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Ph.D. in Political Science, Pennsylvania State University (2017)

Senior Data Scientist, TeraCrunch

Research Statistician, ChildTrauma Academy

Interests: Machine learning, predictive models, natural language processing, statistical programming.

Adjunct Research Associate
1425 Jayhawk Blvd., 470 Watson Library

Ph.D., 2006, University of Texas at Austin

Program evaluation, early childhood interventions, longitudinal research methods, secondary data analysis

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Adam Hafdahl
Adjunct Research Associate
1425 Jayhawk Blvd., 470 Watson Library

Ph.D., 2001, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hafdahl, A. R. (2017). Article Alerts: Items from 2012. Research
Synthesis Methods, 8, 556-568. doi:10.1002/jrsm.1271

Hafdahl, A. R. (2017, July). Heteroscedastic effect-size estimators
in random-effect meta-analysis. Paper presented at the meeting of the
Society for Research Synthesis Methodology, Montreal, Quebec.

Research Areas:  Numerous topics in meta-analysis, with particular attention to correlations, multivariate or clustered effect sizes, missing or "degraded" data, distributions of effect-size parameters, and functions of heterogeneous effect sizes (e.g., meta-analytic path models from correlation matrices).

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David K. Johnson
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology
1425 Jayhawk Blvd., 470 Watson Library

Ph.D., 2003, Washington University of St. Louis 

Research Areas:  Gerontology, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, structural equation modeling and longitudinal methods

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Director, Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis, Professor, Political Science
1425 Jayhawk Blvd., 470 Watson Library

Ph.D., 1988 Washington University in St. Louis

Research Areas:  Computer simulation, Programming, Generalized Linear Model, Research Methodology

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Neal Kingston
Director, Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation, Professor, Psychology and Research in Education

Ph.D., 1983, Columbia University

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William P. Skorupski
Center Associate Director of Educational Research, Associate Professor, School of Education, Program Coordinator for Research, Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics

Ed.D, Psychometric Methods, University of Massachusetts, 2004

Research Areas: Item Response Theory, including test score scaling, equating, and robust methods of parameter estimation.

The use of Bayesian statistics for solving practical measurement problems, and the implementation and evaluation of innovative measurement models, including computer-based tests and performance assessments.


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Amber Watts
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology, Lifespan Institute, Gerontology Center

Ph.D., 2009, University of Southern California

Research Area:  Gerontology, bio-behavioral risk factors for cognitive decline & dementia, health behaviors, structural equation modeling and longitudinal methods, RCT

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Assistant Professor, Political Science
Assistant Professor, Quantitative Psychology
1425 Jayhawk Blvd., 470 Watson Library

Ph.D., 2008, Arizona State University

Structural Equation Modeling, Longitudinal Modeling, Missing Data Estimation, Regression Modeling

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