CV

Curriculum Vitae for Tamara Stimatze

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Psychology
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Email: tstimatz@nmsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., Psychology, New xico State University, Expected May 2018
Minor: Applied Statistics

Dissertation: The Culture of Social Class and Different Psychological Outcomes

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

Rethinking Charity (Vancouver, Canada) – Remote
February 2018 – Current

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. 

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 for SAS.

Publications

Madson, L., Klug, B., Madson, L., Stimatze, T., and MacDonald, J. (in press). Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in a Community Sample Over 2 Years. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry.

Projects in Preparation

Stimatze, T. (Manuscript in Preparation). Exploring Mediation and Goodness of Fit Measures in Structural Equation Modeling Simulations.

 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.

Stimatze, T., Madson, L., Klug, B., and Madson, L. (Manuscript in Preparation). Continuation and Cessation of Mindfulness Practices following MBSR: Qualitative, longitudinal-data from a community sample.

Uhalt, J., Stimatze, T., & Duran, A. (under revision). Gender, the integrated threat theory, and attitudes toward gay males.

Symposiums

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.

 

Paper Presentations

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.

Poster Presentations

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.

 

Grant Applications and Awards

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

 

Professional Experience

Teaching Assistant, Quantitative Methods in Psychology I, New Mexico State University
Fall 2017

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). Substitute 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 Spring 2018

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.

 

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.

 

Teaching

Psychology of Women, New Mexico State University, Spring 2017

  • This course met three times a week and covered the following topics: 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.

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • SAS 9.4
  • MatLab R2016a
  • R 3.3.2
  • Visual Studio 2013
  • Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
  • Qualtrics
  • SurveyMonkey
  • E-Prime 2.0

 

References available upon request.