Specializations: Quantitative research methodology, public policy, and child development
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Guang Zeng is an associate professor of applied statistics and research methods in the Department of Educational Leadership. She is the department's resident expert on national education and child mental health policies. She joined Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi after earning her Ph.D. in Policy Research, Evaluation and Measurement in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania.
Zeng is a versatile and innovative young scholar. Her specialties include applied statistics and educational measurement. She was previously awarded the Educational Testing Service (ETS) GRE® Warren W. Willingham Graduate Research Assistantship in Psychometrics. Her research that utilized the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was published in Education in 2005. Moreover, her dissertation that employed Multi-Level Individual Growth Curve Modeling, an advanced statistical method, was awarded AERA Dissertation Grant.
Zeng has worked extensively on the analysis of national large-scale longitudinal databases, such as the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study – Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study – Birth Cohort (ECLS-B). Additionally, she has gained valuable experience analyzing international datasets, such as the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
Zeng is passionate about the well-being of young children. Her research interests include child development and early childhood education. Her work on the temperament of infants was presented as new research in the joint annual meeting of the American/Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 2005. Currently, she is studying the mental health problems among young children in the U.S.