Steven Chesnut

Steven Chesnut

Assistant Professor

COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGY IN EDUCATION

Delzell Education Center 210E

Phone: (605) 677-5842

Email: Steven.Chesnut@usd.edu

Teaching Interests:

Quantitative Research Methodology and Design, Educational Measurement and Statistics, Data Visualization, Missing Data Designs and Analysis


Research Interests:

My research interests include the development and application of statistical techniques in emerging academic fields, teacher development and longevity, and early childhood development and achievement using primary, secondary, and meta data.


Education:

  • Ph D, Educational Psychology, Texas Tech University, 2015
  • MEd, Instructional Psychology and Technology, University of Oklahoma, 2012
  • BS, Foreign Language Education, University of Oklahoma, 2009

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Runyan, Katie, Chesnut, Steven, and Burley, Hansel. Screening for childhood anxiety: A meta-analysis of the screen for child anxiety related emotional disorders, 220 - 229. Vol. 240. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2018.
  • Wang, Eugene W., Chesnut, Steven, Curtis, Jacob D., Meeks, Samuel M., and Bell, Brooke K.. Using machine learning approaches to improve prediction of recidivism risk. Texas Department of Corrections, 2018.
  • Chesnut, Steven, Wei, Tianlan, Barnard-Brak, Lucy, and Richman, David M.. A meta-analysis of the social communication questionnaire: Screening for autism spectrum disorder, 920-928. Vol. 21, Iss. 8. Autism, 2017.
  • Platt, R E., Chesnut, Steven, McGee, Melandie, and Song, Xiaonan. Changing names, merging colleges: Investigating the history of higher education adaptation, 49-67. Vol. 44, Iss. 1. American Educational History Journal, 2017.
  • Barnard-Brak, Lucy, Abbey, Layla, Richman, David M., and Chesnut, Steven. Facial emotion recognition among typically developing young children: A validation of a subset of NimStim stimuli, 109-114. Vol. 249. Psychiatry Research, 2017.
  • Chesnut, Steven. On the measurement of preservice teacher commitment: Examining the relationship between operational definitions and self-efficacy beliefs, 170-180. Vol. 68. Teaching and Teacher Education, 2017.
  • Barnard-Brak, Lucy, Stevens, Tara, Xiao, Feiya, and Chesnut, Steven. Approaches to learning and medicated ADHD: The potential impact on learning and assessment, 298-303. Vol. 47. Learning and Individual Differences, 2016.
  • Siwatu, Kamau O., Chesnut, Steven, Alejandro, Angela, and Young, Haeni A.. Examining preservice teachers' culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy doubts, 277-296. Vol. 51, Iss. 4. The Teacher Educator, 2016.
  • Barnard-Brak, Lucy, Richman, David M., Chesnut, Steven, and Little, Todd D.. Social Communication Questionnaire scoring procedures for Autism Spectrum Disorder and the prevalence of potential social communication disorder in ASD, 522-533. Vol. 31, Iss. 4. School Psychology Quarterly, 2016.
  • Barnard-Brak, Lucy, Brewer, Adam, Chesnut, Steven, Richman, David, and Schaeffer, Anna M.. The sensitivity and specificity of the Social Communication Questionnaire for Autism Spectrum with respect to age: An examination of modified cutoffs, 838-845. Vol. 9, Iss. 8. Autism Research, 2016.
  • Montenegro, Esteban, Oh, Youngha, and Chesnut, Steven. Do not be afraid of missing data: Modern approaches to handle missing information, 29-42. Vol. 29, Iss. 119. Actualidades in Psicologia, 2015.
  • Chesnut, Steven, Siwatu, Kamau O., Young, Haeni A., and Tong, Yi. Examining the relationship between the research training environment, course experiences, and graduate students' research self-efficacy beliefs, 399-418. Vol. 10. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 2015.
  • Wei, Tianlan, Chesnut, Steven, Barnard-Brak, Lucy, and Richman, David M.. Psychometric analysis of the Social Communication Questionnaire Using an item-response theory framework: Implications for the use of the lifetime and current forms, 469-480. Vol. 37, Iss. 3. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 2015.
  • Chesnut, Steven, and Burley, Hansel. Self-efficacy as a predictor of commitment to the teaching profession: A meta-analysis, 1-16. Vol. 15. Educational Research Review, 2015.
  • Barnard-Brak, Lucy, Rojahn, Johannes, Richman, David M., Chesnut, Steven, and Wei, Tianlan. Stereotyped behaviors predicting self-injurious behavior in individuals with intellectual disabilities, 419-427. Vol. 36. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 2015.
  • Chesnut, Steven, and Cullen, Theresa A.. Effects of self-efficacy, emotional intelligence, and perceptions of future work environment on preservice teacher commitment, 116-132. Vol. 49, Iss. 2. The Teacher Educator, 2014.
  • Wei, Tianlan, Chesnut, Steven, Barnard-Brak, Lucy, Stevens, Tara, and Olivarez, Arturo. Evaluating the Mathematics Interest Inventory using item response theory: Differential item functioning across gender and ethnicities, 747-761. Vol. 32, Iss. 8. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014.
  • Barnard-Brak, Lucy, Schmidt, Marcelo, Chesnut, Steven, Wei, Tianlan, and Richman, David M.. Predictors of access to sex education for children With intellectual disabilities in public schools, 85-97. Vol. 52, Iss. 2. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2014.
  • Miller, Avery, Koca, Fatih, Chesnut, Steven, Adams, Nicole, and Pornprasertmanit, Sunthud. Self-determination inventory: Quantitative analysis of pilot data. Lubbock, TX: Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy, 2014.
  • Siwatu, Kamau O., and Chesnut, Steven. The career development of preservice and inservice teachers: Why teachers' self-efficacy beliefs matter. In International handbook of research on teachers' beliefs, edited by H. Fives & M. Gil, 212-229. New York, NY: Routledge, 2014.
  • Chesnut, Steven. Three-form planned missing data design for the Self-Determination Inventory - Revised. Lubbock, TX: Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy, 2014.
  • Wei, Tianlan, Chesnut, Steven, Barnard-Brak, Lucy, and Schmidt, Marcelo. University students' perceptions of academic cheating: Triangulating quantitative and qualitative findings, 287-298. Vol. 12, Iss. 4. Journal of Academic Ethics, 2014.
  • Chesnut, Steven, and Gorrall, Brittany K.. Using a latent variable framework to investigate differential item functioning in the support intensity scale. Lubbock, TX: Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy, 2014.
  • Chesnut, Steven, Wang, Eugene W., and Little, Todd D.. Using an alternative product and polynomial algorithm to account for interaction effects and dataset variance. Lubbock, TX: Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy, 2014.
  • Wang, Eugene W., and Chesnut, Steven. Using decision trees to evaluate the impact of Title 1 programs in the Windham School District. Texas Department of Corrections, 2014.
  • Chesnut, Steven, Gorrall, Brittany K., Pornprasertmanit, Sunthud, Tseng, Wan, Xiao, Feiya, Miller, Avery, and Chang, Rong. Utilizing a latent variable framework to examine differential item functioning in the Support Intensity Scale: A proof of concept. Lubbock, TX: Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy, 2014.
  • Wang, Eugene W., Pornprasertmanit, Sunthud, and Chesnut, Steven. Windham school district evaluation: Post-release wage-earning and recidivism outcomes. Texas Department of Corrections, 2014.
  • Hennessey, Maeghan N., Higley, Kelli, and Chesnut, Steven. Persuasive pedagogy: A new paradigm for mathematics education, 187-204. Vol. 24, Iss. 2. Educational Psychology Review, 2012.
  • Chesnut, Steven, Smith, Greg W., and Lowrey, K A.. The effect of noise reducing headphones on the recall of word lists. Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
  • Howard, Jackson M., Nicholson, Bonnie C., and Chesnut, Steven. Relationships between positive parenting, overparenting, grit, and academic success. Journal of College Student Development.

