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Yasuo Miyazaki

Associate Professor


Dr. Yasou Miyazaki is an associate professor of education specializing in Educational Research and Evaluation (Statistics and Measurement). He earned a Ph.D. in Measurement and Quantitative Methods from Michigan State University. To date he has authored or coauthored 15 referred journal articles and three book chapters. He has also contributed greatly to the field by presenting at many national and international conferences.

In addition to being actively involved in research and teaching, Dr. Miyazaki also engages in service activities. He has consulted the National Center for Educational Statistics and conducted a five-day workshop at the Japan Institute for Educational Measurement in Tokyo, Japan. He has also received several honors and awards in recognition of his professional contributions, such as the Virginia Tech Grant Writing Summer Institute award. Dr. Miyazaki’s contributions enrich the Virginia Tech School of Education community.


Ph.D. Measurement and Quantitative Methods, Michigan State University, 2000

M.S.Ed.  Policy Research, Evaluation, and Measurement, University of Pennsylvania, 1993

M.S. Theoretical Polymer Physics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1984

B.S. Theoretical Polymer Physics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1982

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae 

Dr. Miyazaki’s research focuses on topics and issues in hierarchical linear/nonlinear models. He is interested in developing and applying hierarchical models to address both substantive and technical research questions. His work includes growth models for learning and change; hierarchical linear factor models that extracts factors operating at macro levels; hierarchical measurement models that link multilevel models and measurement models; sample sizes and statistical power in repeated measures cluster randomized experiments; and contextual effect models that capture effects of schooling. His scholarship appears in such journals as Enrollment Management Journal, Dementia, Japanese Journal for Research on Testing, and Journal of Multicultural, Gender, and Minority Studies. Dr. Miyazaki’s involvement in grant-funded projects, such as a grant related to post-release success of Department of Correctional Education program participants, exemplifies his commitment and contribution to the field. Dr. Miyazaki teaches courses in statistics and research design. Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, Dr. Miyazaki worked as an instructor at Michigan State University, a chief researcher at National Institute for Educational Policy Research in Tokyo, Japan, and an assistant research scientist at the Center for Human Growth and Development in the University of Michigan.


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