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Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn, Ph.D.

Professor

Program: Methodology, Measurement, and Analysis

Department: Educational & Human Sciences

Office: ED 222M
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Professional Summary

Debbie Hahs-Vaughn received her Ph.D. in educational research at the University of Alabama and also holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in graphic design and Master's of Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. Her research interests include: Methodological issues associated with applying quantitative statistical methods to complex sample data and the application of complex sample data to studying substantive research questions; program evaluation including evaluation of and quality in research reporting, postsecondary issues, and school reform; and Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) (i.e., practitioner use of research to inform their practice). She has experience in working with many complex datasets including the Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class (ECLS-K), Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS), Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS) 1990/92/94, 1997 Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR), and National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) 1993 and 1999.

Dr. Hahs-Vaughn received the 2015 Service Award presented by the American Educational Research Association’s Educational Statistician’s Special Interest Group and was the 2013 recipient of the Researcher of the Year Award, presented by the Florida Educational Research Association. She is also a U.S. Department of Education What Works Clearinghouse Certified Reviewer, certified to review group design studies (randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental designs).

Dr. Hahs-Vaughn is the past Executive Editor of the Measurement, Statistics, and Research Design section of the
Journal of Experimental Education and currently serves as a Consulting Editor for the journal. She has also served as the past Chair and Program Chair for the Advanced Studies of National Databases SIG (AERA), Secretary/Treasurer and Newsletter Co-Editor for the Educational Statisticians SIG (AERA), Secretary/Treasurer for the Structural Equation Modeling SIG (AERA), and Treasurer for the Florida Educational Research Association. Dr. Hahs-Vaughn was also a founding board member of, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors for, the Galileo School for Gifted Learning, a public charter school in Seminole County. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Tangelo Park Program.

Education

Ph.D., University of Alabama

Areas of Expertise

  • Complex Survey Data
  • Quantitative Statistics
  • Program Evaluation

Research Interests

  • Methodological issues associated with applying quantitative statistical methods to complex sample data and the application of complex sample data to studying substantive research questions
  • Program evaluation including evaluation of and quality in research reporting, postsecondary issues, and school reform
  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) (i.e., practitioner use of research to inform their practice).

Recent Honors and Awards

External Awards

  • 2015 Service Award, presented by the American Educational Research Association’s Educational Statistician’s Special Interest Group
  • 2013 Researcher of the Year Award, presented by the Florida Educational Research Association
  • 2013 U.S. Department of Education What Works Clearinghouse Certified Group Design Reviewer (randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental designs)

Internal Awards

  • 2017 and 2007 College of Education and Human Performance Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
  • 2016 and 2011 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Award
  • 2014 and 2009 College of Education and Human Performance Excellence in Research Award
  • 2013 and 2008 Research Incentive Award (RIA at-large)
  • 2013 and 2008 Teaching Incentive Program Award (TIP)
  • 2012 Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching, Honorable Mention

Recent Publications

Hahs-Vaughn, D. L., Acquaye, H., Griffith, M. D., Jo, H., Matthews, K., & Acharya, P. (accepted for publication). Statistical literacy as a function of online versus hybrid course delivery format for an introductory masters statistics course. Journal of Statistics Education.

Hahs-Vaughn, D. L. (2016). Applied multivariate statistical concepts. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Hahs-Vaughn, D. L. (2015). Propensity score analysis with complex survey samples. In W. Pan & H. Bai (Eds.), Propensity score analysis: Fundamentals, developments, and extensions. 236-264. New York, NY: Guilford.

Lomax, R. G. & Hahs-Vaughn, D. L. (2012). Statistical concepts: A second course. (4rd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Lomax, R. G. & Hahs-Vaughn, D. L. (2012). An introduction to statistical concepts. (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Current Funded Projects

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program Round 4 Evaluation Project: M-Path: Advanced Manufacturing Project (U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training 3rd Party)

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program Round 3 Evaluation Project: Florida XCEL-IT: Information Technology Careers for Rural Areas (U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training 3rd Party)

Professional Organizations

  • American Statistical Association
  • American Educational Research Association
    • Division D: Measurement and Research Methodology Special Interest Group
    • Advanced Studies of National Datasets Special Interest Group
    • Educational Statisticians Special Interest Group
    • Multilevel Modeling Special Interest Group
    • Structural Equation Modeling