Who We Are
Professor M. Lee Van Horn
Dr. Van Horn obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Developmental Psychology and came to the University of New Mexico in 2015 from a research scientist position at the University of South Carolina University.
Dr. Van Horn’s work is at the intersection between education, health sciences, and statistics. His methodological work focuses on identifying individual differences. He has conducted research on methods for looking at individual differences in the effects of family, school, and community contexts, and am an expert in the area of differential effects. Dr. Van Horn has experience bringing together strong team of both applied and statistical experts who, working together, have been addressing methodological problems in the assessment of differential effects. He has also served as a methodologist on research teams assessing many different applied problems in health and education.
Alena Kuhlemeier is a graduate assistant at the Methodology Group and doctoral candidate in the Sociology Department at UNM. Her research interests are focused primarily in the social influences on mental and behavioral health, particularly among sexual minority and other marginalized populations.
Yasir Hussain is a graduate assistant @Methodology Group and doctoral candidate in the department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico. His research involves using qualitative methods and theoretical research with focus on teaching, ideology and pedagogical methods in the teaching of English to the speakers of other languages (TESOL).