The Ohio State University (Psychology)
The Ohio State University (PhD)
Given that I had to take 13 research methods/stats courses in graduate school I became a researcher by default. I moved to Arizona in 2004 from teaching at Penn State University to become the Director, Arizona Dropout Initiative. My research has primarily focused on adolescent problem behaviors. More specifically, how does parenting impact such adolescent behavior? In addition, my research has been centered on programmatic evaluation. I have had the pleasure of evaluating adolescent programs
for Procter & Gamble, Maricopa Community Colleges, City of Avondale, Westmoreland County Juvenile Probation Court, and Fayette County Housing Authority to name a few. Currently, my research has explored the differential developmental pathways of high school dropouts and graduates. This study led to the writing of a book positing whether children drop out of school in kindergarten.
Finally, I have over five years of online/distance education teaching undergraduate and graduate research methods and statistics and have chaired and/or served as content and methods member for over 100 students and served as the Director, Office of Assessment and Institutional research at Northcentral University.
I have 20 years teaching statistics, research methods, and research writing at the high school level, community college level, undergraduate level, and graduate level at both face-to-face and distance educational platforms. My research has been used to support policy in Arizona, I have mentored over 100 students in the writing of their dissertation, and I have won teaching awards for such at Penn State University, Arizona State University, and Walden University. Given such success, I was recently asked to join the University of Liverpool in England to teach research methods. Hence, I can relate and teach any student at any level.
When I am not helping students understand statistics and research methods I enjoy writing children's sports books which combines my passion and experiences with sports and my background in psychology, child development, adolescent development, and family science.
When I am not teaching or writing books I enjoy watching my boys play hockey and football, watching college football, grilling, and hanging out with my two boys and three labs named Earle, Ryder, and Buckeye (named after Ohio State football coaches and mascot). I welcome the opportunity to help you with any research methods and /or statistics assistance and writing research papers. Given that I had to take 13 research methods/stats courses in graduate school I became a researcher by default. I moved to Arizona in 2004 from teaching at Penn State University to become the Director, Arizona Dropout Initiative. My research has primarily focused on adolescent problem behaviors. More specifically, how does parenting impact such
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I have been in higher education since 2000. I graduated with my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology. I have taught numerous courses related to psychology and have published and presented original research in this field. I have won 4 teaching excellence awards as I have a great rapport with my students and know how to meet them where they are. I am more than happy to be of help.
I have been teaching research methods at the undergraduate and graduate level for 20 years. I teach beginning research methods and advanced research methods, all which require different analyses in SPSS. I have landed several research grants and published and presented original research all derived from spss analyses. I am familiar with and have used t-tests, correlation, regression, logistic regression, chi-square, anova, ancova, and many more in my own research.