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BOBBY DARIUS NAEMI

School Address:                                                                                                                                   

Rice University- MS 205                                                                                                                        

6100 Main Street                                                                                                                                  

Houston, TX 77005

bnaemi@rice.edu                                                                                                                                  

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Education

 

Rice University, Houston, TX

Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, anticipated May 2008

Thesis: Latent class modeling as a measure of affect-cognition reliance

M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, received May 2006

Thesis: Measuring and predicting extreme response style: A latent class approach.

 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

B.A. in Psychology, With Highest Distinction, May 2004

Minor in Mideast Studies

Thesis: Age differences in responses on the Everyday Mistakes Scale: An IRT perspective.

           

Graduate Coursework (selected)

Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, Structural Equation Modeling, Multivariate Statistics, Multilevel Modeling and Meta-Analysis, Regression, ANOVA, Training, Selection, Organizational Psychology

 

Honors and Awards

 

Presidential Graduate Fellowship, Rice University

“Awarded to a small number of exceptionally qualified incoming graduate students,” 2004-2008, $7,000/yr.

 

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Graduate Fellowship, Rice University

Awarded for pursuit of a doctorate in psychology, 2004-2008, $15,000/yr. Full tuition waiver.

 

9th Annual Anu Byravan Memorial Paper Contest First Prize, Applied Psychometrics Society

Awarded first prize in empirical psychometric research paper contest, 2006, $250.00

 

ETS-Psychometric Society Travel Award

Awarded to top two student submissions to the Psychometric Society conference, 2006, $500.00

 

Kenneth Laughery Award, Rice University

Awarded to the best master’s thesis in Psychology, 2006, $300.00

 

Maury Pathfinder Undergraduate Award, University of Virginia

“Awarded to a student with an outstanding thesis of social significance,” 2004, $350.00

 

Graduation with Highest Distinction, University of Virginia

Awarded to the top student of two-hundred eighty-four psychology undergraduates in the class of 2004

 

Echols Scholarship, University of Virginia

Honors program at the University of Virginia, 2000-2004

 

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Virginia

Third-year inductee, top 4% of third-year class, 2003-2004

 

Psi Chi, University of Virginia

National Psychological Honor Society, President, 2003-2004

 

Intermediate Honors, University of Virginia

Awarded to top 25% of class, 2002

 

Deans List, University of Virginia

Awarded each semester for GPA above 3.5, 2000-2004

 

Grants

 

Rice University Travel Grant.
Given for attendance of professional conferences, 2006, 2007, $400.00

 

Applied Psychological Measurement Inc. Grant

Competitive grant award to support research in psychometrics, 2005, $650.00

 

Research and Professional Experience

 

Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, June 2006-July 2006

Intern: 40 hours per week. Conducted simulation study examining empirical Bayesian methods for improving small sample equating, presented results to ETS research scientists and staff, attended talks/seminars related to psychometrics and professional development.

 

American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC, May 2006 - Dec 2006

Research Associate: 32-40 hours per week. Analyzed data from large-scale surveys for the National Assessment of Adult Literacy and military organizational climate, conducted item bias and sensitivity review, coauthored technical report, supervised research assistants, attended talks/seminars on psychometrics.

 

Rice University School Mathematics Project, Houston, TX, Jan 2005 – Jan 2006

Research Team Assistant: 10 hours per week. Designed and validated assessment tools/questionnaire measures of leadership in mathematics teachers, led item writing session for Teacher Leadership Scale.

 

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Houston, TX, July 2005 – Oct 2005

Research Team Member: Conducted literature review to determine effectiveness of online distance learning programs for mathematics teachers, presented initial findings to research team.

 

Railroad Human Factors Project, University of Virginia, May 2003-Sept 2003

Research Assistant: 20 hours per week. Researched, prepared and led presentations/tutorials aimed at developing a computer model of railroad engineer decision making, summarized research papers.

 

APA Advanced Training Institute on Longitudinal Methods, Modeling, and Measurement in Contemporary Psychological Research, Charlottesville, VA, June 2003.

Assistant: Helped assemble presentation materials and assisted lecturer.

 

Jefferson Psychometric Lab, University of Virginia, Sept 2002-Aug 2003

Research Assistant: 10 hours per week. Recovered, consolidated, and analyzed data for quantitative measurement research, prepared experimental proposals, conducted literature reviews, supervised

experiment participants.

 

Newman Social Development Lab, University of Virginia, Sept-Dec 2001

Research Assistant: 10 hours per week. Organized and supervised psychology experiments relating to child development, prepared and consolidated data.

 

INOVA Hospital Patient Accounting, Arlington, VA., June-July 2001

Intern: 40 hours per week. Designed, compiled and produced quarterly credit balance report, researched and cleared backlog of patient histories/files.

 

Teaching and Volunteer Experience

  

Research Methods, Spring 2007.

Teaching Assistant: Designed and graded exam questions and projects, led classroom discussion of articles, assisted students.

 

Psychological Testing, Spring 2006.

Teaching Assistant: Designed and graded exam questions and projects, developed a guest lecture, assisted students with questions and assignments.

 

Introduction to Social Psychology, Fall 2004.

Teaching Assistant: Designed and graded exam questions, developed a guest lecture, assisted students with questions and assignments.

