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Work 1-on-1 With Highly Skilled Instructors

The current group of Stats Camp instructors has garnered 100,000 citations to our published work with a collective H-index of  375 and an I-10 Index of 644. We have trained over 2,300 campers since our establishment in 2003. Our small class size allows direct interaction and hands on training with leading experts in their field. Join one of our upcoming destination learning camps and experience the fun educational experience that is Stats Camp. Read Camper Reviews.

Todd D. Little Ph.D. – Stats Camp Director

Instructor Todd Little With Statistical Methods Students in ClassTodd D. Little, PhD is a Professor and director of the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis and Policy at Texas Tech University. He is widely recognized for his quantitative work on various aspects of applied SEM (e.g., modern missing data treatments, indicator selection, parceling, modeling developmental processes) as well as his substantive developmental research (e.g., action-control processes and motivation, coping, and self-regulation). His work has garnered over 26,596 citations with an h-index of 81 and an i10-index of 186. In 2001, he was elected to membership in the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology, and in 2009, he was elected President of APA’s Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics). He is a fellow in APA, APS, and AAAS. In 2013, he received the Cohen award from Division 5 of APA for distinguished contributions to teaching and mentoring and in 2015 he received the inaugural distinguished contributions award for mentoring developmental scientists from the Society for Research in Child Development. Both awards cited his founding of Stats Camp (Statscamp.org) in 2003 and its ongoing impact on shaping the quality of scientific inquiry for both past and future generations of researchers.
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S. Natasha Beretvas, Ph.D.

Dr. Tasha Beretvas is an award-winning teacher at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) where she is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and the John L. and Elizabeth G. Hill Centennial Professor in the Quantitative Methods program in the Department of Educational Psychology. Read More

Daniel E. Bontempo Ph.D.

Dr. Bontempo has a BA in computer science from Loyola University in New Orleans, and both a MAS in applied statistics as well as a quantitative PhD in Human Development from the Pennsylvania State University. Read More

Noel A. Card Ph.D.

Professor Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from St. John’s University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in quantitative and developmental psychology at the University of Kansas. Noel has received many accolades for his skills at teaching and consulting on SEM issues and concepts, and has worked extensively in applying SEM to longitudinal and dyadic data. Read More

Dasha Cochran Ph.D.

Founder and CEO of Evaluation Essentials. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics from Texas Tech University.
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Leslie Echols Ph.D.

Leslie Echols, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Missouri State University. She holds a Ph.D. in education with a specialization in human development and psychology from University of California, Los Angeles. Read More

Mauricio Garnier-Villarreal Ph.D.

Mauricio is a full time professor at Marquette. His Ph.D focus of Quantitative Psychology at the University of Kansas completed in the summer of 2016.His research focus is on the application of Bayesian methods to complex structure data for longitudinal analysis, from both mixed-effects and SEM models. Read More

Elizabeth Grandfield M.A.

Doctoral student in Quantitative Psychology at the University of Kansas. Her research focuses on evaluating measurement invariance with an emphasis in longitudinal designs. In areas of applied research, Elizabeth has been involved in longitudinal children studies at Juniper Gardens as well as a national nursing study at Kansas University Medical Center, both in Kansas City. Read More

Kevin J. Grimm Ph.D.

Professor in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes on longitudinal growth modeling, exploratory data analysis, and structural equation modeling.  He received his B.A. in Mathematics and Psychology with a concentration in Education from Gettysburg College in 2000, his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Virginia (2001-2006).  Read More

Andrew F. Hayes Ph.D.

Professor of Quantitative Psychology at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA.  He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Cornell University as well as a B.A. in Psychology from San Jose State University.  His research and writing on data analysis has been published in such journals as Psychological Methods, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Behavior Research Methods, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, and Psychological Science, among others. Read More

Jörg Henseler Ph.D.

