Joint Quantitative Brownbag


Logan MontoyaStrauss

Dr. Jessica Logan, Vanderbilt; Dr. Amanda Montoya, UCLA; Chris Strauss, UNC

Dr. Jessica Logan is a developmental scientist working in the field of quantitative methodology and statistics. She is particularly interested in identifying new statistical models or research designs and adapting them for data and questions about how children grow and change. Much of her work is translational, introducing developmental scientists to new methods. Her recent work has been focused on quantile regression, latent variable modeling, and planned missing data designs.

Dr. Amanda Kay Montoya started as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at UCLA in July 2018. She received her PhD in Quantitative Psychology from the Ohio State University in 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Hayes. She completed her M.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Statistics at Ohio State in 2016. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Mathematics in 2013. Her hobbies include rock climbing, aerial circus arts, board games, and cosplay.

Chris Strauss is a graduate student in the L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a recipient of the 2022 University Teaching Award - the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant. His work focuses on embedding inclusive teaching in quantitative methods.


Panel on Teaching for Diversity in Quantitative Courses


In our increasingly diverse and multicultural society, it’s more important than ever for teachers to incorporate culturally responsive instruction in the classroom. Quantitative methodology instructors have a unique opportunity to incorporate instruction that focuses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The three invited panel speakers have incorporated DEI in their teaching activities and will discuss ways to engage students in conversations around issues concerning DEI.