Kyle Cox is an assistant professor of educational research, measurement, and evaluation at University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he teaches graduate level statistics and research methods courses. His research focuses on improving the feasibility of multilevel studies through design improvements and analytic advancements. This work is applicable across the social sciences as the methods accommodate natural hierarchical structures and complex theories but Kyle is most interested in their application in educational settings. Specifically, Kyle has investigated statistical...
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Walter Hart is a clinical associate professor and program coordinator for the superintendent concentration of the Ed.D. Prior to coming to UNC Charlotte, he was an assistant professor and program coordinator for the educational leadership program at Winthrop University. He taught classes in leadership, finance, and school law and expanded that program to include an Ed.S. and developed an Ed.D. partnership with Clemson University.
Before entering higher education, Hart spent three decades as a teacher, principal, associate superintendent and superintendent in five school...
Stella Kim is an assistant professor of educational research, measurement, and evaluation at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She teaches graduate level courses on educational statistics and measurement. Her research interests are test equating, classification consistency and accuracy, generalizability theory, and multidimensional item response theory. Before joining UNC Charlotte in 2018, Dr. Kim earned her Ph.D in educational measurement from University of Iowa, and worked as a graduate research assistant in the Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment (CASMA)...
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Dr. Xiaoxia Newton is an applied methodologist whose scholarship is centrally concerned with using methodological tools in creative and productive ways to tackle educational problems pertinent in urban communities, with an emphasis on mathematics education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)/CS participation. Her research, teaching, and service activities are all anchored around this research interest.
Program evaluation theory and practice
Multilevel modeling applications...
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Dr. Beth Oyarzun is a Clinical Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology (LDT) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She teaches fully online courses in LDT and serves as the Program Director for both the Master of Education and graduate certificate degrees in LDT. Her research areas of interest surround online teaching and learning pedagogy and technology integration into effective instruction. Beth has been teaching for over 25...
Carmen Serrata is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Higher Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Over the last 13 years, Carmen has served in various roles to promote college readiness and college opportunity pathways to underserved student groups.
Carmen’s research centers on examining the postsecondary experiences of marginalized student populations and the influence of...
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Scarlett Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Superintendent concentration. Dr. Zhang's research interest focuses on the application and integration of advanced statistical analyses for assessing educational policy implementation, school conditions, leadership implementation in
schools, and student achievement in low-performing schools.
Ph.D. University of Alabama, Elementary and Middle School Educational
Graduate Certificate, University of Alabama, Quantitative Educational Research
Masters in English...
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