Lisa Harlow, URI Psychology Professor since 1985, was elected as the 2010-2011 president of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP) that has only 65 elected members from across and outside the US. Lisa has been a SMEP member since 1989, serving as the 15-year Editor for their Multivariate Applications Book Series that has published 16 books written in understandable ways; covering among the most exciting quantitative methods (e.g., item response theory, meta-analysis, mediation analysis, multilevel modeling, multivariate thinking, structural equation modeling). Lisa is also co-director of a SMEP-supported annual conference on Quantitative Training for Underrepresented Groups since 2004. Over 200 students and early PhDs from underrepresented groups have attended conferences, gaining confidence and understanding in state-of-the-art methods that parallel those covered in the book series just described. Lisa also serves as Associate Editor for Psychological Methods, and is on editorial boards for Multivariate Behavioral Research and European Methodology journals.
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