Studying at the University of Alberta

I am Professor of Educational Psychology and the Director of the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation at the University of Alberta. I also hold the Canada Research Chair in Educational Measurement.

I conduct research in the area of educational and psychological measurement, focusing on cognitive diagnostic assessment; assessment engineering, including cognitive modeling, automatic item generation, and automated essay scoring; differential item and bundle functioning; unidimensional and multidimensional item response theory, and; psychometric methods for evaluating test translation and adaptation.

I am a member of the Measurement, Evaluation, and Cognition (MEC) area in the Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education. at the University of Alberta. Students in MEC focus on educational measurement, cognition and assessment, and statistics. MEC offers a comprehensive and challenging graduate program were students receive outstanding supervision, they complete a host of comprehensive courses, and they have many opportunities to participate in and conduct research on diverse topics in educational measurement.

I am always looking to supervise outstanding graduate students. I would be glad to talk with you about our graduate program and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about our area. Please email me if you have any questions or comments.