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Before coming to UO, George Harrison was a faculty member at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for 10 years, serving as an associate professor in educational psychology and as an evaluator for the College of Education’s research unit. He has taught courses in measurement, survey-research methods, statistics, and quasi-experimental designs and has mentored graduate students, chairing two dissertations and serving on 12 master’s and doctoral level committees. He has developed introductory materials for helping students learn R statistical language and has guided students in how to develop and evaluate validity arguments in measurement and research. As an evaluator, he has lead projects that have ranged from evaluating an IES funded science professional-development intervention to conducting state-level needs assessments in career and technical education. Informing his perspective is his 10 years’ earlier experience as a teacher of English language learners, both abroad and in the US. He serves on the international review board of the Journal of Environmental Education and has published in Metacognition and Learning and Journal of Educational Measurement.

As director of the EDUC program of courses, Dr. Harrison teaches research methods, statistics, and evaluation and oversees the EDUC curriculum to strengthen the quality of education provided to our students across the college.