Kevin J. Grimm
I'm a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. I received my B.A. in Mathematics and Psychology with a concentration in Education from Gettysburg College in 2000, my M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA (2001-2006). At the University of Virginia I studied structural equation modeling and longitudinal data analysis (e.g., growth curve analysis, longitudinal mixture modeling, longitudinal measurement, and dynamic models) with Jack McArdle and John Nesselroade. After completing my Ph.D., I worked with Bob Pianta as a research associate in the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning at the University of Virginia. In 2007, I became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Davis and in 2011, I was promoted to Associate Professor. In 2014, I moved to the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, and in 2016, I was promoted to Full Professor.
My research interests include multivariate methods for the analysis of change, multiple group and latent class models for understanding divergent developmental processes, nonlinearity in development, machine learning techniques for psychological data, and cognitive/achievement development.
I am an author of Growth Modeling: Structural Equation and Multilevel Modeling Approaches with Nilam Ram and Ryne Estabrook, which was published by Guilford Press in 2017. The book provides extensive coverage of growth models, including linear and nonlinear trajectory models, growth mixture models, growth models with nonlinear link functions, and latent difference score models. We present and describe programming code for Mplus, OpenMx in R, NLMIXED in SAS, and nlme in R. The programming code can be found on the book's companion website and on Pennsylvania State University's Quantitative Developmental Systems website.
I teach undergraduate and graduate quantitative courses at ASU, including Longitudinal Growth Modeling, Data Mining, and Structural Equation Modeling. I also teach at workshops sponsored by the American Psychological Association's Advanced Training Institute and Statistical Horizons.