About Me


I am an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Research Methods in the Department of Educational Leadership at The George Washington University in Washington DC. I teach graduate-level courses in statistics and research methods in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. I received my Ph.D. in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Maryland at College Park. My research interests involve methodological issues related to latent variable modeling including: structural equation modeling, mixture modeling, and data-model fit indices. I am particularly interested in investigating methods to test for interaction effects and non-linear relations between latent variables.

I currently teach graduate-level courses in quantitative research methods in The Graduate School of Education and Human Development. The courses I regularly teach include: EDUC 6116 (Introduction to Educational Statistics), EDUC 8120 (Group Comparison and Design Analyses), EDUC 8171 (Predictive Analyses), and EDUC 8173 (Structural Equation Modeling). I have also taught a series of 1-credit courses including: Data Management #1, Data Management #2, and Factor Analaysis.

The format of the courses that I teach range from traditional in-the-classroom instruction to hybrid and online courses. Prior to coming to GW, I taught courses in classroom assessment and statistics for four years at The University of Maryland. While at The University of Maryland I assisted in starting a Teaching Mentorship Program. Under this new program I served as the first Instructor-Mentor. During this time I also co-authored and was awarded a grant for the Teaching Mentorship Program from the Center for Teaching Excellence at the The University of Maryland.

In addition to conducting research and teaching, I work as a statistical and psychometric consultant. I have worked with clients across a wide array of disciplines including: marine biology, audiology, human development, education, psychology, neuropsychology, business marketing, exercise science, student affairs, and social work. These clients have ranged from individuals conducting research, to corporations wishing to improve their marketing strategies, to Universities investigating the effectiveness of their general education courses. I have assisted clients with all aspects of planning research studies, conducting statistical analyses, assessing achievement, and program evaluation.