D. Betsy McCoach
D. Betsy McCoach, Ph.D. serves as a co-principal investigator and director of research. She is a Professor in the Research, Measurement, and Evaluation Program at UConn. She received her Ph.D. in both research measurement and gifted education. Dr. McCoach has served on numerous federal grant review panels because of her expertise in research design. Dr. McCoach will lead the project’s methodological team, overseeing all issues related to study design, data gathering and data management, measurement, and statistical analyses. Dr. McCoach has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and books. She has served as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, and research methodologist for numerous federally-funded projects.