The Computing and Statistical Technology Laboratories in Education (CASTLE) is a computer lab available to students and faculty for data analysis and research consultation. It is located on the main campus in the Teaching Academy, Room 305. The lab computers are equipped with various quantitative and qualitative software packages including SPSS, SAS, AMOS, LISREL, Multilog, Mplus and Nvivo. The lab instructors provide instructional services to graduate students and faculty, which include research design development, demonstration of software packages, guidance for processing quantitative and qualitative data, and some statistical troubleshooting.

There are three lab instructors with a variety of skills and specializations. They are:



Dr. M.H. Clark
(Main Campus)

Specializes in research design, causal inference, univariate statistics, and multivariate statistics; she is familiar with SPSS, SAS, and Excel.

Dr. Shiva Jahani
(Main Campus)

Specializes in research methodology, advanced data analytics, data collection, and technical writing; she is familiar with SPSS, Mplus, SmartPLS, WarpPLS, and Excel.

Ms. Fidan Sideifzada

Specializes research methods and statistical analysis; she is familiar with Stata.

Feel free to contact Dr. Jahani if you have any questions about the lab or would like to schedule an appointment.

Remote Consultation

To schedule a remote session via Zoom:

  • Send an email to the instructor listed below depending on the day and time that you would like a consultation. For example, if you would like to meet with someone on Tuesday afternoon, please contact Dr. Jahani to schedule an appointment with her. Please let us know both your preferred time slot and a second choice.
  • Please give us 24 hours’ notice to reply.
  • Since we do not know how many clients we will need to meet with each day, each consultation will be 30 minutes. Appointments will be made based on our availability.

Spring CASTLE Hours

January 9th - May 2nd

NOTE: CASTLE is only open when classes are in session.*

Classes have been canceled Wednesday Sept. 28 - Friday, Sept. 30.

Main Campus
Teaching Academy, Room 305

Monday (TA 305)

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Tuesday (TA 305)

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Wednesday (TA 305)

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday (TA 305)

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

NOTE: Appointments are needed to meet virtually during these times. Email the Instructor to make an appointment.

Monday (remote)
Email Dr. Jahani

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Tuesday (remote)
Email Dr. Clark

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Thursday (remote)
Email Dr. Jahani

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Friday (remote)
Email Ms. Sideifzada

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

* CASTLE will be closed on:

  • Monday, January 16th, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, March 13th, through Friday, March 17th, for Spring






10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Dr. Jahani


4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dr. Clark

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