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Kristin Koskey, Ph.D, Research Professor at Drexel University
Research Professor

Kristin Koskey, PhD


PhD, University of Toledo
MEd, University of Toledo
BS, Baldwin-Wallace College

Program Affiliation

Co-Director, The Methods Lab
Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Department


  • Provinzano, K., Koskey, K. L. K., Sondergeld, T. A., & Flowers, A. (accepted). “It’s just the Wilson Way:” Investigating the extended impact of an elementary full-service community school initiative on middle school STEM-related outcomes. Urban Education
  • Koskey, K. L. K., Makki, N., Ahmed, W. A., Garafolo, N., & Visco, D. (2020). Reliability and validity study of the Engineering Concept Assessment modified for middle school level: Application of the multi-facet Rasch model. School Science and Mathematics, 120, 245-257.
  • Koskey, K. L. K., Makki, N., Ahmed, W., Garafolo, N. G., Visco, D., Kruggel, B. G., & Halasa, K. (2019). A validity study applying the Rasch model to the American Association for the Advancement of Science force and motion sub-topic assessment for middle school students. Journal of Applied Measurement, 20(3), 243-258.
  • Maguth, B. M., & Koskey, K. L. K. (2019). Preparing urban youth to live-up to their civic promise? Evaluating youth positionality of civic engagement using an arts-based instrument. Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 10(1), 1-37.
  • Koskey, K. L. K., Sondergeld, T. A., Stewart, V. C., & Pugh, K. J. (2018). Applying the mixed methods Instrument Development and Construct Validation Process: The Transformative Experience Questionnaire. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 12(1), 95-122.


  • Sondergeld, T. A., Koskey, K. L. K., Stone, G. E., & Peters-Burton, E. (2021). Data-driven STEM assessment. In C. Johnson, E.E. Peters-Burton, & T. J. Moore (Eds.), STEM roadmap 2.0: A framework for integrated STEM education (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. (Re-print)
  • Provinzano, K., Koskey, K. L. K., & Sondergeld, T. A. (2021). Examining how partnerships in a full-service community school influence the educational experiences of immigrant refugee youth (IRY). In M. Reardon and J. Leonard (Eds.), Current perspectives on school/university/community research, vol., VI: A place called home: School-university-community collaboration and the immigrant educational experience. Information Age Publishing.
  • Koskey, K. L. K., & Weigold, I. K. (2020). Experimental research. In S. Flynn (Ed.), Research design in the behavioral sciences: An applied approach (pp. 125-158). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Koskey, K. L. K., & Kushner Benson, S. N. (2017). A review of literature and a hierarchical model for scaffolding asynchronous student-student interaction. In P. Vu, S. Fredrickson, & C. Moore (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Innovative Pedagogies and Technologies for Online Learning in Higher Education, Chapter 12 (263-280). IGI Global.
  • Koskey, K. L. K., & Shermis, M. D. (2013). Norming and scaling for automated essay scoring. In Shermis, M. D., & Burstein, J. (Eds.), Automated essay scoring: A cross-disciplinary perspective (2nd ed.), Chapter 12 (pp. 199-220). New York, NY: Routledge Academic.


  • Koskey, K. L. K., Bright, D., Struloeff, K., Sondergeld, T., Stone, G., Bostic, J., & Matney, G. (2021). Adaptation of the Delphi technique in the development of assessments of problem-solving in computer adaptive testing environments (DEAP-CAT). Proceedings of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain.
  • Koskey, K. L. K., Alshabani, N., Maguth, B. M., Daviso, A., & Greer, J. A. (2019). Application of a treatment fidelity framework for systematic reporting in school-based mentor programs: Illustration using iC.A.R.E. Mentoring in the United States. Proceedings of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain.
  • Provinzano, K., Sondergeld, T. A., Koskey, K. L. K., & Flowers, A. (2021). Community school partnerships and their influence on immigrant and refugee youth educational experiences. Paper presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Koskey, K. L. K., Provinzano, K., Sondergeld, T. A., & Flowers, A. (2021). Sustained impact evaluation of an elementary community school on middle school STEM outcomes. Paper presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Makki, N., & Koskey, K. L. K. (2019, April). Exploring changes in instructional practices through teacher reflection. Poster presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD.
  • Psychometrics (Rasch modeling)
  • Assessment development and use
  • Community-based program evaluation
  • K-16 urban STEM program and school evaluation
  • Mixed methods data integration techniques
  • Drexel University (2021-present)
    Research Professor, Co-Director, The Methods Lab
  • Drexel University (2020-2021)
    Visiting Scholar
    Adjunct Faculty
    Co-Founder & Co-Director, The Methods Lab
  • The University of Akron (2020-2021)
    Part-time Instructor, School of Counseling
  • The University of Akron (2014-2020)
    Associate Professor, LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education
  • The University of Akron (2009-2014)
    Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Culture Catalyst, LLC (2016, 2019)
    Mixed Methods and Survey Methods Workshop Developer and Facilitator, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • MetriKs Amérique, LLC (2007-2015)
    Psychometric Consultant, American Osteopathic Board of Surgery
  • American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (2008-2010)
    Psychometric Consultant
Dr. Kristin Koskey is a Research Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum in the School of Education. She is Co-Founder and Co-Director of The Methods Lab housed in the School of Education. As a research methodologist and psychometrician, her research is interdisciplinary and focuses on mixed methods applied in measurement (primarily in STEM), development of data integration techniques, as well as community-based program and school evaluations in urban spaces. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Urban Education, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, School Science and Mathematics, Journal of Experimental Education, and Studies in Educational Evaluation. Additionally, Dr. Koskey has co-authored over 50 technical reports and six book chapters related to experimental research, school-university-community collaborations, data-driven decision-making in STEM, automated essay scoring, and pedagogy in online learning environments. She has over 12 years of experience teaching graduate courses in assessment, evaluation, mixed methods research, qualitative research methods, statistics, and life span development. Further, Dr. Koskey has served as Co-Principal Investigator on research grants funded by the Ohio Department of Education and National Science Foundation, as well as a consultant at the national (e.g., National Institute of Standards in Technology, American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence) and international (e.g., Caring for Cambodia) level. Finally, she currently serves as a consulting editorial board member for the journal of Psychological Assessment.