DR. STEVEN STEMLER
207 High Street; Middletown, CT 06459
steven.stemler@wesleyan.edu; (860) 685-2207
 
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PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2005–          Associate Professor (with tenure), Wesleyan University, Department of Psychology

                    Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University, Department of Psychology

 

2002–            Teaching Faculty, Framingham State College, International Educational Programs

 

2003–2005    Associate Research Scientist, Yale University, Department of Psychology

 

2003–2005     Assistant Director, Yale University PACE Center. Responsible for handling all grants submitted by the PACE Center, monitoring spending on all currently funded grants, collaborating on grant proposals, collaborating on all hiring decisions, and working with visiting scholars.

                    Deputy Assistant Director, Yale University PACE Center. Responsible for helping to develop budgets and ensure that all guidelines are met for grants submitted by the PACE Center, collaborating on grant proposals, collaborating on all hiring decisions, and working with visiting scholars.

 

2001–2003    Visiting Instructor, Framingham State College, Department of Graduate and Continuing Ed.

 

EDUCATION

2001–2003    Postdoctoral Associate, Psychology; Yale University
Advisor: Dr. Robert J. Sternberg

 

2001            Ph.D., Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation; Boston College
Advisor: Dr. Ina V.S. Mullis  

 

1997            M.Ed., Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation; Boston College 

 

1996            B.S..,Psychology; University of Washington 

 

ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL TRAINING

2003            APA Advanced Training Institute in Longitudinal Methods; University of Virginia

 

1997            NSF Institute on Evaluation; The Evaluation Center; Western Michigan University

 

ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

2007-         New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO)
           
        Past President (2014-2016)
                    President (2012-2014)
                    Vice President and Conference Program Chair (2010-2012)
                    CT State Representative (2007-2010)

2009-2011  APA Division 48 – Peace Psychology
                   
Chair of the Conflict Resolution Workgroup

2004-2006    Rasch Measurement Special Interest Group of AERA
                   
Secretary/Treasurer
 

ADVISORY BOARDS

2012–              Aspiring Minds, India                                                Aspiring Minds runs India’s largest employment test called the AMCAT, which is used by more than 70 companies (including 5 out of India’s top 10 IT companies) to hire candidates at various levels. I serve on their Board of Advisors as an expert in assessment and psychometrics. My role involves providing advice and assistance with the development of new personnel selection measures. http://www.aspiringminds.in/boa.html

 

 

EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH

Award Amount: $60,000         
PIs
: Steven E. Stemler, Manolis Kaparakis, Jennifer Rose                             
Project Dates: 2013-2014
Funding Agency: Connecticut State Department of Education
Title: Evaluation of the Connecticut Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOT) Schools Network
Summary: The objective of this research is to evaluate the extent to which HOT schools are achieving their mission of enhancing student creativity and citizenship through an Arts-based approach to education.


Award Amount
: $60,000         
PIs
: Steven E. Stemler                             
Project Dates: 2008-2009
Funding Agency: University of Central Florida (Office of the Secretary of Defense prime)
Title: Measuring Adaptability in Military Personnel
Summary: The objective of this research project is to adapt basic cognitive measures of adaptability, creativity, and intelligence into a more applied military context for use in the evaluation of adaptability training and personnel selection.
 

Award Amount: $104,797         
PIs
: Steven E. Stemler and Cynthia Matthew                               
Project Dates: 2007-2008
Funding Agency: Army Research Institute
Title: Exploring Pattern Recognition as a Predictor of Mental Flexibility
Summary: The objective of this research project was to demonstrate that pattern recognition is a basic cognitive process that gives rise to mental flexibility across a variety of domains (e.g., cognitive and social).
 

Award Amount: $350,000
PIs
: Robert Sternberg, Steven E. Stemler, and Elena Grigorenko
Project Dates: 2005-2007
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Title: Using the Theory of Successful Intelligence as a Framework for Developing Assessments in AP Physics
Summary: The aim of the proposed research project is to create a set of augmented, theory-driven examinations that expand the range of cognitive skills assessed and to examine the impact of this approach on student achievement. We will use the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program in Physics as a testing ground for the project. The augmented exams will be based explicitly on Sternberg’s construct-validated theory of cognitive processing skills. Specifically, we propose to investigate: (1) individual differences and group differences in cognitive processing skills, (2) ethnic differences in student achievement on the augmented exams.
 

PUBLICATIONS

(Wesleyan student co-authors noted by underlining)

 

Stemler, S.E., Elliott, J., & McNeish, D. (under review). Is socially skilled teaching culture specific? A cross-cultural study of teachers in Russia and England.

