Nancy Scammacca Lewis, a researcher with multiple projects in MCPER's Reading Institute, has accepted an invitation to serve as a principal member on a federal grant review panel.
Lewis will serve on the Special Education Research panel of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), which meets once a year in the Washington, DC, area.
"IES invites individuals to become principal members on the basis of their professional contributions to education sciences and related fields, as well as their outstanding prior service on IES research grant peer review panels," according to the IES invitation. "Principal members play an important role in the research grant peer review process by providing continuity of scholarly expertise and familiarity with the peer review process across years."
Lewis is a research methods expert who has worked on projects involving quantitative and qualitative research design and data analysis, meta-analysis, program evaluation, survey construction, and survey data analysis. Her expertise includes advanced statistical techniques such as hierarchical linear modeling, structural equation modeling, and regression-discontinuity analysis. She has a Ph.D. in educational psychology and an M.A. in program evaluation from The University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in clinical psychology from Wheaton College, and a B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University.