Curriculum Vitae for Tamara Stimatze
Department of Psychology
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Ph.D., Psychology, New xico State University, Expected May 2019
Minor: Applied Statistics
Dissertation: Socioeconomic Status and Health Behavior – Looking to Perceived Control or Perceived Difficulty to Explain Disparity
M.S., Psychology, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS 2012
Thesis: Sexual Attitudes – The Effect of Gender on Perceptions of Infidelity
B.S., Psychology, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS 2010
Internships and Research Positions
Research Assistant (NSF), Engineering New Mexico Resource Network, College of Engineering, New Mexico State University
August 2018 – November 2019
Responsibilities: Assist with the development and evaluation of educational out research programs targeting science, technology, engineering and mathematics by conducting statistical analyses, gathering data, preparing and presenting manuscripts. Funded by the National Science Foundation Pilot grant.
Rethinking Charity (Vancouver, Canada) – Remote
February 2018 – August 2018
I am currently serving as the Research and Evaluations intern at Rethinking Charity, a non-for-profit organization seeking to improve the impact charitable donations have in the world. I am currently working on an educational intervention project designed to help adolescences learn analytic comparison and ethical skills necessary to determine the effectiveness of different charitable organizations. My role is to help solidify the research design and materials, as well as run statistical analysis on preliminary and future data.
2017 Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology funded by the National Science Foundation and Society for Personality and Social psychology graduate student training endowment. Seventy-seven out of three hundred pre-doctoral applicants were selected.
Awards and Honors
2019 Outstanding Graduate Student, New Mexico State University
2015 Teaching Academy, Distinguished Member. Presented at New Mexico State University for completion of 40+ hours of teaching academy participation in 2015.
2012 Outstanding Graduate Student, Emporia State University. Presented by the Emporia State University President and Dean of the Teacher’s College for excellence for independence in research.
2009-2010 Psi Chi President, Emporia State University. Served as the president of Psi Chi, the national honors society in psychology.
2009-2010 Shepherd Scholar. Annually awarded honor at Emporia State University’s most outstanding students. Determined through a competitive application process.
Stimatze, T., Zeiber, J., Sullivan, P., Stochaj, S., & Vázquez, L. (in press). New Mexico PREP Academy: Improve STEM Knowledge for Underrepresented Middle and High School Students. American Society for Engineering Education 2020 Southwest-Gulf Conference Proceedings.
Zeiber, J., Stimatze, T., Sullivan, P., Stochaj, S., & Vázquez, L. (in press). NM PREP Academy from 2016-2019. American Society for Engineering Education 2020 National Conference Proceedings.
Stimatze, T., McClary, T., Zeiber, J., Sullivan, P., & Stochaj, S. (2019). Career-Connected Education Improves Perceived Knowledge and Career-Interest in Engineering. American Society for Engineering Education 2019 Southwest-Gulf Conference Proceedings.
Madson, L., Klug, B., Madson, L., Stimatze, T., and MacDonald, J. (2018). Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in a Community Sample Over 2 Years. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 30(1), 52-60.
Zaikman, Y., Stimatze, T., & Zeiber, J. (in press). Women’s and Men’s Evaluations of Lesbian and Gay Men and their Level of Outness. Sex Roles.
Manuscripts in Preparation
Stimatze, T. (Manuscript in Preparation). Socioeconomic Status and Health Behavior – Looking to Perceived Control or Perceived Difficulty to Explain Disparity.
Stimatze, T., & Zaikman, Y. (Manuscript in Preparation). Transitioning, the Ultimate Gender Norm Violation? Perceptions toward transgender individuals.
Stimatze, T., Dennem, J., & Uhalt, J. (Manuscript in Preparation). Sexual Orientation Microaggression Scale.
Dennem J., Uhalt, J., & Stimatze, T. (2017, April). Present Company Excluded: Development and Validation of Sexual Orientation Microagression Scale. Paper presented at the 95th WPA Annual Convention at Sacramento, CA.
Uhalt, J., Dennem, J., Duran, A., Stimatze, T., & Howell, R. (2016, April). Gender, the integrated threat theory and attitudes toward gay males. In J. Dennem (Chair), Intergroup relationships and the effect on sexual prejudice. Symposium presented at the 96th WPA Annual Convention at Long Beach, CA.
Stimatze, T. (2020, February). Social Class and Health: Does Control or Difficulty Explain Disparity? Poster presentation at 2020 Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention at New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bae, E., Zaikman, Y., & Stimatze, T. (2020, February). Perceptions of Transgender People. Poster presentation at 2020 Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention at New Orleans, Louisiana.
Stimatze, T. & Zaikman, Y. (2016, November). Examining the Sex and Gender Revolution: Factors Influencing Intentions and Evaluation of Transgender Individuals. Poster presented at the 2016 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Meeting at Phoenix, AZ.
Stimatze, T. (2016, January). Sublime Primes: Increasing Altruistic Behavior in College Students. Poster presented at the 17th Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention at San Diego, CA.
APF. Wayne F. Placek Grant. Application for Three Indirect Contact Interventions to Reduce Transphobia. Awarded to research that increases the general public’s understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity.
PIs: Zaikman, Y. & Stimatze, T.
Amount: $10,000, Not Selected
Role: Proposal co-writer and co-investigator
APF. Wayne F. Placek Grant. Application for Present Company Excluded: Imagined Contact an Attenuation of Intergroup Anxiety (2015). Awarded to research that increases the general public’s understanding sexual orientation and gender identity.
PIs: Uhalt, J., Stimatze, T. & Dennem, J.
Amount: $15,000, Not Selected
Role: Proposal co-writer and investigator
Undergraduate Adviser, New Mexico State University
Fall 2014 – Spring 2017
Responsibilities: Meeting one-on-one with current and prospective undergraduate students in psychology. Topics discussed include: major and minor degree plans and requirements, registration, financial aid, future career and educational plans, plus additional academic-related issues.
Academic Advising and Admissions Specialist, Office of International Education, Emporia State University, Fall 2010- Spring 2012
Responsibilities: Assist with student orientation and community organizations. Meet with international students to discuss their needs in academics, admissions, required legal documentation, such as passports and visas, etc.
Undergraduate Peer-Adviser, Emporia State University
Spring 2009 – Spring 2010
Responsibilities: Assist students in enrollment and navigation of degree plan.
Online Instructor, Biostatistical Applications in Public Health, Fall 2019
This is an online, graduate-level statistics course covering statistical techniques including z-tests for proportions, binomial tests for proportions, t-tests, One- and Two-Way Between Subjects ANOVA, Simple and Multiple Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, and Chi-Square Test of Association.
Instructor, Biometrics and Health Research, New Mexico State University, Spring 2019
This course meets two times a week and covers: measures of central tendency, the standard normal distribution, independent and conditional probabilities, one and two sample t-tests, ANOVA, correlation and multiple regression.
Online Instructor, Introduction to Psychology, New Mexico State University, Fall 2018
This course was offered online and covered introductory concepts in psychology, such as structure and function of the brain, behaviorism, cognition, mental health counseling, social and personality psychology.
Instructor, Psychology of Women, New Mexico State University, Spring 2017
This course met three times a week and covered: research methods in the social sciences, sociocultural, biological, and psychological influences on gender development with a special emphasis on media representations, intersexuality, and transgender identities.
Teaching Assistant, Quantitative Methods in Psychology I, New Mexico State University
Responsibilities: Grading graduate students with assignments and exams pertaining to probability, null hypothesis significance testing, non-parametric tests (e.g. Chi-Square), simple parametric tests (e.g. Pearson’s Correlation, t-tests). Lecturing on statistical analysis techniques (e.g. regression) and meeting with graduate students outside of class.
Teaching Assistant, Quantitative Methods in Psychology II, New Mexico State University
Responsibilities: Grading graduate student assignments and exam pertaining to F-ratio construction and analysis for between-subjects, within-subjects, and nested designs in ANOVA. Lecturing on statistical analysis techniques, if necessary and meeting with graduate students outside of class.
Teaching Assistant, Introductory Psychology, New Mexico State University
Fall 2014 & Fall 2016 – Spring 2018
Responsibilities: Assisting professor with grading assignments, exams, and end-of-term paper.
Teaching Assistant, Advanced Research Methods, New Mexico State University
Spring & Fall 2015
Responsibilities: Assisting professor with teaching class, grading assignments and end-of-term paper. Helped students develop research projects and construct research paper.
