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About Carl Siebert

Dr. Carl Siebert joined Boise State University in 2015, is the Director of the Program Evaluation And Research Lab (PEARL), and is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Measurement and Statistics and a M.S. in Biostatistics from Florida State University, a M.B.A. from Duke University, and a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics from California State University at Fullerton. Dr. Siebert’s research interests include , data modeling, scale development, nonparametric analysis in statistics and psychometrics, and instrument development with item performance especially when dealing with small samples. His other interests are in the educational workforce, evaluation methods and strategies, student retention, and in online education best practices.

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2017 - Present Director of Program Evaluation and Research Lab (PEARL), Boise State University
2015 - Present Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies

Curriculum Vitae


2018 - Present CSP Hatchery Project
National Science Foundation
NSF Award
Role: Evaluator
Colleague(s): Tim Andersen, Amit Jain, Noah Salzman, Don Winiecki, and Dianxiang Xu
2018 - Present Investigation of how and for whom the Positive Action social-emotional and character development program has its effects on student behavior and academic achievement
Institute for Education Science
Role: Principal Investigator
2018 - Present Scaling-up Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) Framework in Rural Settings through the Idaho Rural Implementation Model (I-RIM)
National Institute of Justice
Role: Co-Investigator
2017 - Present Access and Barriers to Primary Care Among Deaf Users of American Sign Language
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Role: Career Grant Mentor
2017 - Present STEM Competitive Workforce; investigating current effectiveness and building infrastructure for sustainability
Idaho STEM Action Center
Role: Principal Investigator
2016 - Present IUSE/EHR: Institutional and Community Transformation; Permeating Sustainability and Resiliency Concepts into Civil Engineering Curricula
National Science Foundation
Role: Program Evaluator
2016 - Present IUSE/PFE:RED: Software Hatchery; An Ecosystem for Nurturing the Next Generation of Computer Science Professionals
National Science Foundation
Role: Program Evaluator
2010 - 2015 Johnson & Johnson Block Grant Evaluation
Johnson & Johnson
Role: Principal Investigator
2013 - 2013 International Family Finding and the NJ Judiciary Program
International Social Services
Role: Principal Investigator
2010 - 2013 Family Findings and Fostering Connections Demonstration Project
International Social Services
Role: Principal Investigator
2010 - 2011 New Jersey Asthma Awareness and Education Evaluation
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Role: Principal Investigator
2010 - 2011 Skills2Care Alzheimer’s Program Evaluation
Department of Health and Senior Services
Role: Principal Investigator
2010 - 2011 The New Jersey Child Support Institute
New Jersey Department of Human Services
Role: Research Methods Consultant
2009 - 2011 New Jersey Child Welfare Training partnership
New Jersey Department of Youth and Family Services
Role: Research Methods Consultant
2009 - 2009 A Comprehensive Investigation of Domestic Violence Committed by Law Enforcement Officers
FSU Research Foundation
Role: Statistician
2008 - 2008 Poetry therapy: An investigation of a multidimensional clinical model
FSU Provost Funds
Role: Statistician
2008 - 2008 The Florida long-term care partnership
FSU Provost Fund
Role: Statistician
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present member, Society for Research in Educational Excellence (SREE)
2007 - Present member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
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Honors and Awards

  • 2012-2013 - Creative Teacher of the Year, Rutgers University
  • 1987-88 - Teacher of the Year, Hardbarger Business College


2013 Ph.D. - Measurement and Statistics, Florida State University ‐ College of Education
2007 MS in Biostatistics, Florida State University ‐ Department of Statistics
1998 MBA in Executive Management, Duke University ‐ College of Business
1987 BS in Computer Science, California State University Fullerton ‐ Department of Computer Science
1987 MA in Mathematics, California State University Fullerton ‐ Department of Mathematics

Books (1)

Articles (18)

Presentations (28)