David Walker, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor and Lagomarcino Laureate 

Department

Educational Technology, Research and Assessment

Research Interests

Applied Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, Quantitative Methodology, General Linear Models

Education

Ph.D., Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Classes

  • ETR 521 (Educational Statistics I)
  • ETR 522 (Educational Statistics II)
  • ETR 720 (Advanced Research Methods in Education)
  • ETR 722 (Methods of Multivariate Analysis)

Recent Publications

Ary, D., Jacobs, L. C., Sorensen-Irvine, C. K., and Walker, D. A. (2018). Introduction to research in education (10th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.

Walker, D. A., Reeves, T. D., and Smith, T. J. (2018). Confirmation of the Data Driven Decision-Making Efficacy and Anxiety Inventory’s score factor structure among teachers. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 36(5), 477-491.

Alshahrani, H. A., and Walker, D. A. (2017). Validity, reliability, predictors, moderation: The UTAUT model revisited. General Linear Model Journal, 43(2), 23-34.

Lukaszuk, J. M., Walker, D. A., Shokrani, M., Umoren; J., and Norman, E. J. (2017). Assessment of vitamin B12 tissue stores in elderly proton pump inhibitor users. Cogent Medicine, 4, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/2331205X.2017.1389639

Murawska, J. M., and Walker, D. A. (2017). Visual tools for eliciting connections and cohesiveness in mixed methods research. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 29(3), 274-290.

Walker, D. A. (2017). The Pearson Product–Moment Correlation Coefficient and adjustment indices: The Fisher Approximate Unbiased estimator and the Olkin-Pratt adjustment. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 16(2), 540-546.

Walker, D. A., and Downey, P. M. (2017). Literacy across the curriculum: Collaborative initiatives and practices of a professional development school partnership. In J. Ferrara, J. L. Nath, I. N. Guadarrama, and R. Beebe (Eds.). Expanding opportunities to link research and clinical practice: A volume in research in professional development schools (pp. 169-198). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Walker, D. A., and Smith, T. J. (2017). Computing robust, bootstrap-adjusted fit indices for use with nonnormal data. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 50(1-2), 131-137.

Alshahrani, H. A., and Walker, D. A. (2016). An exploratory, descriptive study of the attitudes of instructors and students toward the use of asynchronous online discussion at a female university in Saudi Arabia. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 28(3), 247-263.

Martin, A. L., Reeves, T. D., Smith, T. J., and Walker, D. A. (2016). Computer proficiency for online learning: Factorial invariance of scores among teachers. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 28(3), 232-246.

Mohammed, S. F., Walker, D. A., Conderman, G., and Pisapia, J. (2016). Implementing scientific-based research: Learning from the history of the Reading First program. Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 15(1), 27-40.

Walker, D. A. (2016). Confidence intervals for Kendall's tau with small samples. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 15(1), 868-883.

Walker, D. A., and Smith, T. J. (2016). Nine pseudo R2 indices for binary logistic regression models. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 15(1), 848-854.

Recent Presentations

Glick, B. M., and Walker, D. A. (2018, October). Professional identity of student conduct administrators. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., Chen, H.-T., and Hong, Z.-R. (2018, October). Students’ sense of school belonging as a predictor of science proficiency and attitude toward science: A comparison between Taiwan and the U.S. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Walker, D. A. (2018, October). Educate Global: Engaged international field experiences for teacher candidates. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Walker, D. A. (2018, October). Educate U.S.: Engaged instructional and learning experiences for teacher candidates. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Smith, M. C., Smith, T. J., and Walker, D. A. (2018, April). Adults’ skill practices: An international study of individual and contextual predictors of skill proficiency. American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., and McKenna, K. M. (2018, April). Logistic regression under sparse data conditions. American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Walker, D. A., Smith, T. J., and Smith, M. C. (2018, April). The relationship between literacy skills and immigrant characteristic variables: A U.S. examination. American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Ehrmann, J. N., and Walker, D. A. (2017, October). Predicting instructional alignment from alignment practices. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Murawska, J. M., and Walker, D. A. (2017, October). Visual tools for eliciting connections and cohesiveness in mixed methods research. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Peed, T., and Walker, D. A. (2017, October). Unruly data: Tips for screening your data prior to analysis. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., Chen, H.-T., Wang, H.-H., and Yang, K.-K. (2017, October). Student perceptions of school climate and student attitude towards science: A cross-cultural examination. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., and McKenna, K. M. (2017, October). Logistic regression under sparse data conditions. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Walker, D. A., Smith, T. J., and Smith, M. C. (2017, October). The predictive relationship between literacy skills and background variables: A PIAAC study of U.S. immigrant participants. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Shokrani, M., Lukaszuk, J., Walker, D. A., McCann, H., McMahon, L., and Kim, E. (2017, August). Assessment of intake of cinnamon supplements on hemoglobin A1c levels in pre-diabetics. American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. San Diego, CA.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., and McKenna, C. M. (2017, April). An examination of link function choice in ordinal regression models. American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Walker, D. A., Reeves, T. D., and Smith, T. J. (2017, April). Confirmation of the factor structure of the Data Driven Decision-Making Efficacy and Anxiety Inventory (3D-MEA) among teachers in the Midwest. American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Alkarzon, M., Mayall, H., and Walker, D. A. (2016, November). Digital divide in online learning. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education World Conference on E-Learning, Washington, D.C.

Alkarzon, M., Walker, D. A., and Mayall, H. (2016, October). Diffusion of innovation and online training adoption. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Alshahrani, H. A., and Walker, D. A. (2016, October). Behavioral intention to adopt mobile learning among university students in Saudi Arabia. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Martin, A. L., Reeves, T. D., Smith, T. J., and Walker, D. A. (2016, October). Computer proficiency for online learning: Factorial invariance of scores among teachers. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., and McKenna, C. M. (2016, October). An exploration of link functions used in ordinal regression. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Walker, D. A. (2016, October). r and r biased adjustment indices with confidence intervals. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Walker, D. A., Reeves, T. D., Smith, T. J., Sanga, I., Al-Shahrani, F., and Hung, W. C. (2016, October). An evaluation of an online teaching and course development training program in Saudi Arabia. Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Walker, D. A., Reeves, T. D., Smith, T. J., Comber, E. M., Martin, A. L., and Summers, K. H. (2016, September). Confirmation of the factor structure of the Data Driven Decision-Making Efficacy and Anxiety inventory (3D-MEA) among teachers in the Midwest. Illinois Education Research Council, Bloomington, IL.

Tonks, S. M., Summers, K. H., and Walker, D. A. (2016, August). Development of reading autonomy measures for U.S. middle school students. American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Alis, J. P., Salacinski, A. J., Nguyen, R. K., Chomentowski, P. J., Lukaszuk, J. M., and, Walker, D. A. (2016, June). Determining the effect of a coconut beverage on blood glucose and blood lactate concentrations. American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, MA.

Nguyen R. K., Lukaszuk, J. M., Alis, J. P., Salacinski, A. J., Walker, D. A., and Umoren, J. (2016, June). Effectiveness of coconut water on treadmill anaerobic test performance. American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, MA.

Martin, A., and Walker, D. A. (2016, April). Factor exploration of a Christian identity scale. American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Newman, I., Hitchcock, J. H., Newman, D. O., Walker, D. A., Smith, T. J., Finch, W. H., and Brooks, G. P. (2016, April). What if null hypothesis significance tests were banned? An interactive discussion of implications for general linear modeling. American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Smith, T. J., Walker, D. A., and McKenna, C. M. (2016, April). A coefficient of discrimination for use with multinomial and ordinal regression models. American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

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