Maritza Casas Hernandez
Prior to enrolling at UMASS in 2016, Maritza earned a Masters Degree in Methods and Instruments for Research in Behavioral Sciences from National University of Colombia and a Masters Degree in Psychology, with emphasis in psycho-social quantitative research, from Los Andes University. Bachelor in Psychology. As a lecturer for nine years, Martiza taught courses in Quantitative Research Methods and Psychometrics at the undergraduate level. Her prior experience also includes working for the National Department of Education on the validation and construction of standardized national tests in Colombia.
A short internship in 2015, as part her second masters degree, ultimately led her to enroll in the Research, Educational Measurement and Psychometrics program at UMASS. Currently, Maritza's interesting include computerized adaptive testing, multistage adaptive testing, structural equation modeling, educational data mining, and dimensionality analyses. Martiza hopes to pursue these interests as she enters the field.
- Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration