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Laura Amo

Visiting Assistant Professor
Management Science and Systems Department


PhD, Educational Psychology and Quantitative Methods, University at Buffalo
MA, University at Buffalo
BA, Canisius College


  • Introductory and advanced statistics for decision-making in business
  • Multilevel statistical modeling
  • Research with large-scale databases

Research Areas:

  • Employee cyber behavior
  • Consumer engagement with gamification
  • Cybersecurity awareness, engagement and self-efficacy
  • Cybersecurity training
  • Policy analysis

Selected Publications

Amo, L.C. (2016). Education-Based gaps in eHealth: A weighted logistic regression approach. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(10), DOI: 10.2196/jmir.5188

Amo, L.C. (2016). Addressing gender gaps in teens’ cybersecurity engagement and self-efficacy. IEEE Security & Privacy, January/February, 2 - 5.

Lee, J. & Amo, L.C. (forthcoming). High-stakes testing for what and for whom? International and interstate analyses of student- and school-targeted accountability policy effects. Handbook of Comparative Education (Ed. Don Sharpes). Information Age Publishers.

Aloe, A.M., Amo, L.C., & Shanahan, M. (2014) Multivariate meta-analysis of teacher classroom management self-efficacy and burnout.  Educational Psychology Review, 26, 101-126,

Amo, L.C.  & Lee, J. (2013). Review of SAT Wars: The Case for Test Optional College Admissions. Review of Higher Education (2-year impact factor of 1.307).

Manuscripts in Progress

Aloe, A.M., Amo, L.C., & Shanahan, M. Multivariate meta-analysis of teacher classroom management self-efficacy and burnout. Educational Psychology Review (2011 impact factor = 2.405): revise and resubmit, August 2013

Aloe, A.M., Amo, L.C. & Cantaffa, D. Case study of Pre-service Teacher Growth in Performance. Target journal: Teachers and Teaching

External Projects (Funded)

2016-2017 National Security Agency and National Science Foundation ($98,756), Co-PI
GenCyber 2016
2015-2017 National Science Foundation ($199,759), Co-PI
SaTC EDU Collaborative: Cybersecurity for Middle School students at Museums: An Informal Learning Approach, DGE-1523174
2015-2016    National Science Foundation & National Security Agency,  GenCyber ($86,393), Senior Personnel, Supplement to NSF Grant, DGE-1241709.