• Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, Chicago, 1988
  • Master of Arts, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., 1980
  • Staatsexamen, Goethe Universitaet, Frankfurt, Germany, 1973

Courses Taught

  • Proposal Design
  • Educational and Psychological Statistics
  • Psychological Statistics

Selected Works

Presentations

  • A comparison of muscle strength imbalance in bilateral and unilateral predominant contraction sports. Annual meeting of the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Rhode Island, November 2011. (With H.Y. Luk, B. Thompson, and E. O’Neill)
  • The effect of an experiential social skills curriculum. Presentation at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization in Northampton, Massachusetts, April 2005. (With B. Kurtz, A. Rothschadl, and D. Snyder)
  • Development and evaluation of an integrated waste water curriculum. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization in Northampton, Massachusetts, April 2005. (With R. Barkman, R. Siebert, E. Cyr, and F. Ushe)
  • A classroom within a company: An innovative partnership to teach and inspire tomorrow’s scientists and engineers. Presentation at the MACTE/COMTEC/MAECTE fall conference in Auburn, Massachusetts, November 2003.
  • Carbohydrate supplementation attenuates lymphocytosis following acute exhaustive resistance exercise. Presentation at the annual meeting of the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Vermont, November 2002. (With L.A. Carlson, S. Headley, M. Jones, J. DeBruin, and A. Tuckow)
  • Effects of Qigong on blood pressure and hemodynamics in patients with hypertension. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island, November 2001. (With S. Fong, T.M. Manos, and S. Headley)
  • The effects of proximity and prompts on stair use. Presentation at the annual meeting of the New England Chapter of the American College of Ports Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island, November 2001. (With J. Bonica, T.M. Manos, and A. Cornelius)
  • An analysis of the Running Addiction Scale using confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch scaling. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, New York, October 2000. (With L.S. Parsons and T.M. Manos)
  • Curriculum research activities for program review. Presentation at the Faculty Institute, Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts, January 2000.
  • The SAGE Project: A college-school-community collaboration. Symposium at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Association, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, April 1999. (With J. Seydel, G. Robinson, F. Llamas, and G. Lowery)
  • Development of a school-transition questionnaire: The validation process. Interactive symposium at the annual meeting of the Oregon Educational Research Association, Portland, Oregon, November 1994. (With K. Mele, S. Isaac, and L. Arpan)
  • A measure of adolescent stress associated with school-based transition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oregon Educational Research Association, Portland, Oregon, October 1993. (With E. Callaghan, K. Mele, S. Isaac, and L. Arpan)
  • Children’s notion of science. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oregon Educational Research Association, Portland, Oregon, October 1993.
  • Boys and girls attending OMSI camp: Commonalities and differences in their home environment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oregon Educational Research Association, Portland, Oregon, October 1992.
  • Informal science learning. Invited presentation, International Teacher Exchange Program of the American Heritage Association, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, August 1992.
  • Children report on learning science at camp and in school. Presentation at the Faculty Colloquium, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, November 1991.
  • Children on learning science at OMSI camp and in school. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oregon Educational Research Association, Portland, Oregon, October 1991.
  • Equity and assessment: Two worlds in collision? Interactive session at the Conference on Exploring Assessment Policies for the 1990s, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, October 1991.
  • The legal needs of the poor in Multnomah County. Invited presentation, Advisory Board of Multnomah County Legal Aid Services, Portland, Oregon, December 1988.

