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Felix Thoemmes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology. He has a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology, and is a member of the graduate field of Statistics. Before he came to Cornell, he was a Professor at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, in the Center for Educational Science and Psychology, and an Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.
Broadly speaking, I work on topics of quantitative methods and design for the social sciences. In particular, I am interested in causal inference, both model-based and design-based.
I just finished a grant by the Institute of Education Sciences to develop a web-based interface for the analysis of regression-discontinuity designs. An R package has been released on CRAN, and a web-based GUI using the Shiny environment was released in 2018. https://rddapp.shinyapps.io/shinyrdd_beta/
I continue to publish in methodological and applied journals, including Multivariate Behavioral Research, Psychological Methods, or Structural Equation Modeling.
Finally, I work on collaborative projects with applied colleagues that span different areas of developmental psychology.
Please refer to CV for full list of publications.
Ratner, K., Mendle, J., Burrow, A. L., & Thoemmes, F. (2019). Depression and derail-
ment: A cyclical model of mental illness and perceived identity change. Clinical Psy-
chological Science, 7(4), 735-753.
Mayer, A., & Thoemmes, F. (2019). Analysis of Variance Models with Stochastic Group
Weights. Multivariate Behavioral Research., 54 (4), 542-554
Thoemmes, F., & Lemmer, G. (2019). Mediation analysis revisited again. Australasian
Marketing Journal, 27 (1), 52-56.
Parker, P., Marsh, H., Thoemmes, F., & Biddle, N. (2019). The Negative Year in School
Effect: Extending Scope and Strengthening Causal Claims Journal of Educational Psy-
chology, 111 (1), 118-130.
I am the outgoing programming chair for the annual APA conference, Division 5.
I am currently an Associate editor for Multivariate Behavioral Research, and have reviewed for a large number of academic journals.
I teach Quantitative Methods (QM) 1, 2, (and 3) on a regular basis. All courses are cross-listed in Human Development and Psychology, and are open to graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. QM1 is a course on the analysis of randomized studies (mostly ANOVA designs), QM2 focuses on the analysis of non-randomized studies (mostly regression), and QM3 covers a mix of more advanced statistical methods. I try to implement active learning components in all of my classes, and am the faculty lead for an active learning grant in the Psychology department.
HD 6750: Quantitative Methods 1 (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021)
HD 6760: Quantitative Methods II (Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2021)
INFO 2950: Introduction to Data Science (Fall 2020)
Pre-Diploma, Psychology, University of Landau, Germany
Fulbright Scholar, M.A, Experimental Psychology, Indiana State University
Ph.D., Quantitative Psychology, Arizona State University
Committee , Undergraduate Education (Psychology)
Committee , Graduate Review (Human Development)
Committee, Graduate Admissions (Human Development)
Committee , Academic Standing (College of Human Ecology)
Diversity Committee, College of Human Ecology