Dr. Karin Roberts has more than 30 years of experience in nursing education. She earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing and a PhD in Education from the University of Kansas. She began her career in nursing education as an instructor at Research School of Nursing and actively participated in their transition from diploma education to baccalaureate and graduate education. Dr. Roberts served as Director of their Accelerated Program for Second Degree students for several years before joining ATI. She has extensive expertise in instructional strategies, curriculum and program development, and online education. Dr. Roberts remains an adjunct professor at Research College of Nursing, teaching online graduate courses in the nurse educator track. She also serves as a CCNE Accreditation Site Visitor and is a Certified Nurse Educator. Karin assisted with the development of the Curriculum Management and Articulation Program, or C-MAP, and has provided consultation services for a number of schools across the country. Dr. Roberts consults with all levels of programs, facilitates development and revision of curricula, supports schools transitioning to a concept-based curriculum, as well as guides the development of program evaluation plans and tools that prepare programs for state board review and accreditation.
Matthew Scaruto earned his Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational psychology from Xavier University and a B.S. in Integrative Neuroscience from Binghamton University. He joined the ATI Psychometrics team as a Research Associate in 2008 and has served in his current role as a Psychometrician since 2014. Matt currently conducts research to support the technical integrity of Ascend Learning assessment products.
Previously, Matt interned as a consultant at a diversity and inclusion management firm where he developed training materials, constructed surveys, managed data and conducted research to support client training initiatives. He also developed situational judgment tests for the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) National Center for Organizational Development. Additionally, Matt oversaw an assessment center charged with selecting individuals for various management-level positions for a company specializing in providing after-school education programs. Matt won Xavier’s Thesis of the Year Award for his study investigating the relationship between emotional intelligence and organizational citizenship behaviors in relation to cognitive ability and the Big Five personality traits.
Broadly, he enjoys constructing and evaluating tests and surveys and working with multiple-choice and Likert-type items. In his free time he enjoys traveling and competing in triathlons.