Curriculum Vitae:  John B. Willett

 (September, 2009)

 

CURRENT POSITION

Charles William Elliot Professor of Education

Harvard University Graduate School of Education

412 Gutman Library, Appian Way

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Phone:                      (617) 496-4829 (please don’t call this number, send an email instead)

Email:                       John_Willett@Harvard.Edu

HGSE Profile:           http://hugse9.harvard.edu/gsedata/Resource_pkg.profile?vperson_id=217

Personal Webpage:   http://gseacademic.harvard.edu/~willetjo

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

Home Address:      120 Parsons Hill Drive, Conway, Massachusetts 01341

Home Phone:         (413) 369-4394

Date of Birth:         December 30, 1947

Citizenship:            USA

 

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

·      Measuring Change over Time.  I have a career-long interest in the development and application of statistical methods for modeling individual change and multi-level modeling, for measuring individual change over time, and for investigating inter-individual differences in learning and development.

·      Analyzing the Occurrence, Timing, and Duration of Events.  I seek to promote the application of event history methods in the analysis of event occurrence, timing, and duration in education and the social sciences.  I am particularly interested in, and have developed and disseminated, strategies for the discrete-time hazard modeling of single and multiple-spells.

·      Modeling Covariance Structures.  I maintain a general interest in the application of covariance structure methods to research problems in education and the social sciences. I have a specific interest in using these techniques for latent growth and multi-level modeling.

·      Designing and Implementing Better Longitudinal Empirical Research.  I seek to promote more thoughtful empirical research design and more careful application of innovative quantitative analytic methods, particularly in the collection and analysis of longitudinal data, in education and the social sciences.

·      Improving the Teaching of Applied Statistics.  I am interested in devising and promoting better ways of teaching quantitative methods, particularly pedagogies that engage students in authentic activities, apprenticeship, and the analysis of real data.


POSITIONS HELD

·      Charles William Elliot Professor of Education.  Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (July, 2001 to present).

·      Acting Dean.  Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002).

·      Academic Dean.  Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (September, 1999 to June 30, 2002).

·      Professor of Education.  Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (December, 1993 to 2001).

·      Associate Professor of Education.  Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (July, 1989 to November, 1993).

·      Assistant Professor of Education.  Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (January, 1985 to June, 1989).

·      Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Statistical Consultant and Computer Programmer.  Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford, California (September, 1980 to December, 1984).

·      Master Teacher/Teacher Consultant in Secondary-School Physics.  Graduate School of Education, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (September, 1978 to September, 1980).

·      Housemaster.  Da Vinci House, The Island School, English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong (September, 1974 to September, 1978).

·      Teacher of Physics and Mathematics (9th Through 13th Grade).  The Island School, English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong (September, 1972 to September, 1978).

·      Teacher of General Subjects and Science (6th Grade).  Bierley County Junior School, Bradford, Yorkshire, England (September, 1971 to September, 1972).

 

DEGREES AWARDED

Ph. D.              Quantitative Methods, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (awarded, June 1985).
M. S.                Statistics, Department of Statistics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (awarded, June 1982).
M. Ed.              Psychometrics and Research Methods, Graduate School of Education, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (awarded with distinction, June 1980).
Adv. Dip. Ed.  Psychometrics and Research Methods, Graduate School of Education, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (awarded with distinction, June 1979).
Cert. Ed.          Teaching of Physics and Mathematics, Department of Educational Studies, Oxford University, Oxford, England (awarded, June 1971).

M.A.                Physics (with a specialty in Quantum Mechanics), Worcester College, Oxford University, Oxford, England (awarded, June 1970).

 

HONORARY DEGREES

   M.A.             Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (awarded, December 1993).

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

·      Recipient, Morningstar Family Award for Excellence in Teaching, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May, 2006.

·      Member, National Academy of Education (elected April, 2004).

·      Lawrence R. Klein Award (jointly with Dr Richard Murnane and Dr. Kathryn Boudett), for the most outstanding contribution to the Monthly Labor Review in the year 2000 by non-Bureau of Labor Statistics authors (for Boudett, K. P., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  Second Chance Strategies for Women Who Drop Out of School.  Monthly Labor Review, 2000, 123(12), 19-31).

·      Citation of excellence from ANBAR Electronic Intelligence (jointly with Dr Richard Murnane and Dr. Kathryn Boudett).  For Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Boudett, K. P.  Does Acquisition Of A GED Lead To More Training, Post-Secondary Education, And Military Service For School Dropouts?  Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 1997, 51(1), 100-115. 

·      Member Of The Spencer Mentor Network (jointly with Dr. Judith D. Singer), award from The Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois (September 1994 through September 1996).

·      Research Review Award (jointly with Dr. Judith D. Singer).  Presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta, Georgia (April, 1993) for an outstanding review of research article appearing in an AERA-sponsored journal in 1991/1992 (for Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  From Whether To When: New Methods For Studying Student Dropout And Teacher Attrition.  Review of Educational Research, 1991, 61(4), 407-450).

·      Fellowship of the American Statistical Association Research (jointly with Dr. Judith D. Singer), funded by the National Science Foundation and the American Statistical Association and served at the National Center for Educational Statistics, Washington, DC (July 1992 through December 1992).

·      Raymond B. Cattell Early Career Award For Programmatic Research (jointly with Dr. Judith D. Singer), presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California (April, 1992).

·      Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award (jointly with Dr. Richard J. Murnane and Dr. Judith D. Singer).  Presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Boston, Massachusetts (April, 1990) for the most outstanding article to appear in an AERA-sponsored journal in academic year 1988-1989 (for Murnane, R. J., Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  The Career Paths Of Teachers: Implications For Teacher Supply And Methodological Lessons For Research.  Educational Researcher, 1988, 17(6), 22-30).

·      William F. Milton Research Fellowship, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts (June 1985 through December 1987).

·      Doctoral Fellowship, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford, California (September 1980 through June 1982).

·      Academic Distinction, in the Masters in Education Degree, Graduate School of Education, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (June 1980).

·      Academic Distinction, in the Advanced Diploma in Education, Graduate School of Education, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (June 1979).

·      Open Venning Exhibition in Physics, Worcester College, Oxford University, Oxford, England (September 1967 through September 1970).

 

COURSES & MODULES TAUGHT

A-014    Inquiry II -- An Introduction to Research Methods in Practice.

A-290    Schooling, Achievement & Labor Market Performance:  A Quantitative Research Seminar.

S-010Y  Answering Questions with Quantitative Data.

S-015    Testing and Measurement in Education and Research.

S-050    Analyzing Learning, Growth and Developmental Data.

S-052    Applied Data Analysis.

S-060    Analyzing Categorical and Ordinal Data.

S-077    Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis

S-090    Answering Complex Questions with Multivariate Methods: A Practical Course in Covariance Structure Analysis.

S-210A  Topics in Quantitative Methods (Covariance Structure Analysis).

S-210A  Topics in Quantitative Methods (Measuring Change And Development).

S-210A  Topics in Quantitative Methods (Analyzing Categorical Data).

S-290    Quantitative Methods for Improving Causal Inference in Educational Research.

S-410A  Doctoral Research Practicum:  Using Quantitative Methods to Make Causal Inferences about the Consequences of Educational Interventions and Policies.

 

SELECTED MAJOR CITIZENSHIP

·      Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Sept, 2009 -- present).

·      Chair, Doctoral Concentration In Quantitative Policy Analysis In Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Sept, 2007 -- June, 2009).

·      Chair, Search Committee To Appoint A Junior Professor In Quantitative Methods, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, (September 2008 -- June, 2009).

·      Acting Dean, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (July, 2001 -- June, 2002).

·      Academic Dean, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (September, 1999 -- June, 2002).

·      Co-Sponsor, Harvard University Interfaculty Initiative on Distance and On-Line Learning, an initiative of the Harvard Academic Computing Committee, Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (May, 2000 -- May, 2001).

·      Chair, Technology Advisory Group, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (January 1996 -- June 1999).

·      Chair, Search Committee To Appoint A Senior Professor In Technology Of Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, (September 1996 -- September, 1999).

·      Chair, Technology Review Committee, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (September 1994 -- September 1995).

·      Chair, Committee On Degrees, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (September 1993 -- September 1994; September, 2003 -- September, 2006).

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Educational Research Association (1985 -- present).

Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (1990 -- present).

 

PROFESSIONAL REFEREEING

Editorial Boards:

Applied Psycholinguistics

Evaluation and Program Planning

Psychological Methods

Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal

Understanding Statistics: Statistical Issues in Psychology, Education and the Social Sciences

Proposal Reviewer:

American Educational Research Association

National Science Foundation

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

Radcliffe College Research Support Program

Society for Research on Child Development

Spencer Foundation

Article Reviewer:

American Educational Research Journal

American Statistician

Applied Psycholinguistics

Archives of General Psychiatry

Economics of Education Review

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Evaluation and Program Planning

Handbook of Research on Teacher Education (2nd. Edition)

Human Development

Intelligence

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

Journal of Educational Measurement.

Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics

Journal of Family Psychology

Journal of Human Resources

Journal of Mathematical Psychology

Journal of Research on Adolescence

Linguistics and Education

Multivariate Behavioral Research

Psychological Bulletin

Psychological Methods

Psychometrika

Review of Educational Research

Sociological Methods and Research

Sociology of Education

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

·      Statistical Advisor, Expert Learner eBooks: An Instructional Approach to Support Reading Through Competence Motivation, Center for Applied Special Technology, Wakefield, Massachusetts (Sept, 2009 – present).

·      Statistical Advisor, Multi-User Virtual Environment Experiential (MUVEE) Simulator Project, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts, (July, 2003 – present).

·      Invited Participant and Statistical Consultant, Value-Added Design Working Group, Center for Education Research and Policy, Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (Mass Inc), Boston, Massachusetts (June, 2003 – present).

·      Statistical Advisor, Modeling across the Curriculum, Concord Consortium, Concord, Massachusetts (May, 2001 – present).

·      Statistical Consultant, Hudson/Watertown Public Schools Technology Enhancement Project, Hudson and Watertown Public Schools, Massachusetts (Sept, 2001 – Sept, 2003).

·      Statistical Consultant, Measurement Task Force of the Denver Pay for Performance Project, Community Training and Assistance Center, Boston, Massachusetts (May, 2001 – June, 2001).

·      Member:  Mentor Network of the Spencer Foundation.  Co-Mentor (with Dr. Judith D. Singer), The Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois (September 1994 to September 1996).

·      Statistician:  "Across Generations: Family Life and Mental Health", School of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts (National Institutes of Mental Health Grant #2-R01-MH44934-04) (June 1993 to June 1996).

