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History of the MLM SIG

The MLM SIG was founded by J. Kyle Roberts and conducted its first AERA conference sessions in 2004 as HLM SIG.  Dr. Roberts recounts the SIG’s interesting origins:

The SIG was originally called “Inferential and Descriptive Bootstrapping and Resampling.” This SIG was started by Bruce Thompson at Texas A&M. We initially had about 50 members, but very quickly lost membership (and interest). When Xitao Fan was the Chair, I approached him and Bruce about switching the focus of the SIG to HLM.  I did this because it was becoming increasingly difficult to start a new SIG through the AERA hierarchy, but changing the focus of the SIG was not a big deal. Seeing that the IDBR SIG was dying a slow death, they agreed and I filed the papers early 2003.  I met with some people at the annual meeting of AERA that year and the IDBR membership voted unanimously to change the focus of the SIG. That’s how HLM SIG began in 2004. If memory serves right, we had two sessions that first year in addition to a standing room only business meeting where Steve Raudenbush spoke about Value-Added Modeling.

For the first several years the Chair was the sole officer.  The Vice Chair/Chair Elect was added in 2009 for the 2010 conference.  This development provided the advantage of a succession process with a continuous institutional memory.  The Treasurer was added in 2010 for the 2011 conference.  In 2012 members voted to change the name to Multilevel Modeling SIG (MLM SIG) to better represent the prevailing terminology in the field.

An impressive aspect of the SIG’s history is the quality of the keynote speakers, which includes many of the most highly esteemed multilevel modeling scholars.  The table below summarizes our conference history.  Thanks to all past Chairs for their contribution to this document and to the SIG.  


Year

Site

Chair

Vice-Chair

Treasurer

Keynote Speaker

2004

San Diego

J. Kyle Roberts, Baylor

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Stephen Raudenbush, Michigan

2005

Montreal

Natasha Beretvas, Texas

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Judith Singer, Harvard
Roel Bosker, Groningen

2006

San Francisco

Keenan Pituch, Texas

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Bengt Muthen, UCLA

2007

Chicago

D. Betsy McCoach, Connecticut

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Michael Seltzer, UCLA

2008

New York

Pete Goldschmidt, CSU Northridge

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Anthony Bryk, Stanford

2009*

San Diego

Finbarr Sloane, Arizona State

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None

2010

Denver

Finbarr Sloane, Colorado

Walter Leite, Florida

Northwestern

2011

New Orleans

Walter Leite, Florida

Gregory Palardy, UC Riverside

Bethany Bell, South Carolina

David Rindskopf, CUNY Graduate Center

2012

Vancouver

Gregory Palardy, UC Riverside

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Bethany Bell, South Carolina

Sophia Rabe-Hesketh, UC Berkeley

2013

San Francisco

Oi-man Kwok, Texas A&M

Wen Luo, Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Nicholas Myers, Miami

Craig Enders, Arizona State

2014

Philadelphia

Wen Luo, Texas A&M

Jiun-Yu Wu, NCTU, Taiwan

Nicholas Myers, Miami

Tasha Beretvas, Texas

2015

Chicago

Jiun-Yu Wu, NCTU, Taiwan

Qi Chen, North Texas

Eun Sook Kim, South Florida

Laura Stapleton, Maryland

2016

Washington, D.C.

Qi Chen, North Texas

Hsien-Yuan Hsu, Mississippi

Eun Sook Kim, South Florida

Sophia Rabe-Hesketh, UC Berkeley

2017

San Antonio, TX

Hsien-Yuan Hsu, Mississippi

Minjung Kim, Alabama

Eun Sook Kim, South Florida

Betsy McCoach, Connecticut


2018

New York, NY

Minjung Kim, Alabama

Bethany Bell, South Carolina

Eun Sook Kim, South Florida


2019

Toronto,  Canada

Bethany Bell, South Carolina

Benjamin Kelcey, Cincinnati


2020

San Francisco, CAc

Benjamin Kelcey, Cincinnati

Mark Lai, Southern California

Mwarumba Mwavita, Oklahoma State


2021

Orlando, FL

Mark Lai, Southern California

William Finch, Ball State

Zuchao Shen, Florida




* No election held
 

c Conference cancelled

 
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