Dr. J. Kyle Roberts 

Associate Professor  

J. Kyle Roberts, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Education Policy and Leadership


Dr. Roberts earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. Dr. Roberts is well versed in teaching quantitative methods courses to novice learners and has previously taught courses on database management, advanced research design, and basic statistics. Further, Dr. Roberts has conducted numerous training sessions on multilevel analysis at annual meetings of the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and the Southwest Educational Research Association. He has authored two book chapters on the multilevel analysis, continues to write articles on multilevel analysis, and has recently published the “Handbook of Advanced Multilevel Analysis” (Hox & Roberts, eds., Routledge). Dr. Roberts has extensive experience in performing analysis with value-added models in work done with the Houston Independent School District in evaluating the Houston Urban Systemic Initiative grant from the National Science Foundation (HU-LINC).

Dr. Roberts was an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine (BMC) before joining the SMU faculty in 2007. During his tenure at BCM, he was the assistant director for research in the Center for Education Outreach and was the research coordinator on several grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, and the U.S. Department of Education.

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