Christine Victorino of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara has won the 2012 Multivariate Software Award for original research and will receive the award at a presentation at the Western Psychological Association annual conference on April 27.
Peter Bentler and Eric Wu, creators of EQS structural equation modeling software published by Multivariate Software, will award a license for EQS along with a cash prize to Victorino. Structural equation methodology has become a very important multivariate technique for the analysis of causal hypotheses with non- or quasi-experimental data.
Christine Victorino is a Ph.D. candidate in the Education Leadership and Organizations emphasis in the Department of Education. Her dissertation examines faculty satisfaction, productivity, and collegiality in higher education. Her co-advisors are Drs. Sharon Conley and Karen Nylund-Gibson. Victorino currently works as Director of Academic Assessment at Pitzer College and previously completed her M.A. in Education at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.