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Christina M.  Cestone

Christina M. Cestone, PhD

Associate Dean for Assessment & Evaluation


  • PhD in Education Psychology - University of Texas at Austin
  • MA in Human and Organizational Learning - George Washington University
  • BA in English - Hunter College, The City University of New York

Awards & Honors

  • Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) instructional development start-up funds for the proposal: "POGIL, INC: Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning and Incremental Instructional Change" (2014)
  • National award recipient for Innovations in Graduate Research Education and Training through the Association of American Medical Colleges (2012)
  • Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Graduate Fellowship for Health Education (2010-2011)
  • UT Austin Graduate School Professional Development Awards (2008-2012)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Christina M. Cestone, PhD, is the associate dean for assessment and evaluation at Drexel University College of Medicine. Prior to coming to Drexel, she worked at the University of Texas Medical Branch in the Institute for Translational Sciences, where she provided instructional- and assessment-related consultations to clinical and scientific faculty. She also planned, designed and conducted educational research and evaluation in collaboration with clinical and scientific faculty. Dr. Cestone guided administrative aspects of the interprofessional program, including course management, student and faculty recruitment, and program communications and served as the educational liaison between UTMB’s School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biological Sciences, and Institute for Translational Sciences on program-related projects and curriculum. Dr. Cestone teaches on topics such as programmatic evaluation, educational research design, peer-assessment and principles of learning for college teaching.


"The multidisciplinary translational team (MTT) model for training and development of translational research investigators"
Ameredes, B.T., Hellmich, M.R., Cestone, C.M., Wooten, K., Ottenbacher, K.J., Chonmaitree, T. Anderson, K., & Brasier, A.R.
Advances in Health Sciences Education, submitted

"Crossing interprofessional education (IPE) boundaries: An IPE delivery model for the health sciences and beyond"
Cestone, C.M., Shaw, S. M., Walls, S.M. & Svinicki, M.
Medical Education, resubmit

Dissertation: "The Role of Collaborative Reflection in a Faculty Community"
Cestone, C.M.
The University of Texas, Austin, 286 pp, (2013)

"Academic Beliefs and Feelings: Conceptual Development and Relations with Academic Outcomes"
Patall, E. A. Awad, G.H., & Cestone, C.M.
Self and Identity, 1-23 (2012)

"(Lack of) Support for prescriptive statements in teacher education textbooks"
Sylvester-Dacy, B. Nihalani, P.K., Robinson, D.R. & Cestone, C. M.
The Journal of Educational Research, 104(1), 1-6 (2011)

"Peer assessment and evaluation in team–based learning"
Cestone, C. M., Levine, R. E., & Lane D. R.
In: Team-Based Learning: Small Group Learning's Next Big Step. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Michaelsen, L.K., Sweet, M., & Parmelee, D.X. (Eds.), 116. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass (2008)


"Developing Interprofessional Collaborative Competencies in a Translational Research Track (TRT): Evaluation of Medical Students' Research knowledge and Experiences"
Cestone, C.M.
International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), San Diego, Calif., June 13-16, 2015 (Abstract Accepted for Poster Presentation)

"Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine (HPTM): Building a Foundation for Translational Research Collaborations"
Cestone, C.M., Hellmich, M.R., Valbuena, G.A., Aronson, J.F.
Poster presentation, American Association of Medical Colleges, Graduate Research, Education and Training Group, (AAMCGREAT Group), September 20-22, 2012, Nashville, Tenn.

"Evaluating the Impact of an Interprofessional Program in Translational Medicine"
Cestone, C.M.
Poster presentation, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Academy of Master Teachers Symposium, May 18, 2012, Galveston, Texas

"Beliefs about Potential: Conceptual Development and Consequences for Academic Outcomes"
Patall, E. A. & Cestone, C.M.
Paper presentation, 2012 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 12-17, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"Examining Reflective Efforts on Career Goals in Pharmacy Students' E-Portfolios"
Roberts, R.M. Ginsburg, D.B., & Cestone, C.M.
Poster presentation at the 2011 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas

"Innovative Curriculum Development in Health Information Technology as a Foundation for Workforce Creation and Research"
Field, L.H. Kneeland, D.M., Smith, K.A., Ligon, R.W., Nauert, R.F. Svinicki; M.D., Cestone, C.M., and Crandall, J.
Presentation at the Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems: A Symposium, The University of Texas at Austin, AT & T Executive Education Center, April 21-22, 2011, Austin, Texas

"UTeach Engineering: Preparing Secondary School Teachers to Deliver Design-Based Engineering Courses"
Cestone, C.M., Harris, S., McKenna, W., & Martin, T.
Paper presentation, 2010 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colo.

"Crossing Interprofessional Education (IPE) Boundaries: An IPE Delivery Model for the Health Sciences and Beyond"
Shaw, S. M., Cestone, C.M., & Svinicki, M.
Paper presentation, 2010 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 30-May, 4, Denver, Colo.

"Integrating Interprofessional Education Into Health Professional Curricula"
Svinicki, M., Shaw, S. & Cestone, C.M.
Pre-conference session, the Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge Interprofessional Healthcare Team Education Initiative, A collaborative enterprise of Seton Family of Hospitals, The University of Texas at Austin, and Austin Community College, April 23, 2009, Austin, Texas

"Support for Prescriptive Statements in Teacher Education Textbooks"
Sylvester-Dacy, B. Nihalani, P.K., Robinson, D.R. & Cestone, C.M.
Poster presentation at the Conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE), March 2-4, 2008, Washington, D.C.

"Exploring Epistemic Motives During Group Work: How College Students' Need for Closure Surfaces During Semi-structured Collaborative Learning Tasks"
Walker, J.D. Walls, S.M., Shaw S.M., Daniel, S.R., Cestone, C.M., & Robinson, D.H.
Round table discussion at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), March 28, 2008, New York, N.Y.

Contact Information

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