Teaching Assistant, Sexual Behavior, New Mexico State University, Spring 2016.
Responsibilities: Assisting fellow graduate student with teaching, running in-class activities, and grading reflection papers.
Teaching Academy Participation
Research and Creativity Week Special: Developing Effective Research Proposals (2019). Discussion of Research Administration Services available and one-page project summaries for funding opportunity announcements.
Fall 2019 P&T Workshop: Promotion to Associate Professor. Q&A with Provost Carol Parker and P&T Committee Representative for the College of Health and Social Services.
Arab Student Experience at NMSU: A Panel (2019). A panel of undergraduate and graduate students discussed barriers and support for transitioning to NMSU.
Navigating the Promotion and Tenure Process: Case Studies from Faculty of Color (2019). Discussion of the unwritten rules and skills discovered in 21 case studies from faculty of color. Important skills include: productivity, confronting challenges, social awareness, and interpersonal skills.
Team Mentoring for Faculty New to NMSU Fall 2019. Monthly mentoring program addressing issues such as: time management with research, teaching, service, outreach, and extension.
Scholarly Writing Retreat Summer (2018). Week-long, 15 hour writing retreat.
Self-Selected Writing Groups (2016). Writing group meetings, 1 hour for 10 weeks.
Civic Engagement and Service Learning (2015). Incorporating service projects into curriculum.
Navigating and Thriving: Best Practices in Advising and Retention.
Scholarly Writing Retreat Summer 2015. Week-long, 15 hour writing retreat.
Diversifying the Faculty of NMSU (2015). Discussion of the faculty pipeline and how to improve recruitment and retention of diverse faculty members.
OCIP: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (2014). Interactive, 20-hour training in online course development. Training focused on incorporating science-based standards by implementing quality matters rubric.
Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar (2014)
Safe Zone Training (2014). Creating an inclusive classroom for LGBTQ+ students.
Introduction to Canvas (2014). Creating homepage, assignments, quizzes and more for online courses.
Statistical and Methodological Courses (24 Credits)
Quantitative Methods in Psychology I, New Mexico State University, Fall 2014
- Statistical concepts emphasizing distributions, probability and basic parametric and non-parametric inferential statistics in Psychological research.
Quantitative Methods in Psychology II, New Mexico State University, Spring 2015
- Statistical concepts emphasizing between-subjects, within-subjects, and nested designs in Psychological research employing Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).
Quantitative Methods in Psychology III, New Mexico State University, Fall 2015
- Statistical concepts emphasizing multiple regression in Psychological research. Topics covered included determining causation, assumptions, linear and polynomial regression models.
Computer Methodology, New Mexico State University, Spring 2016
- Use of computers in psychological research with emphasis on developing experimental control programs in E-Prime, Visual Basic, and Matlab.
Methods in Social Psychology, New Mexico State University, Spring 2015
- Current and traditional theories, research findings, and research methodologies of social psychology.
Statistical Inference II, New Mexico State University, Fall 2016
- Introduction to multiple regression; the analysis of variance for balanced studies; multiple comparisons, contrasts, factorials, experimental designs through split plots.
Advanced Regression, New Mexico State University, Fall 2016
- Examination of multiple regression; residual analysis, collinearity, variable selection, weighted least squares, polynomial models, and nonlinear regression.
Statistical Analysis with R, New Mexico State University, Spring 2017
- Introduction to R data types, basic calculations and programming, data input and manipulation, one and two sample tests, ANOVA, regression, diagnostics, graphics, probability distributions, and basic simulations in the R software environment.
SAS Basics, New Mexico State University, Fall 2017
- An introduction to the statistical software package, SAS, and its utilization in an interactive computing environment, primarily PC/SAS. Provides a fundamental understanding of the structure of SAS, its data management capabilities, and how to invoke a variety of descriptive and simple statistical SAS procedures.
Statistical Software Applications, New Mexico State University, Fall 2017
- Computing course covering the treatment of different experimental design and applications for ANOVA and ANCOVA.
Skills and Qualifications
- SAS 9.4
- MatLab R2016a
- R 3.3.2
- SPSS 26
- Visual Studio
- Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
- E-Prime 2.0