Tyler Hicks, Ph.D., is currently a Post-Doctorate Researcher in the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities; and an Associate Researcher in the Research Design and Analysis Unit at the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies. As a proficient SAS programmer, he assists scientists across KU implement modern analytical approaches. In 2015, Dr. Hicks earned his doctorate at the University of South Florida, with double concentrations in Special Education and Measurement/Evaluation. His current research focuses on testing and disseminating Bayesian approaches to modeling nested data to improve low-incident population research in special education. At its best, his work explores approaches that unify the research methods, methodology, and philosophy of inquiry that undergird the knowledge base in special education. His scholarship has been published in Educational Researcher, American Journal of Evaluation, and Remedial and Special Education.