My research interests involve methodological investigations of the performance of current psychometric models and procedures. Currently, I am investigating the effect of complex structure on dimensionality assessment in both compensatory and noncompensatory multidimensional item response theory (MIRT) modeled data.

My research interests broadly include:

  • Educational and psychological measurement
  • (Multidimensional) item response theory
  • Dimensionality assessment
  • Differential item functioning and measurement invariance
  • Psychometric modeling, including Bayesian and cognitive diagnostic models.
Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Inquiry Methodology, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington

Graduate Student, Measurement, Statistics, and Methodological Studies

Education, Education, Psychology, Psychology, Mental Health Services, Mental Health Services
PhD, Arizona State University, Measurement, Statistics and Methodological Studies, 2011
MA, Arizona State University, Measurement, Statistics and Methodological Studies, 2008
MPP, University of Northern Iowa, Public Policy, 2004
BA, University of Northern Iowa, Political Science, German Language, 2002
educational psychology statistics precision or measurement science
Croatian, English, German
American Educational Research Association
National Council on Measurement in Education