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Oklahoma State University

Laura L. B. Barnes, Ph.D.

Laura L. Barnes, Ph.D.
2444 Main Hall
Oklahoma State University-Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74106
(918) 594-8517


Associate Professor

Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics

Research Interests:

  • Psychometrics
  • Instrument Development
  • Health Information Seeking

Teaching Courses:

  • Multiple Regression
  • Psychometric Theory
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Statistical Methods in Education


  • Ph.D., Educational Statistics and Research Methods, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Adams, C. M., Ford, T. G., Forsyth, P. B., Ware, J. K., Olsen, J. J., Lepine, J. A., Sr., Barnes, L. B., Khojasteh, J., & Mwavita, M. (2017). Next generation accountability: A vision for improvement under ESSA.  Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute.

Adams, C. M., Forsyth, P. B., Ware, J., Mwavita, M., Barnes, L. L., & Khojasteh, J.  (2016). An empirical test of Oklahoma’s A-F school grades.  Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 24(4), 1-25. 

Hathcoat, J.D., Penn, J.D., Barnes, L.L.B., & Comer, J.C.  (2016). A second dystopia in Education: Validity issues in authentic assessment practices.  Research in Higher Education, DOI 10.1007/s1162-016-9407-1.

Barnes, L. L. B., Wheeler, D. L., Laster, B. B., McGaugh, M., & Morse, A.  (2013). Development of a scale to measure laypersons’ beliefs about medical knowledge.  Health Education Journal, DOI: 10.1177/0017896911430764.