Alumni

2019 Graduates

Maisaa Alahmadi, Ph.D.

Researcher - The National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (Qiyas), Riyadh, Saudia Arabia

Dissertation Advisor: Carrol S. Perrino, Ph.D.
Evaluating Possible Bias in Giftedness Assessment: An Empirical Comparison of IRT and Non-IRT (Parametric and Non-Parametric) Techniques for Detecting Differential Item Functioning

Eric Boorman, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher - Strong Families Project, Boston University, Boston, MA

Dissertation Advisor: R. Trent Haines, Ph.D.
Development of a Measure of Black Liberation Religiosity


2018 Graduates


Paris Adkins-Jackson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar - Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health; University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA

Dissertation Advisor: Jocelyn O. Turner-Musa, Ph.D.
Examining the Validity of Self-Care for Black Women: A Mixed Method Analysis

Elana Levine, M.S.
Intern - True Gault, New York, NY

Thesis Advisor: R. Trent Haines, Ph.D.
Combining CTT and Rasch Analyses to Examine Cross-Cultural Validity


2016 Graduates


Yvette Beersingh, Ph.D.

Dissertation Advisor: Anita M. Wells, Ph.D.
Examining Item Functioning on the Jamaican Grade Four Literacy Test

Felicia Heru, Ph.D.
Research Analyst - Research, Assessment, and Effectiveness; Prince George's Community College

Dissertation Advisor: Carrol S. Perrino, Ph.D.
Identification of Differential Item Functioning of Self-Esteem in a Sample of High Achieving Minority Students

Subin Hona, Ph.D.
Psychometrician - CRP, Inc., Washington, DC

Dissertation Advisor: R. Trent Haines, Ph.D.
The Development of a Semi-Automated Score Reporting Framework Using the Rasch Measurement Model

Tameka Payton, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer - Psychometrics Solutions, Aberdeen, MD

Dissertation Advisor: R. Trent Haines, Ph.D.
The Student Scale of Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Development and Validation Study Using the Rasch Rating Scale Model

Cheryl Rollins, Ph.D.
Director - Office of Institutional Research, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Dissertation Advisor: R. Trent Haines, Ph.D.

Examining the Validity of a Developmental Mathematics Diagnostic Test Using the Rasch Model, Virtual Equating, and Ordinal Regression


2015 Graduates


Avis Jackson, Ph.D.

Research Associate - ASCEND Center for Biomedical Research, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Dissertation Advisor: Carrol S. Perrino
The Engagement and Satisfaction of Adult African Americans at Historically Black College and Universities and Adult Hispanic Americans at Hispanic Serving Institutions

Erika Thomas, M.S.
Institutional Research Analyst - Office of Institutional Research, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Thesis Advisor: R. Trent Haines, Ph.D.
Discovering the Psychometric Properties of a Delinquency and Criminality Scale: A Look at the Add Health Study


2013 Graduates


Lauder Francis, M.S.

Data Analyst - Early Childhood Education, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC

Thesis Advisor: Pamela E. Scott-Johnson
Examining the Reliability and Validity of an Employment Barriers Survey for Moving from Welfare to Work

Mercy Mugo, Ph.D.
Senior Research Analyst and Grants Specialist - Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network, Washington, DC
Dissertation Advisor: Pamela E. Scott-Johnson

Examination of Adherence to Holland's Vocational Interest Structure of Temporary Cash Assistance Recipients


2009 Graduate


Mercy Mugo, M.S.
Senior Research Analyst and Grants Specialist - Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network, Washington, DC

Thesis Advisor: Pamela E. Scott-Johnson
How Engaged are Morgan State University Students? A Focus on Service Learning


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