Grant B. Morgan, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Campus Contact Information:
Ph.D. Educational Research & Measurement (2012) - University of South Carolina
M.S. Organization Development (2005) - Western Carolina University
B.S. Psychology (2003) - Clemson University
EDP 6337: Psychometric Theory (Graduate; Baylor University)
EDP 6365: Latent Variable Models in Education (Graduate; Baylor University)
EDP 6366: Item Response Theory (Graduate; Baylor University)
EDP 6360: Experimental Design I (Graduate; Baylor University)
EDP 5335: Research Methods in Education (Graduate; Baylor University)
Research Methods in Education (Graduate; University of South Carolina)
Statistics I (Graduate; University of South Carolina)
Statistics II (Graduate; University of South Carolina)
Educational Measurement (Graduate; University of South Carolina)
Advanced quantitative methods, latent variable models, clustering/classification, nonparametric statistics, psychometrics
2014 Cornelia Marschall-Smith Professor of the Year Nominee
2014 Bruce Thompson Outstanding Paper Award - Southwest Educational Research Association
2014 Distinguished Paper Award, State and Regional Educational Research Associations Special Interest Groups, American Educational Research Association
2012 Bruce Thompson Outstanding Paper Award - Southwest Educational Research Association
2012 Distinguished Paper Award, State and Regional Educational Research Associations Special Interest Groups, American Educational Research Association
2011 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award - University of South Carolina
2011 Graduate Student Research Competition (1st Prize) - University of South Carolina
2010 Distinguished Paper Award, South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research
2010 Distinguished Paper Award, State and Regional Educational Research Associations Special Interest Groups, American Educational Research Association
2010 SAS Institute Student Ambassador Finalist
(* denotes Baylor graduate students)
Johnson, R. L., & Morgan, G. B. (under review). Survey scales: The essentials. Guilford Press.
Hartlep, Nicholas, D., Morgan, G. B., & Hodge, K. J.* (in press). Vietnamese youth and the model minority stereotype: An examination of the National Asian American Survey of 2008. In N. D. Hartlep (Ed.). The model minority stereotype reader: Critical and challenging readings for the 21st century. San Diego, CA: Cognella.
Hartlep, N. D., McCubbins, S., & Morgan, G. B. (2014). Revealing the Myth of the "Fully Qualified" Bright Young Teacher: Using the Haberman Star Teacher Pre-Screener to Teach and Assess Professional Dispositions and Core Beliefs in Education. In J. A. Gorlewski, B. Porfilio, D. A. Gorlewski, & J. Hopkins (Eds.). Effective or Wise: Teaching and Assessing Professional Dispositions in Education. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Johnson, R. L., & Morgan, G. B. (in press). Item types, response formats and consequences for statistical investigations. In K. Schweizer & C. DiStefano (Eds.) Test construction: Standards and recent advancements. Boston, MA: European Association of Psychological Assessment and Hofgrefe Publishing.
Morgan, G. B., & Hodge, K. J.* (in press). A primer on research validity for conducting quantitative studies of the model minority stereotype. In B. Portfilio & N. D. Hartlep (Eds.). Killing the model minority stereotype: Asian American counter-stories and complicity. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Morgan, G. B., & Hodge, K. J.* (in press). Statistical procedures for addressing research fallacies such as model minority stereotype. In B. Portfilio & N. D. Hartlep (Eds.). Killing the model minority stereotype: Asian American counter-stories and complicity. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
DiStefano, C., Morgan, G. B., & Motl, R. W. (2012). Detecting acquiescence underlying Rosenberg's Self Esteem scale using the Rasch Partial Credit model. In S. De Wals, & K. Meszaros (Eds.) Handbook on psychology of self-esteem. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Morgan, G. B., Hodge, K. J.*, & Baggett, A. R.* (in press). Latent profile analysis with nonnormal mixtures: A Monte Carlo examination of model selection accuracy. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis (Special Issue on Advances in Mixture Modeling).