Publications

  • The comparison of muscle force imbalance in powerlifters and jumpers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, (accepted for publication April, 2013). With Luk, H.Y., O’Neill, E., Thompson, B.A.)
  • Treating depression with ECT: An objective review. Open Journal of Depression, (2012), 1(2), 9-14. (With B. Gohar, Benander, M., Mandell, B., Hobgood, C., and Brewster, K.Z.)
  • Ankle stabilizers affect agility but not vertical jump or dynamic balance performance. Foot and Ankle Specialist, 2011, 4(6), 354-360. (With J.P. Ambegaonkar, C.J. Redmond, N. Cortes, S.J. Ambegaonkar, B. Thompson, and S.M. Guyer.
  • Effects of ankle stabilizers on vertical jump, agiliy, and dynamic balance performance. NATA Annual Meeting Clinical Symposia in New Orleans, June 2011. (With J.P. Ambegaonkar, C.J. Redmond, N. Cortes, B. Thompson, and S.M. Guyer.
  • Readiness to change: Practices of middle school physical education teachers. Poster presentation at the AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, San Antonio, April 2008. (With D.A. Sheehy)
  • The acute effect of aerobic exercise on brachial artery endothelial function in renal transplant recipients. Preventive Cardiology Journal, 2006, 9(4), 211-214. (With L.M. Cosio-Lima, P.D. Thompson, K.L. Reynolds, S.A. Headley, T.A. Manos, and M.A. Lagasse)
  • Athletic identity and student involvement of female athletes at women’s and coeducational colleges.Journal of College Student Development, 2006,47(4), 457-464. (With A.C. Mignano, B.W. Brewer, and J.L. Van Raalte)
  • A classroom within a company: An innovative partnership to teach and inspire tomorrow’s scientists and engineers.Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Science Teacher Association in Atlanta, 2004. (With R.C. Barkman, R. Siebert, E. Cyr, and F. Ushe)
  • Utilization of technology in physical education teacher education programs. Presentation at the AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition in Philadelphia, 2004. (With P. McGowan and R. Arnold)
  • Effects of physioball and conventional floor exercises on early phase adaptations in back and abdominal core stability and balance in women. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2003,17(4), 721-725. (With L.M. Cosio-Lima, K.L. Reynolds, V.J. Paolone, and M.T. Jones)
  • Carbohydrate supplementation attenuates lymphocytosis following acute exhaustive resistance exercise. (Abstract).Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 35 Suppl. 5. 2003. (With L.A. Carlson, J. DeBruin, A.P. Tuckow, B.S. Marelli, M. Jones, and S.A. Headley)
  • World Cup Soccer Home Advantage. Journal of Sports and Behavior. 2002. (With T.D. Brown, Jr., J.L. Van Raalte, B.W. Brewer, A. Cornelius, and M.B. Andersen)
  • Effects of a physioball training program on trunk and abdominal strength and static balance. (Abstract). Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33, Suppl. 5., 2001. (With L.M. Coscio-Lima, M.T. Jones, and V.J. Paolone)
  • Pulmonary function as predicted by selected fitness variables in college males. (Abstract) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33, Suppl. 5, 2001. (With J. Moncada-Jiminez, S.A. Headley, and T. Manos)
  • The effects of proximity and prompts on stair use. Poster session at the Conference on Innovative Approaches to Understanding and Influencing Physical Activity, Cooper Institute, Dallas, TX, October 2001. With J. Bonica, T. Manos, and A. Cornelius)
  • Effects of T’ai Chi training on functional and quality of life indicators in older adults with osteoarthritis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2000, (With C.A. Hartman, T.M. Manos, D.M. Hartman, B. Li, and J. Smith)
  • L-Carnitine supplementation does not affect Lactate/Pyruvate ratios and sprint performance in elite male cyclists (Abstract). Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 1999, 31, Suppl 5. (With D. Fortin, S. Headley, J. Berger, and J. Smith)
  • Psychometric evaluation of the Running Addiction Scale (Abstract). Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 1999,31, Suppl 5. (With L.S. Parsons and T.M. Manos)
  • Summer science camps: “They taught us stuff but made it fun”. Science Scope, 1996, 19(8), 22-25. (With M. Gunesch)
  • Research methodology for school counselors: The scientist-practitioner model in a qualitative educational research environment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April 1995.
  • A discussion of the draft on test takers’ rights for the revision of “Standards for educational and psychological testing.”Invited comments presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Francisco, April 1994.
  • A female-friendly approach to teaching statistics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, April 1994.
  • A discussion of the third draft of NCME’s “Code of Ethics” document. Invited comments presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, New Orleans, April 1994.
  • A pre-trial adult diversion program: Client characteristics, crime type, and reoffense. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, March 1994.
  • Use of textual schema and content schema in comprehending narrative text. Reading Improvement, 1993, 30, 26-34. (With B.R. Schirmer)
  • Children’s perspectives on school and camp science. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Boston, March 1992.
  • Children attending science camp: Their home environment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Boston, March 1992.
  • Cognitive schema used by hearing impaired youngsters to comprehend narrative text. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, April 1991. (With B.R. Schirmer)
  • Math in the 21st century: Problem solving. Invited presentation at the HOSTS (Help One Student to Succeed) National Conference, Portland, Oregon, February 1990.
  • Mathematical problem solving: Can it be tested? Paper presented at the Fourth International Objective Measurement Workshop, University of Chicago, April 1987.
  • The effectiveness of individualized instruction in mathematics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington D.C., April 1985.
  • The role of research design: Individualized instruction in mathematics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April 1985.
  • Synthesizing research outcomes in individualized mathematics instruction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, April 1984.
  • The effect of publication bias on research synthesis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, April 1984.
  • Quality and procedure in meta-analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 1983. (With S. Syc and L. Chalip)