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David Walker, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor

Department

Educational Technology, Research and Assessment

Research Interests

Applied Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, Quantitative Methodology, General Linear Models

Education

Ph.D., Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Classes

ETR 521 (Educational Statistics I)

ETR 522 (Educational Statistics II)

ETR 720 (Advanced Research Methods in Education)

ETR 722 (Methods of Multivariate Analysis)

Recent Publications

Lukaszuk, J.M., Walker, D.A., Shokrani, M., Umoren; J. and Norman, E.J. (2017). Assessment of vitamin B12 tissue stores in elderly proton pump inhibitor users. Cogent Medicine, 4, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/2331205X.2017.1389639

Murawska, J.M. and Walker, D.A. (2017). Visual tools for eliciting connections and cohesiveness in mixed methods research. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 29(3), 274-290.

Shokrani, M., Lukaszuk, J.M., Walker, D.A., McCann, H., McMahon, L. and Kim, E. (2017). Assessment of intake of cinnamon supplements on hemoglobin A1c levels in pre-diabetics. Clinical Laboratory Science, 30(3).

Walker, D.A. (2017). The Pearson Product–Moment Correlation Coefficient and adjustment indices: The Fisher Approximate Unbiased estimator and the Olkin-Pratt adjustment. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 16(2).

Walker, D.A. and Downey, P.M. (2017). Literacy across the curriculum: Collaborative initiatives and practices of a professional development school partnership. In J. Ferrara, J. L. Nath, I. N. Guadarrama and R. Beebe (Eds.). Expanding opportunities to link research and clinical practice: A volume in research in professional development schools (pp. 169-198). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Walker, D.A. and Smith, T.J. (2017). Computing robust, bootstrap-adjusted fit indices for use with nonnormal data. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 50(1-2), 131-137.

Al-Shahrani, H.A. and Walker, D.A. (2016). An exploratory, descriptive study of the attitudes of instructors and students toward the use of asynchronous online discussion at a female university in Saudi Arabia. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 28(3), 247-263.

Martin, A.L., Reeves, T.D., Smith, T.J. and Walker, D.A. (2016). Computer proficiency for online learning: Factorial invariance of scores among teachers. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 28(3), 232-246.

Mohammed, S. F., Walker, D.A., Conderman, G. and Pisapia, J. (2016). Implementing scientific-based research: Learning from the history of the Reading First program. Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 15(1), 27-40.

Walker, D.A. (2016). Confidence intervals for Kendall's tau with small samples. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 15(1), 868-883.

Walker, D.A., Reeves, T.D. and Smith, T.J. (2016). Confirmation of the Data Driven Decision-Making Efficacy and Anxiety Inventory’s (3D-MEA) score factor structure among teachers. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. Pre-published December 1, 2016, doi:10.1177/0734282916682905

Walker, D.A. and Smith, T.J. (2016). Nine pseudo R2 indices for binary logistic regression models. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 15(1), 848-854.

Recent Presentations

Ehrmann, J.N. and Walker, D.A. (2017, October). Predicting instructional alignment from alignment practices. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Murawska, J.M. and Walker, D.A. (2017, October). Visual tools for eliciting connections and cohesiveness in mixed methods research. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Peed, T. and Walker, D.A. (2017, October). Unruly data: Tips for screening your data prior to analysis. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.

Smith, T.J., Walker, D.A., Chen, H.-T., Wang, H.-H. and Yang, K.-K. (2017, October). Student perceptions of school climate and student attitude towards science: A cross-cultural examination. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Smith, T.J., Walker, D.A. and McKenna, K.M. (2017, October). Logistic regression for under sparse data conditions. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Walker, D.A., Smith, T.J. and Smith, M.C. (2017, October). The predictive relationship between literacy skills and background variables: A PIAAC study of U.S. immigrant participants. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Shokrani, M., Lukaszuk, J., Walker, D.A., McCann, H., McMahon, L. and Kim, E. (2017, August). Assessment of intake of cinnamon supplements on hemoglobin A1c levels in pre-diabetics. American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. San Diego, CA.

