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EDMS News

> Congratulations to Youngmi Cho, who accepted a psychometrician position in the Clinical Assessment Division at Pearson.

> EDMS alumna Dr. Jing Gao donated $1000 to EDMS to help fund student-related endeavors. We are most grateful for the continued support of our outstanding alumni.
 
> Congratulations to Yoonjeong Kang, who won the Graduate Student Best Paper Award from the Educational Statisticians SIG of AERA.
 
> Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Hancock, who received the College of Education's 2012 Award for Outstanding Scholarship.
 
> Congratulations to Dr. Andre Rupp, whose book Diagnostic Measurement: Theory, methods, and applications has received the AERA Division D Significant Contribution to Research Methodology Award.
 
> Congratulations to Yuan Zhang, who was appointed to serve as Division D Junior Graduate Student Representative for the Graduate Student Council of the American Educational Research Association in 2011-2012.
 
> EDMS alumna Dr. Karen Douglas and her husband donated $1000 to EDMS to help fund student-related endeavors. We are most grateful for the continued support of our outstanding alumni and their families.
 
> Congratulations to Xiaodong Hou, who accepted a position at AIR as a statistician / econometrician.
 
> EDMS alumnus Roy Levy was recently named by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Click here for more information.
 
> Recent graduate Min Liu donated $1000 to EDMS to help fund student-related endeavors. We are most grateful for the continued support of our outstanding alumni.
 
> EDMS alumnus Dr. Jaehwa Choi and his wife Dr. Sunhee Kim donated $1000 to EDMS to help fund student-related endeavors. We are most grateful for the continued support of our outstanding alumni and their families.
 
> Dr. Gregory R. Hancock won the 2011 Jacob Cohen Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring by the American Psychological Association, Division 5.
 
> Recent graduate Hsiu-Fei Wang donated $1000 to EDMS to help fund student-related endeavors. We are most grateful for the continued support of our outstanding alumni.
 
> Congratulations to Younyoung Choi, winner of a Psychometric Society Travel Award.
 
> Congratulations to Min Liu, who accepted a position at the University of Hawaii as an Assistant Professor.
 
> Congratulations to Nidhi Kohli, who accepted a post-doctoral fellow position at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute.
 
> Congratulations to Ying Li, who accepted a position at AIR as a psychometrician.
 
> EDMS alumna, Dr. Terry Alban, named superintendent of Frederick County. Click here for more information.
 
> Nidhi Kohli is the 2011 AERA SIG/EdStat Graduate Student Paper award winner.
 
> Congratulations to Dr. Robert J. Mislevy on being named Professor Emeritus, and for being appointed the Frederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement and Statistics at Educational Testing Service.

> Dr. André Rupp was named 2011 program chair for AERA SIG: Cognition & Assessment, and 2012 program co-chair for NCME.

> Congratulations to Ph.D. graduates Will Dardick, Brandi Weiss, Ru Lu, and Hsiu-Fei Wang. Congratulations to M.A. graduates Philip Stablein, Austin Fossey, Jenny Kirkbride, Meredith Mislevy, and Ying Zhang.

> Ru Lu accepted a position at ETS as associate psychometrician.

> Feifei Li accepted a position at ETS as associate psychometrician.

> Hsiu-Fei Wang accepted a position as statistician at inVentiv Clinical Solutions.

> Min Liu received a Wylie Dissertation Fellowship for 2010-2011.

> Dr. André Rupp was named “Outstanding Reviewer for 2009” for the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, for which he will receive an award by the American Educational Research Association.

> Ying Li received an award from the College of Education International Travel Fund to present her research.

> Dr. Bill Schafer was named a Fellow of the American Counseling Association.

> Jessica Mislevy and coauthor won the 2009 Best Paper Award by the North East Association of Institutional Research.

> Hsiu-Fei Wang received an AERA Division D Graduate Student Travel Award.

> Dr. Hong Jiao received an AERA/NSF grant for: "Differential item functioning analysis for testlet-based assessments."

>Dr. Greg Hancock was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

>Dr. Greg Hancock was named Associate Editor of Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisiplinary Journal.

> Dr. Hong Jiao named a GATE Fellow (Global Awareness in Teacher Education) for the College of Education.

> Dr. Hong Jiao has been appointed co-chair of the AERA Division D Significant Contribution to Measurement and Research Methodology Award Committee.

> Feifei Li welcomed the birth of her son Frank Chen on Aug. 30th!

> Dr. Andre Rupp and Dr. Robert Mislevy received an NSF grant in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin -- AutoMentor: Virtual Mentoring and Assessment in Computer Games for STEM Learning.

> Jing Gao accepted a position as psychometrician at Second Language Testing, Inc., in Rockville, MD.

> Junhui Liu got a summer internship at HumRRO in Kentucky.

> Brandi Weiss won an Ann G. Wylie dissertation fellowship.

> Heather Mann accepted a position as Associate Research Scientist, ETS Research & Development Division, in
the ETS Center for Validity Research.

> Dr. Bob Mislevy received the 2009 Robert L. Linn Distinguished Address Award from recognition by AERA Division D.

> Jennifer Koran accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Educational Statistics and Measurement in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Southern Illinois University.

> Dongyang Li accepted a position as a psychometrician at Prometrics in Baltimore.

> Ying Li and Xiaodong Hou received ACT Summer Internships.

> EDMS Students and Faculty in over *50* sessions at the 2009 AERA/NCME meeting: PDF or Excel

> Dr. Hong Jiao was appointed to the committee of the American Educational Research Association on Significant Contribution for Educational Measurement and Research Methodology.

> Dr. Jeffrey Harring, with Dr. Rebecca Silverman, received an IES grant: "Investigating breadth, depth, & comprehension in English monolingual & Spanish-English bilingual elementary school students."

> Dr. George Macready, with Brandi Weiss, received a grant from the Center for Teaching Excellence for their undergraduate teaching mentorship program.

> Dr. André Rupp received a University of Maryland Graduate Research Board 2009 Summer Research Award for his research project entitled, "Robustness of diagnostic classification models due to model misspecification: Toward a consumer report for multidimensional measurement models."

> Dr. Hong Jiao received a Fall 2008 College of Education SPARC grant for her research project entitled, "Rasch mixture model for testlet-based assessments."

> Brandi Weiss received a Fall 2008 College of Education SPARC grant for her research project entitled, "Latent variable models for estimating quadratic relationships in structural equation modeling."

> Dr. André Rupp received a Fall 2008 College of Education SPARC grant for his research project entitled, "Modeling developing expertise through epistemic games: Quantifying uncertainty about learner profiles."

 

 

 

 

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