·      Statistician:  "Family Contexts of Outcomes in Diabetic Adolescents", School of Medicine and the Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts (National Institutes of Health Grant #DK-27845, June 1990 to June 1996).

·      Statistician:  "The Home-School Study of Language and Literacy Development", Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Massachusetts (beginning November 1988).

·      Participant:  Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy, organized by the National Center for Education Statistics at the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (May, 1991).

·      Statistician:  "Cognitive Development and Chronic Illness In Children", School of Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (September 1988 to September 1992).

·      Statistician:  "Foundations for Language Assessment in Spontaneous Speech", Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (beginning in June 1988).

·      Statistical Consultant, Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts (June 1988 to September 1988).

·      Statistical Consultant:  "Longitudinal Study of Immersion, Early-Exit and Late-Exit Transitional Bilingual Education Programs for Language-Minority Children", Aguirre International, Palo Alto, California, January 1988 to September 1990).

·      Statistical Consultant, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (September 1987 to June 1988).

·      Statistical Consultant, Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts (September 1987 to present).

·      Faculty Sponsor (with J. D. Singer) of the Seminar on Methodology in Learning and Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (September 1986 to September 1989).

·      Participant in the Faculty Seminar on Assessment in Higher Education, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (September 1986 to June 1988).

·      Participant in the Faculty Seminar on Teaching by the Case Method, Graduate School of Business, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (February 1986 to April 1986).

·      Statistical Consultant: Academic Computing and Information Services, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (June 1984 to December 1984).

·      Statistical Consultant: Department of Nephrology, Veterans Administration Hospital, Palo Alto, California (January 1984 to June 1985).

·      Statistical Consultant: Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, California (September 1983 to December 1983).

·      Statistical Consultant: Cowell Student Health Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California (September 1983 to December 1984).

·      Statistical Consultant: Cultural Systems Research Incorporated, Menlo Park, California (September 1981 to June 1982).

·      Proposer (with M. K. Summers):  "Hong Kong Computer Studies Project", Graduate School of Education, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (September 1979 to September 1980).

·      Author and Evaluator (with M. K. Summers):  "Microcomputer-Based Computer-Assisted Instruction in Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics", Physics Department, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, September 1979 to September 1980).

·      Author:  Advanced Level Physics Examination (Paper III), Hong Kong Government Examinations Authority, Hong Kong (September 1979 to September 1980).

·      Host: "Tomorrow's World", a weekly prime-time television show devoted to demonstrating that the science of today will play a crucial role in the world of tomorrow, TVB-Pearl, Kowloon, Hong Kong (September 1978 to February 1980).

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT RECEIVED

·      Measuring Excellence and Equity in K-12 Classroom Wiki Learning Environments.  Co-Principal Investigator (with Richard J. Murnane), The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Washington D.C. (August, 2009 to July, 2011).

·      The Consequences for High School Students of Failing State Exit Exams: Evidence from Massachusetts.  Co-Principal Investigator (with Richard J. Murnane), Institute of Education Sciences, Washington D.C. (March, 2008 to February, 2010).

·      The Effects of a State Financial Incentive on New Teachers' Job Choices and School-wide Student Achievement.  Co-Principal Investigator (with Richard J. Murnane), Institute of Education Sciences, Washington D.C. (March, 2008 to February, 2010).

·      Understanding Recent Trends in the Black-White Achievement Gap:  An Analysis of the NAEP Long Term Trend Using the Oaxaca Decomposition.  Co-Principal Investigator (with Richard J. Murnane), Institute of Education Sciences, Washington D.C. (March, 2007 to June, 2008).

·      The Effect of Teacher Absences on Student Achievement.  Co-Principal Investigator (with Richard J. Murnane), Smith Richardson Foundation, Washington D.C. (October 15, 2005 to October 14, 2006).

·      Examining the Feasibility of Developing a “Scalability” Index.  Co-Principal Investigator (with Christopher J. Dede), National Science Foundation, Washington D.C. (July 2005 to December 2006).

·      Bridging the Gap between Methodology and Substance: Advances in Study Design and Statistical Analysis for Educational Research.  Co-Principal Investigator (with Judith D. Singer), Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois (July 1997 to present).

·      The Impacts of Academic Skills, Computational Speed and Self-Esteem on the Wage Profiles Of Young Males.  Co-Principal Investigator (with Richard J. Murnane), Russell Sage Foundation, New York (March 1996 to September 1996).

·      Enhancing the Teaching of Applied Statistics and Educational Software Design (With Multimedia).  Co-Principal Investigator (with Carol S. Chomsky, John H. Hahnfeld, Judith D. Singer), Provost's Fund for Educational Innovation, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (May 1994 to May 1995).

·      What Skills Matter In The Labor Market Of The 1990s?  Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Richard J. Murnane), Fund for Faculty Research and Innovation, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts (April 1994 to April 1995).

·      Mentoring Advanced Doctoral Students.  Co-Mentor (with Dr. Judith D. Singer), Mentor Network of the Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois (September 1994 to September 1996).

·      Do School Dropouts Benefit From Obtaining A GED?  Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Richard J. Murnane), Russell Sage Foundation, New York (November 1993 to November 1996).

·      School Quality, Academic Skills, and the Wages of Black and White Males in the 1980s.  Principal Investigator, Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois (September 1993 to September 1994).

·      Do Skills Affect Wages More Than They Did in the Past?  Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Richard J. Murnane), Fund for Faculty Research and Innovation, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts (March 1992 to March 1993).

·      Improving the Teaching of Applied Statistics: Using Interactive Computing in the Classroom (Follow-Up).  Principal Investigator, Fund for Teaching and Curriculum Quality, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts (September 1991 to September 1992).

·      Exploring New Statistical Methods for the Investigation of Systematic Inter-Individual Differences In Growth: Using Structural Equation Modeling and Data from the National Child Development Study.  Principal Investigator, Radcliffe Research Support Program, Henry A. Murray Research Center, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts (January 1991 to January 1992).

·      From Whether to When: Modeling Student Careers Using Survival Analysis.  Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Judith D. Singer), Fund for Faculty Research and Innovation, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts (September 1990 to September 1991).

·      Improving the Teaching of Applied Statistics: Using Interactive Computing in the Classroom.  Principal Investigator, Fund for Teaching and Curriculum Quality, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts (September 1990 to September 1991).

·      Emotional Adjustment of Children with a Chronic Illness II.  Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Catherine C. Ayoub), Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Washington D.C., National Research Service Award (December 1990 to December 1992).

·      A Covariance Structure Analysis of Academic and Social Development in Chronically-Ill and Healthy Children: Re-Analyzing the National Child Development Study.  Principal Investigator, Fund for Faculty Research and Innovation, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts (July 1990 to July 1991).

·      Improving Statistical Methods for the Measurement of Learning.  Principal Investigator, William F. Milton Fund, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (June 1985 to December 1987).

·      Improving Statistical Methods for the Measurement Of Learning.  Principal Investigator, Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois (June 1985 to June 1986).



SCHOLARSHIP

 

BOOKS

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (In preparation).  Applied Multilevel Data Analysis: Models, Methods and Interpretation. 

Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (In preparation).   Methods Matter:  Improving Causal Attribution in Social and Educational Research.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (2003).   Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence.  New York, NY:  Oxford University Press.

Murnane, R. J., Singer, J. D., Willett, J. B., Kemple, J. J., and Olsen, R. J.  (1991).   Who Will Teach?  Policies That Matter.  Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Light, R. J., Singer, J. D. and Willett, J. B.  (1990).   By Design: Planning Better Research in Higher Education.  Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Willett, J. B.  (1982).   A New School Physics For Hong Kong.  Hong Kong: Ling Kee Publishing Company.

 

THESES

Willett, J. B.  (1985).   Investigating Systematic Individual Differences in Academic Growth.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.  Dissertation Abstracts International, 46, 2863B (University Microfilms #DA85-22251).

Willett, J. B.  (1980).  The Development Of A Typology Of The Perceived Teaching Styles Of Hong Kong Secondary School Physics Teachers, Using A Technique Of Cluster Analysis.  M.Ed. Thesis, Graduate School of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS & OTHER WRITINGS

Page, L. C., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (Under review).  Trends in the Black-White Achievement Gap:  Clarifying the Meaning of Within- and Between-School Achievement Gaps.  Submitted to Education Finance and Policy.

Berry, D., & Willett, J.B. (Under review).  Fueling the Fire: A Moderational Model of Behavior Problems and Peer Adversity in the Development of Positive Social Skills in Middle Childhood.  Submitted to Social Development.

Papay, J. P., Willett, J. B., & Murnane, R. J.  (Under review).  The Consequences of High School Exit Examinations for Struggling Low-Income Urban Students: Evidence from Massachusetts.  Submitted to Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

Steele, J., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (Under revision).  Do Financial Incentives help Low-Performing Schools Attract and Keep Academically Talented Teachers?  Evidence from California.  Submitted to the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Kurlaender, M., Willett, J. B., & Murnane, R. J.  (Under revision).  Do GED Holders Go To College? Differential Postsecondary Participation among GED and Diploma Holders by Race/Ethnicity.  Submitted to Social Science Quarterly.

Bub, K.L., Willett, J.B, McCartney, K., Murnane, R.J., & Weissbourd, R. (Under revision). Classroom Supports for Academic Achievement: Testing the Mediating Effect Of Social Competence Using Latent Growth Modeling.   Submitted to the American Education Research Journal.

Ayoub, C. C., Rappolt-Schlichtmann, G., Bub, K. L., Guinee, K., Willett, J. B., and Pan, B. (Revised).  When and Why Families Leave the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project:  A Discrete-Time Survival Analysis of Attrition.  Resubmitted to Applied Developmental Science.

Mark F. Lenzenweger, M.F., and Willett, J. B. (In press).  Does Change In Temperament Predict Change In Schizoid Personality Disorder:  A Methodological Framework And Illustration From The Longitudinal Study Of Personality Disorders?  Development & Psychopathology, Special Issue on Personality Disorders.

Murnane, M. J., Cai, J., Shuja, S., McAneny, D., Klepeis, V., and Willett, J. B. (2009).  Active MMP-2 Effectively Identifies The Presence Of Colorectal Cancer.  International Journal of Cancer.

Graham, S. E., Singer, J. D. and Willett, J. B. (2009).  Longitudinal Data Analysis.  In A. Maydeu-Olivares and R. Millsap (Eds.), Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology.  Newbury Park, California: Sage Publications.

Keiley, M., Martin, N., Singer, J. D. and Willett, J. B. (2008).  Discrete-Time Survival Analysis: Predicting Whether, and If So When, an Event Occurs.  In S. Menard (Ed.),  Handbook of Longitudinal Research.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 441-463.

