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October 11, 2016
by molly_meeker

New Book Offers Guide to Developing and Reporting Data [10/11/2016]


Baylor Associate Professor Grant Morgan, PhD, said he’s hooked on studying the science of measuring cognitive and psychological phenomena — also known as psychometrics. Morgan recently co-authored “Survey Scales: A Guide to Development, Analysis, and Reporting,” a book that explores the science of creating measurement scales. Not surprisingly, his scholarly research focuses on measuring educational data. Morgan teaches courses such as latent variable modeling, item response theory and other advanced quantitative method courses in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology.  

Morgan’s book emphasizes the importance of creating high quality survey scales, because the value of data collected from any survey depends in part on the quality of the survey itself, he said. Twice a recipient of the Bruce Thompson Outstanding Paper Award from the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA), Morgan examines methods by which educational data are analyzed and whether those methods provide trustworthy information.  Continue Reading →

May 4, 2016
by Baylor Instant Impact

School of Education Faculty Present at AERA [05/04/2016]

Several Baylor School of Education faculty members presented research at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), held in Washington, D.C., April 8-12.

AERA is a national research society that is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. Its more than 25,000 members include faculty, researchers, graduate students, and other distinguished professionals with expertise in education research.

School of Education faculty and students gave the following presentations:

Perry Glanzer

Perry Glanzer

Session: Developing Religious Identities
Presentation: “Examining the Association Between Religion and Student Academic Honesty: An Empirical Investigation”
Dr. Hongwei Yu, Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion
Dr. Perry Glanzer, Baylor SOE faculty, Dept. of Educational Administration
Brandon Moore, McLennan Community College
Dr. Byron Johnson, Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion Continue Reading →

April 13, 2016
by Baylor Instant Impact

Four School of Education Faculty Receive Tenure [04/13/2016]

The Baylor School of Education is celebrating four faculty members who received tenure this spring, with promotion to associate professor status in the fall:

Dr. Nathan Alleman, Department of Educational Administration
Dr. Karon LeCompte, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Grant Morgan, Department of Educational Psychology
Dr. Rishi Sriram, Department of Educational Administration

325-Alleman_NathanAlleman, who earned a PhD from the College of William and Mary in 2008 and a master’s in higher education from Geneva College in 2002, specializes in the study of higher and postsecondary education. He joined the Baylor faculty in 2010.

Alleman’s research interests and expertise address the study — often from a sociological perspective — of the American professoriate, faith-based colleges and universities, and college students. He has also focused research on marginalized groups and institutions in higher education. He has published recently on the legal and collegiate social status of undocumented college students, the role of rural communities in the preparation of low-income students for college, and the importance of school-university partnerships in promoting college attendance and success. Continue Reading →

March 13, 2015
by Baylor Instant Impact

SOE’s Dr. Grant Morgan Wins Prestigious Award for Paper [03/13/2015]


Dr. Grant Morgan, assistant professor in the Baylor School of Education’s (SOE) Department of Educational Psychology, is a recipient the Bruce Thompson Outstanding Paper Award from the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA).

This is the second time Morgan has won the award in three years, and he won a similar award in a different region while he was a doctoral student at the University of South Carolina. In 2013, Morgan’s winning paper was co-authored with Aaron R. Baggett, PhD ’14, then a doctoral student at Baylor SOE. Continue Reading →