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Gibbs Y. Kanyongo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Educational Statistics
School of Education
Educational Foundations and Leadership

410E Canevin Hall
Phone: 412.396.5190

Education:

Ph.D., Educational Research and Evaluation, Ohio University, 2004
M.A., International Development Studies, Ohio University, 1998
B.S., Animal Science, University of Zimbabwe, 1992
Bio

Gibbs Kanyongo is Associate Professor of Educational Statistics and Research and Co-Director of the Master’s in Program Evaluation. He earned his PhD in Educational Research and Evaluation (with focus in Statistical Analysis & Design) from Ohio University. His research interests are in the areas of statistics education, multivariate analyses of large-scale datasets, and international mathematics education. He has numerous articles published in peer –reviewed journals and has presented his work at several international, national, and regional conferences. Dr. Kanyongo served as an Associate Editor for the journal, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice from 2006 to 2009. He is the previous chair of the Research and Methodology division of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association. Dr. Kanyongo has been a co-principal investigator on several grant-funded evaluation projects. At Duquesne University, he teaches univariate and multivariate graduate statistics courses as well as research methods courses. He won the Creative Teaching Award (with Dr. Moss) in 2007.

Courses Taught

Statistics I
Statistics II
Statistics III (Multivariate)
Research Methods and Design
Statistics in Behavioral Research
Educational Measurement
Educational Research Literacy

Presentations

Patel, B., Khamal, K. M. , Kanyongo, G. Y. , & Elliot, J. L. (2012). Direct Incremental Costs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma in the United States.   International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Washington, District of Columbia.

Kanyongo, G.Y. (2011). Using Large-Scale Datasets to Teach Abstract Statistical Concepts.   International Conference of The Mathematics Education into the 21st Century Project, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Brown, L.I, & Kanyongo, G.Y. (2009, April) A Quantitative Case Study of Mathematics Attainment and Attitude Among 8-10-Year-Olds in Trinidad and Tobago. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Crothers, L. M., Kanyongo, G. Y., Field, J. E., Kolbert, J. B., Blasik, J., & Keener, D. (2009, August). Job stress and locus of control in teachers: Comparisons between a United States' and Zimbabwean sample. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Kanyongo, G.Y. & Schreiber, J.B. (March, 2008). Relationship between internal consistency and goodness of fit maximum likelihood factor analysis with varimax rotation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. NY City, NY.

Mvududu, N, & Kanyongo, G.Y. (March, 2008). Using Real-Life Examples to Teach Abstract Statistical Concepts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. NY City, NY.

Parke, C. S., Kanyongo, G. Y., & Kachmar, S. (March, 2008). Examining relationships among large-scale mathematics assessment performance, grade point average, and mathematics coursework in urban high schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education. New York, NY.

Kanyongo, G. & Schreiber, J.B. (2008). Relationship between internal consistency and goodness of fit maximum likelihood factor analysis with varimax rotation.   American Educational Research Association, New York City, New York.

Mvududu, N. & Kanyongo, G.Y. (2008). Using Real-Life Examples to Teach Abstract Statistical Concepts.   American Educational Research Association, New York city, New York.

Publications

Book Chapters

Kanyongo, G. Y., Schreiber, J. B. , & Brown, L. I. (2008). Research on Mathematics and Reading Education in sub-Saharan Africa: Cases of Botswana and Lesotho,  In Szymanski-Sunal, C., Mutua, K. (Ed.), Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East: Vol V: Undertaking Educational Challenges in the 21st Century.. CT:  Information Age Publishing.  

Schreiber, J.B, Saddiga, A.G., Schmeck, R.R., Kanyongo, G.Y., & Brown, L.I. (2008). Learning process and beliefs of Saudi Arabian Students,  Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Undertaking Educational Challenges in the 21st Century: Research from the Field. CT:  Information Age Publishing.  

Journal Articles

Chopra, I., Khalid, M. K., Jayashri, S., Kanyongo, G.Y. (In press). Factors associated with primary hip arthroplasty after hip fracture in United States. American Journal of Managed Care.

Kanyongo, G.Y. & Brown, L.I. (In press). Relationship between pedagogical strategies and teachers' content knowledge of mathematics among 6th grade mathematics teachers. African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Tehcnology Education.