Graham, S. E., Singer, J. D. and Willett, J. B. (2008).  Longitudinal Research.   In E. Anderman  & L. Anderman  (Eds.),  Psychology of Classroom Learning:  An Encyclopedia.  Farmington Mills, Michigan: Thomson Gale.

Miller, R. T., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2008).  Do Teacher Absences Impact Student Achievement?  Longitudinal Evidence from One Urban School District.  Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 30(2), 181-200.

Miller, R. T., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (2008).  Do Worker Absences Affect Productivity? The Case of Teachers.  International Labour Review, 147(1), 71-89.

Graham, S. E., Singer, J. D. And Willett, J. B. (2008).  An Introduction to the Multilevel Model for Change.   In P. Alasuutar, L. Bickman and J. Brannan (Eds.), Handbook of Social Research Methods.  Los Angeles, California:  Sage Publications, Chapter 22, 377-394.

Lenzenweger, M. F., & Willett, J. B. (2007).  Predicting Individual Change in Personality Disorder Features by Simultaneous Individual Change in Personality Dimensions Linked to Neurobehavioral Systems: The Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116(4), 684-700.

Bub, K. L., McCartney, K., and Willett, J. B. (2007).  Behavior Problem Trajectories and First-Grade Cognitive Ability and Achievement Skills:  A Latent Growth Curve Analysis.  Journal of Educational Psychology, 99(3), 653-670.

Uribe, C., Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Sommers, M. A. (2006).  Expanding School Enrollment by Subsidizing Private School:  Lessons from Bogotá.  Comparative Education Review, 50(2), 241-277.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., & Cardenas, S. (2006).  Ha Contribuido El Programa Escuelas de Calidad (PEC) a Mejorar La Educacion Publica en Mexico?  In Fernando Reimers (Ed.), Apprender Mas Y Mejor:  Politicas, Programas y Opportunidades de Aprendizaje en Educacion Basica en Mexico.  Mexico:  Fondo de Cultura Economica, 417-469.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., Bub, K. L., & McCartney, K. (2006).  Understanding Trends in the Black-White Achievement Gaps during the First Years of School.  In Gary Burtless and Janet Rothenberg Pack (Eds.), Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, Volume 7.  Washington DC:  Brookings Institution Press, 97-127.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., Sommers, M. A., and Uribe, C.  (2005).  Learning Why More Learning Takes Place In Some Classrooms Than Others.  German Economic Review, 6(3), 309-330.

Hodge, S. H. and Willett, J.B.  (2005).  Preparing a Data Overview.  In Kathryn P. Boudett, Elizabeth A. City, and Richard J. Murnane (Editors), Data-Wise:  A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning, Chapter 3.  Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press.

Singer, J.D., and Willett, J. B. (2005).  Commentary:  Improving the Practice of Longitudinal Research.  Newsletter of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, #2 Serial No. 48, 13-14, supplement to the International Journal of Behavioral Development, 29(6).

Singer, J.D., and Willett, J. B. (2005).  Growth Curve Modeling.  In Brian S. Everitt and David C. Howell (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science.  Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Volume 4, 1912-1922.

Willett, J. B., and Bub, K. L. (2005).  Structural Equation Modeling:  Latent Growth Curve Analysis.  In Brian S. Everitt and David C. Howell (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science.  Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Volume 2, 772-779.

Willett, J. B.  (2004).   New Innovations in Education Research Design Are Preferable.  Stanford Educator, Alumni Newsletter, Stanford University Graduate School of Education, Fall, 6-7.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2004).  The Devil's In the Details: Evidence from the GED on the Large Effects of Small Differences in High Stakes Exams.  Economics of Education Review, 23(4), 339-349.

Lenzenweger, M. F., Johnson, M. D. and Willett, J. B.  (2004). Individual Growth Curve Analysis Illuminates Stability And Change In Personality Disorder Features:  The Longitudinal Study Of Personality Disorders.  Archives of General Psychiatry, 61, 1015-1024.

Buckley, B. C., Gobert, J. D., Kindfield, A. C. H., Horwitz, P., Tinker, R. F., Gerlits, B., Wilensky, U., Dede, C, and Willett, J. B.  (2004). Model-Based Teaching and Learning With Biologica:  What Do They Learn?  How Do They Learn?  How Do We Know?  Journal of Science Education And Technology, 13(1), 23-41.

Murnane, M. J., Willett, J. B., Peng, P., Cai, J., Shuja, S. and Iacobuzio-Donahue, C. (2004).  Cathepsin D Protein Levels In Colorectal Tumors:  Divergent Expression Patterns Suggest Complex Regulation And Function.  International Journal of Oncology, 24(3), 473-485.

Willett, J. B. (2004).  Investigating Individual Change and Development:  The Multilevel Model for Change and the Method of Latent Growth Modeling.  Research in Human Development, 1(1&2), special issue on Innovative Methods for Studying Lives in Context, 31-57.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2003).  Who Benefits From A GED?  Evidence for Females from High School and Beyond.  Economics of Education Review, 22(3), 237-248.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (2003).  Discrete-Time Survival Analysis.  In D. Kaplan (Ed.), Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B. (2003).  Survival Analysis.  In John A. Schinka & Wayne F. Velicer (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology, Volume 2:  Research Methods in Psychology, Chapter 22. New York, NY:  John Wiley & Sons, 555-580.

Vegas, E., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2001).  From High School To Teaching:  Many Steps, Who Makes It?  Teachers College Record, 103(3), 427-449.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., Braatz, M. J., and Duhaldeborde, Y. (2001).  Do Different Dimensions Of Male High School Students’ Skills Predict Labor Market Success A Decade Later?  Evidence From The NLSY.  Economics of Education Review, 20(4), 311-320.

Boudett, K. P., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2000).  Second Chance Strategies For Female School Dropouts.  Monthly Labor Review, 123(12), 19-31.  Received the Lawrence R. Klein Award for the most outstanding contribution to the Monthly Labor Review for the year 2000 by non-Bureau of Labor Statistics authors.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (2000). Do The Cognitive Skills Of Dropouts Matter In The Labor Market?   Journal of Human Resources, 35(4), 749-754.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., Duhaldeborde, Y., and Tyler, J. H.  (2000). How Important Are The Cognitive Skills Of Teenagers In Predicting Subsequent Earnings?  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 19(4), 547-568.

Willett, J. B., and Keiley, M. K. (2000).  Using Covariance Structure Analysis to Model Change over Time.  In Howard E. A. Tinsley & Steven D. Brown (Eds.), Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling, Chapter 23.  San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 665-694.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Tyler, J. H.  (2000). Who Benefits From The GED?  Evidence From High School And Beyond.  Review of Economics and Statistics, 82(1), 23-37.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (2000). Estimating The Labor Market Signaling Value Of The GED.  Quarterly Journal of Economics, 115(2), 431-468.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Boudett, K. P.  (1999). Do Male Dropouts Benefit From Obtaining A GED, Postsecondary Education, And Training?  Evaluation Review, 23(5), 475-502.

Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B.  (1998).   A Cross-Domain Model for Growth in Adolescent Alcohol Expectancies.  Multivariate Behavioral Research, 33(4), 509-543.

Willett, J. B., Singer, J. D., and Martin, N. C.  (1998).  The Design And Analysis of Longitudinal Studies of Development and Psychopathology in Context: Statistical Models and Methodological Recommendations.  Development and Psychopathology, 10(2), 395-426.  Reprinted in Anders Skrondal and Sophia Rabe-Hesketh (Eds.), Multilevel Modeling, SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods, SAGE Publications Ltd., December, 2009.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Boudett, K. P.  (1997). Does A GED Lead to More Training, Postsecondary Education, And Military Service for School Dropouts?  Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 51(1), 100-116.  Article received a citation of excellence (the highest quality rating) from ANBAR Electronic Intelligence.

Willett, J. B.  (1997). Measurement of Change.  In J. P. Keeves (Ed.), Educational Research, Methodology and Measurement: An International Handbook, 2nd. Edition.  Oxford, England: Pergamon Press.

Jacobson, A. M., Hauser, S. T., Willett, J. B., Wolfsdorf, J. I., and Herman, L.  (1997). Consequences Of Irregular Versus Continuous Medical Follow-Up In Children And Adolescents With Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus.  Journal of Pediatrics, 131(5), 727-733.


Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1997). Event History Analyses.  In J. P. Keeves (Ed.), Educational Research, Methodology and Measurement: An International Handbook, 2nd. Edition.  Oxford, England: Pergamon Press.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1997). Using Discrete-Time Survival Analysis To Study Event Occurrence Across The Life Course.  In Ian H. Gotlib and Blair Wheaton (Eds.), Stress and Adversity Over the Life Course: Trajectories and Turning Points.  New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 273-294.

Jacobson, A. M., Hauser, S. T., Willett, J. B., Wolfsdorf, J. I., Dvorak, R., Herman, L., and De Groot, M.  (1997). Psychological Adjustment to Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus: Ten-Year Follow-Up of an Onset Cohort of Child and Adolescent Patients.  Diabetes Care, 20(5), 811-818.

Willett, J. B.  (1997).   Measuring Change: What Individual Growth Modeling Buys You.  In E. Amsel and K. A. Renninger (Eds.), Change and Development: Issues of Theory, Method, and Application.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Chapter 11, 213-243.

Jacobson, A. M., Hauser, S. T., Cole, C., Willett, J. B., Wolfsdorf, J. I., Dvorak, R., Wolpert, H., Herman, L., and de Groot, M.  (1997).  Social Relationships Among Young Adults With Insulin-Dependent Mellitus: Ten-Year Follow-Up Of An Onset Cohort.  Diabetic Medicine: The Journal of the British Diabetic Association, 14(1), 73-79.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1996).  Methodological Issues in the Design of Longitudinal Research: Principles and Recommendations for a Quantitative Study of Teachers’ Careers.  Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 18, 265-283.

Rollins, P., Snow, C. E., and Willett, J. B.  (1996).  Predictors Of MLU: Semantic And Morphological Developments.  First Language, 16(2, #147), 243-259.


Willett, J. B.  (1996).  Education In The Information Age.  Harvard Graduate School of Education Bulletin, 40(2), 17-18.

Mullens, J. E., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1996).  The Contribution Of Training And Subject-Matter Knowledge To Teaching Effectiveness: A Multi-Level Analysis Of Longitudinal Evidence From Belize.  Comparative Education Review, 40(2), 139-157.

