Post-doctoral Researchers

Ryan Grimm
Postdoctoral Scholar

Education

  • B.A. (2000) American Literature and Culture, Education from University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A. (2003) Social Sciences in Education from Stanford University
  • Level 1 Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential (2009) from San Jose State University
  • M.A. (2016) Research Methodology from University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Ph.D (2015) Special Education, Disability, and Risk Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara

Publications

  • Holt, M., Felix, E., Grimm, R., Nylund-Gibson, K., Green, J.G., Poteat, V.P., & Zhang, C. (in press). A latent class analysis of past victimization exposures as predictors of college mental health. Psychology of Violence
  • Quirk, M., Mayworm, A., Furlong, M., Grimm, R., & Rebelez, J. (in press). Dimensionality and measurement invariance of a school readiness screener by gender and parent education levels. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology
  • Quirk, M., Grimm, R., Furlong, M., & Nylund-Gibson, K. (in press). Latino children’s school readiness profiles and associations with longitudinal reading achievement trajectories. Journal of Educational Psychology.
  • Grimm, R. (2015). A review of “Handbook of quantitative methods for educationalresearch.” Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 22, 643-649. doi: 10.1080/10705511.2014.955103
  • Guzman-Orth, D., Grimm, R., Orosco, M., Lussier, C., Gerber, M.M., & Swanson, H.L. (2014). Psychometric properties of the Working Memory Rating Scale for Spanish-speaking English language learners. Journal of Psychoeducational Measurement, 33, 555-567. doi: 10.1177/0734282914558710
  • Nylund-Gibson, K., Grimm, R., Quirk, M., & Furlong, M. (2014). A latent transition mixture model using the three-step specification. Structural Equation Modeling, 21, 439-454.
  • Yun, J. T., Grimes, M. S., Dang, M., Grimm, R., Wigginton, R., Espinosa, E., DiGuilio, L.,Hunt, E., Baldwin, E. E., & Harmon, L. (2014). Online Instruction Pilot Project (OIPP) Final Evaluation Report. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California Educational Evaluation Center.

Manuscripts Under Review

  • Grimm, R., Gerber, M.M., Nylund-Gibson, K., & Swanson, H.L. Differential predictors of reading comprehension among subgroups of Spanish-speaking English Language Learners.

Manuscripts in Preparation

  • Grimm, R., Gerber, M.M., Leafstedt, J. & Swanson, H.L. Literacy development in English Language Learners from kindergarten through eighth grade: A latent growth curve model.
  • Nylund-Gibson, K., Grimm, R., & Masyn, K. Consequence of classification: A demonstration of different methods for including distal outcomes in mixture models of classification.

Presentations

  • Grimm, R., Solari, E., McIntyre, N., Ferrer, E., Henry, A., Denton, C., Madsen, K., Zajic, M. (2016, July). Tracking reading development of heterogeneous groups of first-grade students: A latent transition analysis. Poster, Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Annual Conference, Porto, Portugal.
  • Solari, E., Grimm, R., McIntyre, N., Ferrer, E., Henry, A., Denton, C., Madsen, K., Zajic, M. (2016, July). Subgroup comparisons of the Simple View of Reading: Should fluency be added to the model for at-risk readers? Poster, Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Annual Conference, Porto, Portugal.
  • Morovati, D., Grimm, R., Nylund-Gibson, K. (2016, April). The intersection of sample size, number of indicators, and class enumeration in latent class analysis: A monte carlo study. In W. Pan (Chair), Estimation accuracy and conditions for complex latent variable models. Paper, American Educational Research Association, Washington D.C.
  • Grimm, R.P., Gerber, M.M., Swanson H.L. (2015, April). Examining the Simple View of Reading among subgroups of Spanish-speaking English language learners. Poster, Council for Exceptional Children Conference and Expo, San Diego.
  • Grimm, R. & Nylund-Gibson, K.L. (2014, September). A demonstration of different methods to include distal outcomes in mixture models of classification. Poster, Society for Research in Child Development, Special Topic Meeting: Developmental Methodology, San Diego.
  • Grimm, R., Nylund-Gibson, K.L., Quirk, M.P., Furlong, M.L. (2014, April). Latent transition analysis with different measurement models: Linking kindergarten readiness to early reading trajectories. In A.M. Gonzalez (Chair), New twists on latent transition analysis: Unique adaptations and applications. Symposium, American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia.
  • Grimm, R., Nylund-Gibson, K.L., Quirk, M.P., Furlong, M.L. (2013, August). Linking kindergarten readiness and elementary school academic performance: A latent mixture modeling approach. In A.M. Gonzalez (Chair), Applications and advancements in latent transition analysis. Symposium, American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Honolulu.
  • Grimm, R., Gerber, M.M., Swanson, H.L. (2013, July) Examining profiles of reading development in elementary-aged Spanish speaking English Language Learners. Paper, Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Annual Conference, Hong Kong.
  • Grimm, R., Victorino, C., Nylund-Gibson, K.L. (2013, April). Changes in Students’ Math Attitudes During Middle School: A Latent Transition Analysis. In K. Nylund-Gibson (Chair), Latent transition analysis: Recent advances and applications. Symposium, American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.
  • Nylund-Gibson, K.L., Quirk, M.P., Grimm, R., Furlong, M.L. (2013, February). Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile predicts academic achievement through grade 5. Poster, National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle.
  • Grimm, R.P., Gerber, M.M., Leafstedt, J. & Swanson, H.L. (2012, July) In V. Murphy (Chair), Comparing models of growth in reading between at-risk English Language Learners and typically developing peers. Paper, Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Montreal.