Kolbert, J. B., Crothers, L.M., Kanyongo, G. Y., Ng, H. K. Y., Albright, C., Fenclau, Jr., E.,
Schmitt, A. J., & Wells, D. (in press). Ego identity and relational and social aggression
mediated by elaborative and deep processing. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology.

Parke, C.S. & Kanyongo, G. Y. (2012).  Student Attendance, Mobility, and Mathematics Achievement in an Urban School District.  Journal of Eduational Research, 10, 161-175.  

Field, J. E., Kolbert, J. B., Crothers, L. M. , Kanyongo, G. Y. , & Albright, C. (2011).  The Relationship between Hyperfemininity and Achievement of Ego Identity Among College Females.  Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 11, 181-187.  

Mvududu, N. & Kanyongo, G.Y. (2011).  Using real life examples to teach abstract statistical concepts.  Teaching Statistics, 33 (1), 12-16.   

Crothers, L.M., Kanyongo, G.Y., Kolbert, J.B., Lipinski, J., Kachmar, S.P., G.D. Koch, (2010).  Job stress and locus of control in teachers: Comparisons between a United States and Zimbabwean sample.  International Review of Education, 56, 651-669.  

Brown, L.I., & Kanyongo, G.Y. (2010). Gender Differences in Mathematics Performance in Trinidad and Tobago: Examining ‎Affective Factors. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 5, 113-140.

Kanyongo, G. Y. & Schreiber, J.B. (2009).  Relationship between internal consistency and goodness of fit maximum likelihood factor analysis with varimax rotation.  Journal of Modern Applied Statstical Methods, 8 (2), 463-468.  

Brown, L. I. & Kanyongo, G. Y. (2007).  Differential item functioning and male-female differences in a large-scale mathematics assessment in Trinidad and Tobago.  Caribbean Curriculum, 14, 49-71.  

Kanyongo, G. Y., Schreiber, J.B., & Brown, L.I. (2007).  Factors affecting mathematics achievement in sub-Saharan countries: The use of hierarchical linear models (HLM).  African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 1, 37-46.   

Kanyongo, G. Y., Brooks, G.P., Kyei-Blankison, L., & Goceman, G. (2007).  Reliability and statistical power: How measurement fallibility affects power and required sample sizes for several parametric and nonparametric statistics.  Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 1, 81-90.   

Kanyongo, G. Y. (2007).  The influence of reliability on four rules for determining the number of components to retain.  Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 2, 332-343.   

Current Projects

1. Application of binary logistic regression to gender differences in the use of computer technology among high school students
2.  Graduate students' motivations for choosing online Statistics courses and the roles of self-efficacy and anxiety in mediating student choice for online learning.
2. Cross-cultural application of the statistics anviety rating scale.
3. Mathematics self-efficacy and achievement among African American high school students.

Awards and Funded Projects

Creative Teaching Award
With Dr. Connie Moss

Duquesne University Center for Teaching Excellence

Internally-Funded Projects

Kanyongo, G.Y. (2009). Toward high school reform: An evaluation of the first year in an urban school district. Presidential Scholarship Award: $5,000.
Kanyongo, G. Y. (2006). Factors affecting mathematics achievement in sub-Saharan countries: The use of hierarchical linear models (HLM). Presidential Scholarship Award: $5, 000.

Externally-Funded Projects

Hopson, R. K. & Kanyongo, G.Y. (2012). Program Evaluation and training workshops on Outcomes implementation and assessments. Funded by The Kinglsey Association: $40,000.
Kanyongo, G.Y. & Hopson, R.K. (2012). Investing in Innovation (i3) Case Studies Evaluation. Funded by Asset, Inc.: $26,023.32.
Kanyongo, G.Y. & Hopson, R.K. (2011). Evaluation of Certificate Programs Offered through Area Studies Centers at the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh: $19,637.
Nickerson, C., Thurkettle, M.A., & Kanyongo, G.Y.(2009). Reflective Judgment and Evidence-Based Practice Readiness Across Nursing Education Program Levels. Funded by The National League for Nursing: $7,807.
Hopson, R.K., & Kanyongo, G.Y. (2007). Evaluation of the Pittsburgh Public School District's implementation and outcome efforts for year 1 of Project 720. Funded by The Pittsburgh Public School System: $35,000.