Education

  • Ph.D. 2020 – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Educational Psychology
  • B.A 2011 – University of Notre Dame, Psychology

Areas of Expertise

  • Quantitative methods
  • Psychometrics
  • Educational measurement
  • R

Background

Kyle specializes in improving the methodological rigor of education research with a focus on quantitative methods. As a graduate student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, he was the lead data manager and analyst on a variety of grant-funded research projects and provided methods consultations to faculty and graduate students. Consultation topics included study design (e.g, randomized controlled trials, survey design, propensity scores), data analysis approaches (e.g., multilevel and latent variable modeling), and reproducibility by improving project documentation and statistical programming capacity. Many of the research projects were concerned with educational equity and involved working in tandem with school and district leaders. Kyle’s interest in educational equity stems from his two years in AmeriCorps with an education non-profit serving youth in Milwaukee high schools.