Stemler, S.E., Imada, T., & Sorkin, C. (2014). Development and validation of the Wesleyan Intercultural Competence Scale (WICS).Frontiers: the Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, XXIV, 25-47. Available online at: www.frontiersjournal.com/documents/StemlerImadaSorkinFrontiersXXIV-Fall2014.pdf

Sternberg, R.J., Jarvin, L.J., Birney, D.P., Naples, A., Stemler, S.E., Newman, T., Otterbach, R., Parish, C., Randi, J., & Grigorenko, E.L. (2014). Testing the theory of successful intelligence through educational interventions in Grade 4 language arts, mathematics, and science. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106(3), 881-899.

Matthew, C.T., & Stemler, S.E. (2013). Assessing mental flexibility with a new Word Recognition Test. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 915-920.

Stemler, S.E., & Sternberg, R.J. (2013). The assessment of aptitude. In K.F. Geisinger (Ed.) The APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology, Vol 3, (281-296). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Stemler, S.E., & Bebell, D. (2012). The school mission statement: Values, goals, and identities in American education. New York: Taylor and Francis

Stemler, S.E. (2012). What should university admissions test predict? Educational Psychologist, 47(1), 5-17.

Stemler, S.E., Elliott, J., McNeish, D., Grigorenko, E.L., & Sternberg, R.J. (2012). Examining the construct and cross-cultural validity of the Teaching Excellence Rating Scale (TERS). The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, 9(2), 121-138.

Stemler, S.E., Bebell, D., & Sonnabend, L. (2011). Using school mission statements for reflection and research. Educational Administration Quarterly, 47(2), 383-420. *Click to request reprint.

Sternberg, R.J., Grigorenko, E.L., Kidd, K.K., & Stemler, S.E. (2011). Intelligence, race, and genetics. In S. Krimsky and K. Sloan (Eds.), Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture (pp. 195-237). New York: Columbia University Press.

Elliott, J.G., Stemler, S.E., Grigorenko, E.L., Sternberg, R.J., & Hoffman, N. (2011). The socially skilled teacher and the development of tacit knowledge. British Educational Research Journal, 37(1), 83-103.
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 Stemler, S. E., Sternberg, R.J., Grigorenko, E.L., Jarvin, L., & Sharpes, K. (2009). Using the theory of successful intelligence as a framework for developing assessments in AP Physics. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 34, 195-209. *Click to request reprint.

Kahn, R., Stemler, S.E., Berchin-Weiss, J. (2009). Enhancing parent participation in early intervention through tools that support mediated learning. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 8(3), 269-287. *Click to request reprint.

Stemler, S., Chamvu, F., Chart, H., Jarvin, L., Jere, J., Hart, L., Kaani, B., Kalima, K., Kwiatkowski, J., Mambwe, A., Kasonde-N'Gandu, S., Newman, T., Serpell, R., Sparrow, S., Sternberg, R.J., & Grigorenko, E.L.. (2009). Assessing competencies in reading and mathematics in Zambian children. In E.L. Grigorenko (Ed.), Multicultural Psychoeducational Assessment (pp. 157-186). New York: Springer Publishers. *Click to request reprint.

Wu, M.B., & Stemler, S.E. (2008). Resident advisor general intelligence, emotional intelligence, personality dimensions, and internal belief characteristics as predictors of rated performance. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 45(4), 528-559.*Click to request reprint.

Elliott, J.G., & Stemler, S.E. (2008). Teacher authority, tacit knowledge and the training of teachers. In T.E. Scruggs and M.A. Mastropieri (Eds.), Advances in learning and behavioral disabilities: Vol. 21Personnel Preparation (pp 75-88). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. *Click to request reprint.

Stemler, S.E., & Tsai, J. (2008). Best practices in estimating interrater reliability. In J. Osborne (Ed.). Best practices in quantitative methods (pp.29-49). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage publications. *Click to request reprint.

Stemler, S.E., & Birney, D. (2007). Measurement. In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, Volume 2 (pp. 582-584). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Birney, D., & Stemler, S.E. (2007). Intelligence Quotient. In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, Volume 2 (pp. 473-476). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Stemler, S.E. (2007). Interrater reliability. In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, Volume 2 (pp. 484-486). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Stemler, S.E. (2007). Profile Analysis. In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, Volume 2 (pp. 788-789). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Stemler, S.E. (2007). Cohen’s kappa. In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, Volume 1 (pp. 164-166). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Sternberg, R.J., and the Rainbow Project Collaborators (2006). The Rainbow Project: Enhancing the SAT through assessments of analytical, practical, and creative skills. Intelligence, 34, 321-350. *Click to request reprint.

Stemler, S.E., Grigorenko, E. L., Jarvin, L., & Sternberg, R. J. (2006). Using the theory of successful intelligence as a basis for augmenting AP exams in psychology and statistics. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 31(2), 75-108.*Click to request reprint.

Stemler, S.E., Elliott, J.G., Grigorenko, E.G., & Sternberg, R.J. (2006). There’s more to teaching than instruction: Seven strategies for dealing with the practical side of teaching. Educational Studies, 32(1), 85-102. *Click to request reprint.

Stemler, S.E., & Sternberg, R.J. (2006). Using situational judgment tests to measure practical intelligence. In J. Weekley and R.E. Ployhart (Eds.), Situational Judgment Tests (pp. 107-131). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Sternberg, R. J., Birney, D., Jarvin, L., Kirlik, A., Stemler, S.E. & Grigorenko, E. L. (2006). From Molehill to Mountain: The Process of Scaling Up Educational Interventions (First-Hand Experience Upscaling the Theory of Successful Intelligence). In M. A. Constas, & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.) Translating theory and research into educational practice: Developments in content domains, large-scale reform, and intellectual capacity (pp. 205-221). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Stemler, S.E. (2004). A comparison of consensus, consistency, and measurement approaches to estimating interrater reliability. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 9(4). Retrieved May 21, 2011 from http://PAREonline.net/getvn.asp?v=9&n=4 . This paper has been viewed 55,495 times and cited 244 times since 3/1/2004.

Sternberg, R.J., & Stemler, S.E. (2004). Wisdom as a moral virtue. In T.A. Thorkildsen, & H.J. Walberg (Eds.), Nurturing morality (pp. 187-198). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Mullis, I.V.S., & Stemler, S.E. (2002). Analyzing gender differences for high-achieving students on TIMSS. In D.F. Robitaille & A.E. Beaton (Eds.), Secondary Analysis of the TIMSS Results (pp. 277-290) . Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Stemler, S.E. (2001). An overview of content analysis. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 7(17). Retrieved April 15, 2010 from http://PAREonline.net/getvn.asp?v=7&n=17. This paper has been viewed 278,419 times and cited 675 times since 6/7/2001.

Martin, M.O., Gregory, K.D., O’Connor, K.M., & Stemler, S.E. (Eds.). (2001). TIMSS 1999 Benchmarking Technical Report. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

O’Connor, K.M., & Stemler, S.E. (2001). Quality Control in Data Collection for TIMSS 1999 Benchmarking. In M.O. Martin, K.D. Gregory, K.M. O'Connor, & S.E. Stemler (Eds.), TIMSS 1999 Benchmarking Technical Report. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

Martin, M.O., Mullis, I.V.S., & Stemler, S.E. (2001). TIMSS Questionnaire Development. In M.O. Martin, K.D. Gregory, K.M. O'Connor, & S.E. Stemler (Eds.), TIMSS 1999 Benchmarking Technical Report. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

Stemler, S.E. (2001). Examining School Effectiveness at the Fourth Grade: A Hierarchical Analysis of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). (Doctoral dissertation, Boston College, 2001). Dissertation Abstracts International, 62 (03A), p. 919.

Martin, M.O., Gregory, K.D., & Stemler, S.E. (Eds.). (2000). TIMSS 1999 Technical Report. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

O’Connor, K.M., & Stemler, S.E. (2000). Quality Control in Data Collection. In M.O. Martin, K.D. Gregory, & S.E. Stemler (Eds.), TIMSS 1999 Technical Report. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

Martin, M.O., Mullis, I.V.S., & Stemler, S.E. (2000). TIMSS Questionnaire Development. In M.O. Martin, K.D. Gregory, & S.E. Stemler (Eds.), TIMSS 1999 Technical Report. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., Fierros, E.G., Goldberg, A.L., & Stemler, S.E. (2000). Examining Gender Differences in Mathematics and Science Achievement on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

Book reviews

Stemler, S.E. (2004). Automated essay scoring: A human’s review. [Review of the book Automated Essay Scoring]. PsycCRITIQUES, 49 (Suppl 14), np.

Stemler, S.E. (2004). The man in the mirror: reflections on identity formation and intergroup conflict. [Review of the book Social Identity, Interpersonal Conflict, and Conflict Reduction]. Journal of Contemporary Psychology, 49(6), 739-742.

