Kellie Wills, Ph.D.

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Desired position type: Any
Location: Seattle Washington, United States

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Seasoned statistical professional and educator seeks part-time or project-based work in data analysis, statistical modeling and programming, or training development and delivery.


Ph.D., Educational Psychology (Measurement, Statistics, and Research Design), University of Washington College of Education, Fall 2013.

  • Concentration in Social Statistics from Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences.
  • Dissertation title: “Uncertainty in estimating between-teacher variation for value-added modeling: A Bayesian perspective.”

M.A. Applied Statistics, University of California, Santa Barbara, December 2000. GPA 3.96/4.0.

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 1992. GPA 4.75/5.0.


Postdoctoral Experience

8/2015 – present: Teaching and Research Associate, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

  • Teaches classroom-based graduate research methods classes.
  • Teaches online in the UW Continuum College Career Accelerator program.
  • Provided statistical and survey methods expertise for the District Leadership Design Lab and the Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy.

Ph.D. Program Experience

9/2009 – 3/2014: University of Washington, Seattle, WA; NOAA, Seattle, WA

  • Graduate Research Assistant, responsible for statistical and psychometric analysis for NSF-funded elementary science assessment project DEISA (Developing and Evaluating Instructionally Sensitive Assessments). Co-authored a peer-reviewed paper for the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
  • As an R Programming Consultant to NOAA, contributed as a consultant to the development of R package MARSS (Multivariate Autoregressive State-Space Modeling). Co-authored a peer-reviewed paper for the R Journal.

Predoctoral Experience

3/2008 – 12/2008: Engineering Service Manager, REvolution Computing, Seattle, WA

  • Led customer training and support for an enterprise implementation of the R programming environment.

11/2006 – 12/2007: Senior Consultant, Insightful Corporation, Seattle, WA

  • Consulted on projects involving statistical analysis and programming using S-PLUS.

6/2005 – 10/2006: Mathematical Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau, Suitland, MD

  • Researched, consulted on and reviewed seasonal adjustment practices and time series models for Census Bureau economic time series.


  • R (15 years experience)
  • RMarkdown/knitr (2 years experience)
  • Qualtrics (2 years experience)


    statistics, Survey design and methodology