Scholarly Work

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. Comprehensive listings of individual faculty members' publications and presentations can be viewed on faculty web pages.

Research Publications

Conference Presentations

Awards

Sara Finney (October 2020). Received the Leo D. Doherty Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service from the Northeast Educational Research Association.

Briana Craig (April 2020). First Place winner of the Three Minute Thesis Competition, awarded by the Graduate School at James Madison University for her thesis topic “Propensity Score Matching and Generalized Boosted Modeling in the Context of Model Misspecification.”

Andrea Pope (April 2020). Winner of the Innovation Award from the Graduate School at James Madison University.

Deborah Bandalos (October 2019). Received the Eber Award for Distinguished Service from the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology.

Briana Craig (October 2019). Best Paper by a Graduate Student from the Northeastern Educational Research Association, awarded for her 2019 paper entitled“ Sonography certification examinations: The influence of practice tests and self-selection bias.

Andrea Pope, Caroline Prendergast, Morgan Crewe, and Dr. Sara Finney (2019, June). NASPA Assessment, Evaluation and Research Knowledge Community Innovation Award for their educational program Student Affairs Assessment 101.

Caroline Prendergast (2019, April). Top Presentation Award from the Graduate School at James Madison University for her presentation Improving Learning Improvement: Sustaining Efforts Through Kott’s Change Model.

Kathryn Thompson (2019, April). Top Presentation Award from the Graduate School at James Madison University for her presentation Distractor Analysis: A Comparison of CTT and IRT.

Nikole Gregg (2019, March). Graduate School Outstanding Thesis Award for her thesis “Beyond motivation: Differences in score meaning between assessment conditions.

Madison Holzman (2018). Excellence Silver Award, awarded by NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) for her work on the Assessment 101 Workshop at James Madison University.

Beth Perkins (2018, April). Top Presentation Award from the Graduate School at James Madison University for her presentation Remain Calm, This is Only a Test: Emotional Reactions during Testing and their Relation to Performance.

Tom Waterbury (2017, October). Best Presentation by a Graduate Student Award for his paper Observations may be ordinal, but does it matter? Comparing analyses on Rasch abilities and raw scores.

Paulius Satkus (2017, April). Best Student Paper Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA)’s Measurement and Assessment in Higher Education Special Interest Group (SIG) for the paper Beyond Test-Taking Motivation: Examining Students’ Emotional Reactions During Low-Stakes Tests.

Nick Curtis (2017). Graduate Student Presentation Award, awarded by the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE).

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.