CV Overview


  • 2019-2023 - Ph.D. in Human Development, University of Maryland, College Park
  • 2018-2019 - M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, University of Virginia
  • 2013-2016 - B.A. in Psychology, The Ohio State University

Statistics Training

  • Univariate and multivariate statistics
  • General linear models, including linear, logistic, and quintile regressions
  • Exploratory latent and composite variable methods including cluster analyses
  • Structural equation modeling, including path analyses
  • Meta-analysis (2024 Modern Meta-Analysis Research Institute attendee)
  • Causal inference

Programming Skills

  • Statistical analysis: R, SPSS, STATA, & SQL
  • Data visualization: ggplot, R Markdown/Quarto
  • Experiment development: PsychoPy, OpenSesame, MATLAB, Python, and EyeLink
  • Online experiment & survey development: Gorilla Experiment Builder and Qualtrics
  • Other programming: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python

Teaching Experience

  • Main Instructor for Research Methods in Human Development (40 undergraduate students, Spring 2023, UMD)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant for Research Methods in Human Development (2 sections, 80 undergraduate students, Fall 2022, UMD)
  • Guest Lecturer for one section of Human Development Across the Lifespan (40 students, Fall 2021, UMD); Children’s Thinking (40 students, Fall 2023, Kent State); Child Psychology (145 students, Spring 2024, Kent State)

Outreach Experience

  • Virginia Discovery Museum, Charlottesville, VA, 2018-2019
  • The Language Pod at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), Columbus, OH, 2014
    • Helped design a demo of the Moses Illusion, illustrating top-down effects in sentence processing

Fun Facts

You can see young Josh here. I value work-life balance. In my free time, I like to travel, be active, cook and eat dishes from different cuisines, and sing karaoke or in a choir.