Elizabeth Tipton

  • MS Program Director; Associate Professor of Statistics
  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
  • Department of Statistics
  • Bethtipton.com

Tipton’s research focuses on the design and analysis of field experiments, with a particular focus on issues of external validity and generalizability in experiments; meta-analysis, particularly of dependent effect sizes; and the use of (cluster) robust variance estimation.​

She has received Early Career Awards from the American Psychological Association (2017, Division 5), the Society for Research Synthesis Methods (2017), and the American Education Research Association (2016, Division D). She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, Research Synthesis Methods, and Psychological Bulletin. Her research has been funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Raikes Foundation.

Tipton earned her PhD in Statistics from Northwestern University in 2011. Before that, she completed an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Mathematics from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. Prior to returning to Northwestern University, she was a member of the faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University for seven years.