Kemple, J. J., Murnane, R. J., Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1995).  Why Are There Fewer And Fewer Black Teachers?  In Gail E. Thomas (Ed.), Race And Ethnicity In America: Meeting The Challenge In The Twenty-First Century.  Washington, D. C.: Taylor and Francis, 91-111.

Willett, J. B., and Sayer, A. G.  (1995).  Cross-Domain Analyses Of Change Over Time: Combining Growth Modeling And Covariance Structure Analysis.  In G. A. Marcoulides and R. E. Schumacker (Eds.), Advanced Structural Equation Modeling:  Issues And Techniques.  Hillsdale, New Jersey:  Lawrence Erlbaum Incorporated, Chapter 2, 22-51.

Sayer, A. G., Hauser, S. T., Jacobson, A. M., Willett, J. B., and Cole, C. F.  (1995).  Developmental Influences On Adolescent Health.  In Jan L. Wallander and Lawrence J. Siegel (Eds.), Advances In Pediatric Psychology II:  Behavioral Perspectives On Adolescent Health.  New York, New York: Guildford Press, 22-51.

Herskowitz-Dumont, R. D., Jacobson, A. M., Cole, C. F., Hauser, S. T., Wolfsdorf, J. I., Willett, J. B., Milley, J. E., and Wertleib, D.  (1995).  Psychosocial Predictors Of Acute Complications Of Diabetes In Youth.  Diabetic Medicine, 12, 612-618.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1995).  Investigating Onset, Cessation, Relapse And Recovery: Using Discrete-Time Survival Analysis To Examine The Occurrence And Timing Of Critical Events.  In John M. Gottman and G. Sackett (Eds.), The Analysis Of Change.  Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Chapter 7, 203-259.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B, and Boudett, K. P.  (1995).  Do High-School Dropouts Benefit From Obtaining A GED?  Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 17(2), 133-147.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1995).  It's Deja Vu All Over Again: Using Multiple-Spell Discrete-Time Survival Analysis.  Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 20(1), 41-67.

Digisi, L. L., and Willett, J. B.  (1995).  What High-School Biology Teachers Say About Their Textbook Use: A Descriptive Study.  Journal of Research on Science Teaching, 32(2), 123-142.


Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Levy, F.  (1995).  The Growing Importance Of Cognitive Skills In Wage Determination.  Review of Economics and Statistics, 77(2), 251-266. 

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1994).  Modeling Duration And The Timing Of Events: Using Survival Analysis In Long-Term Follow-Up Studies.  In Sarah L. Friedman and H. Carl Heywood (Eds.), Developmental Follow-Up: Concepts, Genres, Domains And Methods.  San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 315-330.

Willett, J. B., and Sayer, A. G.  (1994).  Using Covariance Structure Analysis To Detect Correlates And Predictors Of Change.  Psychological Bulletin, 116, 363-381.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1994).  Designing And Analyzing Studies Of Onset, Cessation, And Relapse: Using Survival Analysis In Drug Abuse Prevention Research.  In L. M. Collins and L. A. Seitz (Eds.), Advances In Data Analysis For Prevention Intervention Research, Monograph Series of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Research Monograph #142.  Washington, D.C.:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, 196-263.

Willett, J. B.  (1994).  Measurement Of Change.  In T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia Of Education, 2nd. Edition.  Oxford, UK: Pergamon Press, 671-678.

Jacobson, A. M., Hauser, S. T., Lavori, P., Willett, J. B., Cole, C. F., Wolfsdorf, J. I., Dumont, R. D., and Wertleib, D. (1994).  Family Environment And Glycemic Control: A Four-Year Prospective Study Of Children And Adolescents With Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus.  Psychosomatic  Medicine, 56(5), 401-409.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D. (1994).  Event History Analyses.  In T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite (Eds.), International Encyclopedia Of Education, 2nd. Edition.  Oxford, England:  Pergamon Press.


Light, R. J., Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B. (1994).  The Visual Presentation And Interpretation Of Meta-Analyses.  In Larry V. Hedges and Harris M. Cooper (Eds.), Handbook Of Research Synthesis.  New York, New York: Russell Sage Foundation Publications, Chapter 28.

Perrin, E. C., Ayoub, C. C., and Willett, J. B. (1993).  In The Eyes Of The Beholder: Family And Maternal Influences On The Successful Adjustment Of Children With A Chronic Illness.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 14(2), 94-105.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B. (1993).  New Methods For Studying Event Occurrence: Using Survival Analysis In Early Intervention Research.  Journal of Early Intervention, 17(3), 322-339.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D. (1993).  Investigating Onset, Cessation, Relapse And Recovery: Why You Should, And How You Can, Use Discrete-Time Survival Analysis.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, special issue on Quantitative Methodology in the Measurement of Change, 61(6), 952-965.

Hauser, S. T., Diplacido, J., Jacobson, A. M., Paul, E., Bliss, R., Milley, J., Lavori, P., Vieyra, M. A., Wolfsdorf, J. I., Herskowitz-Dumont, R. D., Willett, J. B., and Cole, C. F. (1993).  The Family And The Onset Of Its Youngster's Insulin-Dependent Diabetes: Ways Of Coping.  In R. E. Cole and D. Reiss (Eds.), How Do Families Cope With Chronic Illness?  Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Hauser, S. T., Jacobson, A. M., Willett, J. B., Cole, C., and DiPlacido, J. (1993).  Family Coping With An Adolescent's Chronic Illness: An Approach And Three Studies.  Journal of Adolescence, 16(3), 305-329.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B. (1993).  It's About Time: Using Discrete-Time Survival Analysis To Study Duration And The Timing Of Events.  Journal of Educational Statistics, 18, 155-195.

Sayer, A. G., Willett, J. B., and Perrin, E. C. (1993).  Measuring Understanding Of Illness Causality In Healthy Children And In Children With Chronic Illness: A Construct Validation.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 14(1), 11-36. Abstracted in Child Development: Abstracts and Bibliography, 1993, 67(3).  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B. (1992).  Providing A Statistical “Model”: Teaching Applied Statistics Using A Research-Process Paradigm. Proceedings of the American Statistical Association.

Singer, J. D, and Willett, J. B.  (1992). Annotated Bibliography Of Sources Of "Real-World" Datasets Useful For Teaching Applied Statistics.  In Florence S. Gordon and Sheldon P. Gordon (Eds.), Statistics For The Twenty-First Century, Mathematical Association of America, Notes #26.  New York, New York: Mathematical Association of America, 298-313.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1992).  Providing A Statistical "Model": Teaching Applied Statistics Using Real-World Data.  In Florence S. Gordon and Sheldon P. Gordon (Eds.), Statistics For The Twenty-First Century, Mathematical Association of America, Notes #26.  New York, New York: Mathematical Association of America, 83-98.


Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1992).  A Practical Guide To Survival Analysis In Research.  In M. Fava and J. Rosenbaum (Eds.), Research Design And Methods In Psychiatry, Techniques In The Behavioral and Neural Sciences, Volume 9.  Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Science Publishers B. V., 37-83.

Ayoub, C. C., Willett, J. B., and Robinson, D.  (1992).  Families At Risk Of Child Maltreatment: Entry-Level Characteristics And Growth In Family Functioning During Treatment.  Child Abuse and Neglect, 16(4), 495-511.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1991).  Applications Of Survival Analysis To Aging Research.  In J. J. McArdle and S. A. Cohen (Eds.), Experimental Aging Research, Special Issue on Quantitative Topics In Research On Aging, 17(4), 243-252.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1991).  Modeling The Days Of Our Lives: Using Survival Analysis When Designing And Analyzing Longitudinal Studies Of Duration And The Timing Of Events.  Psychological Bulletin, 110(2), 268-290.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1991).  From Whether To When: New Methods For Studying Student Dropout And Teacher Attrition.  Review of Educational Research, 61(4), 407-450.  Article awarded the Research Review Award for an outstanding review of research article appearing in an AERA-sponsored publication.  Presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta, Georgia (April, 1993).

Perrin, E. C., Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B.  (1991).  Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones: Reasoning About Illness-Causality and Body Functioning In Children Who Have A Chronic Illness.  Pediatrics, 88(3), 608-619.

Adalbjarnardottir, S., and Willett, J. B.  (1991).  Children's Perspectives On Conflicts Between Student And Teacher: Developmental And Situational Variations.  British Journal of Educational Psychology, 9, 377-391.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1991).  How Long Did It Take...: Using Survival Analysis In Educational And Psychological Research.  In Linda M. Collins and John L. Horn (Eds.), Best Methods For The Analysis Of Change: Recent Advances, Unanswered Questions, Future Directions, Chapter 18.  Washington, D.C.:  American Psychological Association, 310-327.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1991).  Using Real (Intimate) Data To Teach Applied Statistics: Reply To Herzberg And Chottinger.  American Statistician, 45(2), 170.


Willett, J. B., Ayoub, C. C., & Robinson, D.  (1991).  Using Growth Modeling To Examine Systematic Differences In Growth: An Example Of Change In The Functioning Of Families At Risk Of Maladaptive Parenting, Child Abuse Or Neglect.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Special Issue on Statistical Methods, 59(1), 38-47.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1990).  Improving The Teaching Of Applied Statistics: Putting The Data Back Into Data-Analysis.  American Statistician, 44, 223-230.

Willett, J. B.  (1990).  Measuring Change: The Difference Score And Beyond.  In Herbert J. Walberg and Geneva D. Haertel (Eds.), International Encyclopedia Of Educational Evaluation.  Oxford, England: Pergamon Press, 632-637.

Murnane, R. J., Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1989).  The Influences Of Salaries And "Opportunity Costs" On Teachers' Career Choices: Evidence From North Carolina.  Harvard Educational Review, 59(3), 325-346.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1989).  Two Types Of Questions About Time: Methodological Issues In The Analysis Of Teacher Career-Path Data.  International Journal of Educational Research, 13(4), 421-437.

Willett, J. B.  (1989).  Some Results On Reliability For The Longitudinal Measurement Of Change: Implications For The Design Of Studies Of Individual Growth.  Educational and Psychological Measurement, 49, 587-602.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1989).  Caveats For The Statistical Consumer: A Cautionary Note On Case-Weighting As A Method Of Implementing Weighted Least-Squares Regression.  Journal of Experimental Education, 57, 285-293.

Murnane, R. J., Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1988).  The Career Paths Of Teachers: Implications For Teacher Supply And Methodological Lessons For Research.  Educational Researcher, 17(6), 22-30.  Article awarded the Palmer O. Johnson Award for a distinguished contribution to Educational Researcher, at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Boston, Massachusetts (April, 1990).

