MARCH 31, 2021 — Dr. Dandan Liao, alumna of the Measurement, Statistics & Evaluation program, has received the 2021 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Brenda Loyd Outstanding Dissertation Award for her dissertation, “Modeling the Speed-Accuracy-Difficulty Interaction in Joint Modeling of Responses and Response Time.”
This award is presented to an NCME member who presents outstanding dissertation in the field of educational measurement and the winner receives $1,000 and a commemorative plaque!
Congratulations to Dandan and to her mentor, Dr. Hong Jiao!
This award is presented to APS members who show promise with outstanding accomplishments early on in thier post-Ph.D. research career.
Congratulations to her and to her mentor, Dr. Hong Jiao!
FEBRUARY 16, 2021 — Dr. Gregory Hancock, professor and program director of the Measurement, Statistics & Evaluation program, and Dr. Laura Stapleton, professor of the program and associate dean of the College of Education, received the American Educational Research Association Division D 2021 Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology Award as editors for “The Reviewer’s Guide to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences.”
Congratulations to you both!
The article chosen as most outstanding: Feng, Y., Hancock, G. R., & Harring, J. R. (2019). Latent growth models with floors, ceilings, and random knots. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 54(5), 751–770.
Each year, field-leading quantitative methodologists in the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology vote among all papers published in the journal in the previous year. The awardees receive a $1,000 honorarium.
ISSBD includes members from over 60 countries, offering a wide global network of developmental scientists. This Lifetime Achievement Award is given to those who have been a long-standing member of ISSBD and who have made significant contributions to both the organization and developmental science.
Congratulations, Dr. Rubin!
A competitive program, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship offers a thee-year stipend of $34,000, in addition to a $12,000 cost of education allowance. Congratulations on a well-deserved opportunity, Raychel!
MARCH/APRIL 2020 — Congratulations to all students who earned 2020 Departmental Awards and Fellowships!
Dr. Mabel S. Spencer Award for Excellence in Graduate Achievement: Hongyang Jiao
The Phi Delta Gamma Graduate Fellowship: Yixun Li
Dr. James W. Longest Memorial Award for Social Science Research: Avery Hennigar
Bruce W. Sorter Endowed Fellowship: Mary DePascale
Herb and Libby Ware Graduate Award: Marian Strazzeri
Richard L. Matteson Endowed Scholarship: Raychel Gordon and Yishan Ding
Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Award: Amanda Burkholder
Graduate Summer Research Fellowship: Yixun (Annie) Li
Charles H. Flatter Fellowship Fund: Hailey Gibbs and Lara Turci Faust
Beaumont Dissertation Fellowship: Sophie Jablansky
JANUARY 8, 2020 — Manqian Liao, student and research assistant in the Measurement, Statistics & Evaluation Program, and Yu (Tina) Chen, student and research assistant in the Human Development Program, have 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 and Tina have 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 each 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!