Dr. R. Trent Haines

Dr. R. Trent Haines
Title: 
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology & Psychometrics
Office Location: 
BSSC 434
Phone: 
443-885-3291
Email: 
trent.haines@morgan.edu
Education:

Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Kentucky
M.P.A. Public Administration, Eastern Kentucky University
B.A. Sociology, Asbury University

Education:

Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Kentucky
M.P.A. Public Administration, Eastern Kentucky University
B.A. Sociology, Asbury University

Dr. Haines joined the Morgan State University faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology in 2010 and has been a tenured Associate Professor since 2015.  Prior to his time at Morgan State University, he was employed by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center where he served as the Senior Postdoctoral Researcher for the Juvenile Justice Program in the School of Public Health and taught as an adjunct professor in the School of Nursing. In addition, Dr. Haines has served as an instructor at the University of Kentucky and as an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans. Prior to earning his Ph.D., he led a nonprofit organization that served youth who were placed at risk of educational underachievement and involvement in the juvenile justice system.

Dr. Haines' current research interests include applying the Rasch model to the development of culturally-responsive measurement techniques. Some of his current projects include the validation of tests and measures for use in different cultures, constructing culturally-appropriate rating scales, and using technology to better capture data in culturally-relevant ways.

In addition to teaching courses in the MSU Graduate Program in Psychometrics and the undergraduate Psychology major, Dr. Haines supervises graduate and undergraduate research and has been an active member of a number of doctoral dissertation committees throughout his post-doctoral career.  He served as the Dissertation Chair and Thesis Chair for several recent graduates and currently serves as the Major Professor for several others.

He is an active educational psychologist and began his involvement with the two largest professional organizations in his field, the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association, in 2003. In addition to holding membership in these organizations, he has served as a reviewer for professional outlets such as the Journal of Experimental Education, the Journal of Adolescent Research, the Journal of African American Studies, and the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, among others.

Areas of Specialization: Rasch measurement models, educational psychology, structural equation models, statistics, culturally-responsive measurement

Graduate Courses Taught: Item Response Theory, General Linear Models, Categorical Data Analysis, Structural Equation Models, Multivariate Statistics, Special Topics in Assessment Design, Learning and Cognition

Undergraduate Courses Taught: Psychology of Learning, Youth Violence and Delinquency Prevention, Scientific Methods, Psychological Statistics I, Psychological Statistics II, Experimental Psychology, and Freshman Orientation.

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