University Teaching Experience

University of California, Santa Barbara – Teaching Assistant at Gervitz Graduate School of Education

  • Structural Equation Modeling; Spring 2015 (Prof: Dr. Karen Nylund-Gibson)
  • Psychometrics; Winter 2015 (Prof: Dr. George Marcoulides)
  • Factor Analysis; Winter 2015 (Prof: Dr. Karen Nylund-Gibson)
  • Advanced Multivariate Statistics; Fall  2014 (Prof: Dr. George Marcoulides)
  • Structural Equation Modeling; Spring 2014 (Prof: Dr. George Marcoulides)
  • Factor Analysis; Winter 2014 (Prof: Dr. George Marcoulides)
  • Advanced Multivariate Statistics; Fall 2013 (Prof: Dr. Andrew Ainsworth)
  • Structural Equation Modeling; Spring 2013 (Prof: Dr. Christine Victorino)
  • Factor Analysis; Winter 2013 (Prof: Dr. Karen Nylund-Gibson)
  • Advanced Multivariate Statistics; Fall 2012 (Prof: Dr. Monica Dabos)
  • Survey Design; Fall 2012 (Prof: Dr. Karen Nylund-Gibson)

University of California, Santa Barabara – Teaching Assistant at The Modern University

  • Freshman Summer Start Program: Summer 2014

Professional Experience

  • Statistical and Software Support for Faculty and Students (2014), University of California, Santa Barabara, Department of Education
  • Behavioral Specialist (2010-present), Camp Altitude, Los Gatos, CA
  • Special Day Class Teacher (2009-2010) Ralston Middle School, Belmont, CA
  • Lead Teacher (2003 to 2009) Esther B. Clark School at the Children’s Health Council, Palo Alto, CA

Research Experience

  • Researcher, Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile. University of California, Santa Barabara. (January 2013 to 2015)
  • Graduate Student Researcher, UC Online Instruction Pilot Project. University of California Educational Evaluation Center, University of California, Santa Barbara (April 2012 to August 2013)
  • Researcher, Growth in Literacy. University of California, Riverside/University of California, Santa Barbara (November 2010 to 2015)
  • Researcher, Project La Patera. University of California, Santa Barabara (November 2010 to 2015)

Academic Service

  • Reviewer, Annals of Behavioral Medicine (2016)
  • Reviewer, Learning and Instruction (2015)
  • Reviewer, Developmental Psychology (2014)
  • Reviewer, Educational and Psychological Measurement (2014)

Awards

  • August 2014 California Council for Exceptional Children, $1000 Scholarship
  • 2009 Employee Excellence Award, Children’s Health Council, Palo Alto, CA
  • 2009 Advisory Board Member, Special Education Intern Credential Program, San Jose State University
  • 2009 Spotlight Intern Award, Special Education Intern Credential Program, San Jose State University

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