Grant B. Morgan, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Campus Contact Information:
School of Education
Ph.D. Educational Research & Measurement (2012) - University of South Carolina
M.S. Organization Development (2005) - Western Carolina University
B.S. Psychology (2003) - Clemson University
Experimental Design (Graduate; Baylor University - Fall 2012)
Research Methods (Graduate; University of South Carolina - Summer 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Statistics I (Graduate; University of South Carolina - Fall 2010, 2011)
Statistics II (Graduate; University of South Carolina - Fall 2009, Spring 2012)
Educational Measurement (Graduate; University of South Carolina - Spring 2009)
Research in Education (Graduate; Western Carolina University - Spring 2007)
Advanced quantitative methods, latent variable models, clustering/classification, nonparametric statistics
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
2010 Graduate Student Research Competition (3rd) Prize - University of South Carolina
Johnson, R. L., & Morgan, G. B. (under contract). Survey scales: The essentials. Guilford Press.
DiStefano, C., Morgan, G. B., & Motl, R. W. (in press). Detecting acquiescence underlying Rosenberg's Self Esteem scale using the Rasch Partial Credit model. The psychology of self-esteem. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Scotia Publishers.
Sherlock, J. J., & Morgan, G. B. (2005). Learning journals: An underutilized tool in leadership education. In N.S. Huber & M.C. Walker (Eds.) Emergent Models of Global Leadership (pp.136-145). College Park, MD: University of Maryland.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Bell, B. A., Morgan, G. B., Schoeneberger, J. A., Kromrey, J. D., Ferron, J. M., & Loudermilk, B. L. (in press). 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.
Kettler, R. J., Dickenson, T. S., Bennett, H. L., Morgan, G. B., Gilmore, J. A., Beddow, P. A., ... Palmer, P. W. (in press). Enhancing the accessibility of high school science tests: A multi-state experiment. Exceptional Children.
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., & Rivers, H. E. (in press). The persistence of dually enrolled students continuing at technical/community colleges. Community College Journal of Research and Practice.
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.
DiStefano, C., Morgan, G. B., & Motl, R. W. (2012). An examination of personality characteristics related to acquiescence. Journal of Applied Measurement, 13(1).
DiStefano, C., & Morgan G. B. (2011). Examining classification criteria: A comparison of three cut score methods. Psychological Assessment, 23(2), 354-363.
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.
Bell, B. A., DiStefano, C., & Morgan, G. B. (2010). A primer on disseminating applied quantitative research. Journal of Early Intervention, 32(5), 370-383.
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.
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