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Joseph M. Kush

About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University, as well as an assistant assessment specialist at the Center for Assessment and Research Studies. I am a faculty member of the Assessment and Measurement Ph.D. program and the Psychological Sciences M.A. concentration in Quantitative Psychology. Prior to joining JMU, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health working alongside Dr. Elizabeth Stuart and Dr. Rashelle Musci.

I am primarily interested in improving statistical methods and research designs for the social sciences. Often utilizing Monte Carlo simulation studies, this has included work on construct implications for multilevel measurement models, propensity score matching and weighting for intervention implementation, and research design considerations such as statistical power for clustered randomized trials. Within the Center for Assessment and Research Studies, I oversee the Program Assessment Support Services (PASS) team, supporting the university’s assessment efforts by evaluating program-level assessment reports.


Ph.D.    |    2021    |    University of Virginia
Educational Psychology – Research, Statistics and Evaluation

B.S.      |    2016    |    Syracuse University
Psychology – Minors in Applied Statistics, Philosophy