Stemler, S.E. (2003). The social psychology of conflict resolution [Review of the book The handbook of conflict resolution]. Journal of Contemporary Psychology,48(5), 685-687.

Stemler, S.E. (2003). The undercurrent of American education [Review of the book Images of schoolteachers in America]. Journal of Contemporary Psychology, 48(4), 414–416.

Stemler, S.E. (2003). Toward a theory of cybereducation [Review of the book Cybereducation: The future of long-distance learning]. Journal of Contemporary Psychology, 48(3), 251–252.

Research reports

Stemler, S.E. (August, 2009). The measurement of adaptability in military personnel. Final report prepared under subcontract to the University of Central Florida

Matthew, C.T., & Stemler, S.E. (May, 2008). Exploring pattern recognition as a predictor of mental flexibility. Final report submitted to the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences for Project Award #W91WAW-07-C-00.

Stemler, S.E., Sharpes, K., Sternberg, R.J., Jarvin, L., & Grigorenko, E.L. (March, 2008). Using the theory of successful intelligence as a framework for developing assessments in AP Physics. Final report submitted to the National Science Foundation for Project Award #0710915.

Stemler, S.E., Sternberg, R. J., Grigorenko, E. L., Jarvin, L., & Merry, K. (December, 2003). There's more to teaching than instruction: Seven strategies for dealing with the social side of teaching. Report prepared under subcontract to the Temple University Laboratory for Student Success.

Stemler, S.E., Grigorenko, E. L., Jarvin, L., Macomber, D., & Sternberg, R. J. (2003). Examining the utility of the theory of successful intelligence for enhancing the construct validity of the Advanced Placement Psychology exam. Research Report submitted to the College Board.

Stemler, S.E., Grigorenko, E. L., Jarvin, L., Macomber, D., & Sternberg, R. J. (2003). Examining the utility of the theory of successful intelligence for enhancing the construct validity of the Advanced Placement Statistics exam. Research Report submitted to the College Board.

Sternberg, R.J., and the Rainbow Project Collaborators (March, 2003). The Rainbow Project: Enhancing the SAT through assessments of analytical, practical, and creative skills. Research report prepared under contract to the College Board.

Stemler, S.E., Sternberg, R.J., Grigorenko, E.L., Jarvin, L., & Macomber, D. (December, 2002). Policy brief on data analyses and their implications for school policy. Report prepared under subcontract to the Laboratory for Student Success, Temple University.

Stemler, S.E., Grigorenko, E.L., Jarvin, L.J., & Sternberg, R.J. (June, 2002). Tacit Knowledge and its implications for school policy. Report prepared under subcontract to the Laboratory for Student Success, Temple University.

Stemler, S.E., Sternberg, R.J., & Grigorenko, E.L. (October, 2001). Report on the Measurement of Tacit Knowledge. Report prepared under subcontract to the Laboratory for Student Success, Temple University.

Stemler, S.E. (August, 1999). Student Achievement in the District of Columbia's Public Charter Schools. Report prepared for the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board.

Stemler, S.E. (March, 1999). Using Crystal Reports for Data Analysis. A primer written by the staff of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and designed for use by the Institutional Research Offices of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Stemler, S.E. (December, 1998). Affirmative Action Policy Analysis. Report prepared for the National Board on Educational Testing and Public Policy.

Stemler, S.E. (June, 1997). Data Collection Techniques and the World Wide Web: Progress and Pitfalls. Paper prepared for the staff of the Evaluation Institute at Western Michigan University.

 

PRESENTATIONS

(Wesleyan student co-authors noted by underlining)

Paper presentations

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2012). Scoring the Ethical Priority Test: Identification of value profiles by a mixture modeling approach. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), symposium on Advanced Psychometric Models for Situational Judgment Tests. Vancouver, Canada.

McNeish, D., & Stemler, S.E. (April, 2011). Key components in the measurement of teaching excellence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO): New Bedford, MA.

Birney, D., Grigorenko, E.L., Beckmann, J., Stemler, S.E., & Sternberg, R.J. (April, 2010). An investigation of the theoretical implications of differential item functioning in the evaluation of educational interventions. Paper presented at the International Objective Measurement Workshop: Boulder, CO.

Hartley, A., & Stemler, S.E. (April, 2010). Measuring effectiveness in teacher preparation programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization: Portsmouth, NH.

