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Ellen Altermatt

Contact Information

Education and Evaluation Associate
Science Education Resource Center
Carleton College
(507) 222-7938

Professional Experience

I joined the SERC Evaluation Team in January 2019. I have over 15 years of experience conducting basic and applied educational research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. My research program has focused on understanding the factors that impact the academic outcomes of K-16 students. I have experience conducting correlational, experimental, and quasi-experimental studies; developing and validating survey measures, including experience sampling measures; performing and coding classroom observations; conducting and coding interviews with individuals and focus groups; collecting and manipulating data from a variety of local, state, and federal databases; and managing and analyzing data using both qualitative and quantitative techniques including mediation analysis, propensity score matching, and hierarchical linear modeling.


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Developmental Psychology
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Educational Psychology