Research Methods and Statistics Faculty
Nicholas J. Cutforth, Professor, Acting Program Coordinator, Research Methods and Statistics
PhD, University of Illinois-Chicago; MS, University of Oregon; BEd, College of St. Paul and St. Mary (Cheltenham, England)
Career highlights: Co-authored two books on university-community collaboration (one on youth development and physical activity, the other on community-based research); recognized in the U.S. and the U.K. as an expert in community-based research; works with faculty, staff and student colleagues toward DU's national prominence in its sustained and democratic partnerships with schools and community organizations in Denver; developed the Colorado Community-Based Research Network (www.ccbrn.org) to a level where it is a viable entity as a vehicle for social change.
Research interests: community-based research, university-community collaboration, physical activity for under-served youth, urban education, school-based research, program development and evaluation, ethnographic research.
Professional affiliations: International Association for Research in Service-Learning and Community Engagement.
Kathy E. Green, Professor, Research Methods & Statistics
PhD, MEd, University of Washington; BS University of Wisconsin-Madison, measurement, statistics and research design
Career highlights: Named University of Denver United Methodist Teacher/Researcher of the Year in 1999; honored with a Fulbright Scholarship to the Slovak Republic in 2002; received awards for contributions to survey research in 1993 and 2001 from the American Educational Research Association's Survey Research in Education special interest group for contributions to survey research.
Research interests: survey research, applied measurement, item response theory.
Professional affiliations: National Council on Measurement in Education, American Educational Research Association, American Statistical Association.
Web sites: http://myprofile.cos.com/greenk86;
Antonio Olmos-Gallo, Associate Professor, Research Methods and Statistics
Dr. Olmos-Gallo was an adjunct professor in statistics at DU and the Director of Evaluation and Research at a Community Mental Health Center (MHCD). His interests include using advanced research methods in program evaluation, program evaluation theory, and outcomes systems. Dr. Olmos-Gallo's degrees include PhD, Cognitive Science (University of Denver); MA, Cognitive Science (University of Denver); MS, Applied Statistics, National University of Mexico, and BA, Experimental Psychology, National University of Mexico.
Duan Zhang, Associate Professor, Program Coordinator, Research Methods & Statistics
Ph. D, MS, Texas A&M University; BA, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
Research interests: Structural Equation Modeling; Hierarchical Linear Modeling; Power Analysis in Multilevel modeling; Applied Measurement; Psychological functioning and adjustment for at-risk children in elementary schools.
Professional affiliations: American Educational Research Association Psychometric Society American Psychological Association.