Officers and Advisors

NGSA Officer Board

  • SECRETARY: Open

  • SOCIAL CHAIR: Open
  • ALUMNI CHAIR: Open

PRESIDENT

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Danielle Bousquet
Department: Educational Psychology – Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment Program
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Summary of Interests: Danielle is a third-year doctoral student in the Educational Psychology Department’s Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment program.  Danielle earned her bachelor’s degree from Clarkson University in physics and mathematics, and her master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She then worked as a high school math teacher and gifted and talented coordinator at an urban charter school in Denver.  Her research interests include evaluation, education policy, modeling, assessment, and gifted education.

 

VICE-PRESIDENT

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Name: Sarah Newton
Department: Educational Psychology – Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment Program
Email: sarah.newton@uconn.edu
Summary of Interests: Sarah is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology’s Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment program. She currently serves as the Data Manager for the Global Ed2 project (globaled2.com). She also collaborates with the Institute for Student Success (ISS) to: (1) investigate longitudinal trends in the graduation and attrition of female STEM majors; and (2) examine/evaluate the programmatic resources available to these students. Sarah’s research interests focus in instrument construction and validation, program evaluation, information criteria performance, and statistical modeling in a latent variable framework.

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TREASURER

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Anthony Gambino

Department: Educational Psychology, Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment Program

Email: anthony.gambino@uconn.edu

Summary of Interests: Anthony is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology’s Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment program. He is currently a research assistant and adjunct instructor in his program. His current academic interests include research design, measurement theory, statistical modeling, latent variable modeling, meta-analysis, causal inference, Bayesian analysis, psychological assessment, various fields of psychology (developmental, social, cognitive, positive, counseling), and the philosophy of science. He hopes to someday become a professor of quantitative methodology in the social sciences.

TECHNOLOGY CHAIR

Susan Dulong Langley Name: Susan Dulong Langley

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Educational Psychology, Gifted and Talented Education Program

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susan.langley@uconn.edu
Summary of Interests:Susan Dulong Langley is a student in the University of Connecticut’s Hybrid Doctoral Program in Educational Psychology with a concentration on Gifted and Talented Education. She is working with Dr. Del Siegle and serving as the Technology Director for the Neag School of Education Graduate Student Association while she is on a leave of absence from the Sage Department of Framingham Public Schools, Massachusetts, where she provides services to Gifted & Talented students in grades K-8 and professional development for staff. She serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut (Talent Development in the Arts) and Framingham State University (Infusing Higher Order Thinking Across the Curriculum; Differentiation for the General Education Classroom). She is the past president and chairperson of the Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education and the current Governance Secretary on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), as well as the co-author of NAGC’s series Connecting for High Potential. She has been awarded pre-doctoral fellowships, the University of Connecticut’s Award for Highest Distinction on the Super Comprehensive Graduate Examination, and the New England Advocacy Award for Gifted & Talented Education. Her interests include critical and creative thinking across the curriculum, advocacy, underachievement, and teacher development.

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GRADUATE STUDENT SENATE (GSS) SENATORS

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tbev Name: Tanesia BeverlyDepartment: Educational Psychology, Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment Program
Email: tanesia.beverly@uconn.edu
Summary of Interests: Tanesia is a third-year doctoral student in the Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment program. Her research interests include test fairness and bias, measurement invariance, instrument design and validation, and statistical methods for detecting cheating on standardized assessments.

 

 

FACULTY ADVISOR

Betsy McCoach
Name: D. Betsy McCoach, Ph.D.

Department: Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment

Email: betsy.mccoach@uconn.edu

Summary of Interests: Dr. D. Betsy McCoach is an associate professor in the Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment program at the University of Connecticut, where she teaches coursework in structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, and instrument design. Dr. McCoach is the current Director of the Data Analysis Training Institute of Connecticut (DATIC), housed in the Educational Psychology Department of the Neag School of Education at UCONN. DATIC offers week-long summer workshops in advanced modeling techniques to researchers, professors, and graduate students who wish to learn to utilize techniques in their own research. Dr. McCoach co-teaches a weeklong workshop (with Ann O’Connell) on hierarchical linear modeling also teaches the week-long workshop on Structural Equation Modeling. In addition, Dr. McCoach is the founder and program chair of the Modern Modeling Methods Conference, hosted at the University of Connecticut every May. Dr. McCoach has extensive experience in hierarchical linear modeling, and has used multilevel modeling techniques to analyze large national datasets. She and Ann O’Connell have co-edited a book on Multilevel Modeling of Educational Data, available from Information Age Publishing. In addition, Dr. McCoach also has extensive experience in the areas of instrument design, factor analysis, structural equation modeling, and longitudinal analysis. She has just completed a book on Instrument Design in the Affective Domain, which is being published by Springer, and will be released in 2013. Dr. McCoach currently serves as the co-PI and/or research methodologist for several federally funded projects, including the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (PD: Joe Renzulli); Project EVI (PI: Michael Coyne); School Structure and Science Success: Organization and Leadership Influences on Student Success, (PI: John Settlage). Dr. McCoach has published over 55 peer review journal articles and 15 book chapters in the areas of quantitative research methodology, gifted education, and educational research. She is also the Project Director of Project PAPER: Preparing Academicians in Psychometrics and Educational Research, which is a GAANN grant designed to increase the number of PhDs in psychometrics and educational measurement. Dr. McCoach was the founding co-editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics, and she is the current co-editor of Gifted Child Quarterly. She is an associate editor of Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement and serves on the editorial review board of the Review of Educational Research (RER). She has also served on the editorial review boards for the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ), the Journal of Educational Psychology (JEP), the Journal of Educational Research (JER) and the Journal for Primary Prevention (JPP). Betsy is the current chair of the AERA Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development SIG and the program chair of the AERA Educational Statisticians SIG. She has also served as Chair of the Hierarchical Linear Modeling SIG of AERA and the Chair and program chair of the Research and Evaluation Network of NAGC.