JANUARY 8, 2020 — Manqian Liao, a Ph.D. student and research assistant in the Measurement, Statistics & Evaluation Program, has received The Graduate School's Outstanding Research Assistant Award for the 2019-20 academic year! The award honors the top 2% of graduate assistants across campus in a given year, recognizing the outstanding contributions Manqian has made to the department and the University.
A huge congratulations from the Human Development & Quantitative Methodology department! We look forward to seeing the impact you make during the rest of your academic career with us!
Reserved for scholars within 10 years of earning their doctoral degree, this award highlights Dr. Lombardi's noteworthy contributions to the field so early in his career. The Society for Text & Discourse will present this award to Dr. Lombardi at its annual meeting July 21-23, 2020, and invites Dr. Lombardi to give a keynote address the following year in Oslo, Norway!
In her acceptance speech in Ann Arbor she reflected on her decision to become a psychologist who studies young people’s civic attitudes and engagement nationally and internationally. She also quoted the founding Director of the ICPSR organization, Warren Miller, who wrote the following in 1989 for the ICPSR's 25th Anniversary Book:
"Ours is a world in which the emphasis on…originality, insight and imagination has at times led to selfish, egocentric and less than civil behavior. The Consortium stands for openness of access to the facts (the data)."
Dr. Steiner is a new addition to the HDQM faculty and the University of Maryland, and we look forward to seeing his future accomplishments contribute to the program and to the field of statistics!
APRIL 23, 2019 — Of 26 faculty nominated, Dr. Ramani is 1 of 5 to be named Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year for 2019! She will be recognized for making exceptional contributions to students' graduate experience at the Graduate School's Annual Fellowship and Award Celebration on May 14.
APRIL 11, 2019 — Congratulations to our American Educational Research Association (AERA) Award 2019 winners!
Dr. Ji Seung Yang, assistant professor of the Measurement, Statistics & Evaluation Program in HDQM, has been named Outstanding Reviewer for 2018 for the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics!
Tessa Johnson, student in the Measurement, Statistics & Evaluation Program in HDQM, has been voted chair-elect of the AERA Graduate Student Council. She will join the AERA Council in 2020-2021!
Lauren Singer Trakhman, student in the Human Development Program in HDQM, has been honored with the 2019 Best Graduate Student Paper Award!
Yi Feng, student in the Measurement, Statistics & Evaluation Program in HDQM, has been selected the grand prize winner of the 2019 Division D In-Progress Research Gala!