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Office of Program Evaluation

Faculty and Staff

Faculty

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Dr. Tammiee Dickenson

Position/Title: Director, Research Associate Professor
Email: tsdicken@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3402
Terminal Degree: Ph.D. in Educational Research and Measurement, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Multilevel modeling, Quasi-experimental Designs, Item Response Theory, Program Evaluation

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Dr. Leigh Kale D'Amico

Position/Title: Research Assistant Professor
Email: damico@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-8072
Terminal Degree: Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Early Childhood Education, Student Assessment, and Utilization-Focused Evaluation

Ashlee Lewis

Dr. Ashlee Lewis

Position/Title: Research Assistant Professor
Email: lewisaa2@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-5090
Terminal Degree: Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Arts Education Research, Arts Assessment Development, race and social justice activism in education, International Student Experience, Qualitative Methodologies and Epistemologies

Jennifer Olejarczyk

Jennifer Olejarczyk

Position/Title: Research Assistant/Data Analyst
Email:  olejarcz@email.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-1153
Terminal Degree: Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Multilevel modeling, Item Analysis, Teaching as Activism

 

Staff

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Tiffany Hibshman-Johnson

Position/Title: Administrative Coordinator II
Email: hollist@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-1246


 

Research Associates

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J. Montana Cain

Position/Title: Research Associate
Email: cainjm@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3877
Terminal Degree: Ph.D in Educational Psychology Measurement, and Evaluation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research Interests: Instrument Development and Validation; Equity-centered pedagogy; and Evaluation Capacity Building

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Artie Maharaj

Position/Title: Research Associate
Email: MAHARAJA@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-5375
Terminal Degree: Ph.D in Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut
Research Interests: Low income families, parenting stress, social support, community-based research, and evaluation. 

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Bryanna Nelson

Position/Title: Research Associate
Email:  bnelson@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3384
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D in Educational Foundations
Research Interests: P-20 Education, College Readiness, Special Education, Disability Critical Race Studies, and Intercollegiate Athletics

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Constance Shepard

Position/Title: Research Associate
Email: sheparcr@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-7140
Terminal Degree: Ph.D. in Educational Foundations and Inquiry, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: The intersections of education, social work, and social justice; culturally responsive pedagogy, interventions and evaluation; multicultural education; qualitative research, and community-based research

Xiaofang Zhang

Xiaofang Zhang 

Position/Title: Research Associate
Email: zhang29@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3459
Terminal Degree: Master's in Educational Research and Measurement, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Performance Assessment, Classroom Assessment


Research Assistants

Yin Burgess

Yin Burgess

Position/Title: Research Assistant
Email: burgessy@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0324
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Educational Research and Measurement, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Structural Equation Modeling, Rasch Modeling, Classroom and Performance Assessment, Survey Design

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Dawn Coleman

Position/Title: Research Assistant
Email:
dawnrc@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone:
803-777-2335
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Educational Research
Research Interests: Program Evaluation, Data Visualization and Reporting, Community College Reform

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Jennifer Deaton

Position/Title: Research Assistant
Email: deatonj@email.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-2335
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
Research Interests: Quantifying the use of empathy as an intervention in psychotherapy and the orientation of coping mechanisms for individuals whom have experienced trauma

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Jennifer Crooks-Monastra

Position/Title: Research Assistant
Email: crooksj@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-9918
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning
Research Interests: Math education

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Xumei Fan

Position/Title: Research Assistant
Email: fan9@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3459
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Educational Research and Measurement, University of South Carolina
Research Interests:, Teacher Professional Development, Classroom Assessment, Quasi-experimental Design, Cognitive Learning Strategies

Ginger Jiang

Ginger Jiang

Position/Title: Research Assistant
Email: njiang@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0324
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, M.Ed. in Educational Research and Measurement, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Classroom Assessment, Quasi-experimental Design

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Lauren McMillin

Position/Title: Research Assistant
Email: mcguiree@email.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0324
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research
Research Interests: Children's and adolescent's emotional and behavioral development; specifically, examining the role between multiple factors, including bullying-related behavior, and the development of certain emotional and behavioral issues 

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Amanda Moon

Position/Title: Research Assistant
Email: ahmoon@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0324
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Educational Research and Measurement, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Assessment and Standardized Testing,
Literacy

Brad Rogers

Brad Rogers

Position/Title: Research Assistant
Email: bdr1@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0324
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Educational Research and Measurement, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Psychometrics, Policy Application

Jiali Zheng

Jiali Zheng

Position/Title: Research Assistant
Email: jiali@email.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-2335
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research, University of South Carolina
Research Interests:
Self-regulated learning, social-emotional well-being, language development, peer relations, poverty and achievement gap.