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Biography


M. H. Clark is an associate lecturer, statistical consultant, and program evaluator at UCF. She has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a specialization in Research Design and Statistics from the University of Memphis. Her specific areas of expertise are in causal inference, selection bias in non-randomized experiments, and propensity score methods. She has experience working as a statistical and research consultant in behavioral research and program evaluation since 2000. She teaches graduate courses in statistics and research methods and works as a coordinator for the Computing and Statistical Technology Laboratory in Education (CASTLE), which provides statistical instruction and research consultation to faculty and students. She is part of the UCF Court Health Services and Policy Workgroup, which investigates substance use disorder treatment in the court system. She periodically works as an analyst for the Program Evaluation and Educational Research Group, which provides program evaluations and research services to academic programs. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association and frequently presents statistical papers and workshops on propensity scores at their annual conventions. Some of her studies have been published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Evaluation Review, and Learning and Individual Differences.

Areas of Expertise

  • Causal Inference
  • Experimental Designs
  • Applied StatisticsMathematics Education

Education

Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, Research Design and Statistics
University of Memphis

Research


Since 2010, Dr. Bush’s productivity includes 6.2+ million dollars in externally funded projects from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and through Mathematics Science Partnership Funding; nine peer-reviewed published books; 85 peer-reviewed publications published or in-press; and 120+ peer-reviewed and invited international, national, regional, and state presentations. Her scholarship and research focuses on deepening student and teacher understanding of mathematics through transdisciplinary STE(A)M problem-based inquiry and mathematics, science, and STE(A)M education professional development effectiveness.

Research Interests

  • Propensity score methods
  • Academic performance among college students
  • Social impacts of substance abuse

Research Centers/Institute/Lab Affiliations

UCF Court Health Services and Policy Workgroup

Awards

  • School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA)Award for Excellence in Integrating Science and Mathematics (2021)
  • UCF Excellence in Research Award, CCIE Level Awardee (2021)
  • UCF Women’s History Month Honoree (2020)
  • Article (13 Rules that Expire!) featured in The Best of Teaching Children Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, and Mathematics Teacher on Questions, Discourse, and Evidence. Issue 1. Reprint from original article which appeared in Teaching Children Mathematics in 2014. (2019)
  • Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Early Career Award (2018)

Courses

  • EDF 6401: Statistics for Educational Data, spring and summer, Introduction to statistics
    EDF 6481: Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education, fall and spring, Introduction to research methods
    EDF 7403: Quantitative Foundations of Educational Research, spring, Intermediate statistics
    EDF 7476: Advanced Research Methods, summer, Designs and analyses for improving causal inference
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