I am the senior research analyst for a large school district, with expert knowledge of statistics, and a strong mathematical background that I excel at imparting to students. I have served as an adjunct professor and a teaching assistant in quantitative disciplines as well as in the capacity of a reading therapist. I have served on several dissertation committees and enjoy working with students helping them to extend their thinking. I hold a Doctorate in Education concentrating in Research, L... [more]
I have over 30 years experience working in the fields of engineering (bachelor), business (master), and educational research (doctorate), and experience as a calculus instructor and adjunct statistics professor. I have also successfully tutored family members.
I use mathematics daily in my capacity as a educational researcher and in my previous capacity as an electrical engineer. I have taught quantitative disciplines at two universities and also operated a tutoring clinic.
I have written scores of technical and non-technical reports during over thirty years as an educational researcher, and previously, as an engineer. Some, including my doctoral dissertation, have been nationally recognized.
I have over twenty years experience using computers in my position as educational researcher involving access to multiple databases and software on the corporate LAN. I also serve as SPSS entity contact and work with the mainframe. I previously worked as a programmer in education, financial services, and conducted simulations while working as an engineer.
I have nearly 25 years experience as an Educational Researcher and have served as an Adjunct Professor of Statistics. I am a past recipient by Division H of the American Educational Research Association of its outstanding dissertation and publication awards.
Government & Politics
I hold a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in Leadership, Research, and Policy studies. My policy coursework is equivalent to that of a doctorate in Public Administration.
I have extensive doctoral coursework in Organizational Psychology as part of my doctoral degree, additional coursework at the master's level, and extensive work experience in measurement and psychological assessment.
I have nearly 25 years experience as an Educational Researcher in which I process and analyze student demographic and assessment data on a daily basis using SPSS.
Achieving the maximum score requires, skill, strategy, and knowledge of test design. I have worked extensively with standardized tests, item response theory, and understand computer adaptive tests. I have also given a workshop on item analysis. This knowledge enabled me to boost my own score by over 1 standard deviation five years ago when I took the graduate record exam.