Dr. Moss has been teaching research methods, evaluation and data analysis courses at the School of Social Work since 2000. His clinical experience includes working with families in the child protective and foster care system, abused and neglected children, families with children needing intensive neonatal care, families needing infant mental health services, as well as parole violators. As a previous Director of Institutional Research, he conducted and supervised the creation of formative and process evaluations, needs assessments, economic impact studies, marketing research, and strategic planning studies. His current research focuses on methods of improving causal inference by combining experimental and quasi-experimental research designs. He also continues to study adult and childhood obesity and the effectiveness of developmental education.
Degrees and Certifications
- Ph.D., Sociology, Wayne State University
- M.S.W., Social Work, Wayne State University
- Graduate Certificate in Infant Mental Health, Wayne State University & Merrill-Palmer Institute
- B.S., Psychology, Central Michigan University
- Research Methods
- Quantitative data analyses
- Program Evaluation
Areas of Expertise
- Experimental and quasi-experimental research design
- Evaluation research
- Health outcomes, specifically adult and childhood obesity
- At-risk groups within higher education
- Moss, B., Yeaton, W., & Lloyd, J. Estimating the effectiveness of developmental mathematics by embedding a randomized experiment within a regression discontinuity design (R-RE-D).
- Moss, B. & Yeaton, W.H. Evaluating Developmental Education: Using the Regression Discontinuity Design to Enhance Replication Methods and Policy Decisions.
- Moss, B. & Yeaton, W.H. Early Childhood Healthy and Obese Weight Status: Potentially Protective Benefits of Breastfeeding and Delaying Solid Foods.
- Moss, B. & Kelcey, B., Showers, N. Classrooms as Moderators of Developmental Education Effectiveness and Student Achievement.
Research Methods, Data Analysis and Practice Evaluation I (SW 3810)
Research Methods, Data Analysis and Practice Evaluation II (SW 4810)
Using and Conducting Social Work Research (SW 7810)
Research Methods in Social Work I (SW 7820)
Research Methods in Social Work II (SW 7830)
Evaluation of Social Work Practice (SW 8810)