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Peter Ochshorn
February 2014

CONTACT

p.ochshorn@albany.edu

EDUCATION

1986 Ph.D., Economics, The University of Michigan
1981M.A., Economics, The University of Michigan
1972 B.A., cum laude in Mathematics, Princeton University

PRIMARY AREAS OF EXPERTISE

EMPLOYMENT

2011 to present Assistant Professor, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, NY
2006–2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental Studies, Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, NY
2004–2006 Instructor, Department of Developmental Studies, Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, NY
2004 to present Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University at Albany, Albany NY
2000–2004 Statistician, Social Capital Development Corporation, Albany, NY
  • Developed statistical methods for effect sizes, including adjustments for pretest nonequivalence and skew distributions
  • Conducted meta-analysis involving correlated outcomes and partially censored data
1997–2000 Statistician, Tobler Research Associates, Averill Park, NY
  • Conducted meta-analysis of substance abuse prevention studies
  • Developed statistical strategies for analysis
  • Derived effect size formulas
  • Designed and maintained web site
1992–1995 Econometrician, NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance, Office of Tax Policy Analysis, Albany, NY
  • Design and quality control for tax return sampling
  • Data imputation and database merge/matching for micro-simulation of tax progressivity
  • Time series forecasting for gasoline prices
  • Tax revenue legislative impact analysis
1992–2004 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biometry & Statistics, University at Albany, Albany NY
1985–1992 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Department of Biometry & Statistics, University at Albany, Albany NY
1979–1985 Teaching & Research Assistant, Department of Economics, Department of Mathematics, Department of Statistics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

CONSULTING

2004 Neurobiological Technologies, Inc.
  • Statistical validation plans in conjunction with phase III clinical trials in CNS disorders
1996–1997 American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Micro-simulation modeling of the dynamics of teaching salary expense
1992–1995 Office of the State Comptroller, State of New York
  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) audit — Post-stratification of sample and inference
  • Child support enforcement audit — Statistical inference and one-sided confidence intervals
  • Civil Service employee survey — Question format, non-response, sample size and estimation of precision

TEACHING

2004 to present Mathematics Skills, Introduction to Algebra, Department of Developmental Studies; Division of Humanities and Social Sciences; Division of Liberal Arts; Concepts of Mathematics, Algebra I&II, Precalculus, Calculus III, Descriptive Statistics, Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology; Division of Mathematics, Science, Technology, and Health; Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady NY
2004–2007 MPH Statistical Inference II, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University at Albany, Albany NY
1998 Introduction to Econometrics, Department of Economics, Union College, Schenectady NY
1996–1999 Principles of Economics I (Microeconomics) & II (Macroeconomics), Mathematics for Economics, Applied Econometrics, Economic Statistics, Ph.D. Econometrics I & II, M.A. Quantitative Methods II, Department of Economics, University at Albany, Albany NY
1997 Economics I (Macroeconomics), Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy NY
1997 Principles of Economics (Microeconomics), Department of Economics, Siena College, Loudonville NY
1997 MPH Statistical Inference I, Department of Biometry & Statistics, University at Albany, Albany NY
1996 Introduction to Macroeconomics, Department of Economics, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs NY
1992–1994 Introduction to Algebra, Department of Developmental Studies; College Algebra, Department of Continuing Education; Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady NY
1985–1992 Ph.D. Econometrics I & II, M.A. Statistical Methods I & II, Economic Statistics, Mathematical Methods, Principles of Economics I (Microeconomics) & II (Macroeconomics), War Economics, Applied Econometrics, Department of Economics, University at Albany, Albany NY
1979–1985 Ph.D. General Equilibrium and Dynamics (teaching assistant), Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Department of Economics; Calculus I, Department of Mathematics; Introduction to Statistical Inference, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

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Roona, M. R., Ray, A., Ochshorn, P., & Berg, S. (2004). Potential of Culturally Sensitive, Reading Independent, Interactive Software to Change Grades, Behavior, Norms about Drugs — A Multi-site Study. Washington, DC: What Works Clearinghouse, U.S. Dept. of Education, for CSAP's National Registry of Effective Programs.

