Assistant ProfessorEmail: sarfaraz[dot]serang[at]usu[dot]eduLocation: EDUC 494Office Phone: 435-797-2034Curriculum VitaeStatistical Learning and Longitudinal Modeling Lab Research Interests: Longitudinal modeling, structural equation modeling, statistical learning (data mining), mediation analysis, cognitive development/aging
I am currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Quantitative Psychology specialization. I received my doctoral training in quantitative psychology at the University of Southern California. Prior to that, I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis where I majored in psychology and statistics. I teach courses in quantitative methodology and statistics.
My research focuses on the development and evaluation of quantitative methods. Specifically, my interests include longitudinal modeling, structural equation modeling, statistical learning (data mining), and combinations of the three. My work has covered topics such as nonlinear mixed-effects mixture models, latent change score models, and exploratory mediation analysis. Substantively, I am interested in cognitive change over time at all phases of the lifespan, from children to older adults.