 

Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents, Staunton, VA, Mar 2002-June 2003

Volunteer/Tutor: Counseling and facilitating groups of 5-15 troubled, autistic children ages 6-14.

 

Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, VA, Jan -June 2001

ESL Tutor: English as a Second Language Tutoring, coached and counseled both children and adults to improve language skills through academic and social activities.

 

Manuscripts and Technical Reports

 

Manuscripts Under Review

 

Naemi, B., Beal, D., & Payne, S. (2007). Personality predictors of extreme response style. Revise & Resubmit at Journal of Personality.

 

Motowidlo, S., Crook, A., Kell, H., & Naemi, B. (2007). A situational judgment test with single response items based on critical incidents of volunteer effectiveness. Manuscript under review at Journal of Applied Psychology.

 

Manuscripts in Preparation

 

Naemi, B. & Beal, D. (2007). Measuring extreme response style: Comparing proportional and Mixed Rasch approaches. Manuscript in preparation for submission to Multivariate Behavioral Research.

 

Naemi, B., Kim, S., & Walker, M. (2007). Empirical Bayesian adjustment of linear equating parameters to reduce error in small samples. Manuscript in preparation.

 

Naemi, B., MacCann, C., & Roberts, R. (2007). Which aspects of conscientiousness best predict academic outcomes? Examining conscientiousness conscientiously in an elite secondary school sample. Manuscript in preparation.

 

Technical Reports

 

Alonso, A., Naemi, B., & Norris, D. (2006). Army Medical Department 2006 Command Climate Survey, Report for The Surgeon General of the Army.

 

Naemi, B., Raley, A., & Papakonstantinou, A. (2005). Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) report: Awareness, education, action: Closing the achievement gap.

 

Presentations

 

Naemi, B., Beal, D., & Payne, S. (April, 2007). Predicting extreme responding in surveys. Poster presented at the 22nd annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York, NY.

 

Naemi, B., Beal, D., & Payne, S. (June, 2006). A comparison of proportional and Mixed Rasch methods of measuring extreme response style. Poster presented at the 71st annual International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS), Montreal, Canada.

 

Naemi, B., Beal, D., & Payne, S. (Feb, 2006). Personality predictors of extreme responses in surveys: A latent class approach. Symposium presented at the 27th annual IOOB Conference, Fairfax, VA.

 

Invited Talks

 

Naemi, B. (July, 2007). Improving small sample equating using Empirical Bayesian methods.

Presentation given to research scientists and staff at Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.

 

Naemi, B. (Feb, 2007). Measuring and predicting extreme response style: A latent class approach.

Laughery Award lecture, to be given to the Psychology Department at Rice University, Houston, TX.  

 

Carr, K., Heimdal, K., Alonso, A., & Naemi, B. (Aug, 2006). The Army Medical Department, 2006 Command Climate Survey findings.

Presentation given at the briefing for The Army Surgeon General. Falls Church, VA.

 

Naemi, B. (Mar, 2006). ICC’s, item information and computer adaptive testing.

Guest lecture given to undergraduate Psychological Testing class. Houston, TX.

 

Naemi, B. (Feb, 2006). Latent class analysis as a measure of affective differences among individuals.

Presentation given to the Industrial and Organizational Psychology group at Rice University. Houston, TX.

 

Naemi, B. (Feb, 2005). Personality predictors of extreme response style.

Presentation given to the Industrial and Organizational Psychology group at Rice University. Houston, TX.

 

Naemi, B. (Oct, 2004). Subtle effects of prejudice.

Guest lecture given to undergraduate Introduction to Social Psychology class. Houston, TX.

 

Training/Workshops

 

ETS Visitation Program, Princeton, NJ, July 2006.

Selected to attend visitation program at Educational Testing Service for doctoral students in educational measurement and psychometrics.

 

WINMIRA Workshop, College Park, MD, May 2006.

Attended workshop on WINMIRA software program for latent class, Mixed Rasch and hybrid models.

 

Organizational Memberships

 

Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists (SIOP), Student Affiliate since 2003

Houston Area Industrial/Organizational Psychologists (HAIOP), Student Affiliate since 2004

Psychometric Society, Student Member since 2006

American Educational Research Association (AERA), Student Affiliate since 2006

 

Relevant Skills

 

Computer: Windows, Microsoft Office

Statistical Packages: SPSS, SAS, S+, WINSTEPS, WINMIRA, MPLUS, EQS, AMOS, BILOG, HLM

Languages: Proficiency in Persian and French, basic knowledge of Latin and Arabic

 

References

 

Daniel Beal, Ph.D.                                                   Margaret Beier, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology and Management                Department of Psychology and Management

Rice University                                                           Rice University

713.348.3917                                                             713.348.3920

dbeal@rice.edu                                                          beier@rice.edu

 

Michelle "Mikki" Hebl, Ph.D.                                    Stephan Motowidlo, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology and Management                Department of Psychology and Management

Rice University                                                           Rice University

713.348.2270                                                             713.348.3918

hebl@rice.edu                                                           motowidlo@rice.edu

 

Karen Schmidt, Ph.D.                                              Alexander Alonso, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology                                          American Institutes for Research

University of Virginia                                                   202.403.5176

434.924.0694                                                             aalonso@air.org

kmm4f@virginia.edu