Shlomo S. Sawilowsky

Shlomo S. Sawilowsky
Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor - Education Evaluation & Research
371 Education

Office Hours: One hour prior to class.

(313) 577-5244
(313) 577-5235


Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction with program specialization in Measurement, Research, & Evaluation (concentration in Educational Statistics), College of Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

M. A. In Counseling Education (Career, Clinical, School), University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


  • PStat (Accredited Professional Statistician, American Statistical Association)
  • CStat (Chartered Statistician, Royal Statistical Society, UK)
  • Chartered Scientist (Science Council, UK)



CV (Last update: 6/28/2018): S. Sawilowsky

Student Evaluation of Teaching (335 MBs, Last update: 1/28/2017):


Mathematics Genealogy Project:


Academic Interests

1. Rank based nonparametric tests
2. Monte Carlo methods with Fortran, R
3. History of statistics
4. Classical Measurement theory
5. Research and experimental design
6. Quantitative and Qualitative program evaluation.
7. Statistical computing algorithms

Area Of Expertise

Expert testimony: statistics, psychometry, research design, program evaluation

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Seminar: Counseling Research
  • Evaluation and Measurement
  • Fundamentals of Quantitative Research
  • Computer Use in Research (3 credit hours)
  • Advanced Qualitative Evaluation: Theory & Practice
  • Advanced Quantitative Program Evaluation: Theory and Practice
  • Variance and Covariance Analysis
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Nonparametric, Permutation, Exact and Robust Methods
  • Advanced Measurement 1: Classical Measurement Theory
  • Advanced Measurement 2: Item Response Theory
  • Monte Carlo Methods
  • Qualitative Design for School Research
  • Practicum in Qualitative Evaluation
  • Research and Experimental Design

Awards & Honors

College of Education Faculty Scholarship Award

Nominated: Nobel Peace Prize with Miodrag Lovric (Serbia) & Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, FRS (India) by Happy Kufigwa Siphambe, Dean, Social Sci., Univ. of Botswana, Africa; & Anisio Brasileiro de Freitas Dourado, Rector, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco,Brazil

Nominated: Nobel Peace Prize with Miodrag Lovric (Serbia) & Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, FRS (India) by Chennamaneni Hanumantha Rao, Chancellor, Aloka Parasher-Sen, Dean, Social Sci., & Amitabha Dasgupta, Dean, Sch. of Humanities, Hyderabad Univ., India

Publications & Communications Board, American Psychological Association Invited Presentation: "Post 1980 Monte Carlo contributions to real data estimation & inference." Statistical Analysis Series, 117th Conference, Toronto, Canada.

American Educational Research Association Publications: Outstanding Professional Service Award

2000-2002 Wayne State University: Distinguished Faculty Fellow

Wayne State University: Faculty Mentor Award

Wayne State University: Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award

Wayne State University College of Education: Award For Excellence In Teaching

Wayne State University President's Award: For Excellence In Teaching

Wayne State University: Career Development Award

Eleventh Annual Distinguished Papers, State and Regional Associations, American Educational Research Association: The Rank Transform

Distinguished Paper Award, Florida Educational Research Association: Properties of the Rank Transformation Statistic in Factorial ANOVA

Elected member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

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