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

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

Moore, Q. T., Walker, D. A., Frush, D. P., Daniel, M., and Pavkov, T. W. (2022). Intrapersonal and institutional influences on overall perception of radiation safety among radiologic technologists. Radiologic Technology, 93(3), 255-267. PMID 35017269.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., and McKenna, C. M. (2022). Homework characteristics as predictors of advanced math achievement and attitude among U.S. 12th grade students. SN Social Sciences, 2(1). doi : 10.1007/s43545-021-00300-9

Andzik, N. R., DeSpain, S. N., and Walker, D. A. (2021). It's all in the notes: The impact of required class notes on post-lecture, in-class quiz scores. The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 32(4), 147-164.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., Chen, H.- T., and Hong, Z.-. R., and Lin, H.-S. (2021). School belonging and math attitudes among high school students in advanced math. International Journal of Educational Development, 80. doi: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2020.102297

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., Hsu, W.-Y., Lu, Y.-Y., Hong, Z.-. R., and McKenna, C. M. (2021). Teacher characteristics as predictors of mathematics attitude and perceptions of engaged teaching among 12th grade advanced mathematics students in the U.S. Education Inquiry. doi: 10.1080/20004508.2021.1883910

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., and McKenna, C. M. (2021). A coefficient of discrimination for use with nominal and ordinal regression models. Journal of Applied Statistics. doi:10.1080/02664763.2020.1796940

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., Chen, H.- T., and Hong, Z.-. R. (2020). Students' sense of school belonging and attitude towards science: A cross-cultural examination. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 18(5), 855-867. doi: 10.1007/s10763-019-10002-7

Ary, D., Jacobs, L. C., Sorensen-Irvine, C. K., and Walker, D. A. (2019). Introduction to research in education (10th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.

Chomentowski, P. J., Alis, J. P., Nguyen, R. K., Lukaszuk, J. M., and, Walker, D. A., and Salacinski, A. J. (2019). The effects of a coconut water beverage on blood glucose homeostasis during prolonged aerobic exercise. Sport and Health –International Journal of Sport Sciences and Health, 6(11-12), 9-18. UDC: 796.015.572:613.192.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., and McKenna, K. M. (2019). An exploration of link functions used in ordinal regression. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 18(1). doi: 10.22237/jmasm/1556669640

Walker, D. A., and Smith, T. J. (2019). Logistic regression under sparse data conditions. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 18(2). doi: 10.22237/jmasm/1604190660

Recent Presentations

Conderman, G., DeSpain, S., and Walker, D. A. (2022, April). Special Education student teachers' reflections on skills and observed practices. American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Andzik, N., DeSpain, S., and Walker, D. A. (2021, October). It's all in the notes: The impact of required class notes on in-class quiz scores. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Conderman, G., DeSpain, S., and Walker, D. A. (2021, October). Student teachers’ reflections of skills and observed practices. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., and McKenna, C. (2021, October). Effects of ordinal outcome distribution patterns on the statistical power of general linear mixed models. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., Hsu, W.-Y., Lu, Y.-Y., and McKenna, C. M. (2021, April). Teacher characteristic predictors of mathematics attitude and perceptions of engaged teaching: U.S. 12th-grade students. American Educational Research Association, Orlando, FL.

Male, B. M., Lukaszuk J. M., Chomentowski, P. J., and Walker D. A. (2020, May). Stress response and performance changes in law enforcement officers’ marksmanship under varied levels of stress. American College of Sports Medicine, San Francisco CA.

Smith, K. J., and Walker, D. A. (2020, April). Intentions to leave entry-level student affairs positions: Professional preparedness, job satisfaction, and self-efficacy. American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Walker, D. A., and Elish-Piper, L. (2020, April). Educate Global: Alternative teacher preparation lived and developmental experiences at Chinese and Taiwanese summer English language camps. American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Walker, D. A., and Elish-Piper, L. (2020, April). Educate U.S.: Engaged teacher candidate field experiences in an urban context. American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

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Contact

815-753-7886
dawalker@niu.edu
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