Bernadette Jerome is a Faculty Research Specialist and member of the research faculty at ARLIS. She received her BS in Mathematics and Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her MA in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Maryland in 2019. Her research specializations are statistical modeling, experimental design, social network analysis, and item response theory. Her previous work has been in creating social network matrices and graphs to study the impact of teacher to teacher and student to teacher relationships on social, behavioral, and academic outcomes. Her research interests centered on item analysis of reading comprehension items focusing on differential item functioning.
Before moving to Maryland for her masters, Bernadette lived in Northern Uganda for several years working as a Research Coordinator for the University of Michigan overseeing a Randomized Control Trial of an Early Grade Literacy Program.