Spyros Konstantopoulos

Michigan State University, USA

Spyros Konstantopoulos is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the measurement and quantitative methods at the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at the College of Education at the Michigan State University, USA. He received his M.S. degree in statistics and his Ph.D. degree in research methods from the University of Chicago, USA. His research interests include the extension and application of statistical methods to issues in education, social science, and policy studies. His methodological work involves statistical methods for quantitative research synthesis (meta-analysis) and mixed effects models with nested structure (multilevel or hierarchical linear models). His substantive work encompasses research on class size effects, teacher and school effects, program evaluation, labor market performance of young adults, and the social distribution of academic achievement. In 2002, he received the Palmer O. Johnson Award from the American Educational Research Association and the Harold E. Mitzel Award for meritorious contribution in educational practice through research. He is an IZA Research Fellow and a Member of the Society for Research Synthesis. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences. He has published in journals such as the American Journal of Education, the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, the Elementary School Journal, Teachers College Record, Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, Evaluation Review, and Multivariate Behavioral Research. He serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness and the Journal of Research Synthesis Methods.

Biography Updated on 15 August 2012

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