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College of Education

Research, Evaluation and Measurement Center

Our Team

Our team currently includes three research faculty members, a number of administrative and research support staff, along with affiliated faculty from several University departments and research assistants. Our research assistants are graduate students, mostly advanced doctoral students, from a range of University departments and programs.

Faculty

Tammiee Dickenson, Ph.D

Tammiee Dickenson, Ph.D.

Director, Research Professor
tsdicken@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-3402
Terminal Degree: Ph.D. in Educational Research and Measurement, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Multilevel modeling, Quasi-experimental Designs, Item Response Theory, Program Evaluation

Leigh Kale D'Amico, Ph.D.

Leigh Kale D'Amico, Ed.D.

Research Assistant Professor
damico@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-8072
Terminal Degree: Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Early Childhood Education, Student Assessment, and Utilization-Focused Evaluation

Ashlee Lewis, Ph.D

Ashlee Lewis, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
lewisaa2@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-5090
Terminal Degree: Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: : Culturally Responsive Evaluation, Utilization-focused Evaluation, Qualitative Methodologies in Evaluation, Performance Assessment in the Arts, and Arts Education Research

 

Staff

Tiffany Hibshman-Johnson

Tiffany Hibshman-Johnson

Grants Manager
hollist@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-1246
Terminal Degree: M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration


 

Research Associates

Dawn Coleman

Dawn Coleman

Research Assistant
dawnrc@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-2335
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Educational Research
Research Interests: Program Evaluation, Data Visualization and Reporting, Community College Reform

Bryana Nelson

Bryanna Montpeirous

Research Associate
bnelson@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-3384
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Educational Foundations
Research Interests: P-20 Education, College Readiness, Special Education, Disability Critical Race Studies, and Intercollegiate Athletics

Hall West, Ph.D.

Hall West, Ph.D.

Research Associate
wesths@email.sc.edu
803-777-7140
Terminal Degree: Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research, University of South Carolina
Research interests: Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Child Growth and Development in the Context of Poverty, Qualitative Research, Mixed-Methods Research, Classroom and Student Assessments 

Xiaofang Zhang

Xiaofang Zhang 

Research Associate
zhang29@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-3459
Terminal Degree: Master's in Educational Research and Measurement, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Performance Assessment, Classroom Assessment


Research Assistants

Kathleen Arrasmith

Kathleen Arrasmith

Research Assistant
arrasmik@email.sc.edu
803-777-7179
Program of Study: Ph.D. in Music Education
Research Interests: creativity, early childhood music development, improvisation, music literacy, play

Josie Deshong

Josie DeShong

Research Assistant
deshong@email.sc.edu

Program of Study: Master of Social Work with a specialization in Health and Mental Health
Research Interests: Discovering what motivates people to engage in a change process, both at an individual level and at a macro level

Xumei Fan

Xumei Fan

Research Assistant
fan9@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-3459
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Educational Research and Measurement, University of South Carolina
Research Interests:, Teacher Professional Development, Classroom Assessment, Quasi-experimental Design, Cognitive Learning Strategies

N. Ginger Jiang

N. Ginger Jiang

Research Assistant
njiang@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-0324
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, M.Ed. in Educational Research and Measurement, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Classroom Assessment, Quasi-experimental Design

Brad Rogers

Bradley Rogers

Research Assistant
bdr1@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-0324
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Educational Research and Measurement, University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Psychometrics, Policy Application

Jiali Zheng

Jiali Zheng

Research Assistant
jiali@email.sc.edu
803-777-2335
Current Degree Program: Enrolled, Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research, University of South Carolina
Research Interests:
Self-regulated learning, social-emotional well-being, language development, peer relations, poverty and achievement gap. 



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