Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology
Secondary Dept Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 725B Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 845-1394
Primary Emphasis Area: Learning Sciences
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Short Bio
Professor, Texas A&M, 1983-present
Associate Professor, Texas A&M, 1979-1983
Associate Professor, U. South Dakota, 1978-1979
Assistant Professor, U. South Dakota, 1975-1978
Assistant Professor, U. Minnesota, 1973-1975
Instructor, U. Colorado-Denver, 1972-1973
Graduate Assistant, U. Colorado-Boulder, 1970-1973
1st Lieutenant, US Army Vietnam, 1969-1970
Area(s) of Emphasis
Educational Psychology Foundations
Learning, Development and Instruction
Research, Measurement, and Statistics
Research Interests
Children's Intellectual Development
Cognitive Assessment
Educational Technology in Assessment
Longitudinal Models
Reading Development in Children
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Corlu, M. S., Willson, V. L., Capraro, R. M., & Corlu, M. A. (in press). An exploratory study of integrated Teaching knowledge and STEM teacher education programs in Turkey. Education Sciences: Theory and Practice (In Press)

2. Alpaslan, M, M., Yalvac, B., Loving, C, C., & Willson, V. (In press). Exploring the relationship between high school students’ physics-related personal epistemologies and self-regulated learning in Turkey. International Journal of Mathematics and Science Education. * (In Press)

3. Im, M. H., Kim, E. S., Kwok, O-M., Yoon, M., & Willson V. (2016). Impact of Not Fully Addressing Cross-Classified Multilevel Structure in Testing Measurement Invariance: A Monte Carlo Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 23

4. *Kim, M., Kwok, O., Yoon, M., Willson, V. L., & *Lai, M. H. C. (2016). Specification search for identifying the correct mean trajectory in latent growth models: A Monte Carlo study. The Journal of Experimental Education, 84, 307- 329. [ISI 2015 impact factor: 1.638] *

5. Hsu, H-Y., Lin, J-H., Kwok, O., Acosta, S., & Willson, V. (2016). The impact of intra-class correlation (ICC) on the effectiveness of level-specific fit indices in multilevel structural equation modeling (MSEM): A Monte Carlo study. Educational and Psychological Measurement. Online first: Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10810730.2015.1066467 (Impact Factor, 2014: 1.154)

6. Ninci, J., Vannest, K.J., Willson, V., & Zhang, N. (2015). Interrater agreement between visual analysts of single-case data: A Meta analysis. Behavior Modification, 39 (3), 370-391

7. *Sahin, A., Oren, M., Willson, V., Hubert, T., & Capraro, R. M. (2015). Longitudinal analysis of T-STEM academies: How do Texas inclusive STEM academies (T-STEM) perform in mathematics, science, and reading? International Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 7(4), 1-10. *

8. Du, H., Lehman, C. M., & Willson, V. L. (2015). Technology-facilitated contribution behavior: An experimental investigation. Behavioral Research in Accounting.

9. Sokolowski, A., Li, Y., & Willson, V. (2015). The effects of using exploratory computerized environments in grades 1 to 8 mathematics: a meta-analysis of research. International Journal of STEM Education, 2:8

10. Delen, E. Liew, J., & Willson, V. (2014). Effects of interactivity and instructional scaffolding on learning: Self-regulation in online video-based environments. Computers & Education, 78, 312-320 *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Yeonhee Kim (Summer, 1999), Ph.D.
Lloyd Martin (Summer, 2000), Ph.D.
Jesus Tanguma (Fall, 2000), Ph.D.
Michael Ramsay (Fall, 2000), Ph.D.
Lori Robinson (Spring, 2005), Ph.D.
Duan Zhang (Summer, 2005), Ph.D.
Susan Duncan (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Zhongmiao Wang (Fall, 2006), Ph.D.
Wen Luo (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Qi Chen (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Yuanyuan Zou (Summer, 2009), Ph.D.
Hsien-Yuan Hsu (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
Ross Larsen (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Yuan-Hsuan Lee (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Jiun-Yu Wu (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Kirsten O'Neil-Omelan (Fall, 2010), Ph.D.
Eun Sook Kim (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Marissa Burcham (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Andrzej Sokolowski (Summer, 2013), Ph.D.
Nancy Wood (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Cara Williams (Spring, 2014), Ph.D.
Eunju Jung (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Robert Grande (Fall, 2014), Ph.D.
Xueying Francis (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2009 - ). Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment

Editorial Board Member (2009 - 2012). Structural Equation Modeling

Editorial Board Member (2006 - 2009). Reading Research Quarterly

Editorial Board Member (2003 - 2006). Journal of Literacy Research

Editorial Board Member (2002 - 2004). Scientific Studies of Reading

Editorial Board Member (1996 - ). Reading Psychology

Editorial Board Member (1987 - 1990). Learning and Individual Differences

Consulting Editor (1982 - 1986). American Educational Research Journal

Editorial Board Member (1981 - 1986). Journal of Research in Science Teaching

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2005). Chair.  Structural Equation Modeling Special Interest Group of AERA


(2012-2012). John J. Hedl Lifetime Service Award.  Southwest Educational Research Association

(2001). Extraordinary Service Award.  COE Development Council TAMU

(1991). Distinguished Research Scholar.  College of Educaiton and Human Development, TAMU

(1991-2001). Distinguished Research Fellow.  College of Education and Human Development, TAMU

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