At the Business Meeting of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, it is announced that Terry Ackerman is the new President-Elect of the Psychometric Society. Terry Ackerman is professor the University of North Carolina - Greensboro. His research interests are educational measurement and the practical applications of item response theories. He has served as the Psychometric Society's Secretary for the past 23 years.
Peter Bentler is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles and over the course of his outstanding career, he has made significant contributions to the development of structural equation modeling in particular and psychometrics in general. Peter Bentler developed the structural equation modeling software EQS. His publications have over 100,000 citations as of 2014. An overview of the recent previous winners of the Psychometric Society Career Award can be found here.