Georges, S., & Stemler, S.E. (April, 2010). Leaving children behind: School culture and inter-district school choice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization: Portsmouth, NH.

Stemler, S.E., Newman, T., & Tan, M. (June, 2009). Cross-cultural assessment: the development of a valid and reliable protocol to identify students with learning disabilities in Zambia. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading: Boston, MA.

Stemler, S.E., & Bar-David, E. (April, 2009). How can universities measure ethical reasoning? Roundtable paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization: Portsmouth, NH.

Hartley, A., & Stemler, S.E. (April, 2009). How can universities assess the development of intercultural literacy? Roundtable paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization: Portsmouth, NH.

Bar-David, E., Moore, T., & Stemler, S.E. (April, 2008). Measuring ethical reasoning in higher education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization: Hyannis, MA.

Koh, S., Sonnabend, L., Sharpes, K., Compton, E., & Stemler, S.E. (April, 2008). Measuring intercultural literacy in higher education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization: Hyannis, MA.

Wu, M., Sonnabend, L, Compton, E., Dinsmore, E., & Stemler, S.E. (April, 2008). Measuring social intelligence in higher education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization: Hyannis, MA.

Sharpes, K., Bar-David, E., Koh, S., & Stemler, S.E. (April, 2008). Measuring civic engagement in higher education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization: Hyannis, MA.

Jarvin, L., & Stemler, S.E. (March, 2008). Using the theory of successful intelligence as a framework for developing assessments in AP physics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: New York, New York.

Elliott, J., Stemler, S.E., Grigorenko, E.L., & Sternberg, R.J. (July, 2007). Practical intelligence in school: A comparison between experienced and novice teachers. Paper presented at the XI biennial meeting of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology. Knoxville, TN, USA

Kahn, R., & Stemler, S.E. (July, 2007). Relationships over time: A model for supporting and implementing parent/professional collaboration. Paper presented at the XI biennial meeting of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology. Knoxville, TN, USA.

Stemler, S.E., & Sonnabend, L. (April, 2007). A large-scale analysis of the purpose of schools in the era of NCLB. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization: Portsmouth, NH.

Stemler, S.E., & Elliott, J. (July, 2005). Measuring teachers’ practical skills. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association of Cognitive Education and Psychology: Durham, England.

Stemler, S.E., & Grigorenko, E.L., Jarvin, L., & Sternberg, R.J.. (July, 2005). Measuring thinking skills in AP statistics and psychology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association of Cognitive Education and Psychology: Durham, England.

Stemler, S.E., Elliott, J., Grigorenko, E.L., & Sternberg, R.J. (April, 2005). Practical intelligence and teacher preparation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: Montreal, Quebec.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2004). Interrater reliability and the many-facets Rasch model: A comparative example. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: San Diego, CA.

Birney, D.P., Stemler, S.E., Grigorenko, E.G., & Sternberg, R.J. (April, 2004). An application of the many-facet Rasch measurement approach to the evaluation of triarchic instruction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: San Diego, CA.

Bebell, D., & Stemler, S.E. (April, 2004). Reassessing the objectives of educational accountability in Massachusetts: The mismatch between Massachusetts and the MCAS. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: San Diego, CA.

Sternberg, R.J., & the Rainbow Project Collaborators (April, 2004). Using measures of creative and practical skills to predict college success. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: San Diego, CA.

Sternberg, R.J., Grigorenko, E.L., Jarvin, L., & Stemler, S.E. (April, 2003). Enhancing higher-order thinking and learning in AP Psychology and Statistics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: Chicago, IL.

Stemler, S. (April, 2003). Using the many-FACETS Rasch model to “measure” student achievement in AP Statistics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization – Institute for Objective Measurement. Portsmouth, NH.

Bebell, D., & Stemler, S. (April, 2002). MCAS and the purpose of school. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization: Northampton, MA.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2002). Exploring school effectiveness at the fourth grade on TIMSS. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: New Orleans, LA.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2001). The design and development of TIMSS 1999. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: Seattle, WA.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2000). A Rasch analysis of the purpose of school survey. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization – Institute for Objective Measurement: Portsmouth, NH.

O’Connor, K.M., & Stemler, S.E. (April, 2000). Monitoring quality control in data collection. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: New Orleans, LA.

Stemler, S.E., & Bebell, D. (April, 1999). An empirical approach to understanding and analyzing the mission statements of selected educational institutions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization: Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 1998). The purpose of school in American society: An analysis of school mission statements. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization: Portland, ME.
 

Invited Presentations

Stemler, S.E. (December, 2011). Measuring and supporting creativity in students. Invited presentation given at the 126th annual meeting of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Boston, MA.

Stemler, S.E. (February, 2010). Examining practical intelligence in teaching. Invited presentation given at the Wesleyan University Natural Sciences and Mathematics Lunch Seminar.

Stemler, S.E. (March, 2009). Does practical intelligence predict teacher effectiveness? Invited presentation given at the Educational Testing Service, Center for New Constructs: Princeton, NJ.

Stemler, S.E. (March, 2009). From working “at cross purposes” to working across purposes: How testing can enhance higher education’s simultaneous quest for merit and diversity. Paper presented at the Liberal Educational and Effective Practice conference at Clark University: Worcester, MA.

Stemler, S.E. (July, 2008). Metrics and Measures of Adaptability. Fostering Adaptive Performance Workshop: Taking the Next Steps. Sponsored by the Department of Defense, the University of Central Florida RETRO Lab, RDECOM, and the ADL Co-Lab Hub: Alexandria, VA.

Stemler, S.E. (November, 2004). Seven practical strategies teachers use when dealing with others. Invited presentation given at the Abilities and Expertise Seminar. Yale University, Department of Psychology.

Stemler, S.E. (September, 2004). Building a research culture: The PACE Center at Yale. Invited presentation given to the Department of Education: University of Durham, UK.

Stemler, S.E. (March, 2003). Enhancing the construct validity of Advanced Placement examinations in Psychology. Invited presentation given at the Abilities and Expertise Seminar: Yale University, Department of Psychology.

Stemler, S.E. (July, 2002). Understanding schools as intelligent systems. Invited presentation given at the annual meeting of the Appalachian Intermediate Unit 8 Leadership Academy. College Station, PA.

Stemler, S.E. (March, 2002). Fumbling towards equity: An investigation into the factors associated with school effectiveness internationally. Invited presentation given at the Abilities and Expertise Seminar: Yale University, Department of Psychology.

Jordan, J., & Stemler, S.E. (March, 2002). Teaching for wisdom: A program for schools. Invited presentation given at the annual conference on Gifted Education, sponsored by college-gifted programs. Fairfield University: Fairfield, CT.

Stemler, S.E. (May, 2001). Exploring the potential uses of the TIMSS 1999 database. Invited presentation given at the TIMSS 1999 Benchmarking Database Training Session: Potomac, MD.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2001). Demystifying the data from TIMSS 1999. Keynote address presented at the annual meeting of the Eisenhower Consortium Association on Research for Better Schools: Cherry Hill, NJ.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2001). Benchmarking to the world in mathematics and science. Invited presentation given at the annual meeting of the Eisenhower Consortium Association on Research for Better Schools: Cherry Hill, NJ.

Stemler, S.E., & Henderson, S. (August, 1998). Interpreting the results of the Massachusetts Teacher Test. Invited presentation given to the staff members of the Education Committee of the Massachusetts House of Representatives: Boston, MA.

Shasby, K., Stemler, S.E., Horn, C., & Bebell, D. (November, 1998). Interpreting standardized test results. Invited presentation given to the Brookline Parents Association: Brookline, MA.
 

Poster Presentations

Stemler, S.E., Imada, T., & Sorkin, C. (April, 2012). Development and analysis of the Wesleyan Intercultural Competence Scale (WICS). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Vancouver, Canada.

Kahn, R., Berchin-Weiss, J., & Stemler, S.E. (July, 2007). Enhancing parent participation in early intervention by using tools for mediated learning. Poster presented at the XI biennial meeting of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology. Knoxville, TN, USA.
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

9/05-present

Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University, Department of Psychology

Courses Taught: (a) Foundations of Contemporary Psychology, (b) Psychological Measurement, (c) Advanced Seminar in Psychological Measurement, (d) Introductory Statistics, (e) Psychology of Conflict Resolution. Responsible for course development, instructional delivery, assessment of student performance, and supervision of graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants.

 

12/02–present

Faculty, Framingham State College, International Education Program.

Courses Taught: Research and Evaluation Methodology. Responsible for delivering onsite instruction in Research and Evaluation Methodology to K-12 teachers and administrators working in overseas schools (e.g., Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Nicaragua) and pursuing their Masters degree in Education.

 

09/01–05/03

Visiting Instructor, Framingham State College, Division of Graduate and Continuing Education.

