James Madison University


Faculty and students actively publish research in scholarly journals and books, and present at state, regional, national, and international conferences.

Choose a link below to view faculty and student publications and presentations, completed during their time at JMU. Names of students in the program are identified with an asterisk (*). Comprehensive listings of individual faculty members' publications and presentations can be viewed on faculty web pages.

Research Publications

Conference Presentations


Sanders, C.B., & Curtis, N.A. (2016, November). Best Presentation Award for the paper Making the shift from assessment to improvement: Developing a strong assessment culture to facilitate student learning improvement, presented at the annual meeting of the Maryland Association for Institutional Research, Baltimore, MD.  


Foelber, K. J., & Sauder, D. C. (2016, September). Simulations in psychometrics: An introductory workshop. Workshop presented at the Center for Assessment and Research Studies. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Fulcher, K. H, Good, M. R., Coleman, C. M., & Smith, K. L. (2016, December). More than results: An advanced workshop integrating assessment with learning improvement. Workshop presented at the Annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Atlanta, GA.

Halpern, L., Sanders, C.B., & Smith, K.L. (2016, December). Developing an assessment culture: Strategic approaches to faculty development in assessment. Workshop presented at the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Horst, S. J., & Harris, H. D. (February, 2016). Introduction to propensity score analyses. Led half-day remote workshop for the Learning Assembly Network of Learning Innovators. 

Harris, H. D., & Horst, S. J. (October, 2016). Introduction to propensity score matching. Led half-day workshop at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT. 

Motivation Research Institute (MRI)

JMU's Center for Assessment and Research Studies houses a unique institute dedicated to furthering the role of informed assessment in higher education. The Motivation Research Institute (MRI) seeks to facilitate and support collaborations among faculty and students on the study of motivation.

Click here for more information about the Motivation Research Institute.