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Assistant Assessment Specialist; Assistant Professor of Graduate Psychology
Contact Info

Full Curriculum Vita (PDF)


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia (2021). Educational Psychology - Research, Statistics, and Evaluation
  • B.S., Syracuse University (2016). Psychology 

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics

  • Moderated nonlinear factor analysis 
  • Propensity score methods for causal inference  
  • Multilevel structural equation modeling 
CARS Faculty/Assessment Specialist Role:

Joe is primarily interested in improving statistical methods and research designs for the social sciences. Often utilizing Monte Carlo simulation studies, this has included work on construct implications for multilevel measurement models, propensity score matching and weighting for intervention implementation, and research design considerations such as statistical power for clustered randomized trials. Within the Center for Assessment and Research Studies, Joe oversees the Program Assessment Support Services (PASS) team, supporting the university’s assessment efforts by evaluating program-level assessment reports.

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