Nicole Morgan, Ph.D.

Nicole Morgan, Ph.D.

Nicole R. Morgan, Ph.D., is a Research and Evaluation Scientist for the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at The Pennsylvania State University. She received her B.A. from the University of North Dakota in Psychology and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Penn State in Human Development and Family Studies. Her training includes prevention science, program evaluation, and several advanced statistics and methodology courses. Nicole has extensive experience in data management, measurement, program evaluation, and analysis. She managed the program evaluations for two public preschool programs. Utilizing propensity score matching, she examined the impact of one or two years of the program on children’s academic skills. Other professional experiences include: Senior Data Analyst for the British Cohort Studies and the study director for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism funded University Life Study at the Prevention Research Center. This web-based longitudinal measurement burst design study investigated the developmental changes and situational fluctuations in links between risk behaviors across contexts. Before entering college, Nicole served 5 years in the United States Air Force as an Air Traffic Control Radar Specialist and Quality Control Specialist. Currently, she provides quantitative and qualitative analytic support for projects. For example, for the Department of Defense Educational Activity (DoDEA) she served as the Qualitative Analyst on the project. This project investigates the awareness and utilization of the supports and services for students experiencing a military, work-related parental absence.