Courses Taught: Research and Evaluation Methodology. Developed the curriculum, conducted interactive and asynchronous lessons, and evaluated student performance for this online, graduate level course. Responsible for delivering onsite instruction in Research and Evaluation

 

01/01–05/01

Teaching Assistant, Boston College, Lynch School of Education

Courses Taught: (i) Large-Scale Assessment and Quantitative Data Collection Procedures; (ii) Classroom Assessment.  Co-develop syllabus, graded papers, and taught various sessions of these graduate and undergraduate level courses (with Prof. Ina V.S. Mullis)

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

Research Organizations

Assessment Consultant, Yale University PACE Center. Coordinated item development, item review, and statistical analyses of data (n~1,500) for a project aimed at creating new versions of Advanced Placement Physics examinations employing Sternberg’s triarchic theory of intelligence (8/05-present).

Assessment Consultant, Successful Intelligence, LLC. Coordinated item development, item review, and statistical analyses of data (n~2,000) for a project aimed at creating new versions of Advanced Placement Psychology and Statistics examinations employing Sternberg’s triarchic theory of intelligence (10/01-9/04).

Consultant in Policy and Planning, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. Worked with representatives from community colleges, state colleges, and state university branches to identify data analysis needs. Developed and authored a Technical Report to accompany the Higher Education Institutional Research System (HEIRS). Performed institutional research using the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Invited to speak to the staff of the Education Committee for the Massachusetts House of Representatives about the validity and reliability of the Massachusetts Teacher Test (5/98-9/98).

School Districts

Statistical Consultant, Lexington School for the Deaf. Performed data analysis and interpretation of results of results; assisted with development of grant proposal to study mediated learning strategies and parent-child interactions (1/1/07-present).

Statistical Consultant, District of Columbia Public Charter School Board. Performed data analysis and interpretation of results of the Stanford 9 Achievement Test for all Charter Schools in the District of Columbia. Developed a summary report for the DCPCSB putting their results into a national context (8/99).

Statistical Consultant, Naperville County Public School District. Performed data analysis and interpretation of results of the TIMSS 1999 Benchmarking test for all schools in the Naperville County, IL (8/01-Present).

Higher Education Institutions

Workshop Instructor, Suffolk University. Taught a series of one-day workshops on the use of Microsoft Excel for Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced level students (10/00-2/01).

Survey Consultant, Boston College Dining Services. Provided technical assistance related to survey design and layout. Created SPSS syntax files for analysis. Provided technical support in the interpretation of the findings (5/97-6/97).

Survey Consultant, HealthQuest Project at Boston College. Provided technical assistance related to survey design and layout. Created SPSS syntax files for analysis. Provided technical support in the interpretation of the findings (4/97-5/97).

Doctoral Dissertations

 

Statistical Consultant, Martin Pierre. Created SPSS syntax files for analysis. Provided technical support in the interpretation of the findings (4/01-9/01).

 

Statistical Consultant, Ellen Keene. Provided technical assistance related to survey design and layout. Created SPSS syntax files for analysis. Provided technical support in the interpretation of the findings (4/00-9/00).

 

Statistical Consultant, Maryanne Prevetti. Created SPSS syntax files for analysis. Provided technical support in the interpretation of the findings (2/98-4/98).

 

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Editorial Boards of Professional Journals
Learning and Individual Differences (7/2006 – present)

Executive committees
New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO)
    Vice President and Program Chair (2010-2012)
    CT State Representative (2007-2010)

APA Division 48
Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, & Violence Prevention

    Chair of the Conflict Resolution Workgroup (2009-2010)

Rasch Measurement Special Interest Group of AERA
    Secretary/Treasurer (2004-2006). Developed a permanent website for the SIG (www.raschsig.org) and led a membership recruiting campaign that increased membership from 136 to 188 (38% increase).

Reviewer
Scholarly Journals (ad hoc reviewer)
Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement
International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment
Journal of Mixed Methods Research
Psychological Methods
Teachers College Record
Urban Education
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Intelligence: A Multidisciplinary Journal
European Journal of Psychological Assessment

Grant Proposals
National Science Foundation REESE program
Qatar National Research Fund
Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong

Conference Proposals
American Educational Research Association
Division D (1999
present)
School Effectiveness and School Improvement Special Interest Group (2001–present)
Rasch Measurement Special Interest Group (2003–present)
Multiple Intelligences Special Interest Group (2005–present)
Moral Development and Education Special Interest Group (2005)
Test Validity Special Interest Group (2007-present)

Professional Standards
The Personnel Evaluation Standards – Joint Committee on Standards, Western Michigan University (2004)

