Monday, August 25, 2014
We are pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Nate Helwig to the Quantitative/Psychometric Methods area of our Department!
We are pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Nate Helwig to the Quantitative/Psychometric Methods area of our Department! Nate comes to us from the University of Illinois's Department of Statistics. He will be splitting his time between the Department of Psychology and the School of Statistics (Psychology will serve as his tenure home). In Elliott Hall, he can be reached at N650 (office), N612 (lab), 612-624-8363, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please help us welcome Nate to the Department!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Assistant Professor Chun Wang received two significant awards during the summer months. In May she was selected to be a National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2014-2015 academic year. With the generous support of the Spencer Foundation, the Academy created this program to encourage outstanding researchers at the postdoctoral level to pursue critical education research projects. The program provides her with a full teaching release for the 2014-2015 academic year to pursue her research program on the development of IRT models and methods for longitudinal measurement. Dr. Wang’s second award resulted from an international competition sponsored by the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT). As a result of that competition, she was selected to receive the Early Career Researcher Award, which will be presented to her at the IACAT conference in early October, where she will present a plenary address on her research on identifying statistically significant intraindividual multivariate change.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Emeritus Professor Tom Bouchard's award-winning twin research continues to make the news. His research was discussed in an article on livescience.com titled "Twins Separated at Birth Reveal Staggering Influence of Genetics", which was featured at Yahoo! News this month.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Emeritus Professor Tom Bouchard will be receiving the American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Award
Emeritus Professor Tom Bouchard will be receiving the American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology at the APA convention this year. The award will be presented to Tom on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. The award recognizes distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology.