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Brandon Loudermilk

LoudermB@email.sc.edu 803.552.9683 (cell) 803.882.7583 (work) 113 Ash Bay Road Columbia, SC 29229

EDUCATION
University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology and Research, August 2009 Present Education Research, Measurement, and Statistics Track Concentrations in Psychometrics and Statistics Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana M.A. in Psychology received, August 20, 2009 Majored in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Anderson University, Anderson, South Carolina B.A. in Psychology received, May 3, 2008 Majored in Psychology.

PRESENTATIONS (by year)


Gareau, S., Loudermilk, B., & Fowler, E. (2012). Centro Latino of Hickorys Nutricin Y Zumba Latina Health Project. Paper accepted for oral presentation at the American Public Health Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October, 2012. Johnson, R., Zhu, M., Loudermilk, B., Jae, X., & Lewis, A. (2012). The use of visual representations of scoring bias in rater training. Oral presentation presented at the 2012 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC. Jonhson, R., Zhu, M., Loudermilk,B., Jae, X., & Lewis, A. (2012). The use of visual representations of scoring bias in rater training. Oral presentation presented at the 2012 annual conference of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), Anaheim, CA. Loudermilk, B.L., & Go, I.C. (2012). Geographically Visualizing Achievement Data Using Free and Open Source Tools: A Workshop for Administrators and Data Analysts. Workshop presentation at the 22nd annual meeting of the South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research, Columbia, South Carolina. Gareau, S., Fowler, E., & Loudermilk, B. (2011). Centro Latino of Hickorys Nutricin Y Zumba Latina Health Project. Poster presented at the North Carolina Public Health Association Meeting, Charlotte, NC, September, 2011. Johnson, R.L., Zhu, M., Loudermilk, B.L., Lewis, A.A., & Jae, X. (2011). Use of visual representations of scoring bias in rater training. Oral presentation presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research (SCEPUR), Columbia, South Carolina.

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Loudermilk, B.L. (2011). Content analysis of the Healthy Schools Initiative survey. Panel discussion presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana. Loudermilk, B.L. (2011). Investigation of Multidimensionality in a Statewide Music Assessment. Oral presentation presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, New Orleans, Louisiana. Bell, B.A., Morgan, G.B., Schoeneberger, J.A., Loudermilk, B.L., Kromrey, J., Ferron, J. (2010). Dancing the sample size limbo with mixed models: How low can you go? Poster presented at the SAS Global Forum, Seattle, Washington. Bell, B.A., Schoeneberger, J.A., Morgan, G.B., Loudermilk, B.L., Ferron, J.M., Kromrey, J.D. (2010). N 30: Impact of small level-1 and level-2 sample sizes on estimates in two-level models. Oral Presentation presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colorado. Bennett, H., Gareau, S., Gilmore, J., Dickenson, T.S., Monrad, D.M., Johnson, R.L., Loudermilk, B., Price, K., & Sesso-Dalke, K.A. (2009). Measuring program implementation: Lessons on methodology. Workshop presentation at the 21st annual meeting of the South Carolina Educators for the Practical use of Research, Columbia, South Carolina. Loudermilk, B.L. (2008). The effects of precision on accuracy of time-limited estimation. Poster presented at the Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Convention (GURP), Valdosta, Georgia.

PUBLICATIONS
Bell, B. A., Morgan, G. B., Schoeneberger, J. A., Kromrey, J. D., Ferron, J. M., & Loudermilk, B. L. (in press). How low can you go?: An investigation of the influence of sample size and model complexity on point and interval estimates in two-level linear models. Methodology. Bell, B.A., Morgan, G.B., Schoeneberger, J.A., Loudermilk, B.L., Kromrey, J.D., & Ferron, J.M. (2010). Dancing the sample size limbo with mixed models: How low can you go? Proceedings of the SAS Global Forum 2010.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS UNDER REVIEW


Bell, B.A., Morgan, G.B., Schoeneberger, J.A., Loudermilk, B.L., Kromrey, J.D., Ferron, J.M. Impact of small sample sizes and model complexity on mixed model results. Johnson, R.L., Zhu, M., Loudermilk, B.L., Lewis, A.A., Jae, X. Use of visual representations of scoring bias in rater training.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
Loudermilk, B.L. An exact test for identifying absolute model fit in covariance structure modeling. Loudermilk, B.L. Does d = 1? An investigation of unidimensionality using PCA of residuals on a statewide, multi-grade, Rasch scaled examination.

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EMPLOYMENT
Assistant Academic Program Director, Midlands Technical College, Academic Affairs, April 2013 present Coordinate Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) reporting Process optimization for reporting Custom statistical analysis for reporting Processing ad hoc data requests Direct Southeast Assessment Institute Perform departmental in-service related to data interpretation Sit as data member on the Academic Affairs Council Advise Faculty Council on data issues Serve as psychology faculty Serve as interface between Academic Affairs and Institutional Research Perform research into efficacy of learning paradigms in varied departments

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Data Management and Analysis, July 2012 March 2013 Manage departmental and intradepartmental projects Perform ad hoc data requests Coordinate major web updates with web services and DMA team members using extensive SQL programming Serve on ad hoc committees Provide SAS programming consultation as needed Manage grant projects Coordinate with contractors on the statewide longitudinal database system Merge the work of grants, contractors, and the educator value added assessment system (EVAAS) into a singular product

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Assessment, August 2011 July 2012 Program director for the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) Serve as expert consultant in rater training for essay and constructed response items on the HSAP Serve as in-office methodologist on new techniques (e.g., HLM, SEM, IRT) Serve as peer reviewer for analyses produced by the office Serve on Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) and End of Course Examination Program (EOCEP) peer review committee Creation of surveys as necessary for the peer review process Create logic rules to minimize data errors during data collection processes Create novel forensic techniques to detect student-level or systematic test irregularities that may be considered suspicious Direct monitoring teams to maintain test security Complete test security violation analysis and responses for HSAP, PASS, and EOCEP Serve as first contact for HSAP questions

Adjunct Professor, Psychology Department, Anderson University, July 2011 September, 2011 Taught two online sections of PSY 316: Theories of Personality

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Adjunct Professor, Department of Counseling and Department of Public Health, Lenoir-Rhyne University, May 2011 July 2011 Taught EDU 500: Statistics for Counselors a hybrid of beginning and early intermediate statistics with overviews of classical test theory and item response theory Taught MPH 515: Biostatistics a hybrid of beginning and early intermediate statistics with logistic regression and focus on common statistical distributions

Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Lenoir-Rhyne University, May 2011 Taught PSY 321: Statistics for Psychology an introductory applied statistics ranging from descriptive statistics to multiple regression model comparison

Data Analyst, Department of Accountability and Evaluation, Richland School District Two, April 2010 April, 2011 Responsibilities included: - Performing statistical analyses of education gain scores - Creating school and district Fact Books - Using state-reported poverty indices to match schools within the district to schools across the state with similar levels of poverty to more accurately compare school performance - Performing program evaluations using quantitative and mixed methodologies - Developing surveys for the department and assisting with survey development for other departments within the district - Performing qualitative and quantitative analyses on survey data - Developing new technical practices in survey construction and delivery - Importing and maintaining databases of student test data - Accessing district databases through SQL backend via MS Access and SQL calls to meet data requests - Cleaning existing district databases - Implementing formative assessments online Research/Teaching Assistant, Dr. Steven Liu, College of Education, University of South Carolina, January 2010 Present Responsibilities included reviewing manuscripts, working on the production of manuscripts, programming R code for publications, serving as a teaching assistant for a masters level Research Methods course (EDRM 700) and a second semester graduatelevel statistics course (EDRM 711).

Research Assistant, Office of Program Evaluation, College of Education, University of South Carolina, August 2009 March 2010 'South Carolina Reading First' Worked as a member of the research group on a program evaluation of the South Carolina Reading First Initiative. My primary duties included writing a new implementation section of the technical report, validating all data presented within the implementation section, and formatting all of the graphics presented within the total report. 'Targeting Research to Investigate Alternate Assessment Development (TRIAAD)'

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Worked as a member of the research group in the development of a South Carolina Alternate Assessment. My primary duties included scheduling coding tasks, computing interrater reliability and maintaining it at a high level by way of discussion and recalibration of raters, quantitatively and qualitatively analyzing survey data, and presenting analyses in written and graphical form. 'Operationalizing Alternate Assessment for Science Inquiry Skills (OAASIS)' Worked as a member of the research group in the development of a South Carolina Alternate Assessment in high school science. My primary duty was to assist with the piloting of tests at regional high schools.

Statistics Tutor, 2009 Present Tutored quantitative research methods and descriptive and inferential statistics at the masters and doctoral level

Statistical Consultant, 2009 Present Provided study design and analysis support for doctoral candidates during their dissertation phases

Graduate Assistant, Department of Psychology, Louisiana Tech University, 2008-2009 Advised undergraduate psychology students Gave guest lectures in research methods, cognitive psychology, and social psychology Assisted professors with computer code and data analysis

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite Proficient in SPSS syntax Proficient in SAS (versions 9.1.3 and 9.2) Proficient with CRAN R in Windows and Linux Proficient with REvolution R (inclusive of the doMC , doSMP, multicore, and foreach packages) in Windows and Linux Proficient with REvolution R Enterprise in Windows (including using computer clusters to perform computationally intensive simulations) Proficiency with computer hardware, software, and network construction, maintenance, repair, and upgrade Programming experience in R, C++, FORTRAN77, LOGO (a variation of LISP), SQL, PRELIS, SIMPLIS, and LISREL

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SERVICE
President of the University of South Carolina Publications Club, 2010 2011 Principal Violist for the Columbia Community Orchestra, 2009 Present Vice President of the University of South Carolina Publications Club, 2009 2010 Assistant Curator, Museum of Education, College of Education, University of South Carolina, 2009 2011 Group supervisor for GAMMA evaluation project team, Office of Program Evaluation, 2009 2010 Principal Violist for the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, 2003 2008 Principal Violist for the Anderson University Chamber Orchestra, 2006 2008 Interim Principal Second Violinist for the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, 2008 Principal Violist for the Louisiana Tech Symphony Orchestra, 2008 2009 Member of the abstract review panel for AERA Member of the abstract review panel for NCME

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Member of the Southeast SAS Users Group (SESUG) Member of the South Carolina SAS Users Group (SCSUG) Member of the South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research (SCEPUR)

Brandon Loudermilk

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