Henry May Biography

Henry May

Office: 201A Willard Hall
Phone: 302-831-2928
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Email: hmay@udel.edu
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Professional Experiences and Interests

Dr. Henry May is Director of the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) and an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware.  Dr. May specializes in the application of modern statistical methods and mixed-methods in randomized experiments and quasi-experiments studying the implementation and impacts of educational and social interventions and policies.  His primary areas of statistical expertise include multilevel experimental and quasi-experimental design, longitudinal analysis, hierarchical modeling, item response theory (IRT), Bayesian methods, causal inference, and missing data theory. He is a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the American Evaluation Association (AEA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Statistical Association (ASA), and the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE).

As a methodologist, Dr. May’s research interests are broad and include instructional improvement, measurement of school performance (specifically value-added modeling), program evaluation, teacher and school effects on student performance, equity in inputs and outcomes of education, international and comparative studies, and the successful education of students at risk of dropout or academic failure.

Recent and current projects include the evaluation of the i3 Scale-Up of Reading Recovery, a longitudinal study of International Baccalaureate Students’ postsecondary outcomes; the randomized evaluation of Ohio’s Personalized Assessment Reporting System; the randomized evaluation of the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL); the national evaluation of the America’s Choice School Design program; the evaluation of the Math-Science Partnership Program in El Paso, Texas; and a study of the organizational sources of teacher turnover in math and science (with Richard Ingersoll).