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Selected Papers

The Effects of Graduate-Student Unionization on Stipends.” 2012. Forthcoming in The Review of Higher Education.

Measuring Transitions into the Workforce as a Form of Accountability.” 2011. IR Applications No. 32 November.

Workforce Preparation and Technical Skill Programs and Its Assessment.” Working paper (2/6/11). To appear in R. Howard, G. McLaughlin, & W.E. Knight, eds. Handbook of Institutional Research. Forthcoming, 2012. Jossey-Bass.

Calculating Returns to Degree Using Student Longitudinal Data Systems” (w/ Kiyokazu Matsuyama). Working Paper. Iowa Department of Education. February 2010.

A Conceptual and Operational Definition of STEM for Iowa Community Colleges (w/ John Lund). Working Paper. Iowa Department of Education. January 2010.

Exploring the Investment Behavior of Minorities in America” (w/ Tahira K. Hira and Cazilia Loibl). Washington, D.C.: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation. 2007.

Selected Presentations

American Education Research Association, “Counting the Number of Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Majors: Complications From Diverging Definitions of STEM.” New Orleans, Louisiana. April 2011.

Visualizing Transitions into the Workforce” (w/ Kiyozaku Matsuyama). MidAIR, Kansas City, MO. November 2009.

A Longitudinal Evaluation of Project Lead The Way in the State of Iowa” (w/ Frankie Santos Laanan, Soko Starobin, and Yi Zhang). Association for the Study of Higher Education, Vancouver, Canada. November 2009. (Poster Session).

“A Longitudinal Evaluation of Iowa ‘Project Lead The Way’ in the State of Iowa.” (w/ Yi Zhang, Frankie Santos Laanan, David Rethwisch, Soko Starobin, and Melissa Chapman), Association of Institutional Researchers – Upper Midwest, Minneapolis, Minnesota. October 2009. (Poster Session).

Visualizing Transitions into the Workforce.” (w/ Kiyokazu Matsuyama), Association of Institutional Researchers – Upper Midwest, Minneapolis, Minnesota. October 2009. (Poster Session).

Calculating Returns to Degree Using Administrative Data.” (w/ Kiyokazu Matsuyama), Association of Institutional Researchers – Upper Midwest, Minneapolis, Minnesota. October 2009.

Longitudinal Data and Higher Education Accountability.” Iowa State University, Brown Bag Seminar, College of Education, Ames, Iowa. September 2009.

“Risk Tolerance and Investment Confidence Among High-income Investors of Diverse Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds.” Academy of Financial Services, (w/ Tahira K. Hira and Cazilia Loibl), Orlando, Florida. October 2007.

Bayes is the New Black: Agent-Based Modeling and Bayesian Inferences in Biology.” International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB), (w/ Trin Turner), University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom. July 2007.

“How Different Cultures Approach Investing.” (w/ Tahira K. Hira and Cazilia Loibl), American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Reno, Nevada. June 2007.

The Effects of Graduate-student Unionization.” Midwest Economic Association Conferences, Chicago, Illinois. March 2006.

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