Susan Troncoso Skidmore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership & Counseling
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Office: Teacher Education Center 327E
Fax: 936-294-3886


Ph.D. Educational Psychology (Research, Measurement, and Statistics)
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction (Science Education)
B.A. Biology

Research Interests
Statistical technique usage and assumptions violations; effect sizes; evidence-based practices; quantitative literacy; professional commitment; recruitment, development, and retention of underrepresented groups in secondary and post-secondary institutions

Courses Taught
EDAD 5379 Methods of Research
EDAD 5386 Special Programs and Populations
EDAD 6372 Practicum in Instructional Leadership
EDAD 6379 Program Evaluation for School Improvement
EDAD 6385 Culturally Proficient Leaders
EDLD 7110 Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership
EDLD 7362 Methods of Educational Research
COUN 6363 Assessment in Guidance and Counseling
COUN 7373 Statistical Methods for Counselor Education Research
COUN 7374 Multivariate Methods in Counselor Education

Academic Journal Publications

Fuller, M. B., & Skidmore, S. T. (2014). An exploration of factors influencing institutional cultures of assessment. International Journal of Educatoinal Research, 65, 9-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ijer.2014.01.001

Hagan-Burke, S., Coyne, M. D., Kwok, O.-M., Simmons, D. C., Kim, M., Simmons, L. E., Skidmore, S. T., Hernandez, C. L., & Ruby, M. M. (2013). The effects and interactions of student, teacher, and setting variables on reading outcomes for kindergarteners receiving supplemental reading intervention. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 46, 260-277. doi: 10.1177/0022219411420571

Skidmore, S. T., & Thompson, B. (2013). Bias and precision of some classical ANOVA effect sizes when assumptions are violated. Behavior Research Methods, 45, 536-546.doi: 10.3758/s13428-012-0257-2

Hirai, M., Skidmore, S. T., Klum, G. A., & Dolma, S. (2012). An investigation of the efficacy of online expressive writing for trauma-related psychological distress in Hispanic individuals. Behavior Therapy, 43, 812-824. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2012.04.006

Rogers, D. L., Skidmore, S. T., Montgomery, G., Reidhead, V. A., & Reidhead, M. A. (2012). Spiritual integration predicts self-reported mental and physical health. Journal of Religion and Health, 51, 1188-1201. doi: 10.1007/ s109 4 3-010-9 4 25-9

Skidmore, S. T., & Thompson, B. (2012). Propagation of misinformation about frequencies of RFTs/RCTs in education: A cautionary tale. Educational Researcher, 41, 163-170.doi: 10.3102/0013189X12441998

Skidmore, S. T., & Thompson, B. (2012). Things (we now believe) we know: Response to comments by Petrosino and Robinson. Educational Researcher, 41, 177-178. doi: 10.3102/0013189X12447282

Hirai, M., Vernon, L. L., Clum, G. A., & Skidmore, S. T. (2011). Psychometric properties and administration measurement invariance of social phobia symptom measures: Paper-pencil vs. internet administrations. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 33, 470-479. doi: 10.1007/s10862-011-9257-2

Skidmore, S. T., & Thompson, B. (2011). Choosing the best correction formula for the Pearson r2 effect size. Journal of Experimental Education, 79, 257-278. doi: 10.1080/ 00220973.2010.484437

Skidmore, S. T., Slate, J.R., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2010). Developing effective presentation skills: Evidence-based guidelines. Research in the Schools, 17(2), xxv-xxxvii.

Skidmore, S. T., & Thompson, B. (2010). Statistical techniques used in published articles: A historical review of reviews. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 70, 777-795. doi: 10.1177/0013164410379320

Skidmore, S. T. (2009). What confidence intervals really do and why they are so important for middle grades research. Middle Grades Research Journal, 4, 35-55.

Stuessy, C. L. & PRISE Research Group. (2007). Literature review as an invitation to inquiry: Beginning research on teacher professional continuum. School Science and Mathematics, 107(2), 42-43.doi:10.1111/j.1949-8594.2007.tb17766.x

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* Life of a professor

• 2013 College of Education Excellence in Research Award
2013 SERA Program Chair/President-Elect
• Association of Test Publishers 2009 Best Student Poster Focused on Assessment and Western Psychological Services Emerging Leaders in Assessment Travel Award
• Southwest Educational Research Association 2008 Outstanding Paper of the Year