Smith, T.J., Walker, D.A. and McKenna, C.M. (2017, April). An examination of link function choice in ordinal regression models. American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Walker, D.A., Reeves, T.D. and Smith, T.J. (2017, April). Confirmation of the factor structure of the Data Driven Decision-Making Efficacy and Anxiety Inventory (3D-MEA) among teachers in the Midwest. American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Walker, D.A. (2017, March). Trends in international education. International Education Forum, Miaoli, Taiwan.

Walker, D.A. and Hung, W.-C. (2017, March). The NIU experience of promoting an international dimension in education. International Education Forum, Miaoli, Taiwan.

Alkarzon, M., Mayall, H. and Walker, D.A. (2016, November). Digital divide in online learning. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education World Conference on E-Learning, Washington, D.C.

Borg, T., Elish-Piper, L., Hadi-Tabassum, S., Hung, W.-C., Johnson, L. R., Sanga, I. Smith, T.J. and Walker, D.A. (2016, November). Teacher preparation and professional development. Global Open Imagination Project on Teaching Innovation and Education Excellence, Miaoli, Taiwan.

Walker, D.A. (2016, November). Action research: Teacher inquiry for K-12 in-class questions. Global Open Imagination Project on Teaching Innovation and Education Excellence, Miaoli, Taiwan.

Walker, D.A. (2016, November). Opportunities for international education advancement: Developments from the United States, Asia, and Oceania. Keynote Address at the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association/Taiwan Education Research Association, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Alkarzon, M., Walker, D.A. and Mayall, H. (2016, October). Diffusion of innovation and online training adoption. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Al-Shahrani, H.A. and Walker, D.A. (2016, October). Behavioral intention to adopt mobile learning among university students in Saudi Arabia. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Martin, A.L., Reeves, T.D., Smith, T.J. and Walker, D.A. (2016, October). Computer proficiency for online learning: Factorial invariance of scores among teachers. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Smith, T.J., Walker, D.A. and McKenna, C.M. (2016, October). An exploration of link functions used in ordinal regression. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Walker, D.A. (2016, October). r and r biased adjustment indices with confidence intervals. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Walker, D.A., Reeves, T.D., Smith, T.J., Sanga, I., Al-Shahrani, F. and Hung, W. C. (2016, October). An evaluation of an online teaching and course development training program in Saudi Arabia. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Walker, D.A., Reeves, T.D., Smith, T.J., Comber, E. M., Martin, A.L. and Summers, K.H. (2016, September). Confirmation of the factor structure of the Data Driven Decision-Making Efficacy and Anxiety inventory (3D-MEA) among teachers in the Midwest. Illinois Education Research Council, Bloomington, IL.

Tonks, S. M., Summers, K.H. and Walker, D.A. (2016, August). Development of reading autonomy measures for U.S. middle school students. American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Alis, J.P., Salacinski, A.J., Nguyen, R. K., Chomentowski, P.J., Lukaszuk, J.M. and, Walker, D.A. (2016, June). Determining the effect of a coconut beverage on blood glucose and blood lactate concentrations. American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, MA.

Nguyen R. K., Lukaszuk, J.M., Alis, J.P., Salacinski, A.J., Walker, D.A. and Umoren, J. (2016, June). Effectiveness of coconut water on treadmill anaerobic test performance. American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, MA.

Martin, A. and Walker, D.A. (2016, April). Factor exploration of a Christian identity scale. American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Newman, I., Hitchcock, J.H., Newman, D.O., Walker, D.A., Smith, T.J., Finch, W.H. and Brooks, G.P. (2016, April). What if null hypothesis significance tests were banned? An interactive discussion of implications for general linear modeling. American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Smith, T.J., Walker, D.A. and McKenna, C.M. (2016, April). A coefficient of discrimination for use with multinomial and ordinal regression models. American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

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