Rachel Vannatta

Distinguished Teaching Professor
School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
Assessment, Research & Statistics, Coordinator
556 Education


Ph.D., Educational Research & Statistics,
University of North Dakota, 1994.


Mertler, C. A., Vannatta, R. A. & LaVenia, K. N. (2022). Advanced and multivariate statistical methods: Practical application and interpretation (7th ed.). Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Advanced-and-Multivariate-Statistical-Methods-Practical-Application-and/Mertler-Vannatta-LaVenia/p/book/9780367497477

Vannatta, R. A. (2021). Baby Stats! An Introduction to Statistics in Social Sciences (2nd ed.). Lulu Press. www.babystatsbook.com

Vannatta, R. A., & LaVenia, K. N. (2020). Linear Discriminant Analysis. In P. Atkinson, S. Delamont, A. Cernat, J.W. Sakshaug, & R.A. Williams (Eds.), SAGE Research Methods Foundations. doi: 10.4135/9781526421036889610

Vannatta Reinhart, R.A. & Banister, S. (2017). Developing and implementing instrumentation for digital high school curricula: A regional study of a rubric for instructional quality. Athens Journal of Education, X(Y), 1-13.


EDFI 4020: Assessment & Evaluation in Education

EDFI 6410: Statistics in Education

EDFI 6420: Research in Education

EDFI 6450: Using K-12 Assessment Data to Improve Practice

EDFI 7500: Advanced Quantitative Methods in Education I

EDFI 7520: Advanced Quantitative Methods in Education II

EDFI 7540: Qualitative Research Methods


Lead Evaluator—YT-I Grant Evaluation, Ohio Mental Health Addiction Services (OMHAS). Funding: 2020-$75,000, 2021-$75,000, 2022-$26,950.

Lead Evaluator—Evaluation Contract, iEvolve--Student, NSF MSP Targeted Awards (Funding: 2016-$30,000, 2015-$30,000).

Lead Evaluator—Evaluation Contract, Ohio Migrant Education Center (Funding: 2015-$25,000, 2014-


Principal Investigator—Evaluation Contract, 2014 Ohio Department of Education: Straight A Grant

  • (Evaluation Contract funded for $77,442). Innovate, Instruct, & Inspire through Connected Classrooms and Digital Resources. (Funded for $885,583).
  • (Evaluation Contract funded for $89,000). Electronic Literacy through Internet-supported Strategies for Instruction (Funded for $1.18 million).
  • (BGSU’s Contract funded for $139,272). Developing Quality Assessments (Funded for $189,231).

Principal Investigator, 1999-2004 U.S. Department of Education Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (Funded for $1.5 million).


Member, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2002-present.

Member, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 2006-present.


Recipient, BGSU Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2018-present.

Recipient, 2014 SITE Outstanding Paper Award

Banister, S., Reinhart, R., & Ross, C. (2014). Using Digital Resources to Support Personalized Learning Experiences in K-12 Classrooms: The Evolution of Mobile Devices as Innovations in Schools in Northwest Ohio. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 2715-2721). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Recipient, 2011 Teaching Excellence Award, College of Education and Human Development.

Recipient, 2010 Ohio Faculty Innovator Award presented by the Ohio Board of Regents


In recent years my academic pursuits have focused on the instruction of statistics with the integration of technology. I am also quite active in evaluating external grants in collaboration with the Center for Assessment and Evaluation Service.

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