Associate Professor; Interim Associate Dean
What I do
I am an associate professor in the Research Methods and Statistics Program of the Department of Research Methods and Information Science at the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.
quantitative methodology, survey design, statistical modeling, structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, latent growth curve modeling, statistical power analysis, missing data analysis, early childhood education
I teach courses in intermediate & advanced statistics, survey design, and research methods.
With my past experiences in both applied statistics and child development, I have been actively involved in research studies funded at different levels in early development and children’s psychological well-beings. I am also a big fan of adopting instructional technology in statistics education.
- Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, 2005
- MS, Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, 2002
- BS, International Economics, University of International Business and Economics, China, 2000
- American Educational Research Association
- American Psychological Association
- Psychometric Society
Currently I am working on a project in which we use large-scale national data to model the longitudinal growth of math achievement between K through 8th grade, and explore family and parenting factors that may moderate the growth.
Areas of Research
- ELO in Colorado