

Foronda, C., Alfes, C. M., Dev, P., Kleinheksel, A. J., Nelson, D. A., O’Donnell, J. M., & Samosky, J. T. (2016). Virtually nursing: Emerging technologies in health educationNurse Educator, 42(1), 14-17. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000295

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2014). Transformative learning through virtual patient simulations: Predicting critical student reflectionsClinical Simulation in Nursing, 10(6), e301-e308. doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2014.02.001

Antonenko, P. D., Lee, B. R., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2014). Trends in the crowdfunding of educational technology startupsTechTrends, 58(6), 36-41. doi: 10.1007/s11528-014-0801-2

Book Chapters

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2017). Virtual patients in health professions education. In J. Stefaniak (Ed.), Advancing medical education through strategic instructional design (pp. 245-261). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2098-6.ch012

Invited Editorials

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2022). Medical schools don’t change; people doCanadian Medical Education Journal13(3), 1-4. doi: 10.36834/cmej.75637

International Presentations

Kleinheksel, A. J., Agabin, E., Guven, A., Jones, C., & Lyon, M. (2024, January). Evaluating regional differences in simulation performance across a statewide medical campus system. Oral presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, CA.

Harper, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2024, January). Simulation facilitator self-assessment tool: An adapted self-assessment instrument to serve as both an incentive to motivate enrollment in a faculty development course and to conduct peer observations.Oral presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, CA. 

Cunningham, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2024, January). Applying project management principles to simulation operations. Oral presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, CA. 

Kleinheksel, A. J., Jones, C., Cunningham, M., Agabin, E., Harper, M., & Lyon, M. (2023, January). Designing and implementing standardized, synchronous simulations across geographically-dispersed campuses. Oral presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL.  

Jones, C., Lyon, M., Cunningham, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2023, January). Interdisciplinary graduate medical education training for quality: Making Healthcare SAFER. Oral presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL.  

Harper, M., Cunningham, M., Agabin, E., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2023, January). The design and development of a cross-modality, comprehensive case template. Oral presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL.  

Broughton, R., Rodriguez, Y., Jones, C., Kleinheksel, A. J. & Lyon, M. (2023, January). Ensuring continuity of longitudinal telehealth clinical education with standardized patients. Oral presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL.  

Cunningham, M., Harper, M., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2023, January). Optimizing tele-simulation for remote participation in team-based simulation. Workshop conducted at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL.  

Lezaj, S., Chen, M., Cushman, L., Mahaffey, M., Lakhani, F., Tews, M. & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2023, January). Design and implementation of a leadership assessment instrument to evaluate medical student leadership in team-based simulations. Poster presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL.  

Kleinheksel, A. J. & Tews, M. (2022, January) A new simulation design framework to promote professional identity formation. Poster presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA.

Ali, I., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2022, January). Exploring medical students and gender bias in the simulation of cardiac disease. Oral presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA.

Ali, I., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2022, January). Exploring medical students and gender bias in the simulation of cardiac disease. Poster presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA.

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2021, October). Measuring aspirational change: Innovation configuration mapping. Twitter thread presented at the Change Processes to Transform Health Profession Education Twitter conference.

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2021, October). Data driven support of change management. Twitter thread presented at the Change Processes to Transform Health Profession Education Twitter conference.

Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2021, January). Program evaluation for continuous improvement: Lessons from new simulation programs. Poster presented in live, virtual professor rounds at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare Virtual Event.

Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2021, January). Effects of clerkship experience on simulated clinical performance. Poster presented in live, virtual professor rounds at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare Virtual Event.

Smith, L., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2020, January). Developing an instrument to measure faculty adherence to a debriefing model. Oral presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, CA.

Xiong, A., Kleinheksel, A. J., Tews, M., & Sturgis, L. (2020, January). Predicting case presentation behaviors in emergent simulations. Oral presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, CA.

Tien, L., Wyatt, T. R., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2020, January). Exploring third-year medical students’ professional identity formation after clinical simulation. Poster presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, CA.

Nesbit, R., Ericson, C., Williams, A., Waller, J., Egan, S., Wyatt, T. R., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2019, April). The surgery clerkship: A longitudinal survey of North American clerkship directors. Poster presented at the Association for Surgical Education annual meeting, Chicago, IL. 

Tews, M., Reed, T., Lugassy, D., Quinones, D., Owen, J., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2019, January). “Moving the masses”: Conceptual, instructional, and operational considerations for planning and delivering simulation for large numbers of learners. Oral presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Antonio, TX.