Willett, J. B.  (1988).  Questions And Answers In The Measurement Of Change.  In Ernest Z. Rothkopf (Ed.), Review of Research in Education, Volume 15.  Washington, D.C.: American Education Research Association, 345-422.


Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1988).  Uncovering Involuntary Layoffs In Teacher Survival Data: The Year Of Leaving Dangerously.  Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 10, 212-224.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1988).  Another Cautionary Note About R2:  Its Use In Weighted Least-Squares Regression.  American Statistician, 42, 236-238.

Murnane, R. J., Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1987).  Changes In Teacher Salaries During The 1970s: The Role Of School District Demographics.  Economics of Education Review, 6, 379-388.

Rogosa, D. R., and Willett, J. B.  (1985).  Satisfying A Simplex Structure Is Simpler Than It Should Be.  Journal of Educational Statistics, 10, 99-107.

Rogosa, D. R., and Willett, J. B.  (1985).  Understanding Correlates Of Change By Modeling Individual Differences In Growth.  Psychometrika, 50, 203-228.

Rogosa, D. R., Floden, R., and Willett, J. B.  (1984).  Assessing The Stability Of Teacher Behavior. Journal of Educational Psychology, 76, 1000-1027.

Rogosa, D. R., and Willett, J. B.  (1983).  Comparing Two Indices Of Tracking.  Biometrics, 39, 795-796.

Rogosa, D. R., and Willett, J. B.  (1983).  Demonstrating The Reliability Of The Difference Score In The Measurement Of Change.  Journal of Educational Measurement, 20, 335-343.

Willett, J. B., Yamashita, J. J. M., and Anderson, R. D.  (1983).  A Meta-Analysis Of Instructional Systems Applied In Science Teaching.  Journal of Research on Science Teaching, 20, 405-417.

Willett, J. B.  (1982).  Item Analysis By Microcomputer.  Computer Education, 40, 2-8.

Summers, M. K., and Willett, J. B.  (1980).  A Microcomputer-Based Quantum Mechanics Computer-Aided Learning (CAL) Package.  Computers and Education, 4, 225-246.

Summers, M. K., and Willett, J. B.  (1980).  A Proposed Computer Studies Syllabus For The Hong Kong Certificate Of Education Examination.  Hong Kong Science Teachers Journal, 8, 57-76.


Willett, J. B., and Summers, M. K.  (1980).  The Challenge Of Error-Trapping.  Creative Computing, 6, 84-86.

Willett, J. B.  (1979).  Microcomputer Hardware Available In Hong Kong.  Hong Kong Science Teachers Journal, 7, 10-25.

Willett, J. B., and Summers, M. K.  (1979).  Microcomputers In The Classroom.  School Science Review, 61, 336-339.

Summers, M. K., and Willett, J. B.  (1979).  Learning With Microcomputers.  Interflow, 9-13.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Willett, J. and Willett, J. B.  (1991). Review of: James Dean Brown (1988). Understanding Research in Second Language Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Statistics and Research Design.  New York, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988.  Appeared in Applied Psycholinguistics, 11(4), 451-455.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Murnane, R. J., Steele, R. J., & Willett, J. B. (2008).  Do Financial Incentives Help Low-Performing Schools Attract and Keep Academically Talented Teachers?   Seminar presented at Policy Analysis in California Education (PACE), University of California at Berkeley, October.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. B. (2008).  Longitudinal Research:  Current Status and Future Prospects.  Paper presented at the 5th Annual Quantitative Training for Underrepresented Groups, in conjunction with the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, North-Eastern University, Boston, August.

Lenzenweger, M.F., and Willett, J.B. (2007).  Modeling Individual Change in Personality Disorder Features as a Function of Simultaneous Individual Change in Personality Dimensions Linked to Neurobehavioral Systems:  The Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders.  Keynote address presented at the 10th international congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, The Hague, Netherlands, September.

Singer, J. D.  and Willett, J. B. (2006).  Longitudinal Research: Current Status and Future Prospects.  Master Lecture presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.  New Orleans, Louisiana, August (cancelled due to terrorist disruption of travel). 

Murnane, R. J., Bub, K. L., Willett, J. B., & McCartney, K. (2005).  Understanding Black-White Achievement Differences During the First Years of School.  Paper presented at the Brookings-Wharton Conference on Urban Affairs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December.  To be published in the Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, Volume 7.

Singer, J. D.  and Willett, J. B. (2005).  Individual Growth Modeling: Modern Methods for Studying Change, American Statistical Association (Boston Chapter) Short Course, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, May.

Willett, J. B. and Singer, J. D. (2004).  Methods For Analyzing Longitudinal Data.  60th Annual Deming Conference on Applied Statistics, American Society for Quality and the Biopharmaceutical Division of the American Statistical Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey, December.

Willett, J. B. and Singer, J. D. (2004).  Longitudinal Research:  Present Status and Future Prospects.  Featured address at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Florida Educational Research Association, Tampa, Florida, November.

Willett, J. B. and Singer, J. D. (2004).  Improving The Use Of Longitudinal Analyses In Medical Research.  Program in Cancer Outcomes Training, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, March.

Singer, J. D.  and Willett, J. B. (2003).  Improving the Quality of Longitudinal Research.  RAND Corporation, Education Speaker Series, Santa Monica, California, December.

Singer, J. D.  and Willett, J. B. (2003).  Improving the Use of Longitudinal Analyses in Educational Research, National Academy of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Willett, J. B. and Singer, J. D.  (2003).  Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis:  Modeling Change and Event Occurrence.  Invited three-day workshop presented at the Summer Institute on Longitudinal Methods, Methodology Center, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania, May.

Willett, J. B., and Tivnan, T.  (2002).  Does Education Research Shape Education Policy?  Applying Education Statistics and Research.  Invited seminar presented to the annual conference of the Education Writers’ Association, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May.

Willett, J. B. and Singer, J. D.  (2002).  Improving the Quality of Longitudinal Research.  Plenary speech to the 2002 Gatlinburg Conference on Methodological Advances in the Study of Behavior and Development, San Diego, California, March.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., Braatz, M. J., & Duhaldeborde, Y. (1999).  What Skills Are Rewarded In The Labor Market? Does The Answer Change As Males Gain Work Experience?  Conference on Meritocracy and Inequality, Program on Education Policy and Governance, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Willett, J. B. and Singer, J. D.  (2000).  Improving the Quality of Longitudinal Research.  Invited paper presented to the symposium on New and Interesting Data Analytic Techniques at Head Start’s Fifth National Research Conference on Developmental and Contextual Transitions of Children and Families:  Implications for Research, Policy and Practice, Washington D.C., June.

Willett, J. B.  (1999).  Using Covariance Structure Analysis to Model Change Over Time.  Invited presentation at the conference on Lives in Context:  The Study of Human Development at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Henry A. Murray Research Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November.

Willett, J. B.  (1999).  Measuring Change and Modeling Individual Growth with Multi-Level Models.  Invited presentation at the Center for Treatment Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, October.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., & Tyler, J. H. (1999).  Who Benefits from a GED?   Invited presentation at the Inequality Summer Institute, First Annual Research Workshop of the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, June.

Willett, J. B. and Keiley, M. K.  (1999).  Using Structural Equation Modeling to Conduct Analyses of Change.  Invited workshop presented to Division 5 of the American Psychological Association at the 107th annual convention in Boston, Massachusetts, August.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1999).  Improving the Quality of Longitudinal Research. Invited paper presented to Division 5 of the American Psychological Association at the 107th annual convention in Boston, Massachusetts, August.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1995).  Discrete-Time Survival Analysis: How To Do It, And How To Explain What You Found.  Invited presentation at the Research Design and Analysis Unit of the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, October.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1995).  Investigating The Occurrence And Timing Of Events: How Survival Analysis Reveals What Traditional Methods Conceal.  Invited presentation at the Research Design and Analysis Unit of the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, October.

Willett, J. B. (1995).  Structural Equation Alternatives To Hierarchical Linear Modeling.  Invited presentation as part of the Symposium on Data Analytic Strategies at the third annual research conference of the National Institute of Mental Health on the Role of Families in Preventing and Adapting to HIV/AIDS, Chantilly, Virginia, July.


Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B.  (1995).  Growth in ego development during adolescence: An application of hierarchical linear modeling to an accelerated longitudinal design.  Invited presentation to the research colloquium on Growing up in Times of Social Change at the German Research Council in Jena, Germany, May.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1994).  Hazard Analysis And Longitudinal Data Analysis.  Invited presentation as part of the Symposium on Data Analytic Strategies at the second annual research conference of the National Institute of Mental Health on the Role of Families in Preventing and Adapting to HIV/AIDS, Chantilly, Virginia, July.

Willett, J. B.  (1994).  Investigating Intra- And Inter-Individual Change: What Individual Growth Modeling Buys You.  Invited presentation at the twenty-fourth annual symposium of the Jean Piaget Society on Change and Development: Issues of Theory, Application and Method, Chicago, Illinois, June.

Willett, J. B.  (1994).  Measuring Individual Change: Can We, And Should We?  Invited presentation to the Proseminar on Human Development, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1993).  Investigating Onset, Cessation, Relapse And Recovery: How Survival Analysis Can Reveal What Standard Methods Conceal.  Invited address to Division 5 of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, August.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1993).  Lessons We Can Learn From Recent Research On Teaching: It's Not Just The Form, It's The Authenticity.  Invited presentation as part of the symposium on Communication Skills and Statistics Education at the annual meeting of the American Statistical Association, San Francisco, California, August.

Willett, J. B.  (1993).  Measuring Individual Change: Can We, And Should We?  Invited seminar at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California, May.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1993).  Studying The Occurrence And Timing Of Educational Events: How Survival Analysis Reveals What Traditional Methods Conceal.  Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, commemorating receipt of the Raymond B. Cattell Early Career Award, Atlanta, Georgia, April.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1993).  Investigating Dropout, Attrition, Onset And Recurrence: How Survival Analysis Reveals What Traditional Methods Conceal.  Invited presentation at the University of Virginia, Curry School of Education, Charlottesville, Virginia, March.


Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1993).  Discrete-Time Survival Analysis: How To Do It, And How To Explain What You Found.  Invited presentation at the National Center for Education Statistics, Washington D. C., January.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1992).  Investigating Dropout, Attrition, Onset, And Recurrence: Why You Should, And How You Can, Use Discrete-Time Survival Analysis.  Invited presentation at the National Center for Education Statistics, Washington D. C., December.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B. (1992).  Discrete-Time Survival Analysis: What It Is, And Why You Should Use It.  Invited seminar at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1992).  Discrete-Time Survival Analysis: How To Do It, And How To Explain What You Found.  Invited seminar at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1992).  Designing And Analyzing Studies Of Onset, Cessation, And Relapse: Using Survival Analysis In Drug Abuse Prevention Research.  Invited presentation to the National Institute on Drug Abuse technical review on Advances in Data Analysis for Prevention Intervention Research, Bethesda, Maryland, September.

