Overview

  • Dr. Shana Pribesh is an Associate Professor of Research Methods and Statistics in the Educational Foundations and Leadership department at Old Dominion University. She is interested in the structural aspects of educational inequality and has worked on studies of student/teacher racial matching as well as the consequences of residential and school moving on educational performance. Dr. Pribesh has over two decades of educational research experience having worked with the American Institutes for Research, RAND, Center for Research in Educational Policy, and the University of Michigan.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2017 A comparison of screening tools for the early detection of peripheral neuropathy in adults with and without type 2 diabetesJournal of Diabetes Research. 1-11.
    2017 Can Providing Rubrics for Writing Tasks Improve Developing Writers' Calibration Accuracy?The Journal of Experimental Education. 689-708.
    2017 Educational Technology and Distance Supervision in Counselor EducationCounselor Education and Supervision. 33-49.
    2017 Effect of a Mindful Breathing Intervention on Community College Students’ Writing Apprehension and Writing PerformanceCommunity College Journal of Research and Practice. 1-15.
    2017 Motivation and consequences of alcohol use among heavy drinking nonstudent emerging adultsJournal of Adolescent Research.
    2017 Motivations and consequences of alcohol use among heavy drinking nonstudent emerging adultsJournal of Adolescent Research. 667-695.
    2016 Community college counseling: Why are research outcomes so elusive?Journal of College Counseling. 76-95.
    2016 Gaining S-T-E-A-M Social Media StrategyJournal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. 39-61.
    2015 Effects of motivational prompts on motivation, effort, and performance on a low-stakes standardized test.Research and Practice in Assessment. 30-38.
    2014 A fresh breath into student achievement: Pranayama* and educational outcomesInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention. 38-46.
    2014 Students' perspectives of NGO service-learning experiences: A case study of Operation Smile.Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. 139-161.
    2013 Use of evidence-based practice among athletic training educators, clinicians, and students, part 1: perceived importance, knowledge, and confidence.Journal of Athletic Training. 394-404.
    2013 Where is the learning in small learning communities? Academic press, social support for learning and academic engagement in smaller learning community classroomsJournal of Education for Students Placed at Risk. 177-192.
    2013 Where is the learning in smaller learning communities? Academic press, social support for learning and academic engagement in smaller learning communitiesJournal of Education for Students Placed at Risk. 177-192.
    2011 A meta-analysis of Supplemental Educational Services (SES) provider effects on student achievementJournal of education for students placed. 1-23.
    2011 A meta-analysis of supplemental educational services provider effects on student achievementJournal of Education for Students Placed at Risk. 1-23.
    2011 Access issues in school library media centers: Examining library schedules, library closures, and povertySpringer. 187-197.
    2011 An investigation of higher-order thinking skills in smaller learning community social studies classroomsAmerican Secondary Education. 5-26.
    2011 Educator perceptions of the evidence-based teaching model in undergraduate athletic training educationAthletic Training Education Journal. 76-87.
    2011 Student knowledge, attitudes, and use of evidence-based concepts following an educational interventionAthletic Training Education Journal. 88-98.
    2011 The Access Gap: Poverty and Characteristics of School Library Media CentersThe Library Quarterly. 143-160.
    2010 Fixed or Flexible Schedule? Schedule Impacts and School Library CirculationLibrary and Information Science Research. 131-7.
    2009 The Effects of Troops-to-Teachers on Student Achievement: One State's Study.NASSP Bulletin. 249-272.
    2008 Open and Accessible: The Relationship between Closures and Circulation in School LIbrary Media CentersSchool Library Media Research.
    2007 A Comparison of Online and Face-to-Face Cohorts in a School Library Media Specialist Graduate Program: A Preliminary StudyJournal of Education for Library and Information Science. 303-323.
    2007 Secondary earth/environmental science teachers’ aversion to videotaped self-studyJournal of Geoscience Education. 373-380.
    2006 A Comparison of Online and Face-to-Face Cohorts in a School Library Media Specialist graduate program: A preliminary studyJournal of Education for Library and Information Science. 303-323.
    2004 When Race Matters: Teachers’ Evaluations of Students’ BehaviorSociology of Education. 267-282.
    2002 Disadvantage, Disorder, and Urban MistrustCity and Community. 59-82.
    2001 Powerlessness and the Amplification of Threat: Neighborhood Disadvantage, Disorder, and MistrustAmerican Sociological Review. 568-591.
    1999 Much Ado About Siblings: Change Models, Sibship Size, and Intellectual DevelopmentAmerican Sociological Review. 193-198.
    1999 Why Are Residential Moves Associated With Poor School PerformanceDemography. 521-534.
    Bisexual Visibility in Counselor Education Training Programs

