Updated: Jul 13, 2021
Dr. Marvin G. Powell Saturday, Jan 23, 2021
Marvin G. Powell is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Powell teaches Ph.D.-level quantitative methods courses, focusing on measurement development and validation, and statistical applications. He conducts research in the assessment of the psychometric properties of educational and psychological instruments using a range of latent trait analyses: structural equation modelling and item response theory. He is also interested researching the use of humor as an andragogic tool in reducing statistical anxiety and increasing statistical self-efficacy in social science students. Dr. Powell is an Institute Fellow with the Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational, and Mixed Methodologies (ICQCM).