Morgan, G. B., Hodge, K. J.*, Wells, K. E.*, & Watkins, M. W. (2015). Are fit indices biased in favor of bi-factor models in cognitive ability research?: A comparison of fit in correlated factors, higher-order, and bi-factor models via Monte Carlo simulations. Journal of Intelligence, 3, 2-20. doi:10.3390/jintelligence3010002
McKay, M. T., Morgan, G. B., van Exel, N. J., & Worrell, F. C. (2015). Back to “the future": Evidence of a bifactor solution for the Consideration of Future Consequences Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 29, 1-8, Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/00223891.2014.999338
Morgan, G. B., & Beaujean, A. A. (2014). An investigation of growth mixture models for studying the Flynn Effect. Journal of Intelligence, 2, 156-179. doi:10.3390/jintelligence2040156
Morgan, G. B. (2015). Mixed mode latent class analysis: An examination of fit index performance for classification. Structural Equation Modeling, 22(1), 76-86. doi:10.1080/10705511.2014.935751
Morgan, G. B., Hodge, K. J.*, Trepinski, T. M.*, & Anderson, L. W. (2014). The stability of teacher performance and effectiveness: Examining some fundamental assumptions of teacher evaluation systems. Educational Policy & Analysis Archives, 22(95). doi:10.14507/epaa.v22n95.2014
Umstattd Meyer, M. R., Walsh, S. M.*, Sharkey, J. R., Morgan, G. B., & Nalty, C. C. (2014). Physical and social environmental characteristics of physical activity for Mexican-origin children: Examining differences between school year and summer perceptions. BMC Public Health, 14:958. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-958
D’Amico, M. M., Morgan, G. B., Robertson, S., & Houchins, C. (2014). An Exploration of Noncredit Community College Enrollment. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 62(3), 152-162. doi:10.1080/07377363.2014.953438
Morgan, G. B., Zhu, M., Johnson, R. L., & Hodge, K. J.* (2014). Interrater reliability estimators commonly used in scoring language assessments: A Monte Carlo investigation of estimator accuracy. Language Assessment Quarterly, 11(3), 304-324. doi:10.1080/15434303.2014.937486
DiStefano, C., & Morgan, G. B. (2014). A Comparison of Diagonal Weighted Least Squares Robust Estimation Techniques for Ordinal Data. Structural Equation Modeling, 21(3), 425-438. doi:10.1080/10705511.2014.915373
Morgan, G. B., D'Amico, M. M., & Hodge, K. J.* (2013). Major differences: Modeling profiles of community college persisters in career clusters. Quality & Quantity, 49(1), 1-20. doi:10.1007/s11135-013-9970-x
Bell, B. A., Morgan, G. B., Schoeneberger, J. A., Kromrey, J. D., Ferron, J. M., & Loudermilk, B. L. (2013). How low can you go?: An investigation of the influence of sample size and model complexity on point and interval estimates in two-level linear models. Methodology: European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 10(1), 1-11. doi: 10.1027/1614-2241/a000062
D'Amico, M. M., Morgan, G. B., Robertson, S., & Rivers, H. E. (2013). Dual enrollment variables and college student persistence. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 37(10), 769-779. doi:10.1080/10668921003723334
Hartlep, N. D., & Morgan, G. B. (2013). An exploratory study of the restricted-use ELS:2002 dataset: Using finite mixture modeling as a way to problematize the "model minority stereotype." International Journal of Research in Education Methodology, 3(3), 295-304.
Kettler, R. J., Dickenson, T. S., Bennett, H. L., Morgan, G. B., Gilmore, J. A., Beddow, P. A., ... Palmer, P. W. (2012). Enhancing the accessibility of high school science tests: A multi-state experiment. Exceptional Children, 79, 91-106. doi:10.1177/001440291207900105
Valerio, W., Reynolds, A., Morgan, G. B., & McNair, A. (2012). Construct validity of the parent-completed children's Music-Related Behavior Questionnaire. Journal of Research in Music Education, 60(2), 186-200. doi: 10.1177/0022429412444450
DiStefano, C., Morgan, G. B., & Motl, R. W. (2012). An examination of personality characteristics related to acquiescence. Journal of Applied Measurement, 13(1), 41-56.
DiStefano, C., & Morgan G. B. (2011). Examining classification criteria: A comparison of three cut score methods. Psychological Assessment, 23(2), 354-363. doi: 10.1037/a0021745
D'Amico, M. M., Morgan, G. B., & Rutherford, G. (2011). The timing of pre-enrollment activities and predicting technical/community college student success. Journal of Applied Research in Community Colleges, 19(1), 35-41.
D'Amico, M. M., Morgan, G. B., & Robertson, T. (2011). Student achievement in identified workforce clusters: Understanding factors that influence student success and retention. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 35, 773-790. doi:10.1080/10668920902813444
Bell, B. A., DiStefano, C., & Morgan, G. B. (2010). A primer on disseminating applied quantitative research. Journal of Early Intervention, 32(5), 370-383. doi:10.1177/1053815110389461
DiStefano, C., & Morgan, G. B. (2010). Evaluation of the BESS TRS-CA using the Rasch Rating Scale Model. School Psychology Quarterly, 25(4), 202-212. doi:10.1037/a0021509
Morgan, G. B., Sherlock, J. J., & Ritchie, W. J. (2010). Job satisfaction in the home health care context: Validating a customized instrument for application. Journal of Healthcare Management, 55(1), 11-21.
South Carolina SAS User's Group
American Educational Research Association
National Council on Measurement in Education
Structural Equation Modeling Special Interest Group (AERA)
Hierarchical Linear Modeling Special Interest Group (AERA)
South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research
American Evaluation Association
North Carolina Association for Research in Education