Hi, I’m Abhik

an assistant professor of educational psychology, a practicing program evaluator and methodologist, a researcher of fuzzy clustering techniques, and a social data scientist at West Virginia University


Abhik Roy

Data visualization
Content, cluster, and social network analysis
Modeling using statistics and machine learning
Text mining
Planning and conducting program evaluations
Designing and administering small- and large-scale surveys
Programming and analysis in with markup using $\LaTeX$
App development and dynamic reporting using
   Shiny hex   Rmarkdown hex   Blogdown hex

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Carinna Ferguson

Advisee since 2019
Earned a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology
Current Ph.D. cantidate in Learning Sciences and Human Development with a target completion by the end of the 2022-2023 academic year

Abilities in data wrangling, statistics, reporting, and visualizations (R/Rmarkdown)
Expertise in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods
Skilled in text mining, analytics, and content analysis

Megan Kruger

Advisee since 2021
Earned a Master of Education in Environmental Education
Current Master of Arts in Educational Psychology student

Evaluation and Research Specialist for West Virginia University Extension Service
Expertise in program evaluation, measurement, and computational statistics
Skilled in participatory evaluation, research methodology, and survey design

Kathryn Smalley

Advisee since 2022
Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology
Current Master of Arts in Educational Psychology student

Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), Project Manager, WVU Health Science Department of Interprofessional Education, Research Coordinator, STEPS Medical Simulation Lab
Expertise in experiential learning, healthcare simulation, and interprofessional education
Skilled in policy development, program evaluation, research design, and survey design


Recent Talks

Who?Seidel, T. , Ferguson, C.F., & Roy, A.R.
What?Evaluation 2022
Where?New Orleans, LA
When?Wed, November 9, 6:30pm to 8:30pm EST @ Hyatt Regency
Why?To present our paper Let’s Get Sentimental: Machine Learning Aided Data Analysis for Large Qualitative Data Sets

Projects & Evaluations

Lead data scientist & program evaluator at

RM hex
App development (R/Shiny)
Bayesian statistics and modeling
Data wrangling, reporting, & visualizations (R/Rmarkdown)
Item development and validation
Local and multi-site mutli-cluster evaluation studies
Survey construction (Qualtrics - HTML/CSS/Javascipt)