Kellie Wills, Ph.D.
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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.
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.
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