Dandi Wang (2023 – )

Research Data Management Support

Dandi Wang is an MLIS librarian with interdisciplinary expertise in open education, research data management, teaching/learning experience design, research methodologies, and data analytics. She blends statistical rigor with pragmatic and robust analytic solutions to bring unique insights into research impact, program evaluation, individual experience, behavior, engagement, and other library operation issues and their impacts on organizational performance. Her focus has been on one-stop research data management, evidence-based learning experience design, research productivity and scholarship assessment, and context-based machine learning in higher education. Prior to joining the team, she co-led the open-source research impact and DORA-aligned assessments with data professionals at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She has also served at the University of the People as the librarian who helps 80000+ students with diverse backgrounds.

Surina He (2023 – )

Statistical Analysis Support

Surina He is a PhD student in the Measurement, Evaluation, and Data Science program (MEDS) at the University of Alberta, Canada. She also teaches a graduate-level statistical course at the University of Alberta. Her expertise centers on educational measurement, including survey design, item development, and psychometric analysis, as well as educational data mining, where she applies statistical (e.g. multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling) and machine learning techniques (e.g., supervised and unsupervised methods, network models, and process mining) to educational data. She is particularly interested in exploring data with a temporal and sequential nature, such as longitudinal data and computer log data, to examine students’ learning processes and social-emotional development.

Vicky Qualie (2019-2021)

I graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. In Materials Engineering in 2002. I quickly shifted to employment in the area of occupational health and safety, working for Alberta Innovates and Alberta Labour for a number of years. I took an extended leave to raise my children and in that time, my interests changed. In 2016 I began a M.Ed. In Interdisciplinary Studies, which I completed this summer. In this degree I have studied children’s mental health, supporting children with autism spectrum disorder, and identifying twice-exceptional learners. My research interests lie in the field of social and emotional learning, with emphasis in gifted education and twice-exceptional learners. I also focus on partnerships between school jurisdictions and university researchers to create mutually beneficial research.