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Necati Engec
Necati Engec

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Necati Engec

Dr. Necati Engec is a professor of educational leadership at South Carolina State University.His responsibilities include teaching graduate courses and supervising dissertations.

He teaches statistics, research methodology, and assessment courses; develops research projects in Education; presents research findings at professional meetings and in refereed publications; works with graduate assistants and professional colleagues in implementing research projects; serves on doctoral dissertation committees; and assists in recruitment of graduate students.


  • Ph.D in Educational Research from the Department of Educational Leadership, Research, and Counseling with a minor in Applied Statistics from the Department of Experimental Statistics at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
  • Master In Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Bachelor in Educational Measurement and Evaluation


He has been teaching different courses in the department such as EAM 849,  EAR 710, EAR 803, EAR 804, EAM 722; chaired  dissertations; served as research committee member in many dissertations; has articles published in peer reviewed journals; has presentations. He is a member of the Graduate Study Council at SCSU. Dr. Engec is reviewer of the Organizing Committee of The 7th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA , reviewer of the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Research Competitiveness Subprogram, an EPSCOR-style grants program to stimulate competitive research. He worked as a program evaluator in a research project funded by 1890 Research Center. He worked as a CO-PI in a research project funded by 1890 Research Center. 

Dr. Engec worked as PI in a research project funded by 1890 Research Center. He has member of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Mid-South Educational Research Association MSERA), Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA), American Psychological Association (APA), South Carolina Association of School Administrations (SCASA) He served a school board member of a private school in SC. He served as a statewide initiative promoting customer service in Red Carpet School as a judge. 


  • “Person-Fit and the Rasch Model: How Seriously Model Fit Is Affected by Appropriateness Measurements in the Rasch Model,” “Reliability and Validity of Tests for Turkish Teacher Candidates,” and “Logistic Regression and Item Response Theory: Estimating of Item and Ability Parameters for Polytomous Nominal Data Using Logistic Regression in IRT.”  Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • BOOK: USING MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS Barbara G. Tabachnick - Linda S. Fidell, has been translated and published in Turkish as a major college level textbook, 1083 pages, (2015) 
  • Carter-Blocker, R. V., Engec, N. (2016) A study of Factors Affecting Teacher Attrition in High and Low Performing Schools in Rural Districts. The Journal of Educational Policies and Current Practices, 2016 
  • A Comparative Study Between African-American Superintendents and School Board Members on  Leadership Attributes that Contribute to Superintendents Longevity, by Dr. C. Wilson & Dr. C. Kowalski, &N. Engec  (to be published by International Journal of Leadership & Change, 2017).