Bathala, K., Kleinheksel, A. J., &Tews, M. (2019, January). Measuring facilitator adherence to a structured simulation debriefing model: Implications for training programs. Poster presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Antonio, TX.

Kleinheksel, A. J., & Jimenez, F. A. (2017, July). Who decides?: Analysis of decision-makers in the adoption of virtual patients for nursing education. Poster presented at the meeting of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland.

Jimenez, F. A., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Kotranza, A. (2017, July). Hands off: Student experiences in objective data collection in virtual clinical simulation. Oral presentation at the meeting of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland.

Strekalova, Y. A., Krieger, J. L., Neil, J., Caughlin, J. P., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Kotranza, A. (2016, April). Time for empathy: The role of communication skills for improving medical history intake outcomes. Oral presentation at the meeting of the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Heidelberg, Germany.

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2016, April). Integrating virtual patient simulations into the classroom: The SRM model. Special session presented at the meeting of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Education Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Jimenez, F. A., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2016, April). Methods for the development and validation of new assessment instruments. Oral presentation at the meeting of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Education Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Krieger, J. L., Kleinheksel, A. J., Strekalova, Y. A., & Kotranza, A. (2015, October). Taming unstructured data: Analyzing empathy skills in virtual clinical training. Oral presentation at the meeting of the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, New Orleans, LA.

National Presentations

Moon, H. C., Chen, M., Cushman, L., Lakhani, F., Lezaj, S., Mahaffey, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2023, November). Development and validation of a measure of medical student leadership in team-based simulations. Oral presentation at the Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead Conference, Seattle, WA.

Kleinheksel, A. J., Harper, M., Agabin, E. (2023, June). Simulation design model for statewide, formative, longitudinal assessments of the AAMC Core EPAs. Oral presentation at the Association of American Medical Colleges Regional Medical Campus Conference, Savannah, GA.

Jones, C., Lyon, M., Kaminstein, D., Etheridge, R., Kleinheksel, A. J. (2023, June). Implementation of a statewide point-of-care ultrasound clerkship curriculum. Oral presentation at the Association of American Medical Colleges Regional Medical Campus Conference, Savannah, GA.

Huang, H., Harrison, Z., Seehusen, D., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Ledford, C. (2023, April). The power of one word to paint a halo or a horn: Demonstrating the halo effect in learner handover and subsequent evaluation. Student poster presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Tampa, FL.

Chen, M., Lakhani, F., Lezaj, S., Cushman, L., Mahaffey, M., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2022, November). Design and implementation of a leadership assessment instrument to evaluate medical student leadership in team-based simulations. Poster presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead Conference, Nashville, TN.

Kleinheksel, A. J., Kornegay, K., Cunningham, M., Jones, C., Lyon, M. (2022, June). Statewide, standardized, synchronous simulations: They’re not impossible! Oral presentation at the Association of American Medical Colleges Regional Medical Campus Conference, Washington, DC.

Berry, A., Drowos, J., Minor, S., Baghdassrian, A., Bailey, J., Kleinheksel, A. J.,… Turner, G. (2021, April). Personalizing your career pathway in medical education. Workshop presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Educational Affairs annual virtual meeting.

Chen, W., & Kleinheksel, A.J. (2021, April). Improving technology integration by leveraging instructional design and technology professionals. Table topic presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Educational Affairs annual virtual meeting.

Seehusen, D., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2020, November). The GRIPE model for chronic disease precepting. Poster presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting virtual meeting.

Hernlen, K., Etheridge, R., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2020, November). The development of an interprofessional education faculty training course using medical simulations. Oral presentation at the American Association for Respiratory Care Congress virtual forum.

Hernlen, K., Etheridge, R., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2020, November). An evaluation of faculty perceptions and knowledge of interprofessional education after a faculty training course using medical simulation. Oral presentation at the American Association for Respiratory Care Congress virtual forum.

Wyatt, T. R., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2020, November). Peering into the black box: Linking patient ownership with professional identity formation. Oral presentation to be given at the Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead Conference, Washington, DC. Conference canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.

Lyon, M., Jones, C., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2020, November). Making healthcare SAFER. Oral presentation to be given at the Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead Conference, Washington, DC. Conference canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.

Tien, L., Wyatt, T. R., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2019, November). Exploring third-year medical students’ professional identity formation after clinical simulation. Oral presentation at the Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Bathala, K., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2019, November). Faculty adherence to best practices in simulation debriefing: Implications for the development of training programs. Poster presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Winston, N., Kleinheksel, A. J., &Tews, M. (2019, July). Faculty perceptions of simulation training materials and sessions: Evaluating the implementation of a simulated case. Poster presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting, Chicago, IL. 

