Ronna C. Turner

Ronna C. Turner

Associate Professor of Educational Statistics and Research Methods

College of Education and Health Professions

(RHRC)-Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders

Phone: 479-575-4143

Fax: (479) 575-3319

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Ph.D. (2000).  Educational Psychology.  Dissertation:  Evaluating a procedure for investigating the multidimensional parallelism of standardized tests.

ACT, Inc. (1995). Summer Internship in the Support, Technical Applications, and Research department

Missouri State University, Springfield - M.S. in Ed. (1991). Social Sciences.  Specialization in Psychological Testing, Statistics, & Research Methods.

Missouri State University, Springfield - B.S. in Ed.  (1989). Mathematics.

Instrument development

Differential item functioning

Item response theory

Instructional methods

ESRM 6403: Educational Statistics and Data Processing (on-line)

ESRM 6453: Multivariate Analyses

ESRM 6553: Advanced Multivariate Analysis

ESRM 6653: Measurement and Evaluation

ESRM 6753: Item Response Theory

ESRM 6993: Simulation Studies

Turner, R. C., & Keiffer, E. A. (First online October, 2018).  Impact of unbalanced DIF item proportions on group-specific DIF identification.  Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods,

Tucker, M. A., Caldwell, A. R., Butts, C. L., Robinson, F. B., Kavouras, S. A., McDermott, B. P., Washington, T. A., Turner, R. C., & Ganio, M. S. (2018). Postsynaptic cutaneous vasodilation and sweating: Influence of adiposity and hydration status. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 118(8), 1703-1713.

Matlock, K. L., Turner, R. C., & Gitchel, W. D. (2018). A study of reverse-worded matched item pairs using the generalized partial credit and nominal response models. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 78(1), 103-127.

Turner, R. C., Keiffer, E. A., & Salamo, G. J. (2018).  Observing inquiry-based learning environments using the Scholastic Inquiry Observation instrument. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 16(8), 1455-1478.

Tucker, M., Caldwell, A., Butts, C., Robinson, F., Reynebeau, H., Kavouras, S., McDermott, B., Washington, T., Turner, R., & Ganio, M. (2017). Effect of hypohydration on thermoregulatory responses in males with low and high body fat exercising in the heat. Journal of Applied Physiology, 122(1), 142-152.  

Walters, S., Grover, K., Turner, R., & Alexander, J. (2017).  Faculty perceptions related to teaching online: A starting point for designing faculty development initiatives.  Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 18(4), p. 4-19.  DOI: 10.17718/tojde.340365

Matlock, K. L., Turner, R. C., & Khojasteh, J. (2016). Estimating a unidimensional latent ability across multiple test forms with confounding difficulty and length within sub-content areas. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, 3(3), 154-178.

Yang, L., & Turner, R. C. (2016). Improving science communication through a university professional development and K-12 immersion program: An examination in advising and mentoring skills, Humanities and Social Science Review, 5(3), 371-378.

Endacott, J. L., Collett, V. S., Goering, C., Turner, R. C., Denny, G., Wright, G. P., Jennings-Davis, G. (2016).  On the frontline of CCSS implementation: A national study of factors influencing teachers’ perceptions of teaching conditions and job satisfaction.  Cogent Education, 3: 1162997. DOI: 10.1080/2331186X.2016.1162997

Glenn, J.M., Gray, M., Moyen, N.E., Kavouras, S.A., DiBrezzo R., Turner, R., Baum, J., & Stone, M. (2016). Effects of 28 days beta-alanine supplementation on isokinetic exercise performance and body composition in female masters athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(1), 200-207.

Matlock, K. L., & Turner, R. C. (2016). Unidimensional IRT item parameter estimates across equivalent test forms with confounding specifications within dimensions. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 76(2), 258-279.

Grover, K.S., Walters, S., & Turner, R. C. (2016). Exploring faculty preference for mode of delivery for professional development initiatives. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 19(1), retrieved from spring191/grover_walters_turner191.html

Glenn, J.M., Gray, M., Stewart, R., Moyen, N.E., Kavouras, S.A., DiBrezzo R., Turner, R., & Baum, J. (2015). Incremental effects of 28 days of beta-alanine supplementation on high-intensity cycling performance and blood lactate in masters female cyclists. Amino Acids, 47(12), 2593-2600.

2016-2017 University of Arkansas Outstanding Faculty (three awarded)

2017  University of Arkansas' College of Education and Health Professions' George Denny STAR Award

2007  University of Arkansas' Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations Outstanding Teacher Award

2006  University of Arkansas' College of Education and Health Professions' Outstanding Teacher Award

2006  University of Arkansas' Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations Outstanding Teacher Award