237 Dickey Hall
Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology
Dr. Toland (vita in Word) received his PhD and MA in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods (QQPM) from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2008. His research is focused on three areas: 1) the development, evaluation, and refinement of multi-item instruments using c lassical test theory, factor analytic models, and item response theory; 2) application of multilevel models to complex data structures; 3) evaluation of quantitative techniques. Ultimately, Dr. Toland is interested in research that allows him to collaborate, apply various measurement and statistical techniques, and share his quantitative knowledge with others. Dr. Toland teaches courses in measurement (e.g., introductory measurement and IRT), statistics (e.g., introductory statistics, intermediate statistics, and multivariate statistics), and research design. Quantitative Courses Link He is an associate member of the Graduate Faculty.
Bottge, B., Ma, X., Toland, M. D., (Co-Principal Investigator), Jensen, J., Cohen, A., & Templin, S. Evaluating the efficacy of enhanced anchored instruction for middle school students with learning disabilities in math. Sponsor is Institute of Education Sciences, Cognition and Student Learning - Goal 3, CFDA Number: 84.324A. July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2013. (funded - $2,330,164).
Ruble, L., McGrew, J., Jung, L., Toland, M. D., (Co-Investigator), Grisham-Brown, J., Dalrymple, N., & Guskey, T. R. Randomized study of training in autism. Sponsor is National Institute of Mental Health. Grant Number: IRC1MH089760-01. September 30, 2009 - August 31, 2011 (funded - $999,995).
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Toland, M. D., & Peugh, J. L. (In press). Introduction to modern data analysis
Toland, M. D. (In press). Practical guide to conducting an item response theory analysis,
Bottge, B. A., Toland, M. D., Gassaway, L., Butler, M., *Choo, S., Griffin, A. K., & Ma, X.
Bottge, B. A., Ma, X., Gassaway, L., Toland, M. D., Butler, M., & Cho, S-J. (In press).
Bottge, B. A., Ma, X., Gassaway, L., Butler, M., & Toland, M. D. (2014). Detecting and
Hall, A. H., Toland, M. D., Grisham-Brown, J., & Graham, S. (2013). Exploring interactive
Toland, M. D., & Morales, A. (2013). U.S. born us. immigrant Latino sexual minority
Sun, L., Bradley, K. D., & Toland, M. D. (2013). School computer use and student
Ruble, L., McGrew, J., Toland, M. D., Dalrymple, N. J., & Jung, L. A., (2013). A
Ruble, L. A., Toland, M. D., Birdwhistell, J. L., McGrew, J. H., & Usher, E. L. (2013).
Danner, F., & Toland, M. D., (2013). The interactive role of socioeconomic status,
Nugent, G., Toland, M. D., Levy, R., Kuntz, G., Harwood, D., Green, D., & Kitts, K. (2012)
Ruble, L. A., McGrew, J. H., & Toland, M. D., (2012). Goal attainment scaling as an
Ruble, L., Birdwhistell, J., Toland, M. D., & McGrew, J. H. (2011). Analysis of parent,
Reese, R. J., Toland, M. D., & Hopkins, N. B. (2011). Replicating and extending the
Reese, R. J., Toland, M. D., Slone, N. C., & Norsworthy, L. A. (2010). Effect of client
Buhs, E. S., McGinley, M., & Toland, M. D. (2010). Overt and relational victimization in
Toland, M. D., & De Ayala, R. J. (2005). A multilevel factor analysis of students'
Igo, L. B., Toland, M. D., Flowerday, T., Song, S. Y., & Kiewra, K. A. (2002). The accuray
updated 11-25-2013 by Phyllis Mosman