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2018, November). Agile instructional design for medical education. Focused discussion at the Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead Conference, Austin, TX.

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2014, October). Transformative conversations with a virtual patient. Oral presentation at the meeting of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, Research and Teaching Forum, Orlando, FL.

Regional Presentations

Baer Ellington, C., Ellis, J., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2024, April). Assessing a learner’s developmental trajectory longitudinally through both undergraduate and graduate medical training. Oral presentation at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Houston, TX.

Sehgal, S., Bakshi, B., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2024, April). The effect of simulation realism on self-directed learning. Oral presentation at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Houston, TX.

Boghani, F., Guimbarda, N., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2024, April). A refined instrument to assess facilitator adherence to the PEARLS debriefing model. Oral presentation at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Houston, TX.

Moon, H., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2024, April). Unveiling the influence of AI human-clone voices on learner acceptance in online faculty development. Oral presentation at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Houston, TX.  

Kleinheksel, A. J., Blyden, K., Dubey, S., Anderson, L., & Page, R. (2024, April). Using an Innovation Configuration Map to operationalize and evaluate curricular change. Poster presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Houston, TX. 

Kleinheksel, A. J., Lott, B., & Page, R. (2024, April). Measuring and improving curricular change management through the Stages of Concern framework. Poster presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Houston, TX.

Beller, S., Patel, D., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2024, April). Promoting patient care ownership in medical students through standardized simulations. Poster presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Houston, TX.

Harper, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2024, April). Simulation facilitator self-assessment tool: An adapted self-assessment instrument to serve as both an incentive to motivate enrollment in a faculty development course and to conduct peer observations. Poster presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Houston, TX.

Moon, H., Lott, B., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Krupp, M. (2024, April). Examining faculty development frameworks in medical education through the lens of instructional system design. Poster presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Houston, TX.

Kleinheksel, A. J., Jones, C., Cunningham, M., Agabin, E., Harper, M., Kornegay, D., & Lyon, M. (2023, March). Designing and implementing standardized, synchronous simulations across geographically-dispersed campuses. Oral presentation at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Nashville, TN.  

Kleinheksel, A. J., Harper, M., Tews, M., & Cunningham, M. (2023, March). Tele-simulation for remote participation in team-based simulation: Lessons from and advances since the COVID shutdown. Workshop conducted at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Nashville, TN.  

Kleinheksel, A. J., & Page, R. T. (2022, March). Data driven support for institutional change management: The concerns-based adoption model. Poster presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs virtual annual meeting.

Kleinheksel, A. J., & Page, R. T. (2022, March). Operationalizing a vision: Innovation configuration mapping of curriculum reform. Poster presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs virtual annual meeting.

Saucier, A., Thomas, A., Kleinheksel, A. J., Egan, S. (2022, March). Evaluating the institutional assessment system of an undergraduate medical education program during a curricular innovation and redesign. Poster presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs virtual annual meeting.

Cushman, L., Lakhani, F., Chen, M., Lezaj, S., Mahaffey, M. & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2022, March). Design and implementation of a leadership assessment instrument to evaluate medical student leadership in team-based simulations. Poster presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs virtual annual meeting.

Guimbarda, N., Kleinheksel, A. J., Tews, M. (2021, February). Comparing two facilitator debriefing rubrics to assess post-simulation debriefings. Poster presented at Virtual Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research.

Kleinheksel, A. J., & Page, R. (2020, March). Measuring the aspirational: Innovation configuration mapping for a redesigned curriculum. Oral presentation to be given at Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Atlanta, GA. Conference canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.

Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2020, March). Program evaluation for continuous improvement: Lessons from a new simulation program. Oral presentation to be given at Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Atlanta, GA. Conference canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.

Lyon, M., Jones, C., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2020, March). Making healthcare SAFER: Safety room task identification. Oral presentation to be given at Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Atlanta, GA. Conference canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.

Hernlen, K., Etheridge, R., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2020, March). Leveraging medical simulation to teach interprofessional education (IPE): A pilot study. Oral presentation to be given at Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Atlanta, GA. Conference canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.

Xiong, A., Kleinheksel, A. J., Tews, M., & Sturgis, L. (2020, March). Predicting case presentation behaviors in emergent simulations. Poster to be presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Atlanta, GA. Conference canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.

Smith, L., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2020, March). Developing an instrument to measure faculty adherence to a debriefing model. Poster to be presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Atlanta, GA. Conference canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.

McNutt, R., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2020, March). Student performance during simulated patient encounter has no impact on debriefer adherence to PEARLS debriefing model. Poster to be presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Atlanta, GA. Conference canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.

Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2020, March). Effects of clerkship experience on simulated clinical performance. Poster to be presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Atlanta, GA. Conference canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.

Wyatt, T. R., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2020, March). Linking patient ownership and professional identity formation through simulation. Poster to be presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Atlanta, GA. Conference canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.

Hernlen, K., Etheridge, R., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2019, November). Leveraging medical simulation to teach interprofessional education (IPE): A pilot study. Oral presentation at the 5th Midwest Teaching Scholars Retreat, Milwaukee, WI.

Tien, L., Wyatt, T. R., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2019, March). Exploring third-year medical students’ professional identity formation after clinical simulation. Oral presentation at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Orlando, FL.

Bathala, K., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Tews, M. (2019, March). Faculty adherence to best practices in simulation debriefing: Implications for the development of training programs. Poster presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Orlando, FL.

Kleinheksel, A. J., Waller, J., & Tews, M. (2019, March). Formative assessment of clinical reasoning skills through simulation. Poster presented at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Orlando, FL.

Tien, L., Wyatt, T. R., Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2019, February). Exploring third-year medical students’ professional identity formation after clinical simulation. Oral presentation at the Southern Regional Meeting of American Federation for Medical Research, New Orleans, LA.

Kleinheksel, A. J., Wyatt, T. R., Griffin, A., Bailey, M., & Berry, A. (2018, April). Beyond did you like it?: Expanding models of faculty development evaluation. Oral presentation at the meeting of the Southern Group on Educational Affairs, Jackson, MS.

Kleinheksel, A. J., Wyatt, T. R., & Gillies, R. A. (2018, April). To prove or improve? That is the question: The use and misuse of teaching evaluations. Small group discussion at the meeting of the Southern Group on Educational Affairs, Jackson, MS.

Kleinheksel, A. J., & Wyatt, T. R. (2018, April). Focusing the inner gaze: Action research as a means for scholarship of teaching. Workshop conducted at the meeting of the Southern Group on Educational Affairs, Jackson, MS.

Wood, E., Payne, A. M., Brown, S. P., Wyatt, T. R., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2017, October). Introducing simulation through a situated cognition framework to integrate physiology into clinical medicine. Oral presentation at the meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association, Augusta, GA.

Wood, E., Wyatt, T. R., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2017, October). Designing an eGuide for physical examination in pre-clerkship medical education: A pilot study. Oral presentation at the meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association, Augusta, GA.

Wyatt, T. R., Kleinheksel, A. J., Wood, E., Toomey, T. M., & Stepleman, L. M. (2017, October). Navigating and building capacity for educational research: An interactive website to ensure smooth sailing. Oral presentation at the meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association, Augusta, GA.

Strekalova, Y. A., Krieger, J. L., Kleinheksel, A. J., & Kotranza, A(2016, April). I’m sorry to hear that: Empathetic communication in virtual clinical training for nurses. Oral presentation at the meeting of the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, KY.

Invited Presentations

Kleinheksel, A. J., MacKenna, V., & Loo, M. (2023, October). Pick the Right Tech for the Task: Introducing the TIMMI. National webinar presented to 50 attendees of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare SimSeries.

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2023, July). Medical Education Research for Fun and Scientific Profit. Grand Rounds presented to the Department of Hospital Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2023, February) Application of Learning Theory in Simulation Design. Guest lecture presented in Johns Hopkins University’s Advanced Practice Program, Master of Arts in Communication, COMM 645: Health Literacy, Language, and Culture.

Chen, W., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2021, March). Leveraging the Expertise of Instructional Design and Technology Professionals in Medical Education. Presentation to the SGEA Faculty Development Special Interest Group.

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2021, February). A simulation design framework to promote professional identity formation. National webinar presented on HealthySimulation.com.

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2020, September). Social Media for Professional Development. Presentation to the SGEA Faculty Development Special Interest Group.

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2019, June). Teaching Faculty to Debrief in Simulation and Beyond. Presentation to the SGEA Faculty Development Special Interest Group.

Kleinheksel, A. J. (2018, October). Virtual Project Management. Presentation to the SGEA Faculty Development Special Interest Group.

Tews, M., & Kleinheksel, A. J. (2018, September). Debriefing: Translating Skills from Simulation to the Clinical Setting. Education Grand Rounds presented to the MCG Department of Pediatrics.

Grants and Awards

Health Resources and Services Administration Grant

Simulation Education Training (SET) Competitive Supplement, $758,000, 2021

Campus Innovation in Medical Education Award

Medical College of Georgia, $10,000, 2019
Measuring the Implementation of Innovation: Documenting and Facilitating the Process of Curriculum Redesign