D. Betsy McCoach

D. Betsy McCoach, Ph.D. serves as a co-principal investigator and director of research. She is a Professor in the Research, Measurement, and Evaluation Program at UConn, and is Co-Principal Investigator and Director of Research for the NCRGE. Dr. McCoach has served on numerous federal grant review panels because of her expertise in multilevel modeling, instrument design, factor analysis, and structural equation modeling. She is the Director of the Data Analysis Training Institute of Connecticut (DATIC) and teaches week-long training courses in structural equation modeling (SEM) and hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) every summer. Dr. McCoach is also the founder and Program Chair of the annual Modern Modeling Methods conference. Dr. McCoach has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and books, including Instrument Design in the Affective Domain and Multilevel Modeling of Educational Data. She was a founding editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics and a co-editor of Gifted Child Quarterly. Dr. McCoach was the Principal Investigator for Project PAPER, a US Department of Education-sponsored GAANN grant to train doctoral students in the areas of educational measurement and quantitative methodology. She has served as Co-Principal Investigator and research methodologist for several federally-funded