Dr. Marie Kraska
Department of Educational Foundations, 
Leadership, and Technology

Dr. Marie Kraska (Miller) is a Mildred Cheshire Fraley Distinguished Professor. She is in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology. Dr. Kraska earned her Ph.D. degree in Technical Education with emphasis in research and statistics, and technical education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She earned a Master's degree in Probability and Statistics from Auburn University, a Master of Science degree with emphasis in research, statistics and measurement from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Speech and English from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Kraska is the Director of Research for the Center for Disability Research and Service, within the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling.

Dr. Kraska's most recent book is "Nonparametric Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences," published (2014) by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis. She has co-authored the following two books with Dr. W. R. Miller in the area of teacher education: "Instructors and their Jobs (4th ed.)" and "Handbook for College Teaching (2nd ed.)," both published by American Technical Publishers. In addition, she co-authored (with W. R. Miller) a pocket reference: "Hints for the Highly Effective Instructor: Survival Skills for the Technical Trainer (4th ed.)," also published by American Technical Publishers. 

By invitation, Dr. Kraska published three full-length articles in the Encyclopedia of Research Design and three full-length articles in the Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology. In addition, she has published numerous articles in national and international refereed journals such as the Journal of Research and Development in Education, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Community/Junior College Quarterly of Research and Practice, Journal of Studies in Higher Education, and the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education.

Dr. Kraska has been involved with research, measurement, curriculum development, program evaluation, and the preparation and professional development of teachers at the local, state, national, and international levels. Her research interests are in applications of statistical procedures to theoretical concepts and latent variables related to work values (supported employment), student retention,  attitudes toward special populations, and rehabilitation services and consumers..

Dr. Kraska’s work and contributions to the profession have been recognized at the local, state, national, and international levels. For example, Dr. Kraska received the Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award from the Auburn Alumni Association in 1998.  Dr. Kraska received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in June 2000. She is a member of the Auburn University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

Course Syllabi

7300 Design & Analysis I Syllabus Fall 2013

7310 Design & Analysis II Syllabus Spring 2014

8320 Design & Analysis III Syllabus Fall 2014

8200 Survey Research Methods Syllabus Fall 2014

8330 Nonparametric Statistics Syllabus 2014

8340 Structural Equation Modeling Syllabus 2014






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4064 Haley Center

Auburn University