About SMARTER Consulting

The Statistics, Measurement, And Research design Techniques in Educational Research (SMARTER) consulting office provides support for College of Education faculty and graduate students’ research design and quantitative analysis needs. For additional details about SMARTER consulting services, see Consulting Information.

Contact Information

Email smarterconsulting@utexas.edu.


Adam Sales, PhD
Adam is the lead statistician in the SMARTER group. He received a PhD in statistics from the University of Michigan and was a post-doctoral fellow in interdisciplinary education research in the Carnegie Mellon Statistics Department and the RAND Corporation. His research focuses on quantitative methods for education sciences, and in particular natural/quasi-experiments, multilevel modeling, mediation analysis, and educational data mining. (View Adam's personal site.)

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel is an assistant statistician in the SMARTER group. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from St. Mary's University in San Antonio and his Master’s in Statistics from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in the Quantitative Methods program housed in the Educational Psychology department. His research interests include longitudinal growth models, particularly using the Structural Equation Modeling framework, although he is also familiar with the multilevel modeling framework.

Danny Swan
Danny is an assistant statistician in the SMARTER group. He attended the University of Texas at Dallas where he received a Bachelor's in Psychology and Masters in Psychological Sciences. He received his Master’s degree from the Quantitative Methods program at the University of Texas and is currently pursuing his doctorate in the same area. His research interests include generalized linear models, mixed models, and the analysis of the direct observation of behavior.