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Kusum Singh



Dr. Kusum Singh is a professor of education specializing in Educational Research and Evaluation (Statistics). She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Evaluation from Virginia Tech. She has authored and coauthored more than 40 articles in refereed journals. She has also contributed greatly to the field by presenting at many national and international conferences, as well as by writing numerous research reports.

In addition to being actively involved in teaching and research, Dr. Singh also engages in extensive service activities. Currently, she is on the editorial board of the Journal of Educational Research and Research in Middle Level Education. She has also reviewed manuscripts for a number of scholarly journals dedicated to educational research. Finally, she has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of her professional contributions. Most recently, she was named a member of the Academy of Teaching Excellence, having won the university-wide Wine Award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Singh’s contributions through teaching, research, and service enrich the Virginia Tech School of Education community.


Ph.D.  Educational Research and Evaluation, Virginia Tech, 1988

M.A. Psychology, Agra University, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1965           

M.A. English Literature, Agra University, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1963

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae 

Dr. Singh’s research focuses on educational issues related to academic achievement, particularly mathematics and science achievement; gender-based differences in mathematics and science; and school and social factors that affect school engagement and learning. Her areas of specialization further include structural equation modeling and regression analysis. Her scholarship appears in such journals as Educational Research for Policy and Practice, Journal of Educational Psychology, The International Journal of Learning, and Journal of Research in Childhood Education. She has authored or co-authored numerous research grants to study multiple factors in school performance. A recent NSF funded research project involved models of math and science achievement based on Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). She has used Structural Equation models to explore measurement and structural models of social capital and its effects on learning and school engagement. She uses large-scale national databases to study sociological factors such as home, family, and community effects on education.

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