Joshua G Bagaka's (Joshua Gisemba Bagaka's)
 Title: Prof & Dir, Stu Lrn Assessment
 Dept: Curriculum & Foundations
 Office: JH 356
 Phone: 216-687-4591
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 356, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Individual Growth Modeling, Value-added Models
Ph.D., Educational Research Design & Statistics, Michigan State University, 1992
M.S., Probabilities and Statistics, Michigan State University, 1986
B.S., Mathematics and Education, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1981
Brief Bio:
Dr. Joshua Gisemba Bagaka's is a professor of educational research design and statistics in the Department of Curriculum and Foundations in the College of Education and Human Services, and Director of Assessment of Student Learning at Cleveland State University. Professor Bagaka¿s received his Bachelor of Education degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Nairobi, a Master¿s of Science in Probabilities and Statistics and a Ph.D in Educational Research Design and Statistics both from Michigan State University. His teaching responsibilities are in the graduate educational research courses, educational statistics, and educational program evaluation. His research interests are in teacher, classroom, and school effectiveness on student learning outcomes. He is particularly interested in the utilization of hierarchical linear models in analyzing school, teacher, and classroom effectiveness data. He also served, for seven years as the Director of the Ph. D in Urban Education program at Cleveland State University. Professor Bagaka¿s served on the African Regional Research Fulbright Program to Kenya from August 2010 to April 2011.
Honors and Awards:
CSU Faculty Merit Bonus Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in teaching, 1997.
CSU Merit Recognition Award for Administrative Faculty, 2006.
CSU Distinguished Black Faculty, 2008.
African Regional Research Fulbright Scholar, 2010/2011 Academic Year
Research Interests:
Utilization of hierarchical linear models in analyzing school, teacher, and classroom effectiveness data.  More recently, Dr. Bagaka's has been involved in studies utilizing hierarchical linear modeling to identify the value-added indicators of school and teacher effectiveness on student achievement.
Teaching Areas:
Program evaluation and innovation.
Educational research.
Advanced Educational research.  
Application of hierarchical linear modeling in educational research.
Quantitative methods in educational research.
Multivariate statistics in educational research.
Professional Affiliations:
American Educational Research Association
Mid-western Educational Research Association
Kenya Studies and Scholars Association
Professional Experience:
Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Member, Mid-western Educational Research Association (MWERA)
Council Member, Mid-western Educational Research Association (MWERA)
University Service:
Member, Institutional Review Board (1997-2000, 2004-2006)
Member, Graduate Affairs Council (2000-2003)
Member, Doctoral Studies Committee (2001-2002)
Chair, Doctoral Studies Committee (2003-2010)
Member, Faculty Senate (2001-2002)
Member, College of Education Faculty Affairs Council (2002)
Member, University Curriclum Committee (2011-Present)
Member, University Peer Review Committee (2011-2012)
Chair, University Peer Review Committee (2012-present)
Member, Graduate Council (2011-present)
Member, President's Council on Diversity (2009-present)
Community Service:
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Scholarly and Scientific Perspectives (2002-Present)
Board Member, A Cultural Exchange, Cleveland, Ohio (2000-2004)
Board President, N-Joy Life, Cleveland, Ohio (2002-Present)
Advisory Board Member, Center for Urban School Collaboration (2001-2006)
Research Grants:
Delatte, N.J. (PI), Bosela, P. (Co-PI), & Bagaka¿s, J.B. (Co-PI) (2009). Implementing and assessment of failure case studies in the engineering curriculum. National Science Foundation, $500,000.

Bagaka's, J. G. (November, 2002). Establishing the impact of teacher education on student achievement. The Center for Research, Development and Policy in Teacher Education, University of Cincinnati, $2,250.

Beasley, W., & Bagaka's, J. B. (Fall, 2001). Factors and conditions which enhance the effectiveness of distance learning instruction in a college environment. RCET Distance Learning Grant from Ohio Learning Network, $ 86,714.

Jackson, M., Jr. & Bagaka's, J.G. (Spring 1994).  Patricia Roberts-Harris Fellowship Program.  U. S. Department of Education, $307,359.

Bagaka's, J. G. (2002). The impact of school and teachers practices on secondary school students' mathematics self-efficacy and educational aspirations: A multilevel model analysis. Established full-time faculty research development program (EFFRD) grant, Cleveland State University, $14,798.