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Richard Rinaldo, Ph.D.

Research Areas of Interest

Program Evaluation

Survey Design

Cognitive Psychology (Current Interest: Eye Tracking)

Staffing Allocation Statistical Modelling

Education

Ph.D. Experimental Psychology (York University)

M.A. Experimental Psychology (University of Guelph)

Hons. B. A. Psychology (Laurentian University - Nipissing College)

Employment History

2018 - Present      Georgian College - Program Coordinator, Research Analyst Program

2005 - 2018           Georgian College - Professor, University Partnerships Centre

2003 - 2005           Laurentian University - Assistant Professor (Contract)

1996 - 2003           Ontario Provincial Police -  Manager, Statistical Research & Analysis Section

1994 - 1996           Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services - Project Coordinator, Research Services Unit

1992 - 1994           Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services - Senior Project Officer, Research Services Unit

Key Programming Skills

Research Projects

Rinaldo, R. (2012). Review of the Ontario Provincial Police’s Constable Staffing Models and Equitable Financing Methodology

Rinaldo, R. (2005). Public perceptions of crime, safety, community cohesiveness, and social disorder among rural and small urban centre

               residents. 

Rinaldo, R. (1999).   An Assessment of the Factors Contributing to the Variation Among Municipality Police Officer and Crime Per Capita

               Rates.  Operational Planning and Research Bureau, Ontario Provincial Police.

Academic Publications: Papers Presented at Conferences

Rinaldo, R. (2005). Public perceptions of crime, safety, community cohesiveness, and social disorder among rural and small urban centre residents. 

               Paper presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.  Toronto, Ontario

Rinaldo, R. (1996). Nonlinear Prediction Models for Criminal Recidivism.

               Paper presented at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association.  Toronto, Ontario

Rinaldo, R. (1995). Nonlinear Prediction Models for Criminal Recidivism: A Preliminary Investigation.

               Paper presented at the 1995 Federal, Provincial and Territorial meeting on Research in the Criminal Justice filed.  Ottawa, Ontario

Rinaldo, R., & Okada, R. (1992). An investigation of work identification using word fragments.

               Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychnomic Society.  St. Louis, Missouri.

Rinaldo, R., & Okada, R. (1992).  Word length effects in the reading aloud task: A comparison of effects across blocked and mixed lists of words and pseudowords.

               Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. Quebec City, Quebec.

Davis, L., Rinaldo, R., & Doan, H. (1992). An investigation of the relationship between involvement in athletics and the stereotyping of athletes and non-athletes.

              Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. Quebec City, Quebec

Rinaldo, R. (1991). Letter length effects in the syllable judgment task: Do number of letters count?

               Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-Western Psychological Association.  Chicago.

Rinaldo, R., & Okada, R. (1990).  A test of the relationship between imagery vividness and social desirability across subject selection procedures.

               Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association.  Ottawa, Ontario.

Zivian, M. T., Rinaldo, R., & Okada, R. (1989).  Memory performance of in-school subjects: Testing a self-selection hypothesis.

               Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Rinaldo, R., & Marmurek, H. H. C. (1988).  Word Length Effects in Beginning Readers A Developmental Study. 

               Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-Western Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.

Academic Publications: Articles

Rinaldo, R., & Okada, R. (1993).  A test of the relationship between imagery vividness and social desirability across subject selection procedures.  Journal of Mental                 Imagery, 17(3 & 4), 171-180.

Jenkins, H., Prior, S., Rinaldo, R., Wainwright-Sharp, A., Bialystok, E. (1993). Understanding text in a second language: A psychological approach to an SLA 

               problem. Second Language Research, 9(2), 118-139.

Marmurek, H. H. C., & Rinaldo, R. (1992).  The development of letter and syllable effects in categorization, reading aloud, and picture naming.  Journal of

               Experimental Child Psychology. 53, 277-299.

Program Evaluation Studies

Rinaldo, R. (1994) Short term sick leave credit utilization by employees of the correctional services division of the ministry of the solicitor general and correctional services.  Research Services Unit: Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services.
Rinaldo, R. (April, 1993) Investment strategy assessment for correctional services. Research Services Unit: Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services.
Rinaldo, R. & Field, G. (November, 1994). An assessment of the impact of the investment strategy upon correctional services.  Research Services Unit: Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services.
 

Computer Applications

Rinaldo, R. (2015). Development of the Police Resource Model (PRM) Version 2.0. Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services.

Saltstone, R., & Rinaldo, R. (1993). A computer program for determination of sample sizes, [Computer program]. North Bay, Ontario: Research Services Unit, Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services.

Rinaldo, R. (1993). A SAS program to extract data from the Central Attendance Reporting System (CARS). [Computer program]. North Bay, Ontario: Research Services Unit, Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services.
 

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