Dr. Oliver Edwards
Oliver W. Edwards, Ph.D., NCSP, is a tenured associate professor of School Psychology with the University of Central Florida. He teaches courses in applied behavioral analysis and psychopathology assessment.
Dr. Edwards holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Florida International University. In addition, he earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of Florida. During his doctoral education, he was a McKnight Doctoral Fellow.
Dr. Edwards practiced as a School Psychologist with the School Board of Broward County, Florida for several years. He later became an administrator with the district, supervising roughly 65 School Psychologists and School Social Workers in their work with 65 schools and some 75,000 students.
Dr. Edwards' early research addressed theories of intelligence testing of racial/ethnic minorities and the psychosocial development of children raised by grandparents. Currently, he is researching social support networks as well as health disparities and their impact on ethnic minority school children.
Dr. Stephen A. Sivo
Dr. Sivo is a tenured Professor at the University of Central Florida. He has taught statistics, research methods, and measurement at UCF for 8 years. He has chaired or served on around 120 doctoral dissertations since he began at UCF.
Dr. Sivo specializes in Statistics, Research Methodology, and Measurement with a particular emphasis on Structural Equation Modeling as applied to the Behavioral and Social Sciences. His coursework includes Doctoral level Structural Equation Modeling, Survey Research, and Multivariate Statistics and Masters level Research Methods and Assessment & Measurement.
Dr. Sivo has published one book and more than 30 peer-reviewed articles focusing on educational research methodology, yet many articles communicate this same methodological work to other disciplines (for example, breast cancer research, entrepreneurial research, information systems, and communications among other areas). The methodological journals he has published in have the highest impact factors and rejection rates most often exceeding 90%. He is the PI for a grant funded national breast cancer research study focusing on the quality of care.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2008 Elected Co-Chair of the Structural Equation Modeling SIG of AERA, an international statistical conference group.
2008 Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to the Faculty Senate.
2005 Research Incentive Award (RIA) by the University of Central Florida For Research Excellence
2005 Teaching Incentive Program Award (TIP) by the University of Central Florida For Teaching Excellence
Dr. Gordon E. Taub
Dr. Gordon E. Taub is a Florida Licensed Psychologist, Licensed School Psychologist and is Associate Professor, Internship Supervisor, and Co-Coordinator of the School Psychology Program at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Taub is a nationally recognized expert in the structure and measurement of intelligence. His research is foundational in the revision of several contemporary tests of intelligence including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children.
Dr. Taub teaches courses in assessment, development, legal and ethical issues, psychopathology, and supervision. He also conducts research in forensic psychology, which is the application of psychology in legal settings. As a Forensic Psychologist, Dr. Taub consults with legal professionals across the country and serves as an expert witness in state and federal courts providing testimony in criminal cases involving the death penalty, intellectual disabilities, and Miranda rights.