About Ruth Lowrie Markham, Ed.D.
Dr. Markham began teaching full time at Cedarville in 2011, after several years as an adjunct instructor in both the psychology and education departments, and taught through the 2016-2017 academic year. She has worked as a certified school psychologist for 30 years, in a variety of states, countries, and settings. She serves as an advisory board member of New Awakenings, a Christian boarding school in Indiana. Her research interests are in the areas of psychology that involve learning and the educational process, with a particular interest in qualitative research.
School Psychometry and School Psychology
- Adult Development & Aging
- Autism and Developmental Disabilities
- Child-Adolescent Development
- Counseling Adolescents
- Counseling Children
- History & Systems of Psychology
- Human Development: Lifespan
- Learning and Memory
- Orientation to Psychology
- Qualitative Research
Construct and Criterion Validity of a Shortened form of the Total Individual Progress Level I Pre-Kindergarten Screen Faculty Dissertations (1987)
The purpose of the study was to investigate the construct and criterion validity of a shortened form of the Total Individual Progress Level I Pre-kindergarten Screen (TIP-SF). The subjects for the analysis of construct validity ...
Refereed Journal Articles (5)
Evaluating the Concurrent Validity of Three Web-based IQ Tests and the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS) Eastern Education Journal (2008)
In a double-blind study, 60 General Psychology students, selected in low, average, and high ACT ranges, were administered the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS). On a separate occasion, the students also completed web-based internet IQ ...
Validation of the Frey and Detterman (2004) IQ Prediction Equations Using the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales Personality and Individual Differences (2006)
This study sought to assess the ability of the equations Frey and Detterman (2004) presented to assess IQ in the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS). The study confirmed Frey and Detterman’s equation (2) best predicted ...
Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and Perinatal Complications Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (1988)
We examined the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and perinatal complications. Orthogonal comparisons showed low-SES children to have significantly greater numbers of complications related to prenatal care, conditions of labor and delivery, gestational age at ...
Inducing Comprehension in the Bilateral Poor Reader Internatioanal Journal of Neuroscience (1987)
The comprehension effects of changes in the spatial configuration of prose were examined with reading disabled children who differed in laterality preference. Specifically, 24 learning disabled boys were presented with prose materials in a standard, ...
Conference Proceedings (1)
Conference Presentations of Refereed Papers (2)
Poster Presentations (18)
Personal Frustrations of a Full-Time Firefighting Career The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2017)
In this phenomenological qualitative study, we explored the professional and personal frustrations of being a full-time male firefighter. Themes emerged through analyzing the transcripts of the 26 semi-structured interviews that we conducted. Questions specifically focused ...
Phone Home: Parent-Child Support in College Students' Social Interaction The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2017)
In this qualitative research study we explored college students’ understanding and appreciation of parental support in social interaction. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 20 college students who were found to have a close relationship with ...
"That's So OCD!": A Qualitative Study Revealing Common Misconceptions About Christianity and OCD The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2015)
Although obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a relatively well-known psychological disorder, what many do not know is that 10%-33% of OCD cases are actually scrupulosity (Miller & Hedges, 2008). Scrupulosity (SC) is a subtype of OCD ...
Freshman PKs at a Christian College: A Qualitative Study The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2015)
Children of pastors are commonly stereotyped in one of two different ways: either they are seen as the model child, or as the prodigal. The model child is perceived as sheltered and naïve, with high ...
Improving Cybersecurity Education The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2015)
This study was conducted as part of a more complex experimental research study on cybersecurity education. That larger study is considering ways to improve the effectiveness of cybersecurity education in the classroom, using game theory ...
Pharmacy Students' Reflections as They Near Graduation The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2015)
This study was conducted as a follow-up to a prior qualitative study completed the first year that Cedarville University accepted freshmen college students into its’ new Doctorate of Pharmacy program. At that time, the students ...
A Qualitative Study of Pastors' Kids at Cedarville University: A Pilot Study The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2014)
Children of pastors (PK’s) are commonly stereotyped in one of two different ways: either they are seen as the model child, or as the prodigal (Barna Group, 2013). The model child is perceived as sheltered ...
Motivations and Implications of Secondary Jobs Among University Faculty: A Qualitative Study The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2014)
Historically, research indicated that educators were financially motivated to hold multiple jobs (Bell & Roach, 1990). However, recent research indicates that both older and more educated workers in all fields had increasingly nonpecuniary motivations. In ...
Residual Spiritual Shifts Regarding the Homeless Resulting From a College Poverty Immersion Experience The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2014)
We report the results of a qualitative study, having interviewed 20 students who had 1.5 years previously been involved in a collegiate, weekend poverty immersion experience. We coded the transcripts, analyzed the data from a ...
The Perspective of College Seniors in ROTC on Becoming a Commissioned Officer The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2014)
While there is growing research into Military and Mental health issues, the focus of such research has primarily been restricted to those populations who are retired from Military or who step-down from Active Duty. Following ...
Residual Spiritual Shifts Regarding the Homeless Resulting from a College Poverty Immersion Experience 58th Annual International Conference for the Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS) (2014)
This study was an 18-month follow-up to a study examining students' immediate conceptual shifts after completing the Poverty Immersion Weekend at Cedarville University.