Discussant

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2011). Professional development and inquiry. Annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization. New Bedford, MA.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2006). Probes and reflections in multiple intelligences. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: San Francisco, CA.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2006). A comparative study on measurement instruments for moral judgment: Selecting an appropriate instrument. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: San Francisco, CA.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2005). Reframing the study of “intelligence”: Looking more closely at human abilities. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: Montreal, Quebec.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2004). Practical applications of Rasch measurement: Part II. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: San Diego, CA.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2004). Multiple intelligences: Selected dynamics. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: San Diego, CA.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2003). The district and the school: District level effects on school effectiveness and school improvement. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: Chicago, IL.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2003). Improving schools, improving learning. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: Chicago, IL.

Session Chair

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2011). Test Validity for English Language Learners and Special Populations. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: New Orleans, LA.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2008). Developing New Measures of Higher Education Outcomes. Annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization: Hyannis, MA.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2006). Rasch measurement investigations of DIF and scaling. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: San Francisco, CA.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2004). School effects: An international perspective. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: San Diego, CA.

Stemler, S.E. (April, 2003). The district and the school: District level effects on school effectiveness and school improvement. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: Chicago, IL.

Stemler, S.E. (September, 2002). Personal responsibilities and impediments to moral functioning. National Invitational Conference on Nurturing Morality: Racine, WI. Sponsored by the Johnson Foundation and the Laboratory for Student Success: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory at Temple University Center for Research in Human Development and Education.

Invited Panelist

Stemler, S.E. (May, 2009). Science of Human Measures Workshop. Sponsored by the Army Research Institute: Newport News, VA.

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY

Statistical Analysis

SPSS, SAS, HLM, Mplus, Mx, Amos

 

Measurement

WinSteps/Bigsteps (Rasch), Facets (Rasch), Quest/ConQuest (Rasch),

Multilog (IRT), Rule Space

 

Qualitative Analysis

NVivo (formerly known as NUD*IST)

 

Database Design

Microsoft Access, FileMaker Pro

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

University Committee Work
Ad Hoc Committee on the Evaluation of Teaching (2010-2011)

Junior faculty representative on EPC sub-committee to investigate moving to online student course evaluations (March, 2008).

Consulting
Wesleyan Prison Program
regarding a project assessment plan (October, 2009)

University Residential Life regarding personnel selection (August, 2009

Student Affairs leadership team regarding the assessment of co-curricular learning goals (May, 2009)

Educational Policy Committee regarding the measurement of higher education outcomes (October, 2008)

Psychology Department Committee Work
Institutional Review Board Committee for the Department of Psychology (2009-2010)

Search Committee (2006-2007) for Biological Psychology position in the Department of Psychology

Search Committee (2005-2006) for Cognitive Psychology position in the Department of Psychology

Graduate Student Thesis Committees

    Lauren Sonnabend (2009) - advisor

    Steven Wengrovitz (2007) - reader

    Stephanie Marshall (2007) - reader


Undergraduate Thesis Committees
    Alex Hartley (2010) - advisor
    Senna Georges (2010) - advisor
    Kirsten Sharpes (2008) – advisor
    Max Wu (2008) – advisor
    Rebecca Littman (2008) – advisor
    Laura Fogliano (2006) – reader

Presentations

Invited presentation for the Beta Theta Pi Lecture Series (October, 2009). The pervasive influence of educational and psychological testing.

Invited presentation for the Beta Theta Pi Lecture Series (December, 2006). Testing and the purpose of school.

Discussion leader for First-Year Matters Initiative regarding common readings related to theme of water. (September, 2009).

 

News/Media

National Public Radio (September 17, 2007). Interviewed on Where We Live regarding funded research on mental flexibility. http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wnpr/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1149048

Begley, Sharon (August 20-27, 2007). The Puzzle of Hidden Ability. Newsweek Magazine (p. 50). Online version downloaded from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20226463/site/newsweek/page/0/ on August 13, 2007.
 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    Division D (Measurement & Research Methodology)
    Division J (Postsecondary Education)
    Moral Development and Education Special Interest Group
    Multiple Intelligences Special Interest Group
    Rasch Measurement Special Interest Group
    Test Validity Research and Evaluation Special Interest Group
American Psychological Association (APA)
    Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics)
    Division 8 (Society for Personality & Social Psychology)
    Division 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology - SIOP)
    Division 15 (Educational Psychology)
    Division 48 (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence)
Association for Psychological Science (APS)
International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP)
New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO)

  

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