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Xing Liu, a Professor of Educational Research and Assessment at Eastern Connecticut State University, has published a new book, Categorical Data Analysis and Multilevel Modeling Using R . The official release date was March 2, 2022. It is now available for order through SAGE at categoricaldataanalysisandmultilevelmodelingusingr/book261372

Deborah Bandalos, Professor and Director, Assessment and Measurement Ph.D. program at  James Madison University, was recently elected president of APA’s Division 5, starting in 2022. 

Whitney Alicia Zimmerman, Ph.D., started a new position as a Data Analytics and Research Consultant with Penn State, Outreach Analytics and Reporting, Data Analytics and Research Consultant, The Pennsylvania State University.

Beth A. Perkins, chair of the Infrastructure Committee, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, “Does Coding Method Matter? An Examination of Propensity Score Methods When the Treatment Group is Larger Than the Comparison Group,” on March 26, 2021. Her advisor was Dr. S. Jeanne Horst. 

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