Four New Doctoral Students for REMP
The Research and Evaluation Methods Program at UMass is pleased to welcome four new doctoral students this coming fall.
Ms. Jenna Copella is from Westfield State in Massachusetts where she majored in Psychology. Jenna will begin her studies with some prior experiences in psychometric methods as an undergraduate and a keen interest in gaining skills that will help her improve the development of instruments. She is also interested in the area of test accommodations for special education and their validity.
Mr. Yu Meng is a graduate of North China Institute of Technology in China, and the University of York in England. His background training has been in the areas of mathematics, psychology, and educational research, and now he is eager to learn more about psychometric methods and especially item response theory.
Mr. Jeffrey Patton is from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where he majored in Psychology. His undergraduate work included some training in psychometric methods, and this increased his interest in more advanced study especially in item response theory and its applications to personality assessment and to the study of bias in assessment.
Mr. Hanwook Yoo is a graduate of Korea University and has studied psychology at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. Hanwook already has some background in statistical methods and psychometric methods, and is especially eager now to focus on the study of item response theory and applications to many topics including computer based testing. He hopes eventually to become a university professor.