Elizabeth Svoboda, who joined the Buffett Institute in 2018, supports data and analytics work across various projects as a research specialist in quantitative methods. She came to the Institute from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she has been working on her Ph.D. in educational psychology in the quantitative, qualitative, and psychometric methods program in the College of Education and Human Sciences. At UNL, she has been a graduate research assistant in the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools (CYFS), where she collaborated on a meta-analysis of family-school partnerships and parent involvement and examined risk and protective factors related to Latino youth adjustment. She also was a quantitative consultant in the Nebraska Evaluation and Research (NEAR) Center and taught an undergraduate statistical methods course. Svoboda earned a master's degree in educational psychology from UNL and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Creighton University.
- Quantitative methods
- Statistical modeling and analytics
- Developmental change