Reginald Lee, Senior Research Scientist
Reginald Lee is a Senior Social and Behavioral Researcher at the David C. Anchin Center, University of South Florida. He is currently a researcher for the Anchin Center’s Edumetrics Consortium for Advanced Modeling and Assessment following six years with the Alliance for Applied Research in Education and Anthropology as a faculty research associate conducting quantitative analyses for a number of federally-funded research studies. Mr. Lee spent five years with the David C. Anchin Center as a research associate (2000-2005) and two years with the Florida Mental Health Institute’s Policy Services Research Data Center as a data analyst (1998-2000). He is a mixed methods researcher who has focused on structural equation modeling, multi-level modeling, factor analysis and most recently propensity score methods.
He has collaboratively published a number of journal articles and book chapters with his colleagues in education and policy research and presented at a number of national conferences. He is a member of the American Sociology Association, American Educational Research Association, and the Florida Educational Research Association.
In addition to his responsibilities with the Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) and Florida Professional Guardianship (FPGE) State Certification Examinations, Mr. Lee is a Co-Principal Investigator on the NSF-funded study, Effects of Social Capital and Cultural Models on the Retention and Degree Attainment of Women and Minority Engineering Undergraduates.
Mr. Lee is a Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Measurement and Research, and Special Education at the University of South Florida. He received a M.A. in Special Education with a concentration in Behavior Disorders from the University of South Florida (1991) and his B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Community Planning from McDaniel College (1975, formerly Western Maryland College) He has examined the impact of systemic reform on mathematics and science achievement in urban schools and studied student engagement during instructional activities (Assessing the Impact of the National Science Foundation Urban Systemic Initiative). His research interests include (in particular) the explication of large scale and longitudinal databases with respect to equity and access issues in public education, high school completion, and college course-taking.