Is a professor at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and a visiting professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. His research interests encompass structural equation modeling, marketing research, and management of products, services, and brands.  Read More

Chuck Huber Ph.D.

Chuck Huber is a Senior Statistician at StataCorp and Adjunct Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the Texas A&M School of Public Health. In addition to working with Stata’s team of software developers, he produces instructional videos for the Stata Youtube channel, writes blog entries, develops online NetCourses and gives talks about Stata at universities and conferences around the world. Read More

Mike Kalish

Mike Kalish is a Professor of Psychology at Syracuse University. He earned a PhD in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego and has held academic positions in both the US and Australia.  Read More

John Kruschke Ph.D.

John is eight-time winner of Teaching Excellence Recognition Awards from Indiana University, where he is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Adjunct Professor of Statistics. He has written an acclaimed introductory textbook on Bayesian data analysis and many tutorial articles. Read More

Kyle Lang Ph.D.

Postdoctoral research associate at the Texas Tech Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy. He earned his Ph.D. in quantitative psychology from the University of Kansas in 2015. Read More

Audrey Leroux

Dr. Audrey Leroux, is an Assistant Professor of Research, Measurement, and Statistics in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University’s College of Education and Human Development. Read More

Katherine Masyn Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health. She was previously on the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and received her doctorate in Social Research Methodology at UCLA under the mentorship of Prof. Bengt Muthén. Read More

Paras Mehta Ph.D.

Paras is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Industrial Organizational Psychology at the University of Houston. His research interests include multilevel structural equations modeling, growth curve modeling, and applications of ML-SEM in educational and organizational research. He is a creator of the xxM R package for N-level Structural Equation Modeling. Read More

Kathryn Modecki Ph.D.

Dr. Kathryn Modecki (riskyadolescentpathways.com) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Psychology and Exercise Science at Murdoch University. Read More

Esteban Montenegro, M.Ed.

Esteban Montenegro, M.Ed. is a doctoral student at Texas Tech University, he belongs to the Research, Evaluation, Methods and Statistics Program (REMS) in Educational Psychology.  Read More

Whitney Moore Ph.D.

Whitney received her Ph.D. in the Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Physical Activity from the University of Kansas. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University in the Division of Kinesiology, Health & Sport Studies where she teaches graduate courses in research methods, sport and exercise psychology, and statistics. Read More

Mwarumba Mwavita Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE) at Oklahoma State University. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics (REMS) program in the School of Educational Studies (SES). Read More

Karen Nylund-Gibson Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Quantitative Research Methodology in the Department of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She has been at UCSB since 2009. Prior to joining the department, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins University. Read More

Joshua Polanin Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist at Development Services Group, Inc., a social science research firm that specializes in program evaluation, systematic reviews, and technical assistance. Dr. Polanin is the Senior Methodologist on the Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse Reviews, Reporting, Dissemination, and Development (R2D2) contract, and Senior Statistician for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Read More

Larry Price Ph.D.

Professor of Psychometrics & Statistics and Director of the Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research design and Analysis (IIRDA) at Texas State University. Prior to joining Texas State University, he served as a Psychometrician and Statistician for the Emory University School Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences from 1993 to 1999. Read More

Rens van de Schoot Ph.D.

Rens van de Schoot, Ph.D., is associated professor in Methods and Statistics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands and extra-ordinary professor at North-West University in South Africa. He is a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and member of the FD Young Circle. Read More

James P. Selig Ph.D.

James P. Selig received his Ph.D. in quantitative psychology from the University of Kansas. He is currently an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he teaches graduate courses in advanced statistics and statistical software. Read More

Michael D. Siciliano Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He holds a Ph.D. in public policy and public administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s in public policy analysis from Carnegie Mellon University. Read More

Alexander Shoemann Ph.D.

Dr. Alexander M. Schoemann, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at East Carolina University. Alex received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 2011 in Social and Quantitative Psychology under the mentorship of Dr. Kristopher Preacher. Read More