Presentations:

  • Hertel, Danielle, Strouse, Gabrielle, Mourlam, Daniel, Newland, Lisa, Chesnut, Steven, Nutting, Brandon. Children's Preference for Print Versus Digital Books: Prediction of Engagement and Comprehension During Reading. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD. (March 2019)
  • Jensen, Karissa, Hajovsky, Daniel, Allen, J, Chesnut, Steven, Edwards, C, Goranowski, S, Frick, Brandon. A systematic review of gender differences in reading, writing, and math achievement in school-age children.
  • Runyon, Katie, Chesnut, Steven, Burley, Hansel. On the screen for child anxiety related emotional disorders: A meta-analysis..
  • Chesnut, Steven. Innovations in missing data: Planned designs and techniques.
  • Platt, R. Eric, Chesnut, Steven, McGee, Melandie, Song, Xiaonan. Changing names, merging colleges: A mixed-methods approach to understanding the history of higher education adaption to enhance institutional longevity.
  • Chesnut, Steven, Barnard-Brak, Lucy, Alejandro, Angela. College student readiness for online learning environments: The preliminary development of an instrument.
  • Chesnut, Steven, Song, Xiaonan. The achievement gap in early childhood: Selecting indicators of achievement.
  • Barnard-Brak, Lucy, Richman, David, Chesnut, Steven. Revising social communication questionnaire scoring procedures for Autism Spectrum Disorder and potential social communication disorder.