    Books

    Year Title
    2005 Inspiration, Perspiration, and Time: Operations and Achievement in Edison Schools.  Santa Monica, California: RAND Publications.

    Chapters

    Year Title
    2016 The Access Gap: Poverty and Characteristics of School Library Media CentersInformation and Data Literacy. Informa UK Limited.
    2015 Evening the playing field: The importance of teaching pre-readers comprehension strategiesDeveloping Early Comprehension: Laying the Foundation for Reading Success. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.
    2012 Community of learnersEncyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Springer.

    Research Overview

  • Education, Poverty, Methods
  • Grants

  • Improving the Success of Low-Income Students in a Cybersecurity Program  awarded by NSF 2018 - 2023
  • ALISE Statistical Manager  awarded by ALISE 2017 - 2020
  • Investigating the Effectiveness of Pair Programming for Students with Learning Disabilities  awarded by National Science Foundation 2017 - 2020
  • RDE: Investigating the Effectiveness of Pair Programming for Students with Learning Disabilities  awarded by NSF 2017 - 2020
  • CLASS II: Causality, School Librarians and Student Success II  awarded by IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program 2015 - 2018
  • The Impact of National Board Certification of Library Media Specialists on Student Academic Achievement  awarded by Institute of Museum and Library Services 2010 - 2013
  • The Impact of National Board Certification of Library Media Specialists on Student Academic Achievement  awarded by Association for Library and Information Science 2011 - 2012
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Enhancing Education Through Technology Grant  awarded by Hampton Roads Virtual Learning Center (HRVLC) 2010 - 2011
  • Newport News Gear-UP Evaluation  awarded by US Department of Education and Newport News Public Schools 2006 - 2011
  • Exploratory Study of the Relationship between National Board Certification in Library Media and Information Science and Student Academic Achievement  awarded by Institute of Museum and Library Services 2007 - 2010
  • Multi-State Evaluation of At Risk Intervention Educational Services (SES) Providers  awarded by University of Memphis 2007 - 2010
  • Smaller Learning Communities Evaluation  awarded by US Department of Education and Norfolk Public Schools 2006 - 2010
  • Young Audiences of Virginia Evaluation  awarded by Young Audiences of Virginia 2007 - 2008
  • The value-added effects of Troops to Teachers program completers on student achievement: A meta-analytic approach  awarded by U.S. Department of Education 2006 - 2008
  • Guided Research for YAV  awarded by Young Audiences of Virginia 2006 - 2007
  • Evaluation of Distributed School Library Media  awarded by Institute of Museum and Library Services 2005 - 2007
  • AACTE and Old Dominion University, Praxis I Preparation Intervention for Teacher Preparation Programs in Historically Black Universities  awarded by AATE, Carnegie Foundations - 2007
  • ACCESS College Foundation Evaluation  awarded by ACCESS College Foundation 2005 - 2006
  • AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Educational Policy  awarded by American Educational Research Association - 2005
  • Imani Winds Project Evaluation, Virginia Arts Festival - 2005
  • A high reliability approach to scaling up and sustaining proven educational methods in under-served rural schools.  awarded by U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement: i3 Validation Grant 2007 -
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Program Evaluation
  • Research Methods
  • Sociology of Education
  • Statistics
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, The Ohio State University 2005
  • M.A. in Sociology, The Ohio State University 1997
  • B.S. in Commerce, University of Virginia 1987
  • Full Name

  • Shana Pribesh