Vincent Schiavone is a graduate of the Ph.D. program in Evaluation and Measurement at Kent State University. His dissertation was a quantitative study that used multilevel modeling to predict the academic achievement of young children. He also has experience in qualitative research, having conducted his master’s thesis on the transition experiences of veteran students. He works in the quality and analytics department of a large social service and mental health organization, where he is responsible for analyzing the client outcomes clinical and non-clinical programs. Vincent has been interested in program evaluation and psychometric measurement since 2012, when he participated in large-scale evaluations of Department of Justice grant-funded programs throughout the United States; during that time, Vincent was particularly involved in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis from after-school programs operated throughout Arizona, Florida, and Ohio.
Vincent has a wide range of research interests on which he has published or presented, including student-veterans, school leadership, bullying, cultural proficiency, learning outcomes assessment, psychometric instrument development, and equity issues in K-12 and university environments. Vincent is interested in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis, survey design and implementation, in-depth interviewing, secondary source research, and technical support for program evaluation and market research. He is proficient with software used in both quantitative and qualitative analysis, including SPSS, NVivo, Winsteps, IRTPro, and LISREL.