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Celia Scott

Education Professor Celia Scott

Celia Scott

Associate Professor of Education, Director of Doctoral Programs
Dan Waggoner Hall 205B

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Research, University of North Texas (2010)
  • Master of Education, Early Childhood Education, University of Southern Mississippi (1999)
  • Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, University of Southern Mississippi (1997) 

Research Interests/Scholastic Profile

Methodological interests include applied general linear model statistics and attenuation of effect sizes due to score reliability. Substantive interests include best practices in educational research education, including the dissertation process, and construct measurement/instrument development.

Celia M. (Wilson) Scott is an associate professor of education at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, TX  In this role she teaches courses in educational research methods, statistics, and curriculum and instruction.  Prior to joining Texas Wesleyan, Celia served as coordinator of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Analysis at the University of North Texas in Denton.  Dr. Scott earned a Ph.D. in educational research from the University of North Texas in Denton and both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

Courses taught at Texas Wesleyan:

  • EDU 2100 Foundations of Education
  • EDU 8302 Principles of Education Research
  • EDU 8304 Quantitative Design, Statistics, and Analysis
  • EDU 8307 Statistical Methods of Inquiry
  • EDU 8316 Program Evaluation
  • EDU 8317 Seminar: Professional Conference
  • EDU 8312 Curriculum Design
  • EDU 8313 Emerging Instructional Strategies
Publications
  1. Scott, C.M. & Gaffner, J. (2016). An Investigation of Factors Contributing to Degree Completion: Doctor of Education Students. Published Proceedings Center for Scholastic Inquiry. Scottsdale, AZ. In press.
  2. Wright, M., Miranda, T., Wilson, C.M., & Dryden, L. (2016). A Phenomenological Investigation into Cultural Factors Which May or May Not Contribute to Degree Completion Among American Indian Students at One Community College. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. Vol. 4. Issue 1. Pp. 52-58. 
  3. Wilson, C.M., Cooper, P., Johnson, K., &Wright, M. (2015). In Search of Research Literacy. Toward Development and Validation of an Ed.D. Dissertation Rubric. International Journal of University Teaching and Faculty Development. Vol 5. Issue 2. 
  4. Harris, K. & Wilson, C.M. (2015). An Exploration of Validity of Inferences Made from the Interpersonal and Social Empathy Index (ISEI). Published Proceedings Administrative Issues Journal Conference. Weatherford, OK. (pp. 37-45). Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
  5. Gaffner, J. & Wilson, C.M. (2015). Factors Contributing to All But Dissertation Status: Doctor of Education Students. Published Proceedings Administrative Issues Journal Conference. Weatherford, OK. (pp. 89-96). Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
  6. Dryden, J. & Wilson, C.M. (2014). Student Off-Campus Cyber Expression and the Perception of School Administrators: Scylla and Charybdis and the Lesser of Two Evils. International Journal of Social Science and Behavioral Research. Vol. 1. 
  7. Wilson, C.M. (2013).  Effect Sizes, a Primer. The Wesleyan Graduate Review.  Texas Wesleyan University. 
  8. Johnson, K., Wilson, C.M.., & Rossi, D.. (2013). All Reading Tests Are Not Created Equal: A Comparison of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and the Gray Oral Reading Test-4 (GORT-4). In press. Texas Journal of Literacy Education.
Presentations
  1. Scott, C.M. & Gaffner, J. (2016). An Investigation of Factors Contributing to Degree Completion: Doctor of Education Students. Paper presented at the Center for Scholastic Inquiry. Scottsdale, AZ. 
  2. Wilson, C.M. & Johnson, K.J. (2016). An Investigation of a Community Based K-12 Reading Intervention.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  3. Ikens, C. & Wilson, C.M. (2016). An Investigation of the Economic, Social and Academic Effects for Students Required to Take Remedial Classes for College Admission. Paper presented  at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, TN.
  4. Wilson, C.M. & Johnson, K. J. (2015).  Investigation of a Correction for Attenuation Factor for the Squared Canonical Correlation Coefficient.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Educational Research Association. San Antonio, TX. 
  5. Wilson, C.M. (2015). In Search of Research Literacy. Toward Development and Validation of an Ed.D. Dissertation Rubric - Revised. Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education.  Nashville, TN.  
  6. Harris, K. & Wilson, C.M. (2015). An Exploration of Validity of Inferences Made from the Interpersonal and Social Empathy Index (ISEI). Paper presented at Administrative Issues Journal Conference. Weatherford, OK. Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
  7. Gaffner, J. & Wilson, C.M. (2015). Factors Contributing to All But Dissertation Status: Doctor of Education Students. Paper presented at Administrative Issues Journal Conference. Weatherford, OK. Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
  8. Wilson, C.M., (2014).  Teaching Canonical Correlation: An Example Using a Large Scale Data Set.  University of North Texas Advances in Research Designs Symposium (TARDIS), Denton, TX.  
  9. Wilson, C.M., Johnson, K., Cooper, P., &Wright, M. (2014). In Search of Research Literacy. A Review of Ed.D. Dissertations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. 
  10. Wilson, C.M. & Johnson, K. (2014).  Exploratory Factor Analysis Factor Retention Methods in Published Research: Common and Alternative Strategies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  11. Johnson, K. & Wilson, C.M. (2014). Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Inhibition Portion of the Attention and Executive Domain of the NEPSY-II.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  12. Dryden, J. & Wilson, C.M. (2013). Student Off-Campus Cyber Expression and the Perception of School Administrators: Scylla and Charybdis and the Lesser of Two Evils. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Association of School Administrators, Austin, TX 
  13. Johnson, K., Rossi, D., & Wilson, C.M. (2013). All Reading Tests Are Not Created Equal: A Comparison of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and the Gray Oral Reading Test-4 (GORT-4. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, TX
  14. Wilson, C.M., Cooper, P., Johnson, K., &Wright, M. (2013). In Search of Research Literacy. A Review of Ed.D. Dissertations. Paper presented at the University College Day, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX.
  15. Dryden, J. & Wilson, C.M. (2012).  Cyberbullying: Perceptions of Texas School Administrators.  Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Principal’s Center, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX.
  16. Wilson, C.M. & Wright, M. (2012). Canonical Correlation, A Practical Use for Educators.  Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans. 
  17. Wilson, C.M. (2011). Demystifying the Big D (Data).  Workshop presented at Texas Wesleyan University, Brown Bag Session (Title III), Fort Worth.
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