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(615) 343-2699
211A Hobbs

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Education

Ph.D. (Claremont Graduate School, 1979)

Curriculum Vitae

Advising

David Cordray

Professor of Psychology and Human Development

David Cordray's research has focused on estimating the numerical effects of social interventions directed at-risk populations (e.g. homeless, substance abusers). In addition to conducting multi-site evaluations of intervention programs, he has contributed to the development of methodological refinements of quasi-experimental designs, meta-analysis, and non-traditional forms of casual inquiry.

Current Research

  • Program Director: Experimental Education Research Training Program - ExpERT. Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences August, 2004 -August 2009. Approximately $4.9 million.
  • Co-PI (with Jim Pellegrino and Susan Goldman; University of Illinois, Chicago Circle). What Works? Integrating Technology and Effective Pedagogy. Funded by the Atlantic Philanthropic Fund. Approximately $2,000,000. (November, 2003 to present).
  • Principal Investigator: Assessing Expertise. Funded by the Learning Sciences Institute, Vanderbilt University, $49,500. June, 2002 to June 2004.
  • Assessment and Evaluation (A&E) Thrust Leader (PI, Tom Harris). VaNTH Engineering Research Center. November, 1999 to present. (The A&E Trust receives between $250,000 - $300,000 per year); total approximately $17,000,000.
  • Principal Investigator: Evaluation of the Kellogg Foundation Birthing Center (6 year project). Approximately $500,000. September, 1999- 2004.
  • Principal Investigator. National Evaluation of NIAAA supported R&D program for homeless alcohol and substance abusers, 9/15/90-7/31/94. (Approximately $250,000, total costs, per year, total award, $980,000)
  • Principal Investigator. Meta-analysis of job training programs, Russell Sage Foundation. 6/92-12-93, (18 months, approximately $57,000).

Previous Positions

  • Co-Director, Center for Evaluation Research and Methodology, Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University (8/97 to 10/01)
  • Member, Technical Work Group, Longitudinal Evaluation of School Change and Performance, U.S. Department of Education/WESTAT. 1996-2002.
  • Member, Evaluation Review Panel, Office of the Deputy Secretary, U. S. Department of Education, 1992-2001.
  • Director, Center for the Study of At-Risk Populations and Public Assistance Policy, VIPPS (9/90-8/97).
  • Member, Panel on Needle Exchange and Bleach Distribution Programs (1995). Preventing HIV Transmission: The Role of Sterile Needles and Bleach. J. Norman, D. Vlahov, and L. Moses (Eds.) Washington DC: National Academy Press.
  • President, American Evaluation Association (1991-1993).
  • Assistant Director, Program Evaluation and Methodology Division, United States General Accounting Office, Washington, DC (11/84 to 7/89).
  • Committee on the Assessment of Family Violence Interventions (1998) Violence in Families: Assessing Prevention and Treatment Programs. R. Chalk and P. King (Eds.), Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
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