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Benjamin Domingue


Ben Domingue is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. He is interested in how student outcomes are leveraged to inform our understanding of student learning, teacher performance, and the efficacy of other programs. He has a particular interest in the technical issues that make it challenging to draw simple inferences from such student outcomes. When not analyzing item response data, he may be found thinking about the implications for social science of the sudden increase in our capacity to measure human DNA and the promise and pitfalls associated with how this new data may change our understanding of human behavior.

Other Titles

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
Member, Bio-X

Program Affiliations

SHIPS (PhD): Education Data Science

Research Interests

Brain and Learning Sciences | Child Development | Data Sciences | Educational Policy

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Recent Publications

Domingue, B. W., Kanopka, K., Trejo, S., Rhemtulla, M., & Tucker-Drob, E. M. (2022). Ubiquitous Bias and False Discovery Due to Model Misspecification in Analysis of Statistical Interactions: The Role of the Outcome's Distribution and Metric Properties. PSYCHOLOGICAL METHODS.

Alvero, A. J., Giebel, S., Gebre-Medhin, B., Antonio, A. L., Stevens, M. L., & Domingue, B. W. (2021). Essay content and style are strongly related to household income and SAT scores: Evidence from 60,000 undergraduate applications. Science Advances, 7(42), eabi9031.

Armstrong-Carter, E., Trejo, S., Hill, L. J., Crossley, K. L., Mason, D., & Domingue, B. W. (2020). The Earliest Origins of Genetic Nurture: The Prenatal Environment Mediates the Association Between Maternal Genetics and Child Development. Psychological Science, 956797620917209.

Benjamin Domingue in the News & Media

Stanford-led research finds that college application essay content is strongly related to household income and SAT scores.
April 4, 2021
Image of people taking information from a double helix
February 20, 2019
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