Patrick Curran and Dan Bauer


Patrick Curran and Dan Bauer first began working together in 1998 and since that time have collaborated extensively in teaching, consulting, research, and community service. In 2008, they founded Curran-Bauer Analytics to provide training, offer consulting, and serve as an information source on advanced quantitative methods for researchers in the social, health, and behavioral sciences. Together, Patrick and Dan have taught dozens of workshops to more than 1000 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty members, and research scientists. Their workshops have been held in the U.S., Canada, Korea, Portugal, Switzerland, and Ireland, and have been hosted by professional scientific organizations and the National Institutes of Health. They have also provided consulting services to a variety of governmental, academic, and private organizations. Additionally, they are strongly committed to the dissemination of information about advanced quantitative techniques, both through traditional academic outlets, such as published articles, as well as through the Curran-Bauer Analytics website and social media resources. Patrick and Dan welcome you and hope that their available resources will be of use to you in your own research or teaching.

Patrick Curran

Patrick J. Curran, Ph.D.

Patrick Curran is a Professor and the Director of the L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Patrick has dedicated much of his career to the teaching and dissemination of advanced quantitative methods and has won teaching awards from UNC and from the American Psychological Association. Over the past 20 years Patrick has taught over 50 national and international workshops on structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, latent curve analysis, longitudinal data analysis, and general linear modeling. He draws on experiences from his own program of research on high risk child development to guide and inform his quantitative teaching. Patrick’s program of research is primarily focused on the development and evaluation of statistical models of change over time, particularly as applied to studies of adolescent substance use. He has published over 70 scientific papers and chapters and has co-authored a text book on latent curve modeling with Ken Bollen. Patrick has served as Associate Editor for Psychological Methods and currently serves on the editorial boards of seven scientific journals. For more details, see his academic web page.

Dan Bauer

Daniel J. Bauer, Ph.D.

Dan Bauer is a Professor in the L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, where he teaches primarily graduate-level courses in statistical methods. Endeavoring to make advanced statistical techniques more accessible, Dan has spent the last 15 years developing and teaching workshops on a variety of topics in both the United States and abroad, including multilevel modeling, mixture modeling, longitudinal data analysis, structural equation modeling, latent curve analysis, missing data analysis, measurement, and integrative data analysis. His research interests lie at the intersection of quantitative and developmental psychology, particularly the development of problem and health-related behaviors over childhood and adolescence. He has published over 65 scientific papers, served as Associate Editor for Psychological Methods, currently serves on the editorial boards of several journals, and has reviewed grants for the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Educational Sciences. He received an early career award from the American Psychological Association in 2009 and a distinguished teaching award from UNC in 2016. For more details, see his academic web page.