Willett, J. B., and Sayer, A. G.  (1992).  Detecting Correlates And Predictors Of Change Using Covariance Structure Analysis.  Address to the Post-Doctoral Seminar of the Clinical Research Training Program, Harvard University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, June.

Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B.  (1992). A Longitudinal Study of the Effect of Chronic Illness on Individual Differences in Academic Growth.  Address to the Post-Doctoral Seminar of the Clinical Research Training Program, Harvard University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, June.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1992). Introducing Survival Analysis: What, When, Where, How, And Why Bother?  Invited seminar at the Center for Human Development and Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, March.


Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1992). Investigating Onset, Duration, Cessation, Relapse, and Recovery: Why You Should, and How You Can, Use Discrete-Time Survival Analysis.  Invited seminar at the Center for Human Development and Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, March.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B. (1992).  Providing a Statistical "Model": Teaching Applied Statistics Using a Research-Process Paradigm.  Paper presented at the American Statistical Association Winter Conference on Statistics and Education, Louisville, Kentucky, January.  Published in the Proceedings of the American Statistical Association.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1991). Modeling the Days of Our Lives: Applications of Survival Analysis in Education And Psychology.  Address at the Conference on Measuring Change, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, May.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1991). Is It Over Yet?  Doing Discrete-Time Survival Analysis.  Address at the Conference on Measuring Change, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, May.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1991). Modeling the Days of Our Lives: Conceptual Foundations of Survival Analysis.  Address to the Post-Doctoral Seminar of the Clinical Research Training Program, Harvard University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, May.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1991). Is It Over Yet?  Doing Discrete-Time Survival Analysis.  Address to the Post-Doctoral Seminar of the Clinical Research Training Program, Harvard University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, May.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1991). The Practical Application Of Survival Analysis In Research On Development: Planning, Programming, Analysis, And Interpretation.  Paper presented as part of the symposium on Modeling the Days of our Lives: Applications of Survival Analysis in Education and Psychology, at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, Washington, April.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1991). The Conceptual Underpinning Of Survival Analysis: Its Utility For Research On Development.  Paper presented as part of the symposium on Modeling the Days of our Lives: Applications of Survival Analysis in Education and Psychology, at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, Washington, April.


Willett, J. B.  (1991). Are There Better Ways Of Measuring Change?  Paper presented at the joint faculty-student seminar of the John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development, George Peabody College of Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, February.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1991). Modeling the Days of Our Lives: Using Survival Analysis in Psychology, Education and the Social Sciences.  Paper presented as one of the Lectures on Human Development and Mental Retardation, at the John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development, George Peabody College of Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, February.

Willett, J. B. (1990).  Time, and Again: Methodology for Modeling Change and Duration.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MacArthur Network, interest group on Cognitive and Action Processes, Hartford, Connecticut, October.

Willett, J. B.  (1990). Time, And Again: Are Their Better Ways Of Measuring Individual Change?  Paper presented as part of the Forum on Individuals and Patterns: Analyzing Change over Time, at the 5th annual conference of the American Association for Assessment in Higher Education, Washington, D.C., June.

Willett, J. B, and Singer, J. D.  (1990). Using Survival Analysis in Psychological Research.  Paper presented at the Joint Colloquium of the Department of Psychology and the Cancer Prevention Research Consortium, University of Rhode Island, March.

Willett, J. B.  (1990). A Growth Curve Approach to the Measurement of Change and Growth.  Paper presented at the Seminar on Methodology in Psychology, Boston University Department of Psychology, Boston, Massachusetts, February.

Willett, J. B.  (1989). Over And Over Again: Better Methods for the Measurement of Individual Growth and Inter-Individual Differences in Growth.  Paper presented at the Seminar on Growth and Development, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, November.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1989). How Long Did It Take: Applications of Survival Analysis in Psychological Research.  Paper presented at the Conference on Best Methods for the Analysis of Change, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, October.


Willett, J. B.  (1989). Time And Again: Methodological Issues in the Modeling of Change and Duration.  Paper presented at the William T. Grant Foundation Faculty Scholars Seminar, White Plains, New York, July.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J.D.  (1989). Applications of Survival Analysis in Long-Term Follow-Up Studies Of Disease.  Paper presented at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Workshop on Developmental Follow-up Strategies, Bethesda, Maryland, June.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1989). It’s About Time, But On Which Side Of The "Equals" Sign?  Paper presented as part of the symposium on Innovative Quantitative Methodology in Developmental Psychology, at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Kansas City, Missouri, April.

Willett, J. B.  (1989). Over And Over Again: Improving the Measurement of Change In Empirical Research.  Paper presented at the Seminar on Methodology in Psychology, Boston University Department of Psychology, Boston, Massachusetts, March.

 

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Papay, J. P.,  Murnane,  R. J. & Willett, J. B. (2010).  High-Stakes Effects of “Low-Stakes” Testing: How Individual Performance Labeling Under No Child Left Behind Affects Students.   Paper to be presented at the panel on The Effects of Student Testing on Classroom Instruction and Student Outcomes, at the annual conference of the American Economic Association, Atlanta, Georgia, January.

Bub, K.L., Willett, J.B.,  McCartney, K.,  Murnane,  R.J.,  & Weissbourd, R. (2009).  Classroom Supports for Academic Achievement:  Testing the Mediating Effect of Social Competence Using Latent Growth Modeling.  Paper presented as part of the panel on Social-Emotional Skills and Academic Achievement: Longitudinal and Intervention Evidence for Linkages, at the Biennial Meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado, April.

Steele, J. L., Murnane, R. J., & Willett, J. B.  (2008).  Do Financial Incentives Help Low-Performing Schools Attract and Keep Academically Talented Teachers?   Evidence from the California
Governor’s Teaching Fellowship
.   Paper presented to Policy Analysis for California Education, Sacramento, California, October.

Papay, J. P., Willett, J. B., & Murnane, R. J. (2008).  The Consequences of High School Exit Examinations for Struggling Urban Students: Evidence from Massachusetts.  Paper to be presented in the panel on “High Stakes: Empirical and Theoretical Investigations of High School Exit Exams,” at the Fall Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Los Angeles, California, November.

Murnane, R. J., Steele, J. L., & Willett, J. B.  (2008).  The Effects of a State Financial Incentive on New Teachers' Job Choices and School-Level Student Achievement.  Paper to be presented at the 2008 CESifo/PEPG Conference on "Economic Incentives: Do They Work in Education?"

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., & Papay, J.  (2008).  The Consequences of High School Exit Examinations for Struggling Urban Students:  Evidence from Massachusetts.  Paper to be presented at the 2008 CESifo/PEPG Conference on "Economic Incentives: Do They Work in Education?"

Papay, J., Murnane, R. J., & Willett, J. B. (2008).  The Consequences of High School Exit Examinations for Struggling Urban Students:  Evidence from Massachusetts.  Paper presented at the 2008 Education Program Meeting of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May.

Page. L. C., Murnane, R. J., & Willett, J. B. (2008).  Understanding the Achievement Gap:
An alternative approach to decomposing average black-white differences in the NAEP-Long Term Trend.  Paper presented in the symposium on Issues in Understanding the Black-White Achievement Gap at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, March.

Steele. J. L., Murnane, R. J., & Willett, J. B. (2008).  Do Financial Incentives Attract Academically Talented Teachers to Hard-to-Staff Schools?  Paper presented in the symposium on Examining Differences in the Distribution of Teachers to Schools at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, March.

Murnane, R. J., Steele, J. L., & Willett, J. B.  (2008).  Do Financial Incentives Help Low-Performing Schools Attract and Retain Academically Talented Teachers?  Evidence from California.  Paper presented at the symposium on The Effects of Targeted Financial Incentives on Public-Sector Labor Market Decisions at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, January.

Steele, J. L., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2007).  The Effects of Targeted Financial Incentives on New Teachers' Employment Decisions.  Paper presented at the 29th Annual Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, November, Washington DC.

Miller, R., Murnane, R. J. & Willett, J. B.   (2007).   The Impact of Teacher Absences on Student Achievement.  Paper presented in the symposium on Quantifying the Impact of Teachers at the 32nd annual conference of the American Education Finance Association, Baltimore, Maryland, March.

Berry, D., Bub, K. L., Rappolt-Schlichtmann, G., & Willett, J. B. (2007).  Early Behavior Problems, Teacher-Child Relationships, and Children’s Social Skill Growth across Early and Middle Childhood.  Paper presented at the Biennial Meetings of the Society for Research on Child Development, Boston, Massachusetts, March.

Miller, R., Murnane, R. J. & Willett, J. B.  (2006).  The Effect of Teacher Absences on Student Achievement.  Paper presented in the symposium on Teacher Absences and Student Achievement at the 28th Annual Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Madison, Wisconsin, November.

Miller, R., Murnane, R. J. & Willett, J. B.  (2006).  The Effect of Teacher Absences on Student Achievement.  Paper presented at the Summer Workshop on the Economics of Education, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July.

Lenzenweger, M.F., & Willett, J.B. (2006).  Modeling Individual Change in Personality Disorder Features as a Function Of Simultaneous Individual Change In Neurobehavioral Systems Dimensions. Paper presented in the Symposium on Processes and Mechanisms Determining Change in the Personality Disorders  at the 18th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, New York, New York, May.

Lenzenweger, M.F., & Willett, J.B. (2006).  Modeling Individual Change in Personality Disorder Features as a Function of Simultaneous Individual Change in Neurobehavioral Systems Dimensions:  The Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders.  Poster presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Psychopathological Association, New York, New York, March.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., Bub, K. L., & McCartney, K. (2006).  Understanding Trends in Racial/Ethnic Achievement Gaps during Elementary School.  Paper presented at the panel on Explanations for Gaps between the Academic Achievement of Black Students and White Students at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association, Boston, Massachusetts, January.

Bub, K. L., Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., & McCartney, K. (2005).  Explaining Puzzling Patterns in the Black-White Achievement Gap.  Paper presented at the panel on Understanding the Black-White Achievement Gap among Elementary School Children at the 27th annual research conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, D.C., November.

Bub, K. L., McCartney, K., & Willett, J. B. (2005).  Predicting School Readiness from Developmental Change in Behavior Problems:  Is Child-Care Quality a Moderator?  Paper presented at the Biennial Meetings of the Society for Research on Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia.

