The Quantitative Methodology Center (QMC) is a specialized service area under the College of Education and Human Ecology’s Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC). Our mission is to provide quantitative research data services to administrators, faculty, students, post-doctoral scholars, visiting scholars, and staff of the College of Education and Human Ecology (
Given the current closure of Campbell Hall, the QMC office are currently remote. If you would like to request a face-to-face meeting with QMC, there are spaces available in Ramseyer Hall. Please include this request in an email to our office. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
QMC is focused on quantitative methodology. If you were looking for assistance with qualitative research, please visit QualLab.
Beverly Vandiver, Ph.D.
Director of QMC
Beverly is one of the most prominent scholars in her field. Her research interests include culturally appropriate measurement, scale development and validation; race and gender identity development and multicultural theory, most notably on Black racial identity. She is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Black Psychology and holds fellow status in three divisions of the American Psychological Association: the Society for Counseling Psychology; Quantitative and Qualitative Methods; and the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race. The latter gave her its 2017 Distinguished Career-Contributions to Research Award. Beverly also has chaired the association’s Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment and served as its liaison to the official U.S. source for evaluation standards, the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation.
Beverly has published and presented widely. She is the lead author and developer of the Cross Racial Identity Scale, identified as a best practice in scale development. Recently, as a Buros-Spencer Scholar with the Buros Center for Testing, she consulted in creating its online Socio-Emotional Learning Assessment Technical Guidebook for selecting assessments for K-12 students. She has served on editorial boards for numerous journals, most recently The Counseling Psychologist.
Before arriving to OSU and QMC, Beverly was a professor in the Department of Counselor Psychology and Counselor Education at Western Michigan University. Prior to that, she was also an associate professor of education specializing in counseling and school psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. While there, she also directed the Africana Research Center.
Brian Timm, Ph.D.
Associate Director of QMC
Brian completed his undergraduate degree at Ohio State University before spending a year as an AmeriCorps College Guide, working with junior high youth in the Columbus City School system. He received an M.A. in Sociology at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and completed his doctorate at BGSU in Spring 2022. While at BGSU, Brian worked extensively within and outside his department, serving on multiple teams and boards promoting academic and research excellence. Brian has experience and training in quantitative methodologies for both cross-sectional and longitudinal research. As the Associate Director of the QMC, Brian manages the office and collaborates with the team in support of the quantitative research of EHE faculty and students. Brian’s research focuses on a variety of topics, ranging from juvenile delinquency, offending across the life course, peer and romantic relationships, and school punishment. In his free time, Brian likes to read, play board games, listen to podcasts, hike, and host Waffle Saturdays with friends.
Susie Mauck, Ph.D.
Research Development Specialist
Susie was a public elementary school teacher before completing her doctorate at OSU in the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE), Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement program. She specializes in quantitative methodology and has been supporting the work of the faculty and students in EHE since 2015. Susie manages the quantitative methodology consulting team and supports the QMC office in general. Her research interests center around quantitative measurement and psychometrics.
Graduate Research Associate
Lizeng Huang is Ph.D. student in Learning Technologies at the Ohio State University. He received his dual Master’s degrees from Brandeis University and Minzu University of China. His current academic interests include student motivation, engagement, and self-regulated learning in digital learning environments. He demonstrates a diverse range of expertise across various methodologies, such as analysis of variance, multilevel modeling, longitudinal data analysis, structural equation modeling, etc.
Graduate Research Associate
Yvonne (Yihui) Gong is a doctoral student in the Human Development and Family Science program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in communication and Master of Sciences in Human Development and Family Sciences at The Ohio State University. Her current research focuses on the role of parents, such as parental physiological (e.g., Respiratory sinus arrhythmia) and psychological (e.g., depression) characteristics, in young children’s socioemotional development. She primarily uses longitudinal methods in her research.
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