Auburn Jimenez Receives the AERA-NSF Dissertation Grant


Congratulations to Auburn Jimenez on being one of five students to receive the Dissertation and Research Grant from the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Auburn is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology.

His project is titled “A General Ordinal Diagnostic Model for Item- and Category-Level Inferences Using a Polya-Gamma Data Augmentation Strategy.”

Recipients of this Grant are studying salient issues in STEM education and policy as well as topics in early childhood development, teacher and student school experiences, and outcomes of education policies and practices. They are selected through and supported by the AERA-NSF Grants Program.

Auburn is using federal data sets such as the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the High School Longitudinal Study, the U.S. Census, and Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) data from California, Tennessee, and Texas. These studies use rigorous quantitative methods and advanced statistical techniques to examine topics and issues in education research. In addition to the funding, scholars participate in professional development and training activities to build their research capacity and encourage large-scale data use in education research.

Current and former AERA-NSF Grants Program grantees will present their research in poster sessions during the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting in Chicago.