Frances Chumney

Frances Chumney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: 678-839-6558 | Fax: 678-839-6153


Office: Education Annex 153


Dr. Chumney is an Assistant Professor of Educational Research at the University of West Georgia. Prior to joining the University of West Georgia faculty, Dr. Chumney served as a Statistics and Research Methodologist for the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, as well as the National Center for Research on Rural Education. Dr. Chumney completed her doctoral studies in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a focus on quantitative methods and research design, and a minor in Survey Research and Methodology.

Dr. Chumney has taught courses in statistics, research design and methodology, educational psychology, general psychology, developmental psychology, and social and cognitive development. Her research interests include the application of structural equation modeling techniques to small samples, survey research methods, and teacher professional development.

Dr. Chumney was one of five co-authors who received the Journal of School Psychology Article of the Year Award for 2013.

During the 2013-2014 academic year, Dr. Chumney helped to develop the UWG College of Education and Tanner School of Nursing Virtual Research Center (VRC). The purpose of the VRC is to provide methodological (research design, statistics) support to faculty and doctoral students in the COE and SON in the form of online resources and consultation services. Check out the VRC here:


  • B.S., Psychology, East Tennessee State University, 2007
  • M.A., Psychological Studies in Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012
  • Ph.D., Psychological Studies in Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
  • Fall 2014 Sections
    • MEDT-8484 (Resrch Media & Instuct Tech) Section: N02   [View Syllabus]
    • MEDT-8484 (Resrch Media & Instuct Tech) Section: N01   [View Syllabus]
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N24
  • Summer 2014 Sections
    • CEPD-7152 (Research & Program Evaluation) Section: N01   [View Syllabus]
    • NURS-9007 (Applied Stats Meth in Nurs) Section: N01   [View Syllabus]
  • Spring 2014 Sections
    • CEPD-6101 (Psychology of Classroom Learn) Section: N02   [View Syllabus]
    • CEPD-6101 (Psychology of Classroom Learn) Section: N01   [View Syllabus]
    • MEDT-8480 (Program Evaluation) Section: N02   [View Syllabus]

Selected Publications

  • The efficacy of conjoint behavioral consultation on parents and children in the home setting: Results of a randomized controlled trial. (Journal of School Psychology) [View Publication]
  • Gender, memory, and geographic tasks. (Geographical Education) [View Publication]
  • Reasons for living and alcohol use among college students. (Death Studies) [View Publication]