Dr. R. Trent Haines

Dr. R. Trent Haines
Title: 
Associate Professor
Office Location: 
BSSC 434
Phone: 
443-885-3291
Email: 
trent.haines@morgan.edu
Education:

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Kentucky
M.P.A. in Public Administration, Eastern Kentucky University
B.A. in Sociology, Asbury University

Education:

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Kentucky
M.P.A. in Public Administration, Eastern Kentucky University
B.A. in Sociology, Asbury University

Dr. Haines joined the MSU Department of Psychology faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2010 and has been an Associate Professor (with tenure) since 2015. He serves as the Program Coordinator for the Graduate Program in Psychometrics and Director of the CRèMe Lab. He is currently the Program Co-Chair of the Rasch Measurement Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association and serves as the faculty sponsor for SOUL (Students Open to Unique Love).

Dr. Haines' research interests include applying the Rasch model to the development of culturally-responsive measurement techniques for educational and psychosocial research. Some of his current projects include the validation of tests and measures for use in different cultures, constructing culturally-appropriate rating scales, and using technology to better capture data in culturally-relevant ways.

Prior to his time at Morgan State University, Dr. Haines served as the Senior Postdoctoral Researcher for the Juvenile Justice Program in the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center's School of Public Health and as an adjunct professor in the School of Nursing. In addition, Dr. Haines has served as an instructor at the University of Kentucky and as an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans. Prior to earning his Ph.D., he led a nonprofit organization that served youth who were placed at risk of educational underachievement and involvement in the juvenile justice system.

Areas of Specialization: Rasch measurement models, educational psychology, structural equation models, statistics, culturally-responsive measurement

Graduate Courses Taught: Item Response Theory, General Linear Models, Categorical Data Analysis, Structural Equation Models, Multivariate Statistics, Special Topics in Assessment Design, Learning and Cognition

Undergraduate Courses Taught: Psychology of Learning, Youth Violence and Delinquency Prevention, Scientific Methods, Psychological Statistics I, Psychological Statistics II, Experimental Psychology, and Freshman Orientation.

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