Lenzenweger, M. F., Johnson, M. D., & Willett, J. B. (2004).  Individual Growth Curve Analysis Illuminates Stability and Change in Personality Disorder Features:  The Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders.  Presented at the 94th annual meeting of the American Psychopathological Association, New York, New York, March.

Uribe, C., Murnane, R. J., & Willett, J. B. (2003).  Why Do Students Learn More In Some Classrooms Than In Others:  Evidence From Bogotá.  Paper presented at the RAND Corporation, Washington, D.C., October.  Also presented at National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November.

Lenzenweger, M. F., Johnson, M. D., & Willett, J. B. (2003).   Individual Growth Curve Analysis Illuminates Stability and Change in Personality Disorder Features:  The Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders.  Paper presented at the 13th annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October.

Ayoub, C., Rappolt-Schlichtmann, G., Bub, K. L., Guinee, K., Willett, J. B., and Pan, B., (2003).  Patterns of Sample Attrition in a Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Early Head Start Services.  Poster presented at the 16th Meeting of the Early Head Start Research Consortium, Washington, D.C., June.

Uribe, C., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2003).   Why Do Students Learn More in Some Classrooms Than in Others?  Evidence from Bogotá.  Paper presented at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, London, England.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1999). Examination System Details Matter!  Evidence from the GED.  Paper presented at the Economics Department, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, November.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Tyler, J. H. (1999). Who Benefits from a GED?  Paper presented at the Inequality Summer Institute, the first annual research workshop of the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1998). Basic Skills and the Earnings Of Dropouts:  What Are The Returns And Did They Change Between 1989 And 1995.  Paper presented at the twentieth annual research conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, New York, New York, October.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1998). Basic Skills and the Earnings of Dropouts:  What Are the Returns and Did They Change Between 1989 and 1995.  Paper presented at the Summer Labor Institute of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1998). Estimating the impact of the GED on the earnings of young dropouts using a series of natural experiments.  Paper presented at the national conference of the Commission on Adult Basic Education, Corpus Christi, Texas, May.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1998). Examination System Details Matter!  Evidence from the GED.  Paper presented at the Adult Literacy and Adult Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, California, April.

Vegas, E., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1998). From High School to Teaching:  Many Steps, Who Makes It?”  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, California, April.

O’Brien, P. M., and Willett, J. B.  (1998). The Impact of College-Financing Preferences on Higher-Education Enrollment:  An Application of Competing Risks Survival Analysis.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, California, April.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1998).  Estimating The Impact Of The GED On The Earnings Of Young Dropouts Using A Series Of Natural Experiments.  Paper presented at the annual winter meeting of the American Econometric Society, January.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1997).  Estimating The Impact Of The GED On The Earnings Of Young Dropouts Using A Series Of Natural Experiments.  Paper presented at the nineteenth annual research conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, November.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1997).  Estimating The Impact Of The GED On The Earnings Of Young Dropouts Using A Series Of Natural Experiments.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Boudett, K. P.  (1997).  Do School Dropouts Benefit from Obtaining a GED?  From Post-Secondary Education and Training?  The Answers Are Related!  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Workshop on Higher Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., Braatz, M. J., and Duhaldeborde, Y.  (1996).  What Skills are Rewarded in the Labor Market? Does the Answer Change as Males Gain Work Experience?  Paper presented at the Conference on Meritocracy and Inequality, sponsored by the Program on Education Policy and Governance, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1996).  The Causal Effect of the GED on the Employment and Earnings of Female Dropouts in the High School And Beyond.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July.

Duthilleul, Y., and Willett, J.B.  (1996).  Do Parents Matter?  The Role of Parental Practices on Fourth Graders’ Reading Comprehension Achievement in Montevideo Public Schools.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, April.

Sayer, A. G., Willett, J. B., and Graham, J. W.  (1996).  Incorporating Missing Data Into Latent Growth Modeling.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, April.


O'Brien, P. M., and Willett, J. B.  (1996).  When Do Black And Hispanic Men Enroll In College?:  An Application Of Discrete-Time Survival Analysis.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, April.

Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B.  (1995).  Applying Covariance Structure Analysis To Longitudinal Designs: Overview And Example.  Paper presented at the symposium on An Overview of Methods for Analyzing Longitudinal Data at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development in Indianapolis, Indiana, April.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1995). Lessons We Can Learn From Recent Research On Teaching: It's Not Just The Form, It's The Authenticity.  Paper presented as part of the symposium on Teaching and Learning Statistics: Cognitive, Theoretical, and Empirical Perspectives at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California, April.

O'Brien, P. M., and Willett, J. B.  (1995).  What's A Loan Got To Do With It?  Higher Educational Enrollment and Willingness To Borrow.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California, April.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Boudett, K. P.  (1995).  Do School Dropouts Benefit From Obtaining A GED?  From Post-Secondary Education and Training?  The answers are related!  Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Economics Association, Boston, Massachusetts, January.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Boudett, K. P.  (1994).  Does Acquisition Of A GED Lead To More Training, Post-Secondary Education, And Military Service For School Dropouts?  Paper presented at the Seminar on Urban Economics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April.

Willett, J. B., and Sayer, A. G.  (1994).  Predicting Simultaneous Change Over Time In Several Domains By Change In Other Domains: Examining The Relationship Among Growth In Children's Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement And Psychological Adjustment Over The School Career.  Paper presented at the symposium on Beyond Goodness of Fit: Innovative Applications of Covariance Structure Analysis, annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April.


Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B.  (1994).  Modeling School Absence As An Intervening Effect On Inter-Individual Differences In Academic Growth: A Non-Standard Application Of Covariance Structure Analysis.  Paper presented at the symposium on Beyond Goodness of Fit: Innovative Applications of Covariance Structure Analysis, annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1994).  Methodological Issues In The Study Of Teacher's Careers: Critical Features Of A Truly Longitudinal Teacher Follow-Up Study.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April.

Weinger, K., Jacobson, A. M., Draelos, M. T., and Willett, J. B.  (1994).  Cognitive Function During Blood Glucose Fluctuations In Diabetes.  Paper presented at the second annual research day of the Consolidated Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, March.

Sayer, A. G., Willett, J. B., Hauser, S. T., and Jacobson, A. M.  (1994).  Diabetes Adjustment And Growth In Ego Development.  Paper presented at the second annual poster day of the Consolidated Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, March.

Sayer, A. G., Willett, J. B., Hauser, S. T., and Jacobson, A. M.  (1994).  Illness-Related Predictors Of Growth In Ego Development In A Longitudinal Sample Of Adolescents With Diabetes.  Paper presented at the symposium on Ego-Development within the Context of Longitudinal Studies of Adolescent and Young Adult Development at the fifth biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Diego, California, February.

Cole, C. F., Jacobson, A. M., Willett, J. B., Herskowitz-Dumont, R. D., and Wolfsdorf, J.  (1994).   Ego-Development Of Adolescents With Diabetes: A Longitudinal Perspective.  Paper presented as part of the symposium on Ego-Development within the Context of Longitudinal Studies of Adolescent and Young Adult Development at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Diego, California, February.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Levy, F.  (1994).  The Growing Importance Of Cognitive Skills In Wage Determination.  Paper presented at the American Economic Association Meetings, Boston, Massachusetts, January.

Willett, J. B.  (1993).  Measuring Individual Change: Can We, And Should We?  Paper presented during procedures for promotion to Full Professor at the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May.


Ayoub, C. C., Perrin, E. C., and Willett, J. B.  (1993).  Adjustment Of Children With A Chronic Illness.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Ambulatory Pediatrics Association, May.

Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1993).  Do high-school dropouts benefit from obtaining a GED?  Paper presented at the Labor Economics Seminar, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April.

Willett, J. B.  (1993).  Measuring individual change.  Paper presented as part of the symposium on Advances in Modeling Hierarchical Phenomena, at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta, Georgia, April.

Willett, J. B., and Sayer, A. G.  (1993).  Cross-domain analyses of academic growth over time: Examining the inter-relationship of temporal changes in reading and mathematics.  Paper presented as part of the symposium on Advances in Modeling Hierarchical Phenomena, at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta, Georgia, April.

Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B.  (1993).  Investigating inter-individual differences in academic growth using covariance structure analysis.  Paper presented as part of the symposium on Advances in Modeling Hierarchical Phenomena, at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta, Georgia, April.

Willett, J. B.  (1993).  Hierarchical models and measuring individual change.  Paper presented as part of the symposium on Modeling Hierarchical Phenomena: New Methods for Developmental Research, at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, New Orleans, Louisiana, March.

Willett, J. B., and Sayer, A. G.  (1993).  Cross-domain analyses of children's growth over time: Examining the inter-relationship of temporal changes in reading and mathematics.  Paper presented as part of the symposium on Modeling Hierarchical Phenomena: New Methods for Developmental Research, at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, New Orleans, Louisiana, March.

Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B.  (1993).  Investigating inter-individual differences in academic growth using covariance structure analysis.  Paper presented as part of the symposium on Modeling Hierarchical Phenomena: New Methods for Developmental Research, at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, New Orleans, Louisiana, March.


Perrin, E. C., Ayoub, C. C., and Willett, J. B.  (1992).  Illness severity and adjustment.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association (National), Baltimore, Maryland, May.  Abstract published in the American Journal of Diseases in Children.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Levy, F.  (1992).  Skills, skill payments, and the mismatch hypothesis.  Paper presented at the Labor Economics Seminar, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1992).  Using survival analysis in educational research: New methods for studying duration and educational transitions.  Mini-course presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California, April.

Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B.  (1992).  A longitudinal study of the effect of chronic illness on growth in school achievement.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California, April.

Ayoub, C. C., Perrin, E. C., and Willett, J. B.  (1992).  Factors affecting different perceptions of children's adjustment.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association (Region I), Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, February.

Murnane, R. J., Levy, F., and Willett, J. B.  (1992).  Sources of increasing within-group variance.  Paper presented at...?

Levy, F., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1991).  Good jobs, bad jobs, and the skills mismatch hypothesis.  Paper presented as part of the session on Preparing the Workforce of the Future, at the annual meeting of the Association for Public Policy Management, Bethesda, Maryland, October.

Ayoub, C. C., and Willett, J. B.  (1991).  Intervention programs for families at risk of parenting problems.  Paper presented at the ninth National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Denver, Colorado, September.

Ayoub, C. C., Perrin, E. C., and Willett, J. B. (1991).  Factors affecting different perceptions of children's adjustment.  Paper presented at the ninth annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Pediatrics, Baltimore, Maryland, September.  Abstract published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.


Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Levy, F.  (1991).  Skills, skill payments and the mismatch hypothesis.  Paper presented as part of the Workshop on the Economics of Labor at the summer institute of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July.

Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B. (1991).  Construct validity of a scale assessing children's understanding of illness causality: An application of structural equation modeling.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July.

 Herskowitz, R. D., Cole, C., Jacobson, A. M., Hauser, S. T., Wolfsdorf, J. I., Vischer, U., Willett, J. B., Milley, J. E., and Wertleib, D.  (1991).  Psychosocial characteristics of youth at risk for extremes in diabetes outcome: Keto-acidosis and severe hypoglycemia.  Paper presented at the 18th annual meeting of the International Study Group of Diabetes in Children and Adolescents, Williamsburg, Virginia, June.

Levy, F., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B.  (1991).  The roles of education and skills in determining entry-level wages and rates of wage growth.  Paper presented at the Labor Economics Seminar, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, April.

Ayoub, C. C., Willett, J. B., and Perrin, E. C.  (1991).  Adjustment of children with a chronic illness: Child, parent and teacher perspectives on the characteristics of the child.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, Washington, April.

Willett, J. B.  (1991).  Concepts and models in the measurement of individual change: That was then, this is now.  Paper presented as part of the Symposium on Using Individual Growth Modeling to Analyze Longitudinal Developmental Data, at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, Washington, April.

Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B.  (1991).  Impact of chronic illness on academic development: Integrating growth modeling and covariance-structure analysis to investigate individual differences in progress.  Paper presented as part of the Symposium on Using Individual Growth Modeling to Analyze Longitudinal Developmental Data, at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, Washington, April.


Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1991).  Providing a statistical model: Teaching applied statistics the way that statistics is applied.  Paper presented as part of the Symposium on the Teaching of Applied Statistics, at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois, April.

Ayoub, C. C., and Willett, J. B.  (1991).  Children at risk of maladaptive parenting, child abuse or neglect:  Longitudinal changes in their family functioning.  Paper to be presented at the National Working Conference on New Directions in Child and Family Research: Shaping Head Start in the Nineties, Washington, D. C., June.

Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B. (1991).  Construct validity of a scale assessing children's understanding of illness causality: An application of structural equation modeling.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, Washington, April.

Perrin, E. C., Ayoub, C. C., and Willett, J. B.  (1990).  Perspectives on successful adjustment in children with a chronic illness.  Paper presented at the 8th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Pediatrics, Denver, Colorado, September.

Perrin, E. C., Ayoub, C. C., and Willett, J. B.  (1990).  Changes in Adjustment of Children (With and Without a Chronic Illness) Over Time.  Paper presented at the 8th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Pediatrics, Denver, Colorado, September.

Ayoub, C. C., Willett, J. B. and Robinson, D.  (1990).  Intervention with children at risk of abuse or neglect: The laurels and limits of prevention.  Paper presented at the 8th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Hamburg, Germany, August.

Perrin, E. C., Ayoub, C. C., and Willett, J. B.  (1990).  Family Influences on the Adjustment of Children with a Chronic Illness.  Paper presented at the 98th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts, August.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1990).  It's about time: Applications of survival analysis in psychological research.  Paper presented at the 98th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts, August.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1990).  Honeymoons and pensions: Using discrete-time survival analysis in educational research.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Boston, Massachusetts, April.


Perrin, E. C., Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B.  (1989).  Changes over time in children's concepts of illness causality.  Paper presented at the 7th annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Pediatrics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November.  Abstract published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Adalbjarnardottir, S., and Willett, J. B.  (1989).  Children's perspectives on conflicts between student and teacher: Developmental and situational Variations.  Paper presented at the 10th biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Perrin, E. C., Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B.  (1989).  Reasoning in chronically ill children.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Kansas City, Missouri, April.

Perrin, E. C., Ayoub, C. C., and Willett, J. B.  (1989).  Adjustment in chronically ill children.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Kansas City, Missouri, April.

Perrin, E. C., Sayer, A. G., and Willett, J. B.  (1989).  Reasoning about illness causality and body functioning in children with chronic illness.  Paper presented at the 2nd annual conference on Child Health Psychology, Gainesville, Florida.

Perrin, E. C., Ayoub, C. C., and Willett, J. B.  (1989).  Adjustment of children with a chronic physical illness: Parents’ and children's perspectives on family influences.  Paper presented at the 2nd annual conference on Child Health Psychology, Gainesville, Florida.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1989).  Times change, and we change with them: Using EDA to separate confounded temporal effects in longitudinal research.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California, April.

Willett, J. B., and Gamse, B. C.  (1988).  Collaborative learning in graduate-level applied statistics: Taking the threat out and putting the fun back in.  Paper presented at the Case Conference on Collaborative Learning, Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Willett, J. B., and Singer, J. D.  (1988).  Doing Data Analysis With Proportional Hazards Models: Model Building, Interpretation And Diagnosis.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April, (ERIC document ED 293 899, TM 011 603).


Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B. (1988).  Opening The Black Box Of Recipe Statistics: Putting The Data Back Into Data Analysis.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April, (ERIC document ED 292 684).

Willett, J. D., and Singer, J. D.  (1987).  Interpreting The Outcomes Of Weighted Least-Squares Regression: Caveats For The Statistical Consumer.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C., April.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1987).  Teacher Survival Rates: Does The Analytic Method Affect The Results?  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C., April.

Rogosa, D. R., and Willett, J. B.  (1983).  Understanding Correlates Of Change By Modeling Individual Differences In Growth.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychometric Society, Los Angeles, California.

Willett, J. B., Yamashita, J. J. M., and Anderson, R. D.  (1982).  A Meta-Analysis Of Instructional Systems In Science Education.  Paper presented at the 55th annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Chicago, Illinois.

 

WORKING PAPERS/TECHNICAL REPORTS

Steele, J. L., Murnane, R. J., & Willett, J. B. (2009).  Do Financial Incentives Draw Promising Teachers to Low-Performing Schools?  Assessing the Impact of the California Governor’s Teaching Fellowship.  A Policy Brief to Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE).  University of California at Berkeley, April.

Steele, J. L., Murnane, R. J., & Willett, J. B. (2009).  Do Financial Incentives Help Low-Performing Schools Attract and Keep Academically Talented Teachers?  Evidence from California.  NBER Working Paper #14780, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Papay, J. P., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2008).  The Consequences of MCAS Exit Examinations for Struggling Low-Income Urban Students.  Report to the Office of Strategic Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Boston, Massachusetts.

Page, L. C., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2008).  Trends in the Black-White Achievement Gap:  Clarifying the Meaning of Within- and Between-School Achievement Gaps.  NBER Working Paper #14213, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Papay, J. P., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2008).  The Consequences of High School Exit Examinations for Struggling Urban Students: Evidence from Massachusetts.  NBER Working Paper, #14186, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Miller, R. T., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2007).  Do Teacher Absences Impact Student Achievement?  Longitudinal Evidence from One Urban School District.  NBER Working Paper, #13356, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Uribe, C., Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Somers, M. A. (2005).  Expanding School Enrollment By Subsidizing Private Schools: Lessons From Bogota.  NBER Working Paper, #11670, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Tyler, J. H.   (2001).  Who Benefits From Obtaining A GED?  Evidence From High School And Beyond?  NCSALL Research Brief, National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2000).  The Devil Is In The Details:  Evidence From The GED On The Role Of Examination System Details In Determining Who Passes.  NCSALL Report, #16, National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2000).  Estimating the Labor Market Signaling Value of the GED.  NCSALL Research Brief, National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (2000).  Cognitive Skills Matter in the Labor Market, Even for School Dropouts.  NCSALL Report, #5, National Center for the Study of Adult Learning And Literacy, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Tyler, J. H.   (1999).  Who Benefits From Obtaining A GED?  Evidence From High School And Beyond?  NBER Working Paper, #7172, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (1999).  Who Benefits From Obtaining A GED?  Evidence For Females From High School And Beyond?  Working Paper #01-35, Department of Economics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (1999).  Do the Cognitive Skills of School Dropouts Matter in the Labor Market?  NBER Working Paper, #7101, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., Duhaldeborde, Y., and Tyler, J. H. (1998).  The Role of Cognitive Skills in Explaining Inequality in the Earnings of American Workers: Evidence from 1985 and 1991.  NCPI Report, National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (1998).  Estimating the Impact of the GED on the Earnings of Young Dropouts Using a Series of Natural Experiments.  NBER Working Paper, #6391, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Boudett, K. P. (1997).  Does Acquisition of a GED Lead to More Training, Post-Secondary Education, and Military Service for School Dropouts?  NBER Working Paper, #5992, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Tyler, J. H., Murnane, R. J., and Willett, J. B. (1996).  The Causal Effect of the GED on the Employment and Earnings of Female Dropouts in the High School and Beyond Dataset.  HGSE Working Paper, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Murnane, R. J., Willett, J. B., and Levy, F.  (1995).  The Growing Importance Of Cognitive Skills In Wage Determination.  NBER Working Paper, #5076, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1994).  Methodological Issues In The Study Of Teachers' Careers: Critical Features Of A Truly Longitudinal Study.  Commissioned report to the National Center for Education Statistics, Washington D. C.

Rogosa, D. R., Willett, J. B., and Williamson, G.  (1985).  Tools for the Study of School Learning:  Implementation of Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Student Growth in Achievement.  Report to the Stanford and the Schools Project, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Rogosa, D. R., Floden, R., and Willett, J. B.  (1984).  Assessing The Stability Of Teacher Behavior.  Research Series, Number 141, Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.


DaCosta, C., Willett, J. B., and Williamson, G.  (1983).  A Survival Analysis Of "Time-To-Ph.D." Data For Selected Departments Of Stanford University.  Report of the Mathematical Methods in Educational Research Seminar to the Stanford University Office of Graduate Studies.  Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

Willett, J. B., and Yamashita, J. J. M.  (1982).  Instructional Systems In Science Education.  In R. D. Anderson, S. R. Kahl, G. V. Glass, M. L. Smith, M. L. Fleming, and M. R. Malone, Science Meta-analysis Project: Final Report of NSF Project #SED 80-12310.  Laboratory for Research in Science and Mathematics Education, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

Summers, M. K., and Willett, J. B.  (1980).  Hong Kong Computer Studies Project: A Proposed Computer Studies Syllabus For The Hong Kong Certificate Of Education Examination.  Report to the Hong Kong Government Department of Education, Graduate School of Education, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong.

Summers, M. K., and Willett, J. B.  (1979).  A Proposal For The Introduction Of Computer Studies Into The Hong Kong Secondary School Curriculum.  Report to the Hong Kong Government Department of Education, Graduate School of Education, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong.