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

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.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., Chen, H.- T., and Hong, Z.-. R. (2019). Students' sense of school belonging and attitude towards science: A cross-cultural examination. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. doi: 10.1007/s10763-019-10002-7

Walker, D. A., Reeves, T. D., and Smith, T. J. (2018). Confirmation of the Data Driven Decision-Making Efficacy and Anxiety Inventory's score factor structure among teachers. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 36(5), 477-491.

Alshahrani, H. A., and Walker, D. A. (2017). Validity, reliability, predictors, moderation: The UTAUT model revisited. General Linear Model Journal, 43(2), 23-34.

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.

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), 540-546.

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.

Alshahrani, 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., 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

Smith, K. J., and Walker, D. A. (2019, October). Preparedness of student affairs professionals. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., Chen, H.-T., and McKenna, C. (2019, October). Teacher characteristics as predictors of mathematics attitude and perceptions of engaged teaching among 12th grade advanced mathematics students in the U.S. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Tonks, S. M., Summers, K., and Walker, D. A. (2019, October). The development and structure of an English-language measure of autonomous reading motivation for middle school students. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Walker, D. A. (2019, October). Educate Local: Early engagement and developmental experiences for teacher candidates. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Tonks, S. M., Summers, K., and Walker, D. A. (2019, May). Development of autonomous reading motivation measures for U.S. middle school students. International Self-Determination Theory Conference, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.

Glick, B. M., and Walker, D. A. (2019, April). Student conduct administrator professional identity. American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Smith, T. J., McKenna, K. M., and Walker, D. A. (2019, April). Homework characteristics as predictors of advanced math achievement and attitude among U.S. 12th grade students. American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., Chen, H.-T., and Hong, Z.-R. (2019, April). Students' sense of school belonging as a predictor of science proficiency and attitude toward science: A comparison between Taiwan and the U.S. American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Tonks, S. M., Summers, K., and Walker, D. A. (2019, April). Confirmation of the factor structure of an autonomous reading motivation measure for middle school students. American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Elish-Piper, L., and Walker, D. A. (2019, February). Educate Global: Engaged international field experiences for teacher candidates. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Louisville, KY.

Elish-Piper, L., and Walker, D. A. (2019, February). Educate U.S.: Engaged instructional and learning experiences for teacher candidates. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Louisville, KY.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., and Chen, H.-T. (2019, January). The relationship of sense of school belonging to math attitude among high school students enrolled in advanced math courses. Lisbon Economics and Statistics of Education. Lisbon, Portugal.

Glick, B. M., and Walker, D. A. (2018, October). Professional identity of student conduct administrators. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., Chen, H.-T., and Hong, Z.-R. (2018, October). Students' sense of school belonging as a predictor of science proficiency and attitude toward science: A comparison between Taiwan and the U.S. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Walker, D. A. (2018, October). Educate Global: Engaged international field experiences for teacher candidates. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Walker, D. A. (2018, October). Educate U.S.: Engaged instructional and learning experiences for teacher candidates. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Smith, M. C., Smith, T. J., and Walker, D. A. (2018, April). Adults' skill practices: An international study of individual and contextual predictors of skill proficiency. American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., and McKenna, K. M. (2018, April). Logistic regression under sparse data conditions. American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Walker, D. A., Smith, T. J., and Smith, M. C. (2018, April). The relationship between literacy skills and immigrant characteristic variables: A U.S. examination. American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Walker, D. A., Downey, P. M., and Johnson, J. L. (2018, March). Educate U.S. Conference on Engaged Learning, Teaching and Scholarship, DeKalb, IL.

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