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College of Education


Research, Evaluation and Measurement Center

Our Team

Our team currently includes three research faculty members, a number of administrative and research support staff, along with affiliated faculty from several University departments and research assistants. Our research assistants are graduate students, mostly advanced doctoral students, from a range of University departments and programs.

Faculty

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Tammiee Dickenson, Ph.D

Director, Research Professor
tsdicken@mailbox.sc.edu
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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Leigh Kale D'Amico, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
damico@mailbox.sc.edu
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

Ashlee Lewis, Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor
lewisaa2@mailbox.sc.edu
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

 

Staff


 

Research Associates

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Artie Maharaj, Ph.D.

Research Associate
maharaja@mailbox.sc.edu
 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. 

Bryana Nelson

Bryanna Montpeirous

Research Associate
bnelson@mailbox.sc.edu
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

Jennifer Olejarczyk

Jennifer Olejarczyk, Ph.D.

Research Assistant/Data Analyst
olejarcz@email.sc.edu
803-777-1153
Terminal Degree: Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Multilevel modeling, Item Analysis, Teaching as Activism

Xiaofang Zhang

Xiaofang Zhang 

Research Associate
zhang29@mailbox.sc.edu
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

Research Assistant
burgessy@mailbox.sc.edu
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

Research Assistant
dawnrc@mailbox.sc.edu
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

Research Assistant
deatonj@email.sc.edu
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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Xumei Fan

Research Assistant
fan9@mailbox.sc.edu
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

N. Ginger Jiang

Research Assistant
njiang@mailbox.sc.edu
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

Brad Rogers

Bradley Rogers

Research Assistant
bdr1@mailbox.sc.edu
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

Research Assistant
jiali@email.sc.edu
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.