DegreesHarvard University, Ed.D.
Harvard University, Ed.M.
Northeast Normal University, M.Ed.
ExpertiseApplied Statistics: linear and non-linear Multi-level modeling / Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), Latent Class Analysis (LCA), Latent Transition Analysis(LTA)/Growth Mixture Modeling(GMM), General & Generalized Linear Modeling, Longitudinal Data Analysis
Child Development: factors (at individual, familial, communal, & cultural levels) related to child psychological adjustment (internalizing & externalizing), health (physical and psychological), and school performance
ProfileXiaodong Liu's main interest is in applied statistics (modeling in particular) and in the methods related to research on development (broadly defined) and child development in particular. Dr. Liu got his Ed.D. from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
|PSYC||140a||Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) Applications|
|PSYC||210a||Advanced Psychological Statistics I|
|PSYC||210b||Advanced Psychological Statistics II|
|PSYC||211a||Graduate Research Methods in Psychology|
|PSYC||215a||Multivariate Statistics I: Applied Structural Equation Modeling|
|PSYC||216a||Multivariate Statistics II: Applied Hierarchical Linear Models|
|PSYC||316a||Psychology Research Seminar|
Denise Aske, Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Lisa Arsenault, Sarita Bhalotra, Virginia Chomitz, Liu, Xiaodong. "Relationship between physical fitness, weight status and academic performance: Longitudinal evidence from one school district.." the 141st American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. November 2013.
Lee, Y., Watson, M., & Liu, X.. "The Effect of Physical Discipline on Bullying and Victimization: Ethnic Family Environment and Disciplinary Contexts as Moderators." Poster presentation at 2013 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting. Seattle, Washington, USA. April 2013.
Chen, Jennifer J.; Liu, Xiaodong. "The Mediating Role of Perceived Parental Warmth and Parental Punishment in the Psychological Well-Being of Children in Rural China." Social Indicators Research http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-011-9859-9. 107(3) (2012): 483-508.
Soo Rim Noh, Mary Jo Larcom, Xiaodong Liu, & Derek M. Isaacowitz. "The role of affect in attentional functioning for younger and older adults.." frontiers in Psychology (2012).
Liu, Xiaodong. "Modeling the Variation in Child Psychological Well-being in Rural Gansu, 2000 - 2007." Conference on Poverty, Education, and Health in Rural China. University of Oxford China Centre (Oxford, UK). December 15-16, 2008.
Adams, J. & Liu, Xiaodong. "School Climate, Psycho-social Well-being, and School-related Behavior in Rural China.." the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2007 Annual conference, Baltimore, Maryland. February, 2007.
Liu, Xiaodong. "Results from Different Analytic Methods: Revisit the gender and race-ethnicity gaps in mathematics proficiency in early childhood.." American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting., Chicago, IL. April 2007.
Zhu, X. D. & Liu, Xiaodong. "The Importance of Wealth and Income in the Transition to Homeownership." Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research 9. 2 (2007): 137-151.
Zhu, X. D., Belsky, E., & Liu, Xiaodong. "Do Homeowners Achieve More Household Wealth in the Long Run?." Journal of Housing Economics 16. (2007): 274-290.
Liu, Xiaodong. "The gender and race-ethnicity gaps in mathematics proficiency in early childhood: An application of "hazard models"." American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA,. April 2006.
Zhu, X. D., & Liu, Xiaodong. "The Effects of Housing Push Factors and Rent." Journal of Real Estate Research 28. 2 (2006): 149-166.