Social Capital Development Corporation. (2004). Ripple Effects Phase II: Final Report. National Institute for Drug Abuse.

Morehouse, E., Roona, M.R., Ochshorn, P., Palmer, A. L., Fenster, B. & D'Annibale, C. (2002). Westchester Adolescent Children of Substance Abusing Parents: Final report. Rockville, MD: National Center for the Advancement of Prevention.

Roona, M.R., Streke, A.V., Ochshorn, P., Marshall, D.G., & Palmer, A.L. (2000). Adobe icon Identifying effective school-based substance abuse prevention interventions. In Prevention 2000: Moving Effective Programs into Practice. Princeton, NJ: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Tobler, N.S., Roona, M.R., Ochshorn, P., Marshall, D.G., Streke, A.V., & Stackpole, K.M. (2000). School-based adolescent drug prevention programs: 1998 meta-analysis. Journal of Primary Prevention 20(4), 275–336.

Hamilton Fish National Institute on School and Community Violence. (1999). Model programs. In the 1999 annual report on school safety. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice.

Tobler, N.S., Lessard, T., Marshall, D., Ochshorn, P., & Roona, M. (1999). Effectiveness of school-based drug prevention programs for marijuana use. School Psychology International 20(1), 105–137.

Tobler Research Associates, LLC. (1999). Meta-analysis of family-based prevention programs. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

Lankford, H., Ochshorn, P., & Wyckoff , J. (1998). The dynamics of teacher salary expense. In Selected papers in school finance, 1996. National Center for Educational Statistics, U.S. Department of Education.

Tobler Research Associates, LLC. (1998). School-based drug prevention programs. Technical report. Rockville, MD: National Center for the Advancement of Prevention.

Tobler Research Associates, LLC. (1997). Effectiveness of school-based drug prevention programs for marijuana use. Rockville, MD: National Center for the Advancement of Prevention.

Ochshorn, P. (1996). Inflation factors for stratified samples with control information. In Statistical Policy Working Paper 25: Proceedings of the Data Editing Workshop and Exposition. Washington, DC: Statistical Policy Office, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.

Ochshorn, P. (1993). Splined alternatives for testing lack of fit in regression. Communications in Statistics: Computation and Simulation 22(3).

PRESENTATIONS

Roona, M., Ochshorn, P., & Streke, A. (2003, June). Heterogeneity in Tobler’s Meta-analyses of Substance Abuse Prevention Program Evaluations. Presented at the Society for Prevention Research 11th Annual Meeting, “Research to Policy,” Washington, DC

Ochshorn, P. (1999, September). Separating use and nonuse in the evaluation of prevention programs. Presented at the National Prevention Network's annual meeting, Buffalo, NY

Ochshorn, P. (1994). Data development for personal income tax progressivity study. Presented at the Federation of Tax Administrators 49th Annual Revenue Estimating and Tax Research Conference, Albuquerque, NM

UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH

Ochshorn, P. (2000). Maximum likelihood estimation of a partially censored random effects model for meta-analysis. Unpublished manuscript.

Ochshorn, P. (2000). WLS equivalent of GLS for correlated effect sizes. Unpublished manuscript.

Ochshorn, P. (1999). A manual for Hedges-type effect size formulas and computational flow charts. Unpublished manuscript.

Ochshorn, P. (1995). Simultaneous construction of strata and sample allocation. Unpublished manuscript.

Ochshorn, P. (1993). Some uses of nonlinear programming for multivariate sample survey design. Unpublished manuscript.

Ochshorn, P. (1993). On the optimality of the ratio estimator. Unpublished manuscript.

Ochshorn, P. (1991). On Shillington's Test for Lack of Fit. Unpublished manuscript.

Ochshorn, P. (1990). Model expansion for ad hoc tests of regression lack-of-fit. Unpublished manuscript.

Ochshorn, P. (1990). Asymptotic Distribution of the RESET Statistic. Unpublished manuscript.

Ochshorn, P. (1989). Global Inconsistency of the RESET Test. Unpublished manuscript.

Ochshorn, P. (1986). Regression specification error tests. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI.