Structural Equation Modeling Workshop May 17th & 18th, 2018

May 17 & 18, 2018

Structural Equation Modeling Workshop – May 17 & 18, 2018

Workshop Registration Information for May 17th & 18th, 2018

This workshop is sponsored through the Department of Psychological Sciences of Kent State University.

Location: Kent State University Main Campus

Thursday, May 17th & Friday, May 18th
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Kent Hall Annex Room 102



Todd Little, Ph.D.
Educational Psychology
Texas Tech University


Todd D. Little, PhD is a Professor of Educational Psychology in the newly established Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (REMS) concentration in Educational Psychology at Texas Tech University. Little was recruited to join TTU in 2013 as a senior strategic hire to establish REMS as a program and to become the founding Director of the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis and Policy ( Also in 2013, Little was accorded an honorary professorship at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, and Australian Catholic University, and in 2014 he was accorded an honorary title at the University of Costa Rica.

Little is internationally recognized for his work on various aspects of applied SEM (e.g., indicator selection, parceling, modeling developmental processes, planned missing designs, mediation, moderation, multilevel etc.) as well as his developmental research (e.g., action-control processes, motivation, coping, and aggression). Little has worked and provided methodological guidance at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development’s Center for Lifespan Studies (1991-1998), Yale University’s Department of Psychology (1998-2002), and the University of Kanas’ (2003-2013), including the founding and directing of the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis (2010-2013).

In 2001, Little was elected to the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology, a prestigious limited-membership society dedicated to the advancement of quantitative methods. In 2009, he was elected President of APA’s Division 5 (then called Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics), where he spearhead bring qualitative inquiry into the division and it is now called the Division of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.

Little is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as well as the American Psychological Association (APA Divisions 5, 7, & 15) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Little has given over 200 workshops and talks on both methodological and substantive topics around the world, including a recent (2013) national research council (NRC) conference on Measuring human capabilities: Performance potential of individuals and collectives and, in 2015, he is chairing an NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop on Strategies to Improve Suicide Prevention Research.

Little has served on numerous standing and ad hoc grant review panels for agencies such as NSF, NIH, and IES and private foundations such as the Jacobs foundation. He has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over 30 grants and contracts and he has served as a statistical consultant on over 100 grants and contracts.

Little is Associate Editor in charge of the Methods and Measures section of the International Journal of Behavioral Development and is the series editor for Guilford Press’s Methodology in the Social Sciences.

Little has nearly 300 publications with a citation impact of over 26,000, and h-index of 81 and an I-10 index of 187. His 2013 book, Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling, was heralded as an instant classic and has continued to be a relied upon resource for longitudinal SEM (citations >1000). As a transdisciplinary researcher, Little has collaborated with over 300 unique co-authors and published in nearly 100 different peer reviewed journals.

Little has authored or co-authored numerous research assessment tools including the revised Control Agency and Means-ends Interview (CAMI), the multi-dimensional Control, Agency and Means-ends (Multi-CAM) assessment tool, the Behavioral Inventory of Strategic Control (BISC), the Brief Adolescent Life Events Scale (BALES), the Inventory of the Forms and Functions of Aggression (IFFA), the Inventory of Felt Energy and Emotion in Life (I FEEL), the infant-toddler social and emotional assessment (ITSEA), among others.

Dedicated to out-reach, Little founded (in 2003), organizes and co-teaches in his annual Stats Camp (see Stats Camp has provided advanced training in state-of-the science statistical procedures to nearly 2000 graduates students, post-docs, and faculty from every continent (excluding Antarctica). Little created a minority scholarship program in partnership with SMEP which has supplied over $100,000 for travel, housing, and fees to allow minority scholars to attend Stats Camp. More recently, Little also founded (with Noel Card) and organizes the SRCD Developmental Methodology conference, which is now a biannual event for social science researchers that is run independently of SRCD.

In 2009, he received the W.T. Kemper award for excellence in Teaching, in 2013 he received the Cohen award for distinguished contributions for teaching and mentorship from APA’s Division 5, and in 2015 he received the inaugural distinguished contributions to mentoring developmental scientists from the Society for Research in Child Development. 

In terms of mentorship, Little has trained 15 post-docs, chaired or co-chaired 25 dissertation committees and served on scores of masters and dissertation committees of students from around the world. He has mentored over 50 undergraduate honors theses over the span of his career. He has also created undergraduate programs in research methodology at two institutions that have trained select undergraduates in advanced methods.

Information regarding this workshop:

This two day workshop will cover both foundational issues related to structural equation modeling as well as important advances that will improve your work. Advances that will be included are: nonarbitrary method of scale setting, using phantom constructs, creating optimal item parcels, implementing planned missing data designs, and learning the art and craft of data modeling.

Registration Fees:

KSU Faculty & Staff $250

KSU Graduate Students $100

Non-KSU Faculty & Staff / Industry Professionals $350

Non-KSU Graduate Students $150

Registration will be open until April 30th. Please register by visiting our registration site.


The address for this workshop is:
Kent State University
Department of Psychological Sciences
102 Kent Hall Annex
Kent, Ohio 44242

Please click HERE for directions. Parking will be available behind the Kent Hall Building in lot R15.

Hotel Reservations:
Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center located in beautiful downtown Kent
215 S. Depeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240
(330) 346-0100 or  
Please reference group code EQTN1 when calling for a discounted rate and note that this hotel is walking distance to the workshop. The number of rooms are limited, so book early.

If you need further information regarding this workshop, please contact Ida Cellitti at

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