Dr Jason Bryer is currently Executive Director and Principal Investigator of the Diagnostic Assessment and Achievement of College Skills (DAACS) at Excelsior College. He is also a Research Associate at the Yang-Tan Institute at Cornell University and Adjunct Associate Professor at the City University of New York teaching statistics in the Master’s of Data Science program. Dr Bryer earned his doctorate in Educational Psychology and Methodology from the University at Albany in 2014 after working as a Software Engineer for 10 years. Research interests include quasi-experimental designs with propensity score analysis, data systems to support formative assessment, and the use of open source software for conducting reproducible research. When not crunching numbers, Jason and his wife are wedding photographers and proud parents to three boys.
Manage FIPSE First in the World grant to develop a Diagnostic Assessment and Achievement of College Skills (DAACS; $2,999,877). DAACS provides incoming students with realtime, actionable feedback about their strengths and weaknesses in critical college skills including self-regulation, math, reading, and writing. Additionally, DAACS provides critical information for predictive analytics at the college. Website: www.DAACS.net
Courses taught: DATA 606 Statistics and Probability for Data Analytics. Website: data606.net
Developed a data system to support Behavior Specialists work with schools within New York State on their implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). The goal of this website is to consolidate disparate data sources along with custom data entry so that Behavior Specialists can make data based decisions. I also provided statistical support for analyzing the data at the state level. Website: pbisny.org
Selected list of R packages, full list available on Github at https://github.com/jbryer.
Bryer, J. M., Homer, B. D., and Dalrymple, S. (n.d.). The use of adaptive learning technology in online courses. Computers and Education.
Anderson, K., Scanlon, D. M., Goatley, V., Gelzheiser, L. M., and Bryer, J. (2013). Impact of changes in literacy course content in teacher education programs on preservice teachers’ knowledge. Teaching and Teaching Education..
Nagelsmith, L., Bryer, J. M., and Yan, Z. (2012). Measuring motivation & volition of nursing students in non-traditional learning environments. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 20(2).
Bryer, J. M. and Pruzek, R. M. (2011). An international comparison of private and public schools using multilevel propensity score methods and graphics (abstract). Multivariate Behavior Research, 46(6):1010–1011.Bryer, J., Daniels, L., Norwood, E., and Applegarth, E. (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014). Excelsior College Fact Book. Excelsior College Office of Institutional Research.