Dr. Mindy L. Crain-Dorough
Associate Professor of Educational Research
Ph.D, Louisiana State University, 2003
M.A., Louisiana State University, 2003
M. Ap. Stat, Louisiana State University, 1998
B.S., Louisiana State University, 1994
Office: TEC 1006J
Teaching Expertise: Introduction to Applied Statistics in Educational Research (on-line), Educational Statistics, Introduction to Applied Statistics in Educational Research, Understanding and Applying Research in Education.
Courses Traditionally Taught:
EDL 610: Research Methods for Educational Leaders
EDF 803: Qualitative Methods in Educational Leadership
EDF 804: Mixed Methods Research in Educational Leadership
EDL 880: Research Practicum
Research Interests: Structural Equation Modeling, Characteristics of dropouts and dropout prevention, specifically ways schools can mediate the likelihood of dropping out, Development of vocational programs and skills instruction for adolescents, Quality of college preparation at secondary institutions, Secondary mathematics methods of instruction, Early reading instruction, assessment, and intervention, School effectiveness, Self-perception, including self-concept, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.