Name: Liou, Pey-Yan
Position: Assoicate professor, Graduate Institute of Learning and Instruction, National Central University
Degrees: Ph.D. Quantitative Methods in Education, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (2008.9~2010.6)
M.A. Quantitative Methods in Education, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (2005.9~2008.7); Minor in International Education
B.A. History, National Taiwan University (2000.9~2004.6); Certificate in Teacher Education Program
Contact: pyl@mail.ntust.edu.tw
Interest of research: Large-scale survey data analysis; application on quantitative methods to facilitate education research and program evaluation; cross-cultural studies of student motivation and learning; international and comparative education
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/peyyanliou/home
 
 
English Journal Papers
1. Liou, P.-Y., & Lawrenz, F. (2011). Optimizing teacher preparation loan forgiveness program: Variables related to perceived influence. Science Education, 95(1), 121-144. (SSCI)
2. Liou, P.-Y., Kirchhoff, A., & Lawrenz, F. (2010). Perceived effects of scholarships on STEM majors’ commitment to teaching in high needs schools. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 21(4), 451-470.
3. Liou, P.-Y., Desjardins, C., & Lawrenz, F. (2010). Influence of scholarships on STEM teachers: Cluster analysis and characteristics. School Science and Mathematics, 110(3), 128-143.
 
English Conference Papers
1. Liou, P.-Y., & Lawrenz, F. (2010, May). Variables affecting perceived impact of loan forgiveness policies on encouraging teaching in high need areas. Poster presented at the American Education Research Association, Denver, Colorado.
2. Liou, P.-Y. (2009, June). Demonstration of hierarchical generalized linear modeling on analyzing growth curves with application of NELS: 88. Presentation at AIR/NCES/NSF 2009 National Summer Data Policy Institute, Potomac, Maryland.
3. Liou, P.-Y. (2009, April). A model comparison for count data with a positively skewed distribution with an application to the number of university mathematics courses completed. Paper discussed at the American Education Research Association, San Diego, California.
4. Liou, P.-Y., Lawrenz, F., Madsen, C., Braam, M., & Medhanie, A. (2009, April). Using factor analysis and hierarchical linear modeling to analyze STEM majors’ perception to commit teaching in high needs schools survey. Paper discussed at the American Education Research Association, San Diego, California.
5. Kirchhoff, A., Liou, P.-Y., Lawrenz, F., & Madsen, C. (2009, April). Perceived effects of scholarships on STEM majors’ commitment to teaching in high needs schools. Paper discussed at the American Education Research Association, San Diego, California.
6. Liou, P.-Y., & Liu, X. (2009, April). Evaluating cross-lingual equating in performance assessment with an application of DIAL-4. Poster presented at the National Council on Measurement in Education Graduate Student Poster Session, San Diego, California.
7. Davenport, E., & Liou, P.-Y. (2009, April). Internal consistency: A concept whose time has come. Paper presented at the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Diego, California.
8. Liou, P.-Y., & Bielinski, J. (2009, Feb). Item parameter recovery of the WINSTEPS program using concurrent estimation in the common-item nonequivalent group design. Poster presented at the Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Days, Minneapolis, MN. 
9. Liou, P.-Y., Kirchhoff, A., Lawrenz, F., & Madsen, C. (2009, Jan). The effects of the scholarships to recruit STEM majors to teach in high need schools. Presentation at the Association for Science Teacher Education, Hartford, Connecticut.
10. Liou, P.-Y., Desjardins, C., & Lawrenz, F. (2009, Jan). Cluster analysis on perceived effects of scholarships on STEM majors’ commitment to becoming teachers versus teaching in high needs schools. Paper presentation at the Hawaii International Education Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
11. Chang, C.-L., & Liou, P.-Y., (2009, Jan). Principles for improving map design elements of senior high school regional geography textbooks in Taiwan. Poster presentation at the Hawaii International Education Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
12. Lawrenz, F., Liou, P.-Y., Madsen, C., Desjardins, C., & Kirchhoff, A. (2008, June). Interaction with and reflection on the Noyce Program evaluation data. Presentation at Robert Noyce Scholarship Porgram annual PI meeting. Washington, DC. Invited Speaker.
13. Lawrenz, F., Liou, P.-Y., Madsen, C., Desjardins, C., & Kirchhoff, A. (2008, June). Data from the Noyce Scholarship Evaluation. Presentation at Robert Noyce Scholarship Porgram annual PI meeting. Washington, DC. Invited Speaker.
14. Lawrenz, F., Fleming, M., Liou, P.-Y., Madsen, C., & Hofstad-Parkhill, K. (2007, Dec). Noyce Program Evaluation Conference. Presentation at Robert Noyce Scholarship Porgram PI meeting. Phone Conference.
15. Lawrenz, F., Bullitt Bequette, M., Liou, P.-Y., Sande, M., & Kirchhoff, A. (2007, June). Noyce Scholarship Program Evaluation. Presentation at Robert Noyce Scholarship Porgram annual PI meeting. Washington, DC.
16. Bullitt Bequette, M., Lawrenz, F., Wassenberg, D., Appleton, J., Liou, P.-Y., & Wanjugi, C. (2007, April). Preliminary analyses of a nationwide STEM teacher recruitment and retention Program. Poster presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA.
 
English Book and Book Chapters
1. Liou, P.-Y. (2010). Cross-national comparisons of the association between student motivation for learning mathematics and achievement linked with school contexts: Results from TIMSS 2007. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.  
2. Lawrenz, P., Bowe, A., Braam, M., Kirchhoff, A., Liou, P.-Y. (2010). University of Minnesota Evaluation of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, Evaluation highlights. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.  
3. Liou, P.-Y., & Lawrenz, P. (2009). University of Minnesota Evaluation of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, Final report section four: The influence of scholar and program level variables on scholar perceptions of the effect of the Noyce Funding. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
4. Bowe, A., Liou, P.-Y., & Lawrenz, P. (2009). University of Minnesota Evaluation of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, Final report section five: Combined analysis of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program using ORC Macro and UMN Evaluation Data. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.  
5. Lawrenz, P., Bowe, A., Braam, M., Kirchhoff, A., Liou, P.-Y., & Madsen, C. (2009). University of Minnesota Evaluation of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, Final summary report. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.  
6. Liou, P.-Y. (2008). A model comparison for count data with a positively skewed distribution with an application to the number of university mathematics courses completed. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
7. Liou, P.-Y., & Lawrenz, P. (2008). University of Minnesota Evaluation of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, Final report section two: Factor analysis of Robert Noyce Scholarship Program evaluation questionnaire. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.  
8. Lawrenz. P., Appleton, J., Bullitt Bequette, M., Desjardins, C., Liou, P.-Y., Madsen, C, & Ooms, A. (2008). University of Minnesota Evaluation of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, Final report section one: Planning and survey data Noyce Program evaluation. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.