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Nianbo Dong


  • Higher Ed: Education, Researcher, Evaluator 


Dr. Nianbo Dong is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Nianbo Dong's research program centers on developing and applying rigorous quantitative methods to evaluate educational policies, programs, and practice. His current interests in quantitative methodology focus on power analyses of the main, moderation, and mediation effects in multilevel experiments and causal inference. His substantive research focuses on the evaluations of the effectiveness of teacher and principal training programs and early child education programs. His work has been supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Science and National Science Foundation (NSF). Recently Dr. Dong received the NSF Faculty Early Career award. 


Quantitative Methods: Statistical Power Analysis, Causal Inference, Design and Analysis of Randomized Experiments and Quasi-experiments, Multi-level Modeling/Longitudinal Data Analysis, Applied Multivariate Statistics, Meta-analysis, and Policy and Program Evaluation

Substantive Area: Effectiveness of Early Childhood Education and Teacher Professional Development Programs