Nikki Alioto, PhD – Dissertation Consultant and Statistician
Nikki earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1999, focusing on attitude and behavior change. She has spent the majority of her career working in education to help K12 schools and colleges/universities use data to drive strategic planning and improve student outcomes. Other content interests include health promotion, market research and economic development. Her areas of expertise include survey research (including factor analysis and text analytics), psychometrics, program evaluation, and predictive analytics. Nikki has taught statistics, psychology, and data mining over the past 25 years and is currently Adjunct Faculty at John Hopkins University in the Government Analytics graduate program. She also is certified in SPSS Statistics and Modeler solutions. She enjoys helping students explore statistical techniques and uncover new insights, but mostly, she loves to see students successfully complete and share their research!